Our History


Richards Builders Merchants started trading in 1965 when Maurice Richards, then an agricultural contractor, had the opportunity to purchase some old army barracks which he thought could be dismantled and the second hand timber sold on for further use.

In the late 60's, the businesses current site at Doublebois was bought, continuing on from what had become an excellent start for the company. The development of this site in the late 70s included the building of large sheds, plus the creation of a large yard to meet the rapidly expanding demand for building materials and timber.  In 1996 the opportunity to extend the outside space even further arose, this enabled the business to stock even more products and supply a wider range of customers. The most recent expansion to Richards Builders Merchants came in 2015, when part of a store room was opened up into retail space. This allowed the addition of new product ranges and gives the customer more room to walk around the shop.

Although Maurice Richards sadly passed away in 1981, Richards Builders Merchants has always remained a family owned business, currently run by his sons Kevin and Adrian. Kevin joined the business once he had finished school, taking over after his father died. Adrian then joined Kevin a few years later once he had also finished school. Together they work as a team supplying goods to both trade and DIY customers, whether that be a lorry load of blocks or simply a single piece of timber cut to the size. ‘We are customer led’ says Kevin. ‘We meet the needs of 99 per cent of the people who come here, and as for the rest, we will source what they need where possible’.

From 1965 to the present day, Richards Builders Merchants has continued to grow from strength to strength, making sure they provide the very best service to all their customers.

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Our Company Mission

Whether you’re short of a simple piece of timber to finish a DIY job or you need the materials to build a house. Here at Richards Builders Merchants we intend to stock all products and provide all the services you may need. Including being able to deliver and drop it off at your location.

Our Philosophy

Providing a local solution and to help you get what you need as quickly and efficiently as we possible can.

Our Promise

We know that not having the right building supplies at hand will cost time and money on most building projects. That’s why we aim to get your orders right and delivered as quickly as we can. Our staff are fully trained, always friendly and are here ready to help you with your orders.
You’ll find all the best quality building supplies stocked in large quantities and ready to buy off the shelf.

We Can Deliver on Site or at Home

Here at Richards Builders Merchants we have a fleet of vehicles ideal for delivering all sorts of products. From our small Isuzu tippers, to our Large DAF hiab Lorries, we can deliverer pretty much anything to most addresses within the local area.


We have a fleet of vehicles ready to get our products to your site. Call now for more information.


We provide a full timber milling service, offering our customers a complete timber service.




Our friendly staff are trained and can help you make the right product decisions for your job.

Paint Mixing

You can have your Dulux paint mixed to any colour you require with our Dulux paint mixer.