National builders’ merchant Jewson has invested more than £600k in its Largs branch, to increase stock availability and reduce its carbon footprint.
The renovation has allowed for more space for more products, ensuring greater stock capacity in the branch. Open to both trade and the general public, this will significantly improve availability of core building materials to customers in the local area.
As part of the upgrade, the branch has been fitted out with new insulation and energy-saving LED lighting and is using air source heat pumps to create a comfortable inside temperature. These improvements are part of a wider initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of all Jewson branches, with all the technology used in the renovation also available to customers through the Making Better Homes range.
Alan Tombs, Business Unit Director at Jewson, said: “Our location next to the river meant that the branch needed some updates due to everyday wear and tear, but we also saw this as an opportunity to improve our offering. We’re very much a community branch and have forged a strong relationship with local tradespeople and the general public, so we’re delighted that we can continue to offer advice and back that up with even more readily available stock. We’re one of around 30 Jewson branches that are being upgraded to become near zero carbon energy, and it’s a great showcase of the latest technology from our Making Better Homes range. We know that sustainability is becoming more important for our customers, so to be able to demonstrate the impact it can have in a real-life scenario, in branch, is invaluable.”
For more information about Jewson and its Making Better Homes range, visit https://www.jewson.co.uk/making-better-homes.