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A.F Akehurst & Sons Ltd

Established since 1921

4 Railway St, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1YF Directions

Tel 01634 850891
   Closed today Open Monday 08:00 - 17:00

Why Choose Us?

Next Day Delivery
First Class Service
Years of Experience

Business overview

Welcome to A.F.Akehurst and Sons one of Kents leading Independent Builders Merchants.

Our driving principal is to ensure all our customers receive a first class service and a competitive offer to meet all their building needs.

Staffed by people who understand your requirements, we combine excellent product knowledge with local industry knowledge to ensure that we can offer you the very best in friendly and helpful advice at all times.


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Products & Services


block paving



fence panels

fencing materials

paving supplies

plaster supplies

ready mixed concrete

roof tiles

roofing materials

sand & gravel suppliers


Decorative stones


Concrete blocks

Thermalite blocks

Cement admixtures

Drainage products

Manhole covers and frames



Called them from Australia as I needed a bag of granite dust delivered to my house 5 minutes from their yard in Rainham, as I have just emigrated, for the landscapers to carry out some work. I gave them payment and all my contact details and was assured there wouldn't be a problem,. They then didn't bother to deliver the product nor notify me accordingly. Subsequently the guys turned up, couldn't do the job and then charged me their lost labour as it wasn't their fault. DONT USE THIS COMPANY IF YOU NEED SOMETHING IMPORTANT. Then to be told "the lady shouldn't have taken the order on the phone is not reasonable !!!" That would be OK if you had bothered to contact me or the landscapers rather than just ignore the issue. £ 440 out of pocket for a £ 70 bag of dust absolute MADNESS !!!!DONT
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The best builders merchant's in Kent bar none!

As a Maidstone landlord of multiple lets, I've used many builders merchants over the years but until now didn't know what customer service even meant! Nothing was too much trouble, from overnight immediate delivery, to completing my order despite them not even stocking an item, yes, 100% fulfillment, Leigh knows his stuff to get our jobs done!
Delivery driver Tony was courteous, smartly attired, and without doubt the most helpful I've ever met. Up and down stairs with sheets, checked everything satisfactory, only left after I was happy!
Oh, did I mention the keen prices?Well save yourself the usual ring-round is all I'll say....
Will obviously be using again & again, maybe you should too, think you'll be pleasantly surprised as I have been and just so you know, I even broken my 'no-reviews' rule to leave this :-)
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disabled bays are not for Builders use

The company use disabled bays for there own delivery's, then moved the sand and took pictures
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Superb Builders Merchants

Nothing is ever too much trouble. Ordering is simple. Deliveries are on time and without any queries. I have been using this company for quite some time and I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone.
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Jolly bunch of staff will always help you.

I have used this company for over 40 years. and always had very good service. I would recommend them always.
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