As one of the biggest UK chains of general builders’ merchants, Jewson sells to both small and mid-sized building contracts and to the public too. There are more than 600 branches of this chain all across the UK, and with a strong heritage dating back to the 1830s, it’s clear to see how successful this brand has become. Selling an enormous range of materials and products, this retailer also runs other operations including specialist tool hire and bathroom and kitchen centres.

When you walk into a Jewsons you can not only find things to hire such as heavy duty gardening equipment like lawnmovers, rotavators and diggers, but you’ll also discover lighter equipment such as spades, protective wear and trowels. This is the ideal place to visit if you intend on carrying out any DIY in the home or garden, and you’ll be able to pick up advice on how to plan your work using the tools on offer. The store also sells building materials such as sand, soil, bricks and decorative items such as timbers and plants.

Jewsons Opening times & store locations

There are more than 600 branches of Jewsons builders merchants across the length and breadth of the UK, with locations within easy reach of all major towns and cities. The opening hours of Jewsons may vary but are generally between 7am and 5pm from Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings between 8am and noon to fit in with most contractors’ work days. The bank holiday and public holiday opening hours of Jewson stores may vary, but most branches will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Easter Monday and Good Friday.  Check our store locator to find a Jewsons open near you today for building supplies. The Jewsons logo is blue with a yellow underlining and this has become more recognisable in the industry as they run ‘Jewsons Live’ - the biggest builders merchant event in the UK. It can also be seen paired with their ‘Building Better Communities’ tagline.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Jewsons

  1. The first branch of Jewsons opened in 1836.
  2. This retailer is part of the Saint Gobain brand, which makes it a part of one of the world’s biggest construction businesses, operating across over 60 countries worldwide.
  3. Not only does this retailer sell construction materials but it also runs a tool hire arm too.
  4. The brand also sponsors sports teams, having selected sports which are popular with their customers - this forms part of their community liaisons.
  5. Although many people think that this retailer only sells to trade customers this is not actually the case. Domestic customers can also purchase from this retailer too and can obtain advice about self-build projects from experts on the team.

Products & Services

Jewsons sells a comprehensive range of construction products and building materials to suit the needs of both domestic and trade customers. The range encompasses building materials including bricks, blocks, cement and plasterboard as well as all kinds of timber. Customers can also buy windows, doors and joinery materials as well as a comprehensive range of ironmongery, fixings, fasteners and tools. Workwear and safety gear is also available together with all necessary items for home decoration projects. There is a full kitchen and bathroom product selection as well as everything required to complete a roofing project. There is also a wide range of landscaping and garden products as well as a specialist tool hire service. This encompasses everything from power tools to heavy duty equipment.

A Brief History

The Jewson brand was first launched well over a century ago by a man named George Jewson who purchased a business in 1836 in Earith in order to trade goods within the Huntingdonshire Fens district in East Anglia. The business soon expanded after his grandson, George, suggested that the business moved to Norwich where he was working with timber merchants at the time. John Jewson, the original founder’s son owned a property in Norwich and in 1868 he moved there to develop a successful coal, timber and builders merchant business. The brand has never looked back since and in October 2001, the Jewson Ltd brand (which by this point was owned by the Saint Gobain company) was one of the UK’s top three builders merchant companies, with annual sales of more than £1 billion. Today, there are more than 600 branches which operate in locations as far afield as the Scottish islands and the furthest coasts of Cornwall, and the range has expanded beyond simply construction materials into kitchen and bathroom centres as well as tool hire services.

Jewson pride themselves on their community support and use this in their advertising material - ‘Building Better Communities’ - they sponsor local sporting teams and  support local initiatives such as improvement projects. They also organise and run the UK’s largest builders convention which also bears their name.

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Jewson closed? Then try one of the other DIY Stores nearby.