Covers Southampton depot

Imperial House, Empress Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0JW, United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 7am - 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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Michael Sheath
Depot Manager

Since I started 10 years ago, Covers has given me plenty of opportunities to develop and discover my potential. I’m proud to work for such a well-run and inclusive company.


Timber Cutting Service
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At Covers Builders Merchants Southampton, you’ll find all the tools you’ll need for any building project. Whether you’re in the building trade or just doing some DIY, we stock a huge range of timber and building supplies in our Southampton depot.

We have been operating as a proudly independent, family-owned business for over 175 years, committed to providing unparalleled customer care and expert advice. Browse our stock online and collect it in-store or come to our local branch at the Empress Industrial Estate in Southampton. 

Whatever you need for a building project, we’ve got you covered.



About the Covers Southampton Depot

Having previously operated from Belgrave Road, we moved to our new Southampton depot on Empress Industrial Estate in 2019. Covers Timber & Builders Merchants Southampton is one of the biggest in Hampshire, with a particularly great landscaping display including artificial grass, decking and paving.

As well as a friendly team of knowledgeable staff who can offer expert advice, you’ll also find a wealth of building materials at our Southampton depot. Shop timber and panel products, take advantage of our timber-cutting services, or browse quality building materials and landscaping and gardening tools.

Depot manager: Michael Sheath 

Since I started 10 years ago, Covers has given me plenty of opportunities to develop and discover my potential. I’m proud to work for such a well-run and inclusive company.

Building Supplies in Our Southampton Depot

Timber & Panel Products

Covers are top timber merchants in Southampton, stocking a huge variety of responsibly-sourced timber and timber-based products. We make sure to continually stock FSC® certified TT-COC-001937 and PEFC™ certified BMT-PEFC-0086 products.

Our ranges suit both casual DIY and trade construction, and we even have a timber-cutting service for more complex or bespoke requirements. 

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Building Materials

Our massive collection of building materials makes us your one-stop shop for any kind of building project, DIY or professional, internal or external. We only use products of the highest quality, ensuring you can complete your project to exacting standards. And if you’re not sure what you need, our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help. 

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Landscaping & Gardening Materials

Updating an outside area, whether it’s a driveway or garden space, is made easy with our comprehensive range of gardening and landscaping tools. Get inspiration for transforming a garden with the exciting display we have in Covers Southampton.

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Stock & Delivery Information

Our Click and Collect service allows you to purchase online and then pick up your order from the Southampton depot - completely free of charge. Once you’ve placed the order, one of our sales team will confirm a collection date. This is normally within 7 working days depending on stock.

With more than 30,000 lines stocked across our 16 UK depots, we can easily move products to our Southampton store if what you want is not currently available there. You can also choose home or direct-to-site delivery from all of our depots to the Southampton area. 

Why Choose Covers as Your Builders Merchants in Southampton?

• Family Independent

We have proudly remained a family-owned, independent company for the entirety of our 175-year heritage. Covers is a builders merchant with heart, meaning we prioritise closer customer care and passion for gaining and sharing expert knowledge.

• Customer-Focused

We value and respect our customers, and are committed to always providing excellent service. Whether you’re chatting to one of our team members online, on the phone, or at our local depots, we’ll do all we can to get you what you need.

• Expertise

As a proud Merchant Member of the BMF, Covers has a reputation for superior quality when it comes to timber and building materials. All staff members at Covers Southampton are trained, experienced, and knowledgeable and are ready and waiting to share their expertise.

• Sustainability

We’re serious about minimising our impact on the environment. As well as sourcing products responsibly, we also continue to re-evaluate site efficiency and delivery management to ensure ethical, sustainable practices.

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