Why East?

A few good reasons

As an independent building & timber merchants we have built our reputation over many years on our first class delivery service, large stocks of quality materials, exceptional value, knowledgeable and helpful staff.

Rapid delivery

With our fleet of vehicles, ranging from crane lifts to small tipping vans, we can offer a next-day service onstock items with orders placed before 2pm. And in many cases we can even offer a same-day service. For specialist products we can arrange direct delivery from the manufacturer to your specified delivery address.

Large stocks

We act as a distributor for most major brick and block companies and are the counties largest stockist of Plasmor Blocks, we also have in stock over 1/4 million facing bricks on the ground at any given time. Unlike many of our competitors, we have recently expanded our range and depth of stock of lintels, insulation and paving amongst other goods.

Dedicated and experienced staff

Here at East's our staff are our most valuable asset, which is why the average length of service is over 12 years and our staff have, combined, over 300 years experience within the merchanting sector. Our staff undergo regular vigorous training in both product knowledge, materials handling and health and safety aspects of the business. The company remains a trusted and reliable business partner to builders and developers as well as retail customers by staying true to its values of offering exceptional value, fantastic service and professionalism.

Social responsibility

We care deeply about the environment and our responsibility towards it. Which is why all our timber is sourced from FSC Assured suppliers, and our natural stone paving only comes from companies who are members of the Ethical Trading Initiative. Cutting waste is also important for us, our waste is sorted on our premises and where possible sent for recycling and during the last year not one skip was sent to landfill by us, a fact we are incredibly proud to announce.

In the Community

The Company have also forged links with local schools and the Bucks EBP to offer teenagers in the district job opportunities and training within our industry.

We also proud sponsors of Amersham & Chiltern Rugby Club Under 13 & Under 14 teams, both teams are current Buckinghamshire County Cup champions and both recognised as one of the best teams nationally in their age groups.

Our history & heritage

We can trace our company's roots back to the mid 1930's when Edward 'Ted' East started in business as a coalman and haulier. During the war the Ted and his trusty Bedford was commandeered by the War Ministry to clear bomb debris from London, this work inevitably led to return loads of sand and gravel to rebuilt the battered city. Contacts were made and life long partnerships formed.

After the war the company expanded greatly on the back of the post war building boom, and soon out grew their premises at the station goods yard in Amersham and moved into what was then a 2 acre green field site on Chiltern Avenue. Ted's son David joined the company in the early fifties, during a time of great economic and social upheaval. The company became limited in 1957, the decades following saw a series of long term investments in new offices, warehousing, and culminating in the resurfacing of the yard. The final result is that we now have one of the largest, cleanest and safest builders merchants yards in the county as well as being the oldest.

1986 saw the arrival at the business of Stuart, the third generation East to manage the company, who together with a professional and dedicated management team continues to drive the business forwards. The early nineties saw an expansion into supplying timber and by the early noughties we were one of the first timber yards to offer treated kiln dried carcassing timber as standard.

The company is proud to have supplied materials to numerous prestigious projects in its history, including Windsor Castle, Eton College, Chequers, Broadmoor Hospital, to name just a few.


"I've dealt with East's since I started my business nine years ago, in that time they've have always been competitive and efficient, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to other builders."

Julian Holt

Amersham Double Glazing
& Building Ltd

"I starting dealing with East's over 25 years ago after my existing suppliers kept letting me down. They always go the extra mile, when I was desperate last week for some materials, they delivered the same afternoon. You cant put a price on service like that."

Keith Woodley

Richwood Builders

"When I needed 4000 FLB First Quality facing bricks recently, I trawled the internet but was surprised to find East's not only had the stock to satisfy my order but were also able to deliver the 1st thing next day, saving me from laying off my bricklayers for the week"

Richard Brown

RB Contracts

"My type of business needs suppliers it can rely on, and I have always found East's a great trading partner. I demand quality products, with a reliable and rapid delivery service, East's are one of the few suppliers that can deliver all three."

Sanjay Patel

SJP Design & Build

Range of trucks & delivery

Small Tipper

Sites and driveways where access and minimal size is an absolute priority. Payload 1.4 tons.

Medium Tipper

Also suitable for driveways and small sites where access is fairly limited. Payload 4 tons.

Small Crane

Our smallest crane vehicle, able to access most building sites. A short wheelbase and rear HIAB make this the perfect vehicle where space is at a premium yet mechanical offload is required. Payload 4.75 tons.

Intermediate Crane

Able to access most sites and larger driveways, our 17gvw trucks also have a short wheelbase and rear HIAB making them both manoeuvrable and practical. Capable of lifting 1.5 tons at 5mt from the base of the crane. Payload 8.75tons.

Large Crane

The largest vehicles on our fleet, with a rear steering axle making them the most maneuverable truck in its class, suitable for medium and large building sites and the larger domestic property this beast is capable of unloading the longest sets of timber and heaviest packs of bricks and blocks. Payload 14tons.