Covers celebrates 175 years of trading

13 January 2022

Sussex-based Covers Timber & Builders Merchants will celebrate its 175th year of trading in 2022 with a range of special events.

The family run builders’ merchants, which opened its first depot in Chichester, West Sussex now operates from 14 different locations across the south of England supplying specialist timber services and products to the building trade and for home DIY.

Originally founded by William Cover, who was eventually joined by his son David in the 1850s, the company has remained a family run business throughout after it was bought by the Green family in the 1940s. Today, Covers has more than 400 staff and its annual sales exceed £90m. 

To celebrate the landmark anniversary, Covers will be hosting a range of special events, competitions and discounts, including supplier demo days, offers and the chance to win top prizes, as well as donating to charities and community projects.

“Our 175th year of trading is a huge landmark in the company’s history, and we are absolutely delighted to be celebrating it with our customers, staff and suppliers,” said Rupert Green, chairman of Covers.

 “We are extremely proud to be part of a company that is so rich in heritage and intrinsically connected to the communities it serves.”