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South Wales largest independent builders’ merchants continues to expand

LBS Builders’ Merchants Ltd have completed the acquisition of Talbot Timber Ltd, their largest acquisition to date.

South Wales largest independent builders' merchants continues to expand

Talbot Timber have been supplying the construction industry across West Wales for over 35 years from four branches in Pembrokeshire.

Three branches in Haverfordwest, Milford Haven & Tenby have been rebranded LBS with an expanded range of products and will trade within the LBS branch network. Customers in West Wales will have a ‘bigger and better’ LBS presence, delivering improved choice and customer service levels.

Talbot Timber has an established timber engineering & sheet material business based in Pembroke Dock, supplying engineered roof trusses, Pozi joists, and timber across South Wales and into the West Country. This part of the business will trade independently of the LBS branch network supplying its customer base of builders’ merchants, joiner businesses and regional developers/contractors.

The enlarged LBS Group now consists of:

15 Builders Merchants branches

8 specialist Plumbing and Heating Merchant branches

7 specialist Kitchen and Bathroom showrooms

1 specialist Roofing Merchant branch

1 specialist Civils Merchants branch

1 specialist Timber Engineering and Timber Merchant

Mark Davis, managing director of the LBS Group said: “In our 85th year we are delighted with the acquisition of such a well-respected business. Simon and Jon Kiff have grown and diversified the business and we are pleased they will be staying on with us to help during the integration process. The addition of these three branches to our network will significantly increase our capacity and service levels in West Wales, and all our customers across South Wales will see LBS offer a wider choice of timber and sheet material and improved engineer timber

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