Carver’s rebuilt merchant branch opens after fire

Following the devastating fire that tore through its premises on February 29 2012, Wolverhampton builders merchant Carver is opening its rebuilt showroom facility and Builders Village this Saturday.

Carver's rebuilt merchant branch opens after fire

The first Carver building to emerge from the ashes was the Drive Through Trade Warehouse in July 2013, housing a full range of insulation, plasterboards, cement, timber and joinery products. The Drive Through has a centre drive lane and parking lanes on either side, allowing vehicles to park next to the materials and be quickly picked and loaded, whilst all under cover.

July 2013 also saw the launch of the new Kitchen Design Studio, located underneath the existing Carver Cooker Centre, offering a wide variety of kitchen displays, featuring modern, contemporary and traditional designs along with a whole host of accessories and appliances.

The specialist Cooker Centre has in-house engineers providing service and repair. The Centre features a range of prestigious brands on display including Lacanche, Esse, Rangemaster, Falcon and Westahl.

The final stage of the £4m rebuild programme is the new showroom facility and Builders Village, which expands previous trading facilities and offers a fabulous purpose built customer showroom including new bathroom showroom and not forgetting of course, the new café !

Carvers are delighted to welcome franchises; Dixon Paints, Tile Choice, Chandlers Roofing and Rayton Electrical into the Carver fold, making Carvers the complete one stop shop for tradesmen and retail customers alike. The two storey Dixon showroom is a welcome addition and covers all manner of decorating materials including Farrow and Ball and more specialist paints and wallpapers. The Tile Choice showroom, conveniently located next to the Bathroom showroom includes a huge range of wall and floor tiles and accessories.

An Information point is located at the store entrance with a team of staff ready to help and with a well thought out layout and specialist trade counters offering a complete range of power tools, workwear, ironmongery and electrical products there certainly is something to cover every job.

Managing director Henry Carver promised to ‘regroup and rebuild’ in the days following the fire, and has remained true to his word.

He says: “We are delighted to be launching our new facility. Many employees and directors worked tirelessly including weekends moving stocks and I am sure as we enter our new home we will all reap the benefits and know that the challenges we have faced since the fire will not only have a happy ending but will help us build a better business for the future”.

The new facility officially opens on Saturday 8th November with a VAT Free Family Fun Day. Local radio station, Signal 107 will be on hand with music and promotions and with free giveaways, goody bags and a bouncy castle and face painters to keep the children amused.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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