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Our 12 days of Christmas giveaway is back! You could win some great prizes including a Fire 7 tablet, an Echo Dot & much more!

Our 12 days of Christmas giveaway is back! Starting on Tuesday, 1st December, we will be giving away a prize a day for 12 days. We will be unlocking a prize daily so come back each day for another chance to win!

We have some fabulous prizes up for grabs including an experience day voucher, a slow cooker and a Fire 7 tablet.

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Will You Take on the #TeaBagChallenge for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex?

Throughout December, we have some exciting activities planned in some of our branches and on social media to help raise money for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex. We have been proud supporters of this independent charity for many years and we have raised thousands of pounds for them. We want your help to raise money for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex again this year and we have some fun ways of getting people to donate!

On Thursday 10th December, our Taylors Hill Godstone branch will be holding a fundraising day with a ‘guess the weight on the weighbridge’ game and some fantastic prizes to be won. There will also be some delicious home baked treats on offer in exchange for a small donation.

Our High Street Godstone branch is holding their fundraising day on Friday 11th December with some exciting prizes to be won. Pop in to see how you could win while supporting a good cause too!

Try the #TeaBagChallenge!

We are also running our #TeaBagChallenge on social media to raise money and awareness for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex. We want as many people as possible to take part!

So how does it work? It’s all about aim – and all you’ll need is a mug, a tea bag and a phone to film on! Here’s how to join in…

1. Place an empty mug about a metre away from you
2. Attempt to throw the tea bag into the mug!
3. Video your attempts…and ultimate success. The more creative your attempts, the better!
4. Share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, tagging us and Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex and include #TeaBagChallenge too
5. Donate if you can and tag 3 people to take on the #TeaBagChallenge!

We are really excited about the fun activities we have coming up to help us raise money for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex. Please pop into branch or take part in the #TeaBagChallenge if you can to support our charitable efforts!

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Your Chance to Win an Amazon Fire 7 Tablet in our Facebook Competition!

To celebrate us teaming up with Chandlers Building Supplies & Parker Building Supplies to become the South East’s largest independent builders merchant, we are giving away an Amazon Fire 7 tablet in our Facebook competition! 

All you need to do is comment on the post with the name of a town/city where you could find one of the 38 branches in our family & like our page to be in with a chance to win! Competition closes Sunday 23rd August 2020.

Head over to Facebook to like our page and enter the competition now!

Competition Ts & Cs

  1. We, Fairalls Builders’ Merchants Ltd, are the promoter of this competition.
  2. No purchase is necessary to enter.
  3. To enter this competition, entrants must comment on the original post of the photo.
  4. Entrants must be UK residents, aged 18 years or over. This promotion is not open to any employees of the promoter or any of their affiliate companies, their families, agents or anyone else connected with this prize draw.
  5. One entry allowed per person.
  6. Entries submitted on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.
  7. The promotion is open to entries until 11:59pm 23rd August 2020.
  8. There is one prize per builders merchant, an Amazon Fire 7 tablet, to be won.
  9. All prizes are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-exchangeable and there is no cash alternative offered.
  10. The winner will be picked at random and notified within 2 working days of the draw by Facebook message.
  11. We reserve the right to use and feature the names of winners on our social media channels.
  12. Winner will be announced on our social media channels within 2 days of the competition day ending.
  13. Winner will be asked to provide their full address. If a winner fails to respond within 2 weeks of this notification, a redraw will take place from the remaining valid entries to select a new winner. 
  14. If any winner declines a prize or fails to respond within the required period, they forfeit any right to the prize.
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Earn up to £50 Rewards on Purchases of Selected VELUX Roof Windows until October

Throughout August, September and October 2020, each purchase of selected VELUX roof windows from us can earn you up to £50 in rewards!

With every VELUX white painted top-hung roof window purchased, you can earn £50 rewards. And for all other VELUX white painted roof windows you purchase, you can earn £30 rewards.  

You can also claim a FREE VELUX ACTIVE kit when you purchase a VELUX INTEGRA® electric or solar roof window between August and December 2020, on top of up to £30 in VELUX rewards!

To benefit from the rewards, all you need to do is sign up for an account at and upload an image of your proof of purchase. Your account will then be credited with the rewards which you can spend with a fantastic choice of top-brand partners including Argos, Currys PC World, Costa, Tesco, M&S, John Lewis, TK Maxx, Adidas, H&M and many more.

