About

Established in 1974, SNS Building Products Limited is one of the leading independent suppliers of building products right across Central and Southern England.

OUR MISSION

SNS Building Products Ltd. is a dynamic organisation dedicated to promoting the success of our customers, employees and the wider community by delivering exceptional service to the Building & Construction Industry.

OUR 5 STRATEGIC PILLARS

  • Customer focus – Realising how essential our customers are & therefore always putting them FIRST!
  • Integrity – To always be honest about our activities & to have clear, strong moral principles.
  • Loyalty – Valuing each other & always showing allegiance to the Brand, it’s customers and the value it holds.
  • Reliability – To do what we say we will do, On Time, Every Time with No Wasted Time!
  • Quality – Always delivering a degree of excellence.

OUR ETHOS

We are a growing business whose aim is to provide an acceptable standard of living for our employees and the shareholders. We seek to operate and conduct our business according to sound, ethical business practices based on the principle shareholders’ Christian beliefs, trust and faith.

EMPLOYER COMMITMENT

As shareholders of a people-centred business, we have a dedicated strong commitment to each of our employees and we recognise our responsibility to provide a happy and safe environment both physically and morally. In addition, the principle shareholders hold themselves available to each individual employee directly to provide help and advice both personally and work-related and listen to grievances in relation to work or the workplace.

We are also an equal opportunities employer and committed to equality of opportunity for all our employees and applicants for employment.

History of SNS Building Products

After 45 years of steady growth – SNS Building Products is still a successful independently owned and run company.

Having identified a gap in the marketplace, in 1974 Andrew Brown left his job with a local builders merchant to start up his own business – Southern Nail Supplies. Selling only nails, he started from an office at home and a rented lockup garage to store the stock.

In 1978 Andrew bought his first premises in Basingstoke, Hampshire and to meet market needs, the business diversified into other products including Polythene, Joist Hangers and Straps.

In 1985, the company moved to larger premises in Vyne Road, Basingstoke, and in 1990 with further expansion a new, independently owned business was set up – Southern Building Supplies, operating from separate premises in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Then, in 2000 Coastline Building Products was formed, operating from premises in Fareham, Hampshire and in 2001, the company moved to Arkwright Road in Reading where the current Head Office is now located. The company also changed its name to SNS Building Products to broaden its appeal to new customers.

In 2005 Allbuild Products was formed, operating from premises in Farnborough, Hampshire. Three years later, the premises next door to SNS in Arkwright Road was purchased to accommodate future expansion.

In 2013, SNS was incorporated into a private limited company as a platform for future growth, and in January 2019 it merged with Allbuild Products creating a significant regional player in the specialist Builders Merchant market sector.

From that simple ‘one product’ start, SNS Building Products is now one of the leading independent suppliers of building products right across Central and Southern England.