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.