The smart way to buy materials

Researching where to buy materials is essential for keeping the costs of your self-build down. 

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Product guides

Find out everything you need to know about key products for your build. 


The importance of choosing your own materials


Find out why the materials choices you make for your self-build project are so integral - and why you should get involved. 

Finding a merchant

Having a good relationship with your merchant is essential to a smooth build. Both builders' and specialist merchants have tons of in-house expertise and they will be able to supply you with advice and guidance as well as materials. 

Jewson Customer Service
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A leading supplier of timber and building materials with over 600 branches nationwide. From kitchens to bathrooms, garden make-overs, extensions, new builds or tool hire Jewson has everything you need. And, you're never far from your nearest branch.

Jewson provides great service, expert advice and since opening its first branch in 1836, Jewson has expanded to offer a wide range of products and materials from everyday items like timber and bricks, to landscaping and roofing. Across Great Britain, the builders’ merchant also has specialist tool hire and kitchen and bathroom centres.


Gibbs and Dandy Worker
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Gibbs and Dandy

Gibbs and Dandy is a builders and timber merchant embedded in communities over 29 locations. Each branch is tailored to meet the needs of their local markets and customers.

Gibbs and Dandy has a proud history built on local relationships and customers are offered a personal and trusted service. Knowledgeable teams are always on hand to provide advice and solutions, and work with customers to ensure that their plans become reality.

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Established in 1989, Scotframe is one of the largest timber frame providers in the UK. They are on hand with expert advice and provide support to self-builders throughout the design and specification process. 

Scotframe have hundreds of home style options or you can design your own, customising it to your individual tastes and lifestyle. 


Quantity Calculators

Do you need one pack or two?

Before you order, why not get a little help with our handy Quantity Calculators to help measure how many tiles, bricks or blocks you need to order for your project?

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