On January 6 2022, New Milton Sand and Ballast will open a new Builders Merchant in Poole.
The new branch will be opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, led by Scott ‘Scotty Dog’ Mitchell, Lakeside World Darts Champion and PDC Tour Card Holder 2021-22.
Activities on the day will include a variety of games, including a darts competition, with the chance to compete against Scott Mitchell, the darts pro and local farmer. Prizes for those who hit the bullseye will include items ranging from drill sets to wheelbarrows. Food and drink will be provided on the day, with bacon butties, coffee and chilli offered to customers.
Across the opening week, there will be promotions and discounts, giving local trades the opportunity to save on a wide range of products, from building equipment to garden supplies.
The new branch marks part of New Milton Sand and Ballast’s expansion in the local area. The independent business, which also has a Builders Merchant in New Milton, has over 85 years of experience in supplying concrete, building materials and waste services across Dorset and Hampshire. The company currently operates three quarries, five depots and one recycling centre.
Matt Lock, sales director from New Milton Sand and Ballast, said: “We are pleased to be opening a new branch in Poole. Builders Merchants are a natural extension of our business as unlike many of our competitors, we don’t need to fully rely on third parties. From operating sand and gravel quarries, to producing our own concrete and offering waste services, we can give our customers an ‘end to end’ service. As a result, many local tradespeople will enjoy lower cost goods – with far less risk of shortage when sourcing stock.”
The store will also offer a drive-through option, along with under cover timber storage, loose load delivery and skip hire. The product selection will range from building materials, equipment and supplies, garden and landscaping and tools and timber.