Tom Elliott is managing director of Elliotts.

Boom in timber sees need for yard relocation for Elliotts

Published:  17 July, 2015

Elliotts is to move its timber yard operations to Southampton from Fort Fareham industrial estate to cater for its growing customer base.

The company’s operations will move from Fareham to a site next to the builders’ merchants Southampton headquarters, where work is already underway to prepare the yard.

Relocation to Southampton means Elliotts can stock a larger amount and a wider range of timber, and will pass on these benefits to its customers in the form of shorter order times. The new yard is in a much more central location to make deliveries to Elliotts customers throughout the south coast and the site has easy access to the motorway.

Tom Elliott, managing director of Elliotts, said: "The relocation of the timber yard means our customers will see a great increase in the amount of timber we stock. We always strive to find any product our customers' require but now we will have a wider range at our fingertips as soon as a customer contacts us."

The family-run business has seen an increase in the demand for timber over the past few years as builders and developers look for an environmentally-friendly alternative to steel and brick.

Mr Elliott added: "Government schemes such as Help to Buy have seen a rise in newbuild homes to meet the housing demand and as such housebuilders have sought out cost efficient construction techniques, such as timber."

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