Why Choose VELUX White Painted Roof Windows?

VELUX white-painted roof windows have become the new standard as the trend towards lighter, brighter modern interiors continues to grow.

Reflecting far more light back into a room than a traditional, darker surface would, the low-maintenance, high quality white finish can transform your homes.

There’s more than 70 years of VELUX quality, innovation and service built into every one of the new white painted roof windows. They’re the same great quality as VELUX’s traditional clear lacquer pine roof windows but in a modern new finish – perfect for replacing existing roof windows, new builds and renovations.

All components of these roof windows are painted before assembly to ensure continuous quality of the product throughout. What’s more, the white paint finish is waterbased to allow the natural wood to breathe and the natural wood grain to show through. The UV-resistant quality of the paint also serves to preserve the bright white finish.

Why Choose VELUX INTEGRA® Roof Windows?

VELUX INTEGRA® roof windows integrate comfort with technology. VELUX INTEGRA® comes with a pre-paired wall switch, and you can choose either electric or solar powered roof windows. Ideal for roof windows that are placed out-of-reach.

The innovative system of windows lets you open and close with just one touch of the pre-paired wall switch. With the wall switch, you can reach every window easier and faster. 

Whilst VELUX INTEGRA® enables homeowners to control their roof windows, blinds and shutters from a simple pre-paired wall switch, VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO makes this even easier, giving you control from the convenience of your smartphone.

You can also sit back and relax, knowing VELUX ACTIVE smart sensors monitor your home’s CO₂, humidity and temperature levels, automatically opening and closing their roof windows to regulate your indoor climate.

In order to claim your free kit, you just need to make a rewards claim as you normally would (see above) and approved claims of qualifying products will trigger an automatic email offering you your free kit!

With these fantastic opportunities to earn rewards, why not check out our VELUX range online now. Or contact your local branch to find out about our full range of VELUX products. 

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Chance to Win a Google Home Mini in our Facebook Competition!

To celebrate us teaming up with Chandlers Building Supplies & Parker Building Supplies to become the South East’s largest independent builders merchant, we are giving away a Google Home Mini in our Facebook competition! 

All you need to do is comment on the post with what you think these guys in the photo (above) could be having a laugh about to be in with a chance to win! Competition closes Sunday 26th July 2020.

Head over to Facebook to like our page and enter the competition now!

Competition Ts & Cs

We, Fairalls Builders’ Merchant, are the promoter of this competition. No purchase is necessary to enter. To enter this competition, entrants must comment on the original post of the photo. Entrants must be UK residents, aged 18 years or over. This promotion is not open to any employees of the promoter or any of their affiliate companies, their families, agents or anyone else connected with this prize draw. One entry allowed per person. Entries submitted on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed. The promotion is open to entries until 11:59pm 26th July 2020. There is one prize per builders merchant, a Google Home Mini, to be won. All prizes are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-exchangeable and there is no cash alternative offered. The winner will be picked at random and notified within 2 working days of the draw by Facebook message. We reserve the right to use and feature the names of winners on our social media channels. Winner will be announced on our social media channels within 2 days of the competition day ending. Winner will be asked to provide their full address. If a winner fails to respond within 2 weeks of this notification, a redraw will take place from the remaining valid entries to select a new winner.  If any winner declines a prize or fails to respond within the required period, they forfeit any right to the prize.

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We’re now in a different league – we’ve teamed up with Chandlers & Parkers so we can offer you even more!

We are excited to have teamed up with Chandlers Building Supplies and Parker Building Supplies to become the South East’s largest independent builders merchants!

Between us, we have 38 branches. You’ll find most of our branches in Sussex, Surrey and Kent – from Petworth in West Sussex to Thanet in Kent, if you’re living or working in the South East, we have a branch that delivers to you!

Stamco Timber is also part of our family too. This means that we have a really strong timber offering throughout our branch network too!

What advantages does being part of a family of independent builders merchants offer?

As one family of builders merchants, we are all working together to offer  you more – we’ve got access to a much wider range of products, more stock and more lorries. We also benefit from sharing each other’s specialisms which means we can offer  you  specialist products and expert knowledge in timber, roofing, groundworks, plumbing, ironmongery, joinery, bathrooms and kitchens.

It’s win win for you!

Who are the other merchants in our family?

