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Get your garden into shape!

After a long and particularly dreary winter, it finally looks like spring is about to, er, spring! With the Easter weekend looming, and the weather forecast signifying a drier and warmer spell, surely now is the time to get outside and start tackling that garden area!

Whether you’re thinking of just a simple lick of paint, or something more extensive (such as adding a patio or decking area), here at Richards, we are able to supply all the materials you’ll need, for less than you might think!

For more information on the range of products we stock, why not to check out our 2016 garden and landscaping brochure? It’s jam packed with a whole host of unique products at prices we’re sure you’ll love! Click below to learn more!

CLICK HERE to view our Garden & Landscaping product brochure.

If you’d like anymore information, we’d be happy to help. – Call us on: 01579 320121.

Or CLICK HERE to send us an email.

Until next time,


Dickie’s winter waterproofs! Rainwear That’s Up To The Job

Waterproof clothing & Rainwear at Richards Builders Merchants

There is nothing quite like our good old Cornish weather, especially at the moment with the pounding we’re taking from storm’s Abigail and Barney! Normal going on though, our seasons are determined by the temperature of the rain, and how quickly it can turn an umbrella into an instrument of torture. But still, it gives us something to moan about right?

For many years man has required waterproof clothing, right back to the days where tribes had to go out and physically catch and prepare their breakfast, lunch and dinner. If things weren’t bad enough, they also had to catch and prepare their own waterproofs too! Apparently the answer was dried seal and whale intestines, which were waterproof, thin and lightweight, but also air-permeable allowing air to escape, much like the modern waterproof then!

Luckily for us, things have now moved on with the development and advancement of cotton and synthetic materials, for example nylon and PVC. This not only allows a waterproof to be comfortable and breathable (also windproof), but cheap and of good quality too.

With this, no-one should let themselves suffer to the mercy of our Cornish weather! Here at Richards, we have a selection of waterproof clothing that should meet your needs whatever they may be. Whether it’s just a lightweight coat for out and about in some mizzle, or a full ‘coverall’ for the very worst winter gale by the sea, we can ensure you’re kitted up.

CLICK HERE to see our full and comprehensive range of rainwear and waterproof clothing.

Apart from great products, we also offer that friendly and personal touch, whether you’re in the trade or a DIYer you’re guaranteed that same excellent service with a smile.

Until next time