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FREE Flat Roof Training Event

May 3rd, 2016

Flat roof training day at chorley branch






ProGRP is a new advanced liquid applied Glass Reinforced Polyster flat roof system and we are holding a free training event at our Chorley branch so you can see watch live demonstrations and see the product in action.

ProGRP has been specifically engineered for flat roof applications in the UK market. It is a fully integrated seamless system where all the components are designed to work together to ensure that you can take full advantage of this rapidly expanding market. ProGRP can be used on virtually all types of flat roofs up to and including vertical surfaces for example the cheeks of a dormer or the inside face of a mansard or parapet roof.

You can find out more at our free training event being held at our Chorley branch. There’s no need to book – just turn up on the day!

  • Friday 6th May 2016
  • 8am – 1pm
  • Alty’s Builders Merchants, Leigh Street, Chorley, PR7 3DS

For more information call us on 01257 444111.

Alty’s Open New Builders Merchant Branch in Chorley

February 2nd, 2016

Builders Merchant Chorley

Opening our new builders merchant in Chorley

Independent Builders Merchant, Henry Alty Limited, opened their brand new builder’s merchant branch in Chorley on Monday 1st February.

The development, which cost in excess of £1m, is located next to Asda on Bolton Street. It is the second builder’s merchant branch for the family-owned business which has been in the trade for over 130 years.

The 1.5 acre Chorley site includes a large shop stocked with building and DIY products from leading brands such as Celotex, Knauf, Everbuild and Brett Martin.  Loose aggregates, bricks, landscaping and timber products are available in the dedicated yard and warehouse facility.

Alty’s also have timber cutting facilities on site and a fleet of tipper and crane off-loading vehicles for deliveries across the North West.

Stephen Gautrey, Managing Director of Henry Alty, said:

“We made the decision to expand the Builders Merchant side of our business in 2014. We spent a long time researching different areas in Lancashire, before making the decision to locate in Chorley. We feel that our new Chorley base will meet the needs of local trades-people and we will benefit from the access to major road networks so we can service our customers more efficiently.

“We’re confident that our new Builders Merchant will be a fantastic asset to trades people in the area. We’re a member of national buying group h&b which means that we can offer our customers competitive prices on our large product range. We’re regarded as a one-stop shop by many in the building trade.

“The growth of the construction sector in general is encouraging and we have already recruited six local people at our new branch. We hope to increase this number as the business grows.”

Alty’s was officially opened on Monday 1st February by Chorley FC Manager Matt Jansen and is open six days a week for both the trade and general public.

Proud Sponsors of the Hesketh Bank Village Show 2015

September 21st, 2015

Alty’s were proud to sponsor the 7th annual Hesketh Bank Village Show again this year.

Horticulture Show

The Horticultural Show was well attended and visitors were treated to live music from the Wigan Ukulele Band, enjoyed delicious food and drink and could buy products from local businesses (including Alty’s horticultural supplies) from the variety of stalls set-up on site. There was plenty of entertainment with bouncy castles, fairground rides and the ever popular ducking stall!

The worthy Village Show cup winners were announced at the end of the day with lots of impressive entries on display in All Saints Church.

For anyone taking part in the Hesketh Bank Village Show competition in 2016… make sure you pop into Alty’s on Station Road for all your horticultural supplies!

Four Oaks Show Winner

September 19th, 2014

Congratulations to C Pipper & Sons Ltd for winning our Hose Trolley at the Four Oaks Show. Four Oaks Show Winner

Alty’s at Four Oaks Trade Show 2nd & 3rd September 2014

August 14th, 2014

We are pleased to be attending Four Oaks for the 44th time and we look forward to welcoming you to our stand B79 + 92.

We will have on display our latest range of pots, planters and hanging baskets.  Also a range of our supplier’s compost and peat – Bord Na Mona, Sinclair, Melcourt and Everris.

Come and visit us to pick up a copy of the ‘Alty’s Buyers Guide’ and to enter our special ‘prize’ draw.

Four Oaks Logo




Work Experience Placement

July 28th, 2014

It was our pleasure to give a student of Tarleton Academy the opportunity to experience the World of Work through a Work Experience placement.

A Practical Guide to Controlling Vine Weevil on Ornamental Nurseries

July 17th, 2014

Black Vine Weevil WEB

  • Understanding the pest
  • What to look for
  • When to act
  • What control options are available
  • An example programme for control

Black vine weevil (Otiorynchus sulcatus) is one of the most serious pests seen on ornamental nurseries. As a native species it is endemic to the whole of the British Isles and can be commonly found in woodlands and hedgerows. As such it is a constant threat, especially in HNS, as adults can arrive on site from any number of sources and establish a population.

Once on site numbers can build rapidly over a year or two, and if not kept in check can cause considerable damage. This practical guide is intended to give growers an overview of the options and tools they can use to deal with vine weevils before they become a problem.

View Guide on Vine Weevil Control

To discuss a range of preventative and curative controls, please contact our sales team:

Technical Sales Managers:       

Steve Usher                         m: 07889 165402

Jan Grandal-Johansen      m: 07889 829015

Sales Office:    

01172 817217 or 01772 817216

Sponsorship for Banks St Stephen’s Bowling Club

July 15th, 2014

Alty’s has sponsored Advertising signage at Banks St Stephens Bowling Club.  Why not visit their ‘Grand Open Day’ on Sunday 17th August 2014 11am to 4pm, and try your hand at Crown Green Bowls.

Bank ST Step Bowling

Sponsorship to Tarleton Cricket Club

July 15th, 2014

Alty’s have sponsored a cricket ball for the match to be played 19th July 2014 against Hindley St Peters.

Cricket Club




Contribution to Hoole St Michael CE Primary School

July 15th, 2014

Alty’s donated gardening equipment to Hoole St Michael CE Primary School.

Please see the lovely thank you card from the children.

Ornage thank you front                 Orange Thank You inside