Chandlers Building Supplies

Chandlers trace their roots back to over 150 years ago when James Chandler Builders Merchants first began trading in Sussex. Chandlers Building Supplies in its current form, started trading as a limited company in 1993. A strong name in supplying both building materials and roofing materials, Chandlers is made up of Chandlers Building Supplies branches and Chandlers Roofing Supplies branches.

There are 8 branches of Chandlers Building Supplies – these are located in Sussex, Surrey and Kent. As well as supplying all building materials, Chandlers also specialise in roofing, timber, groundworks, bathrooms and kitchens.

Respected Roofing Merchants

Chandlers Roofing Supplies has 7 branches (and another 2 due to open soon) – in the West Midlands, London, Surrey and Kent. These branches are roofing merchants which can supply all roofing materials for pitched and flat roofs, fascia and cladding. As well as their stand alone roofing branches, a number of Chandlers Building Supplies branches have dedicated specialist roofing departments too. These are in Brighton, Ringmer and Banstead.

Chandlers roofing branches each carry an extensive range of both concrete and clay (machine made and handmade) tiles so their teams can match your requirements accurately. Several branches also stock a variety of reclaimed roof tiles.

For those who work on flat roofing projects, Chandlers stock a range of traditional bitumen and torch-on felts as well as GRP and EPDM. If you need roof windows, Chandlers roofing are stockists of VELUX & Dakea roof windows so can work with you to fulfil any roof light requirements.

You’ll find a wide range of breather membranes, roofing batten and roofing slates at Chandlers. The roofing branches are also well stocked with roofing slate – fibre cement and natural, roofing shingles, sheeting, timber, ventilation and rainwater products.

The roofing team at Chandlers are highly experienced, with many years spent in roofing merchanting. They will be able to help with take-offs, calculations and tile matching as well as being able to source hard to find roofing products.

Groundworks & Civils Experts

Chandlers have been specialists in groundworks and civil engineering supplies for over 20 years. The dedicated groundworks team is based in the Ringmer branch and they are incredibly knowledgeable about groundworks materials. The range includes uPVC, clay and concrete pipework to large diameter concrete manhole and soakaway rings, ducting pipe and fittings. Other products include geotextiles, flag and kerb, linear drainage and manhole covers and frames.

Drainage is a key part of the groundworks range; this includes clay drainage as well as concrete drainage plus products such as manhole rings and road gullies. From metal gratings to inspection chambers, Chandlers can help source what you need.

The team works with carefully selected suppliers to ensure the highest quality products at the best prices for you. Our Ringmer branch in East Sussex stocks a range of manhole covers and gratings with different loading to suit projects from private driveways to highway installation.  The expert groundworks supplies team can also help with tarmac repair products, fibre expansion joints and geotextiles. Whatever materials you are after for your groundworks and civil engineering project, Chandlers can help.

Bathroom Design Specialists

Chandlers has a highly experienced bathroom team who are based at the bathroom showroom in Lewes, East Sussex. They can help with all elements of planning and purchasing bathrooms from their bathroom design service to advising on bathroom solutions. The bathrooms department work closely with leading brands including Pura, Crosswater Group, Kudos Showers and the iconic luxury brand, Villeroy & Boch.

Chandlers Bathrooms offer a variety of bathroom suites from budget to luxury as well as a comprehensive range of commercial sanitary ware, plumbing and heating fittings. Shower enclosures, shower fittings, taps and bathroom furniture are also available from Chandlers with the team on hand to advise when needed.

The bathrooms team also offer on site visits across the South East which will take as little as 30 minutes to allow for measurements to be taken and ideal bathrooms to be discussed. If you are looking for bespoke bathroom products, Chandlers can help with this too, for example shower enclosures for under stairs bathrooms.

Parker Building Supplies

Parker Building Supplies has 19 branches, 16 of which are in Sussex, with the remaining three in Kent.  Founded in 1984, Parkers have recently taken on board and rebranded the builders merchant formerly known as Stamco Building Supplies, resulting in an even stronger presence in Sussex.

As well as being able to supply all heavyside and lightside building materials, Parkers have several areas which they specialise in. These are; plumbing supplies, kitchens, ironmongery, joinery and tiling.

Plumbing Specialists

Parkers have 7 branches with dedicated Plumbing Supplies Centres – these are in Angmering, Bexhill-on-Sea, Crowborough, Seaford, Tonbridge, Maidstone and Hailsham. With a wide range of plumbing products available and knowledgeable staff who are always willing to offer jargon-free advice, Parkers’ Plumbing Supplies Centres are well equipped to help you find your perfect plumbing solution.

