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  • Our Trade Counter is well ventilated with protective screens.
  • Queues are kept short and customers remain in their vehicles until we can serve you.

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What’s New At Henshaws?

Henshaws Open Rochdale Branch

Henshaws are proud to announce the opening of our second branch.

Formerly trading as R&M Roofing & Building Supplies, this business has been serving the Rochdale community with roofing and building products for over 40 years. We are delighted to have been offered the opportunity to continue this fantastic work.

Our new Rochdale branch has greatly increased our capacity for serving our customers. We currently have 5 crane offload wagons, 3 vans and 5 forklift trucks, as well as increased yard space for holding more product stock. Combined with our Stretford branch, we will have a much wider reach for new customers, as well as servicing our existing ones with our increased capacity.

The Rochdale branch will trade as Henshaws Roofing & Building Supplies.

Henshaws Featured in Construction Industry News

Adrian Shelley, Henshaws owner and MD, was recently interviewed for an article in Construction Industry News.

In it, Adrian describes some of the history of Henshaws, his own journey in becoming its owner, the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, expanding to a second branch and thoughts on the future of Henshaws.

You can read the article here:

Henshaws Joins BMF

We are proud to announce that Henshaws have joined the Builders Merchants Federation.

The BMF are the UK’s No. 1 trade association in the building material supplies sector. Their support for merchants has been invaluable during the Covid-19 crisis by liaising directly with government Ministers at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. The result is clear guidance on how and when we can open, what risk assessments are required and we how we implement safe working practices. More recently, the BMF have provided guidance in the lead-up to Brexit. Indeed, the BMF team remained at work late on Christmas Eve to review the Brexit agreement and sent out briefing notes to members. This, in turn, ensures we are best placed to guide our customers through any changes that may need to be made.

Trade Counter

Opposite are the photographs of our new trade counter arriving and being installed. As you can see, it is a Portakabin!

It was commissioned as a specialist builders’ merchant trade counter and came complete with all electric and IT ports, a purpose-built trade counter, tool display and shelving, along with electric roller shutters. Once installed, all we had to do was re-paint the factory red to Henshaws blue, add signage, and we were up and running.

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Forklift Trucks

In 2020, we took delivery of 2 new forklift trucks to increase our ability to serve customers quickly and safely. We also took out new leases on an additional 21,000 square feet of yard space to allow us to increase stocks of building & additional roofing materials.

These form part of our ongoing growth plans to help us support our customers — watch this space for more on this in the future.

Armatools, Access Equipment & Drainage

We now stock a wide range of tools, which can be found in our new Trade Counter. Visit the Armatool page for more information.

We have also introduced a new range of products including Access Equipment and Drainage.


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