Merchants can support alternative housebuilding

Published:  19 May, 2011

TAUNTON: Mitchell Taylor Workshop has completed a residential project in a Devon village for less than £70 000 a house and using only materials available in the local builder's merchant.

The three town houses on a suburban estate in Tiverton – two black and one red – were built for a combined contract sum of around £200 000.

Piers Taylor of Mitchell Taylor Workshop said: "The point of the project was to demonstrate that for less than £900/sqm there is an alternative to the ubiquitous developer fodder which surrounds it."

They were built using just material that could be sourced in the local Jewson's.

The Bath-based practice has also just started on site with a music school for a college in Berkshire.

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight


Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

At Arco, we are an industry specific recruitment consultancy, providing sales and managerial staff Nationwide to Merchants, Distributors and Manufacturers of Building Materials within the Construction Sales Sector. Priding ourselves on our unparalleled customer service and hard work, we offer a fresh, innovative and personal approach to recruitment specifically designed to meet our clients’ needs and candidates’ skills.

Guest Blog by Simon Damp

Is DIY a lost art?

As time goes by, the art of do-it-yourself when it comes to activities around the home and garden is fast becoming more and more of a lost art.