Builders merchant group Wolseley UK have built a house at the BuildStore National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon, which it launched on 29 October.
The project consists of a 1,500sq ft, two-storey timber frame house and is open for visitors to explore. The Wolseley House particularly focuses on sustainable and efficient building technologies. Many of these are visible as either finished or semi-exposed products, revealing to visitors the elements required for installation.
Forming part of the UK’s only permanent centre for self builders and renovators, the exhibition gives visitors the rare opportunity to enter a house in its construction stages and to see state-of-the-art sustainable technologies in-situ.
The different stages of the build are shown through photography and can be seen on the dedicated Wolseley Self Build website – www.wolseleyselfbuild.co.uk.
Grant Richardson, sales director for Wolseley’s heavyside division, said: “The Wolseley offering really covers all aspects of the self build programme – from site preparation to landscaping.
“The house pays particular attention to sustainable building products – demonstrating how these new technologies can be implemented in the home and provides real environmental and financial benefits to self-builders’ and renovators’ projects.”
Products from Wolseley’s Plumb Center, Drain Center, Build Center, Electric Center, Encon, Bathstore and Brandon Hire businesses are all present in the house – highlighting the range of products and technologies available from Wolseley, literally under one roof.
The house also features a merchant branch area, manned by a dedicated branch manager, Tony Belsten. He will be based at the centre and can take live orders for product, as well as look at plans, provide quotations and discuss project options.
Also showcased are stylish kitchen and bathroom showrooms featuring electronic velux windows, impressively lit vaulted ceilings with the internal beams displayed and different floor coverings. Kitchen and bathroom design services are also available.
For a further in-depth look at the launch of the Wolseley House see November’s issue of Builders Merchants Journal.