Jewson goes that extra mile for housebuilder in the highlands

Published:  14 April, 2014

Housebuilder Roy Homes has appointed Jewson to supply all of its sites throughout the Scottish Highlands with a range of materials including block, sand, cement, reinforcement, drainage, metalwork, tool hire, chemicals as well as chain of custody certified timber.

Roy Homes is a family owned business and also the largest supplier of bespoke homes in the North of Scotland. The housebuilder has an established and unparalleled reputation for creating luxurious homes that provide quality, style, comfort, energy efficiency, affordability and innovation.

Following a three-month tender period, Jewson was awarded the contract in May 2013 to supply developments throughout the highlands from Craigellachie, Morayshire in the East to Kames and Argle in the west.

Due to the remote locations of many of the Roy Homes sites - access has always been a particular issue for the housebuilder. However, since partnering with Jewson this problem has been overcome with the help of the merchant’s network of over 600 branches and its fleet of delivery vehicles.

Martin Wood, commercial manager at Roy Homes, said: “We chose Jewson for our term supplier for 2013/2014 because they were the most competitive on price and during the tendering process were both pro active in resolving queries and professional in approach. We had not used Jewson for volume buying prior to placing the term order so they needed to demonstrate to us at tender interviews that they were capable of providing the service that we needed.”

Marc Swanson, contracts manager and company director at Roy Homes, added: “The on-going working relationship we have managed to engage in has been very successful, the staff in the depot in Inverness are very helpful and understanding of the issue's in the building of "one off" houses, they have always made the time to help with requests required to get a job started and then the unavoidable rushed request's to get houses completed, all in all looking forward to continuing the service being provided.”

“We are delighted to be a key supplier providing products and support to Roy Homes sites,” said Craig McPherson, branch manager at Jewson’s Inverness branch. “Since the partnership began we have provided a single source of supply for materials to a number of locations not easily reached. We’re delighted to be working with the team at Roy Homes.”

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