Plumbing products from Parkers range from flexible, push-fit and pressed plastic systems to traditional copper tubes and fittings. Plumbing Supplies Centres also carry a huge range of plumbing accessories, tools, and spares, all supplied by leading UK manufacturers.

In addition, Parker’s heating range includes radiators, boilers, cylinders and much more. 

Kitchens Dream Team

The kitchens department in Parkers and Chandlers have already teamed up to become one super team of kitchen experts with decades of experience in the industry between them.

The extensive range of kitchens from Parkers and Chandlers offer contemporary to traditional styles and everything in between. The kitchens department offers 27 colour ways and over 170 carcass colours which enable you to bring the exact kitchen you had in mind to life. And all kitchens are competitively priced too. Whether you are looking for a simple trade kitchen or a designer bespoke high end kitchen, the team will be able to help. The team offer a kitchen design service and also on site visits, where they can measure up and bring samples to you. They can also match appliance prices with the online retailers from our preferred suppliers.

Another exciting feature offered by the kitchens department is our online kitchen planner. You can create your own visuals with our 3D kitchen planner which allows you to explore styles and layouts in a bespoke kitchen simulation. There is also a guide on how to measure your kitchen to help you work out your plans.

Ironmongery Experts

Architectural ironmongery is another specialist area of Parker’s.  Parkers carry extensive stocks of locks and can provide mortice deadlocks, sash locks and window security locks. In addition to traditional mechanical locks, Parkers can also supply door control systems and security gate gears.

With access to thousands of products and styles, ranging from ultra-modern stainless steel to hand-made, traditional and antique lever handle designs and accessories, Parkers will be able to help you with all your architectural ironmongery requirements.

Joinery Supplier Partner

Another of Parkers specialisms is joinery. Parker’s offer superior quality bespoke wooden external windows and doors. These can be delivered directly to site, already factory glazed and painted or stained finished. Parkers work closely with their main supplier, Bereco, to meet your joinery requirements with stylish products that are backed by a comprehensive set of warranties.

Parker’s joinery range also includes external aluminium windows and doors manufactured to order through a network of local fabricators. Hybrid windows (timber with aluminium cladding) are also available through Parkers who source these from the Scandinavian manufacturer, Rationel.

Parkers have 2 specialist joinery representatives who can be booked for site visits. They have a range of full size window samples which they take with them to enable hands on discussions  Visits can be booked for building sites and directly by homeowners.  The team also regularly attend meetings with architects and offer CPD presentations as well as liaising with planning and building control officers.

Check out the case studies of how Parkers have helped projects by supplying joinery on their website including photos of finished jobs.

Tiling Supply Experts 

With a tiling showroom in Eastbourne and dedicated specialist staff, Parkers are experts in supplying all things tiling. The extensive range offers natural stone, porcelain and ceramic tiles as well as mosaics, wood effect and vinyl tiles. 

The tiling team work closely with a number of Italian factories to source the best quality and highly stylish tiles.  The carefully selected network of manufacturers that the tiling team work with allow Parkers to source almost any style and type of tile available. So if you are after a specific tile, Parkers are perfectly placed to help you. 

So as you can see, now we are one big family of independent builders merchants, we are even better placed to serve all of your building material requirements. And all at competitive prices too! Our friendly and expert teams can help with advice, visit you on site and work closely with you to provide all the materials you need. We take real pride in our product knowledge and our customer service – we believe reputation is everything. Give us a call or pop into your nearest branch to see how we, the South East’s largest independent builders merchant, can help you.

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Winning Deals on Timber, Roofing, Groundworks & More!

We currently have some great deals on timber, roofing & groundworks products plus much more. Now we have joined up with Chandlers Building Supplies & Parker Building Supplies , we are the south east’s largest independent builders merchants. To celebrate this, we have special offers at all of our branches until the end of August 2020. 

You’ll find a roll of Cromar VENT3 Classic Breathable Membrane (1x50m 115g) on special offer at just £29.50 ex VAT and PSM1A Polystorm Cell 1000 x 500 x 400mm available at just £25.50 ex VAT. Our deals include Treated Softwood Sleepers 95 x 195 x 2400mm at £14.95 each ex VAT and Macpherson Contract Matt Emulsion 10L in Magnolia or Brilliant White for only £14.99 ex VAT. 

