Jewson has supplied Jelson Homes with a range of materials.

Jewson builds futures with Jelson Homes

Published:  04 December, 2014

When East Midlands-based housebuilder Jelson Homes started work on its latest development it turned to Jewson to supply a range of high quality materials that would help to meet its exacting standards and achieve its sustainability targets.

Key to the contract was the fact that Jelson could utilise the merchant’s national network of branches and have materials delivered direct to site - helping to reduce its carbon footprint and keep its tight build programme on schedule.

Founded in Leicester, Jelson remains a family run, private company, which has been building homes for local people since 1889. St. John's – Enderby is the latest in a long line of developments from Jelson Homes and features 45 dwellings that all meet with the latest Building Regulations and required levels of energy efficiency.

To achieve these high standards, Jewson’s local Leicester Humberstone branch was selected to supply bricks, underground drainage, ironmongery, plasterboard, insulation, tiles, grout, wall tiles and other accessories.

Phil Radnell, commercial manager of Jelson Homes, said: “For a high specification development such as St. John's – Enderby it was vital that we partnered with a merchant that could deliver products that would match our need for high quality materials. Furthermore, Jewson’s local branch network understands how our business works and gives us great customer service, which helps us to meet our tight deadlines, reduce our carbon footprint and achieve our sustainability targets. These are some of the key reasons why we opted to partner with Jewson.”

In addition, it was Jewson’s extensive network of branches that enabled Jelson Homes to make bespoke requests for products such as varying colours of bricks. This ensured that if a certain colour of brick was out of stock at Jewson’s Leicester Humberstone branch, a replacement could be re-ordered and delivered directly to site.

Mr Radnell concluded: “Efficiency from our partners is also incredibly important for us and Jewson provided Jelson Homes with a dedicated account team that provided excellent customer service.”

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