FORT Builders’ Merchants – January 2022 update

FORT Builders’ Merchants

FORT Builders’ Merchants at Membury provides a comprehensive range of products, with a focus on quality and exceptional customer service – a friendly one-stop-shop for your building materials, timber supplies and associated equipment. Serving West Berkshire, South Oxfordshire and North Wiltshire, our knowledgeable team has over 40 years’ experience in the industry.

Our headquarters is based on the site of an Iron Age hill fort in Membury (hence our name) and here’s a short video to give you a quick armchair tour of our expanding premises. In-person tours can also be arranged on 01488 505800 or

To create an account simply download the application form in the footer of our website Once it’s completed and checked, you’ll be up and running on our online portal.

Can’t get to us? No problem. It’s also easy to order your timber and building supplies remotely – just give us a call on 01488 505800 or email us on We can also deliver to customers across West Berkshire, North Wiltshire and South Oxfordshire.

January 2022 update

Special Offers

  • 18mm Hardwood Faced Plywood – on offer at £32.50/per sheet + VAT
  • Dunsfold Multi 65mm Facing Brick – on offer at £425.00 per thousand + VAT

To take advantage of these offers (order for which must be placed by 5pm on 31st January 2022), get in touch with any of FORT’s sales team on 01488 505800.

Tile Service

With supply chains remaining difficult in various product areas, FORT has invested in additional storage space specifically to improve availability for our customers.

FORT will expand its range of roof tiles to include Heritage (hand crafted) and Imery (machine made), and with our knowledge and experience in the local brick and tile market we have chosen colours and textures that suit the local geographical area – sample boards available on request.  In addition, FORT stock the associated fittings.

This all adds to our existing stock range of Spanish slates, roof battens, milled lead, felts and membranes, chimney pots – this is just the start of our extensive list!  If you are after more bespoke tiles, FORT can source any items that sit outside our standard stock lines, and of course we continue to offer our next day brick and tile matching site visit service.

What our customers say

“Top notch service from Craig, everytime. Will always be using these guys to supply material to sites. Well done Team FORT.” (Andy Rohrer)

“Always go above and beyond to deliver excellent service and products. Great team service always with a smile.” (Andrew Phelps)

December 2021 update

Christmas Closure

As everyone starts to wind down for the end of the year, it’s appropriate to give fair warning of our annual Christmas shutdown where our staff get a deserved break. Our last trading day is Wednesday 22 December before we complete our annual stocktake and then are closed until Tuesday 4 January. Please take note and plan accordingly!

Special Offers

  • 12.5mm Plasterboard Taper Edge (1200 x 2400mm sheet) – on offer at £5.99/per sheet + VAT
  • Knauf Earthwool Loft Roll (44 – 100mm) Combi-Cut 12.13m x 1.14m – on offer at £19.99/per roll + VAT

Order by 5pm on 22 December 2021 by calling 01488 505800.

Specialist Machined Timber Service

Sometimes you need to give a project that extra lift – specialist machined timber can be the answer, giving a project that wow factor. FORT work with a team of timber specialists, sourcing the highest-grade timber, to produce sections to your precise specification.

Internal: Skirtings, architraves, dado rails, picture rails, door linings and cladding. Examples of wood are ash, beech, cherry, poplar, oak – the list is almost endless. We can provide exactly what you’re looking for.

External: Gates, cladding, facia, soffit, rails, posts, shiplap and featheredge. Examples of wood are western red cedar, douglas fir, iroko, larch, oak and spruce.

FORT can provide whatever you need for your specific requirements, balancing durability and performance against appearance and cost.

What our customers say

“FORT brings back the true meaning of customer service – Great support on the ordering and they always try to fit in with your requirements with regards to speedy, time allocated deliveries with a range of vehicle options/sizes to suit various site accesses. A great can do attitude that in turn reflects brilliantly on the service I can offer my clients.” (Rachael White Designs)

“The guys at FORT are so friendly and helpful. They really know their stuff and their whole approach is so refreshing. Their portal is such a good tool to help me manage my orders and credit account. I’ll never lose an invoice again!” (Ben Stanley)

November 2021 update

Special offers

  • 50mm Foil-Faced Rigid Insulation Board (1,200 x 2,400mm) – on offer at £19.99 + VAT.
  • 47mm x 100mm (2″x6″) UC3-C16 treated timber  in 4.8m lengths – on offer at £19.99/per length + VAT.

(For more information about timber products, see this link.)

To take advantage of these offers (order for which much be placed by 5pm on 30 November 2021), get in touch with any of FORT’s sales team on 01488 505800.

Paint service

We are seeing an increase in materials being sold for indoor jobs as the weather is turning. Here at FORT, we have a range of painting and decorating supplies and have the facility to mix paint on site and match a wide variety of colours, as well as access to specialist paints for all manner of applications.

Whether you’re touching up a radiator, decorating a bedroom, varnishing furniture or treating a gazebo, we at FORT have the right paint for your project. Please get in touch by calling 01488 505800 or emailing and one of our friendly sales team will happily assist you!

What our customers say

“I’ve been using FORT for a few months now and I can’t fault them. Always great customer service and they really do go the extra mile. Always good on price, I’ve stopped using other merchants completely.” (Tom Netherton)

“Absolutely top notch customer service. Can’t fault them. I’m not a building professional and the talked me through what I needed.” (Alun Rees)

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