• BU17 TTL joins the fleet

    The latest of four new HGVs for 2017 has arrived in Enfield. This DAF 26 tonne crane vehicle has the distinctive registration number BU17 TTL; not that our customers could mistake us for anyone else, as our distinctive “Bee” logo is also very much in evidence. The lorry was supplied by Harris DAF in Enfield, […]

    14 Apr 2017 in Fleet, News
  • Buttle’s backs local conservation group

    When fly-tipped rubbish started to threaten an ancient monument, St Albans conservation group Friends of Bernards Heath approached Buttle’s to see if we could help. Waste was being illegally tipped from Soothouse Spring  into Beech Bottom Dyke, a late Iron Age earthwork which was designated a Scheduled Monument in 1981. A vehicle turning point in […]

    19 Feb 2017 in News
  • Material costs are rising

    A weaker pound, rising fuel prices and heavy demand have pushed up costs of many building materials. Here are some of the manufacturers’ price increases effective from 1 January: Celotex insulation +12% Calder Lead +5% Forterra Bricks +7% Dickies +7% Instarmac +6% Knauf Drywall +6% Quinn Blocks +16% Forterra Redbank +6% Ibstock Bricks +4.4% Fillcrete […]

    27 Jan 2017 in Financial, News
  • CPA forecasts for 2017

    Construction output to rise 0.6% in 2016, 0.3% in 2017 & 0.2% in 2018 Offices construction to increase 8.0% in 2016 before a decline of 3.0% in 2017 and 10.0% in 2018 Factories construction to fall 5.0% in 2016 and 2.0% in 2017 Infrastructure work to rise by 6.2% in 2017 and 10.2% in 2018 […]

    26 Jan 2017 in Financial, News
  • Barry The Brick

    During 26 years with his previous employer, Barry Coombes established himself as one of the industry’s most knowledgeable brick sellers. That company was swallowed up by a “National” merchant, Barry’s face didn’t fit and in August 2014 he made the move to Buttle’s. At that time, there were huge brick shortages, but Barry’s relationship with […]

    25 Jan 2017 in News, Team
  • New Year, New Wheels

    Buttle’s drivers Mark Wheatley and Terry Rutland have started the year with new DAF commercial vehicles. Mark, from Kentish Town, has a new LDV pickup which is perfect for tight London deliveries. Terry, from Leighton Buzzard, has a new DAF CF 12 tonne truck with rear-mounted Fassi crane. Another new DAF 26 tonne crane lorry […]

    24 Jan 2017 in Fleet, News
  • New faces add 75 years’ experience

    We’re lucky to have some very experienced people in our business. Now we have two more:  Steve Trevillion, who worked at Buttle’s earlier in his career, is the new Area Sales Manager for St Albans branch. He was previously at independent competitor Lawson’s. Fellow-ASM Kevin Scott remains part of the team, keeps his regular customers […]

    23 Jan 2017 in News, Team
  • Christmas comes early for St Albans customer

    A day at the races with Buttle’s turned out to be a nice little earner for Luton-based builder John Allsop. John, who is a director of W H Allsop (Builders) Ltd in Caddington, was our guest at Towcester’s pre-Christmas meeting. He decided to stake £10 on a “Placepot”, which requires the punter to pick a […]

    19 Dec 2016 in News, Our customers
  • Smoother Ride at St Albans As Yard Repairs Completed

    Forklift drivers at Buttle’s St Albans branch have received an early Christmas present. Bone-shaking rides over a potholed yard surface are now a thing of the past after a major resurfacing project was completed over the weekend (26-27 November). Around 700 square metres of  motorway-grade asphalt were laid by Bestco Surfacing of Waltham Cross, Herts. […]

    28 Nov 2016 in News, Team
  • Attwood scoops the pool at Buttle’s Fishing Day

    There was a record turn-out for Buttle’s annual fishing day at Allders Fishery, Brickhill on Thursday 8 September, sponsored by Brett Martin. The winner with a catch of 131lbs was Jeremy Attwood from Harlington’s. Second-placed angler with a catch of 128lbs 8oz  and the biggest fish weighing 8lbs 9oz was Ken Burrows from Winterwell. Nick […]

    19 Sep 2016 in News, Our customers

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