See all of our deals below and find your local branch here.  These offers are available in branch only (not available online) – don’t miss out on these amazing deals! 

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Natural Sandstone vs Porcelain Paving: Taking a Closer Look at our Bestselling Paving Products

A new patio can really lift and transform your outdoor space. It can help you to enjoy your garden more; from entertaining friends to relaxing on loungers, soaking up the sun – your garden will have an exciting new appeal when your new paving has been installed.

Once you have decided that you want to refresh your outdoor space, you will need to decide which paving to go for. With so many options, the choice can seem overwhelming. So we’ve put this short guide together to look at our most popular options for paving materials.

Natural Sandstone Paving

If you are after a rustic style for your outdoor space, natural sandstone paving will have a strong appeal to you. Defining characteristics of this beautiful, natural product are its tonal variations and differing riven profiles.

Natural Sandstone Paving in Imperial Green

Made from 100% natural sandstone, you’ll find that no two paving slabs are exactly the same. This helps to create a unique and individual feel to your outdoor space as colours and patterns can vary from piece to piece. You will also find that the appearance of sandstone’s tone and colour differs as lighting and weather conditions change.

Natural sandstone paving slabs are durable, yet easy to install.  The sandstone we sell is hard-wearing and frost resistant to endure cold winter weather.

Sandstone is a porous material and this makes it easy for water to percolate. This means that sandstone paving will not hold large volumes of water. In addition to this, these paving slabs can withstand wet weather and still maintain their classic look. All sandstone sold by us will have a maximum water absorption of 1.7%. Sandstone with a water absorption percentage higher than 1.7% could go green within a matter of months, become slippery and be more susceptible to frost deterioration. Be sure to avoid poor quality sandstone as you will find it doesn’t weather well.

Natural Sandstone in Rustic Grey

We offer natural sandstone in a variety of colours so you will find it easy to choose one to suit your garden. We currently have special offers on 2 of our most popular colours; Imperial Green and Rustic Grey, at just £15.95 + VAT per m2. Our sandstone in Imperial Green delivers subtle colour variations in the slabs which come together to form a rich tapestry of greys and pinks. Our Rustic Grey sandstone offers slabs in stylish grey with tones which will deepen as the rain falls. Both of these are sold as patio packs which include a number of slabs in 4 different sizes, giving a total coverage of 19.52m2.

Porcelain Paving

Porcelain paving is relatively new to the landscaping market. Designed to look like natural stone, porcelain paving is actually a man-made simulation of carved stone. The main advantage of installing a porcelain patio compared to natural sandstone is that it is extremely low-maintenance and will not fade over time. This means that this paving will stay looking clean and fresh for much longer than alternative paving materials.

Porcelain Paving in Slate

Porcelain slabs combine Italian style with robust, vitrified technology. They offer a truly modern look, a contrast to the classic style offered by natural sandstone.

Highly durable, porcelain paving also boasts dirt-repelling, frost and algae resistant properties. Our porcelain slabs have a non-porous finish which means moss cannot establish itself. Another major advantage is that porcelain is resistant to acid and alkali chemicals such as fertilizers and lawn treatments. Porcelain is also the easiest paving to keep clean.

Although is it more expensive to purchase than natural sandstone, with porcelain you will save on maintenance and cleaning so it is better value in the long run.  

In contrast to natural sandstone, the appearance of porcelain will not be affected by the seasonal weather changes. Porcelain slabs will not experience colour fading. Blacks will stay black and not turn to grey, light colours will stay light colours and will not turn grey/brown. Their aesthetic finish will remain consistent for many years with minimal cleaning and maintenance.

Another big advantage of porcelain is that it is suitable for inside the home as well as outside. This allows for an area to be paved to create a seamless transition from your kitchen or dining room out to your patio.

If you think porcelain paving is the option for you – check out our latest deals on porcelain paving slabs. Until the end of August, we have 1000x500mm slabs at just £17.95 + VAT each in Slate or Dust. These offer are available exclusively in our branches, you can find your closest branch here.

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New GRP flat roofing system in stock – CURE IT

Your roof is your homes first line of defence against the weather, and it is what makes a home. Research shows that many buildings experience problems over a period of time, especially when it comes to the roofs being damaged due to pooling water, cracks, leaks and moisture ingress.

