Trade home improvement stockist GAP are planning “significant expansion” over the next five years, and are continuing with their depot transformation program.
GAP’s joint md Simon Bird confirmed the company’s plans and said the work on existing branches was part and parcel of the growth strategy. “We’re planning significant expansion of our depot network over the next five years,” he said. “As part of this we are investing in our existing depots too. We’re committed to giving our customers what they want, when they need it so they can succeed in new markets.”
Work started at the flagship Blackburn depot in 2007 and, to date, refurbishments have been completed at their Wirral, Leeds, Nottingham and Bolton depots. And, work is scheduled to begin shortly at the Liverpool and Manchester’s depots.
The new trade counters are designed to make it easier for customers to purchase all the products they need from one supplier. And, to facilitate this, GAP have added more than 500 new products including grained fascias and cladding; Tudor board; cast iron effect rainwater; plastering equipment; electrical power tools; roof windows; insulation and loft hatches.