Hampshire’s longest-standing independent supplier of building supplies to the trade and public has acquired yet another local business as part of its drive to boost its sustainable offering.
In October, Elliotts announced its acquisition of Lymington-based kitchen and bathroom showroom, Hardleys.
Now it has acquired Southampton-based business, 247 Power Ltd, which will allow it to dramatically widen its services and help boost the number of sustainable buildings in the county.
Elliotts has long been a champion of renewable technology and sustainable products. It has its own sustainables centre in Southampton where the trade and public can see demonstrations of products and even get training on the various systems.
However, Elliotts has never previously been able to offer installation of these products as a service. Now, following the takeover of 247 Power, the company can establish its own, in-house installation division. All members of staff at 247 Power have been retained and will now work under the Elliotts brand to fit sustainable solutions such as underfloor heating and ventilation systems at domestic properties and commercial buildings across Hampshire.
Tom Elliott, Managing Director, said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for Elliotts and marks the first time in our 173-year history that we have been able to offer such a service. It will benefit environmentally-conscious home owners, who are increasingly looking to incorporate sustainable solutions into their houses but are unsure of how to get started or fit them. We will be able to provide qualified and highly-trained installers, backed by the reassurance of the Elliotts brand.”
The move will also benefit Elliotts’ trade customers, most of whom look to specialist contractors to fit sustainable systems due to the unique nature of the work and accreditations needed.
Tom concluded: “While Elliotts is steeped in heritage, we are always looking one step ahead and this latest acquisition allows us to do just that. We hope that our services will result in more sustainable buildings across Hampshire and a better environment for people living here long into the future.”
Founded in 1842, Elliotts is one of the oldest family businesses in the South. It has builders’ merchant branches in Bishops Waltham, Chandler’s Ford, Fareham, Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Romsey, Southampton, Tadley and Totton, meaning an Elliotts branch is never more than 20 minutes away from any building site in Hampshire. In addition, it has four kitchen and bathroom showrooms, two specialist tool centres open to the trade and public in Portsmouth and Winchester and its own roofing company, Elliotts Premier Roofing.