The result is that people often have to spend a lot of time and money into fixing their roofs and the same damage might happen again within a year or two. Instead of doing regular inspections and doing yearly repairs, why not get the premium quality flat roofing system?

CURE IT is a professional GRP flat roofing waterproofing system. The roofing material that CURE IT uses, Glass Reinforced Polyester, is a material made from a polyester resin, which is reinforced by chopped strand mat glass fibres to form a GRP laminate. Which means a GRP flat roof is highly versatile and lightweight. It is also diamond hard and waterproof which allows your roofs highly resistance from long term wear!

So, what are the main benefits of the CURE IT GRP roofing?

GRP has a number of benefits compared to traditional roofing products, especially for flat roofing. Here is some benefits of CURE IT according to their website:

  • Completely UV resistant.
  • Resistant to Corrosion.
  • Cold laid and not require any form of heat treatment.
  • Extremely durable and completely waterproof .
  • Can be finished in any wide range of colours and include options such as nonslip finishes.
  • It remain leak-free for life if installed correctly.
  • The system comes complete with a 20 year guarantee on the materials from the manufacturer and a guarantee from the installer that the roof will remain leak free for at least 20 years.


Provide your home or building(s) a nice looking and secured flat roof. You can now get CURE IT GRP Roofing System from our High Street branch or via our Fairalls online shop.

One last thing…

How to install CURE IT? CURE IT now provide training course, online instruction and mobile application that helps you to install your roof STEP BY STEP! Below is one of their videos to show you how it is done.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us from Fairalls!
Our number is 01883 731126 and our email address is

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Sponsoring the Old Caterhamians Rugby Football Club

Old Caterhamians RFC is one of the biggest rugby clubs in Surrey. For those of you who might not know, it has been many years since Fairalls first started sponsoring the club. It all began with the Fairall family having close connections to Caterham school and the Old Cats club itself.

Last Saturday, some of us from Fairalls took the opportunity to watch the Old Caterhamians 1st team playing against the Bec Old Boys. We received a very warm welcome from George Williams, the former chairman who guided us through the recent update of the club.

It may have been a freezing cold afternoon but the warmth we felt from passion the team played with was indescribable. It was a very close and competitive match but the Old Caterhamians managed to scrape victory winning 20 – 18. Claiming their 3rd win since being promoted last season. The cheers of all their adoring fans and supporters filled the air and it was a such a pleasure to be among them. 

A huge well done to the team and all the coaching staff as well as the fans. We wish the Cats good luck for the rest of the season and know they will make everyone proud. Thanks for having us and we will see you again very soon!

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Fairalls partners with Cairngorm Capital creating the largest independent builders’ merchant in the South East

Godstone, Surrey, 18 July 2019: Fairalls (Builders’ Merchants) Limited (Fairalls) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP to support its continued growth and development. It joins Cairngorm Capital’s other builders’ merchant brands, Parkers Building Supplies and Stamco, creating the largest independent builders’ merchant group in the South East. The newly enlarged group has 24 branches serving Surrey, Sussex and Kent, over 500 employees and combined revenues of £120 million. Cairngorm Capital is a specialist private investment firm that provides equity capital and management expertise to ambitious UK companies.

A family firm dating its origins back to 1900, Fairalls offers a mix of heavy and lightside building materials, from its four locations in Surrey and Kent – Gatwick, Sevenoaks and two branches in Godstone. Its Taylors Hill Branch in Godstone is one of the largest heavyside yards in the South East. In 2018 the business, currently managed by Bob Fairall and his son Richard, achieved revenues of approximately £15m with 85 employees. Bob will remain with the business on an interim basis before entering retirement. Richard will also remain with the business which will continue to trade under the Fairalls brand.

This is Cairngorm Capital’s third acquisition in the building merchants sector, following its purchase of Stamco last month and Parker Building Supplies in March 2018. With minimal branch overlap and a highly complementary product range, this partnership offers the strategic opportunity for geographic expansion and advances Cairngorm Capital’s strategy to expand its business through a combination of acquisitions, new site development and organic growth.

Robert Fairall, Managing Director of Fairalls said, “Having made the decision to retire, it seemed natural timing to find a partner who would ensure Fairalls fulfils its potential and I believe our partnership with Cairngorm Capital and the other group companies will achieve this. We have much in common with Parkers and Stamco in terms of heritage, outstanding product quality and a commitment to the highest standards of customer service, which makes this a very good fit. I am looking forward to facilitating a successful handover of the business to our new partners, who will be working closely with my son, Richard, to pursue new opportunities for innovation and growth, which will benefit our customers and employees, while retaining the company’s core values.”

