Builders can get a free lunch at a nearby café while Elliotts Builders’ Merchant processes their order.

At the merchant’s Southampton branch, customers who spend £20 or more (excluding VAT) will receive a free food voucher to redeem at the Brick Yard Café in an ongoing offer.

The café is open Monday to Friday from 7am-2pm, and it is located opposite the entrance to the branch, forming part of its newly constructed landscaping display. Managed by family-run catering company Charbills, it offers a range of hot food favourites as well as regular specials - all sourced from local farmers.

Branch Manager Richard Sheath said: “We hope to make the lives of Southampton builders easier by offering to feed them for the day ahead while we process their order and load their vehicles.

“We’re proud of the high-quality food on offer, and all produce in the cafe is sourced from local farmers in Hampshire and Dorset”.