Ridgeons’ branch in Newmarket is to build a new timber storage facility costing £100,000.

Construction of the storage facility will begin in April and open in the summer. With this addition to the branch, Ridgeons Newmarket will be able to stock a wider range of carcassing, and the undercover protection will reduce weathering, ensuring a high quality product.

Karli Millard, Branch Manager and finalist for Branch Manager of the Year at the 2017 BMN Awards, said: “We are making this investment as a result of feedback from our customers. As an independent, customer-focused timber and builders’ merchant, we respond to the changing requirements in the local market. We look forward to introducing both existing and new customers to the new timber facility in a few months’ time.”

In addition to the new timber storage, the branch is currently improving the bathroom and kitchen showroom, with the addition of premium brand Masterclass Kitchens alongside other products from Milano and Symphony. A further upgrade at the branch will be an extended landscape and gardening range, launching in April.

To celebrate these enhancements the branch will be holding a range of activities for customers between Monday 26th February and Friday 2nd March, including special deals, a raffle to win a Fein Multi-Talent Tool, a Guess the Weight of the Easter Egg competition and free hot cross buns.

Alongside these changes, the branch continues to support local community projects, including the recent BBC DIY SOS project in Mildenhall and donations of gardening materials to Houldsworth Valley Primary School. Also, local radio station, Zack FM, is also benefitting from building materials donated by Ridgeons Newmarket, which will be used for the construction of its new studio.