Covers opens hardwood shed after strong sales

Independent builders and timber merchant Covers has unveiled a new 14,000 square foot hardwood shed at its depot on Quarry Lane, Chichester.

Covers opens hardwood shed after strong sales

Strong sales in hardwood led Covers to invest in the new store and customers will now have a more varied and larger selection of timber all on the main Quarry Lane site.

The merchant say the new site will enable increased efficiency on delivery of the raw materials to the mill, being situated next door, as well as saving on the forklift fuel bill.

The hardwood store is also energy-efficient as its roof contains 550 photovoltaic panels which generate 130 megawatts per year – enough to power 30 individual houses. Covers use the energy to power the shed as well as the nearby mill and timber treatment plant.

Henry Green, Covers’ managing director, said: “It’s fantastic to see the store complete. It was a lot of hard work as it was a very uneven site, but the final outcome is superb.

“The win for us is to be able to have the hardwood on the same site as the rest of the product ranges. Having this hardwood stock at our Chichester branch is second to none locally and provides an excellent service for our customers in the region.”

The Mayor of Chichester, Councillor John Hughes, was on hand to cut the ribbon of the new store on Friday 16th January.

“I’d like to thank the team that operate in the store, those that built it and Councillor John Hughes for officially opening our facility,” added Green.

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