Parker Building Supplies and Chandlers Building Supplies have invested significantly on providing specialist tools an machinery.

Following substantial investment, Parker Building Supplies and Chandlers Building Supplies is launching its own in branch tool hire service. 

The first branches to offer tool hire will be Petworth in October. This will be followed by Godstone, and then Eastbourne in late October. In total there will at least six branches within the Parkers, Fairalls and Chandlers network offering tool hire by the end of the year.

Simon Gibbons, who previously in his career managed multiple sites for National Hire businesses such as A-Plant, Travis Perkins and Grafton Group, will lead the new tool hire service at Parkers, Fairalls and Chandlers. 

Gibbons said: “This is an exciting development for the business. It will provide our builder clients with any equipment, including specialist tools and machinery.

“We will concentrate on offering small tools and equipment – the fast-moving items that our customers typically need. We will also have strong cross-hire partnerships with other hirers for larger plant and machines.”

The new tool hire offering, integrated within the merchants’ branches, will have two dedicated hire staff at each location. Specialist workshops and compounds have been constructed at each location, along with washdown stations and a new computer system. New staff recruitment is in full swing and equipment sourced for all branches. 

Chandlers, Parker Building Supplies and Fairalls, plus Stamco Timber are part of the Independent Builders Merchant Group boasting 39 branches in the south east of England and the Midlands.