Alex Bayliss, Managing Director at Cairngorm Capital added, “We have been working to build a customer-focused business, with great products, outstanding customer service and a strong, expanding branch network. Like Parkers and Stamco, Fairalls is an excellent company with a strong brand in the independent builders’ merchants market and an outstanding reputation with its customers. Geographically this partnership is highly complementary, extending our presence across the South East of England to make our group, the largest independent builders’ merchant in the region. We are delighted to welcome Fairalls to the group.”

Cairngorm Capital was advised on this transaction by PwC (financial and tax), Gowling WLG (legal), CIL (commercial), JLT (insurance) and Vail Williams (property). MDW Capital provided financing advice. Fairalls were advised by Rix & Kay (legal), Plummer Parsons (financial and tax) and EMC (corporate finance).

For further information, please contact Katherine Ritchie on 020 8347 6183 or 07941 040021

Click here for a full PDF press release

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Paving Displays at Fairalls

We’ve revamped our paving displays at our heavy side branches to make your shopping and decision-making experience a whole lot easier. With a superb collection of quality paving products from suppliers like Pavestone, Bradstone, A&G, Brett, and more, we’ll make sure to give your garden a sense of style with natural looking finishes. We have many different paving sets on display in a variety of colours and styles, from exterior porcelain paving, concrete paving to block paving, we’re sure to have one to suits your outdoor space. Don’t forget to check out our guide to porcelain paving here.

Alongside this, we also have a wide range of gravel, pebbles and slate, plus larger rockery stones to add to the garden landscape. All our aggregates are available in small bags, midi bags, large bulk bags and loose tipped tonnes, which can be delivered and unloaded at your home or site Monday – Saturday.

We also stock a range of natural sandstone products on display for particularly attractive feature displays, so why not come down and see for yourself and one of our team will be happy to help.

Click here for more info about our branches and opening hours.

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Fairalls Trade Day – Gatwick (21st May)

You’re invited to our Trade Day on the 21st May.

Please come along to celebrate the opening of our newly refurbished yard, at our Gatwick branch.

There will be product demonstrations, introductions to new product ranges, alongside exhibition stalls from some of our amazing suppliers such as Hunter, Dickies, Bradstone, Imex and many more, who will be answering your questions throughout the day.

Don’t forget, there will be great prizes, special offers and free food and drink!

See you there.

Reigate Road,
Surrey, RH6 0AU
01293 823434

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Fairalls’ Guide to Porcelain Paving.

Porcelain paving is not ‘new’ in the house-building and landscaping industry, but it is undeniably a material that has grown enormously in popularity and transforms an outdoor area into a modern and stylish space. This article is a guideline into using porcelain paving, the benefits, the varied types and styles, alongside how to install it into your exterior area. 

Continue reading Fairalls’ Guide to Porcelain Paving.
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FREE Local Brick Matching Service

Fairalls proudly offer a free of charge brick matching service to regional house builders, trade, retail & self-build customers.

If you, or the project itself is within 20 miles* of one of our branches, situated in Godstone, Gatwick & Sevenoaks we’re more than happy to book an appointment in with you. We ask that you provide us with clear photographs of the bricks you would like to be matched, both up close (<1m) and slightly further away (3m). This allows us to have a better understanding of what kind of bricks we’re dealing with and what assistance we can provide. Alongside the photograph(s), we need a full site address and the quantity of bricks required to complete the project.

Once we’ve had a look at your photos one of our brick matching experts will either advise the best possible brick or arrange for one of our external sales representatives to match your bricks in person, providing physical brick samples should they be required.

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Key Cutting at Fairalls

Our High Street Godstone Branch (RH9 8LW) offers cheap Key Cutting service with most keys being completed in a matter of minutes. 

Don’t forget, this branch is open 7 days a week, so come in-store when you can and we’ll be able to help. If you do have any questions or wish to know more about our key cutting service please contact the branch directly on 01883 571003.

We offer cuts on:

Household Keys – Chubb Keys – Window Keys – Car Keys – Patio Door Keys – Filing Cabinet Keys – Office Keys – Caravan Keys – Garage Keys – Padlock Keys – Barrel Keys – & many more.