Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday that England is to enter another period of full National lockdown from Thursday the 5th November, we wanted to reassure you that 3 Counties will remain open for business as usual.

The Prime Minister has explicitly said that Construction and Manufacturing should continue and that workers travel to work and attend their workplace as previously, including where this involves working in other peoples’ homes. Essentially tradespeople can continue to work in peoples’ homes as long as both the worker and household members have no symptoms or coronavirus and have not been asked to self-isolate.

So with this in mind our doors are open and we want your business!

Remember that in order for us to remain open we will continue to practise social distancing, enforce the wearing of masks/face coverings whilst on our sites and continue to be covid safe for our staff, families and customers.

One thing the previous lockdown taught us earlier in the year was that we will be busy so please bear this in mind when calling or visiting our branches.

Thank you

From everyone at 3 Counties STAY SAFE

Grant & Stone acquires 3 Counties Timber & Building Supplies

High Wycombe, 1 October 2020: Grant & Stone Limited, the leading independent builders' merchant in the Thames Valley, is pleased to announce its acquisition of 3Counties Timber & Building Supplies Limited (3Counties), marking a key step in its strategy to expand through a combination of acquisitions, new site development and organic growth.

Established in 2007, 3Counties Timber & Building Supplies provides a broad range of heavy and lightside building materials to individuals, contractors and commercial entities across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. A trusted local brand with a reputation for outstanding customer service, 3Counties also offers bespoke timber services from its branches in Aylesbury and Hemel Hempstead.

With a shared vision, values and commitment to the highest standards of customer service, this transaction is highly complementary. Strategically, it extends Grant & Stone’s geographic network beyond the Thames Valley to the benefit of both companies’ customers. For 3Counties’ owners, it ensures the right custodian for their business to support future succession – one with shared values, who will maintain and respect their legacy. Richard Dawson will join Grant & Stone, working with Mat Miller, Managing Director of Grant & Stone’s Builders & Timber Merchants division, to support 3Counties’ successful integration.

Despite the challenges instigated by Covid-19, Grant & Stone has remained resilient with a clear focus of what it wants to achieve for the future. With the support of its strategic investment partner, Cairngorm Capital Partners, this acquisition provides the platform for further growth and future partnerships, which the company is keen to explore.

Nick House, Grant & Stone’s Chief Executive said, “We are delighted to welcome 3Counties to the Group. Our shared values, vision and commitment to customers makes for an obvious partnership. Our company is at a really exciting point in its development – together, we are able extend our presence and are well positioned to capitalise on the numerous growth opportunities available to us.”

Richard Dawson, Managing Director of 3Counties said, “The Directors are proud of all that we have achieved to date but we recognise that the company has the potential to achieve much more. This is the natural point for us to pass the company to new, trusted custodians who can deliver on its future potential. We are confident that 3Counties is in good hands with Grant & Stone and will go from strength to strength.”

For further information, please contact Katherine Ritchie on 020 8347 6183 or 07941 040021

These three principles have underpinned 3 Counties Timber and Building Supplies (3C) since it first opened its doors in 2007.

Recognised by those in the building industry as the go-to Timber and Builders’ Merchants in Aylesbury and Hemel Hempstead, 3C has rapidly grown from its humble roots into a reputable local builders’ merchant that provides an extensive range of building products to everyone throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

The 3C management team offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Builders’ Merchant Sector and aim to deliver on our three core values:

To be the best Builders’ Merchant throughout the three counties

To provide everyone, from local builders to construction companies, with instant access to the widest range of building materials at competitive prices

To deliver excellent service, on time, every time

Two branches. One priority.
And that priority is you. Whether you’re a jobbing builder or the director of a blue-chip construction company, you’ll always receive a first-class service with a personal touch.

With a team that boasts over two centuries of experience of working within the building materials industry, each member of the 3C team can provide expert advice on everything from the smallest DIY job through to planning a self-build project.

Get in touch to find out how we can be your building partners or simply pop in and 3C for yourself.



Aylesbury: 01296 331 555    Hemel Hempstead: 01442 262 222

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