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Radbournes are proud sponsors of St Michael’s Open Gardens

Radbournes have been proud sponsors of the St Michael’s Hospice Open Gardens for many years. During this time, the events have raised in excess of £100,00 for this amazing charity.

There is still time to get involved this year, as the programme of Open Gardens is still continuing. Why not visit one of the gardens, have a wonderful time and get the chance to contribute to help St Michael’s great work.

Tea on the Terrace
19th August 2018
Relax and unwind by enjoying a fine British tradition – afternoon tea
Moccas Park
16th September 2018
Explore this stunning National Nature Reserve
Shobdon Court & St John the Evangelist Church
19th September 2018
Explore the wonderful arboretum and grounds of Shobdon Court plus its eye-catching neighbour, Shobdon Church
Bury Court Farmhouse
23rd September 2018
A semi-walled garden on two levels

To find out more about the Open Gardens or to donate to St Michael’s, please visit:

Summer’s here! It’s time to visit Radbournes.

Now that Summer has finally arrived, the days are getting longer, the sun is shining, and our minds start to focus on the great outdoors – more specifically, the jobs that need doing in the garden! All the projects you have been planning over the Winter and Spring, from a new driveway to a complete makeover, are now ready to put into action.

Radbournes have also totally redeveloped the display area, so you can browse through our huge range of materials, and if you wish take away samples to decide at your leisure, that’s all part of the unbeatable customer service that is standard at Radbournes.

Another great thing about Radbournes is the vast product range that is impossible to find anywhere else. They try to stock everything you will need to complete your project from start to finish, so there’s no need for a time consuming trawl round several suppliers – its all here in one place.

The comprehensive stocks that Radbournes carry also ensure a fast delivery service that can be relied on – no vague dates or long waiting times to hold your project up.

So, there’s never been a better time to visit Radbournes – the sun’s starting to shine, the work in the garden needs doing and Radbournes have everything you need to create your ideal garden!

Salt, Grit and Sandbags now in stock!

Last year’s tough winter left many stocks depleted, and demand certainly outstripped the supplies that were available in the UK, and has had a knock-on effect to this year’s stocks.

Due to last year’s shortages, we are asking everyone to stock up on your winter products early so that when the bad weather does arrive, you are not caught out. We have stocks of everything you need and supply both large commercial and domestic quantities. Our prices are very competitive, and as always you can rely on the excellent level of customer service Radbournes pride themselves on.

Salt and Winter Grit
Rocksalt and GritWe have a range of different salts that are ideal for de-icing roads, footpaths and any public area. The salt can be ordered loose in bulk, or in small bags that can be easily stored ready for the winter. They include: Rocksalt, White Salt and Winter Grit.

If you are a major buyer of salt please call us now to discuss your requirements on 01432 279 623.

Sandbags for Flood Defence
Sandbags for flood defenceWe stock sandbags in both traditional Natural Hessian and Polypropylene. They are ideal for flood defence in both domestic and commercial situations.

To find out more details of any of our winter products just call our sales team on 01432 279 623 or email, and we’ll be glad to help.

Radbournes to the rescue!

When the BBC’s DIY SOS team came calling, as usual Radbournes were happy to help a worthy cause by donating materials.

Just 18 months ago, Chris Gibbons was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a debilitating condition that causes his muscles to weaken and limits his life expectancy. Among the most important things for parents Claire and Colin was that Chris would be able to go where he wanted in his own home, and not to be confined to a couple of downstairs rooms.

Chris already has to use a wheelchair, and to transform their house could have cost up to £200,000. Unfortunately, Claire and firefighter Colin were told the disabled facilities grant would not cover work to make their upstairs accessible.


Enter the DIY SOS Team, and in just nine days, with the help of hundreds of local tradesmen and the generosity of local businesses, they were able to make the house in Bartestree a home for the family of the seven-year-old. With 90 and 100 tradesmen on site every day, many working 12-hour days free of charge, the team completed a project that would ordinarily take up to four months.

Isuzu 12 tonner is loads better for Radbournes

With their new Isuzu ‘Forward’ 12-tonne tipper now in service, Hereford-based aggregates company Radbournes can carry up to 6.3 tonnes of payload (even with a crane) on this 4×2 rigid truck, easily outperforming a previously purchased competitors’ 12-tonner that it has replaced in the company’s 10-strong distribution fleet.

The Isuzu F120.240 chassis/cab is fitted with a Stag aluminium tipping body, which has an Atlas 58.2 crane mounted at the rear of the cab. The crane is capable of lifting up to 1095kgs of bagged aggregate at a reach of 5.4 metres.

According to Chris Radbourne, managing director at Radbournes; “If I were to single out the reasons for the increasing numbers of Isuzu trucks in our fleet it is simply that they easily outperform their competitors in terms of both fuel economy and overall running costs. Without a doubt the Isuzu trucks are the most efficient vehicles that we have ever operated in our fleet.”

Radbournes deliver aggregates, sand, gravel and stone, in both loose loads and bagged quantities, using a 10-strong distribution fleet, of which five are Isuzu 7.5 tonne rigids. Local Isuzu dealer Andy Powell Commercials in Hereford supplied the new Isuzu 12-tonner to Radbournes and it is expected to have a working life of approximately 5 years. It is the latest addition to the Radbourne fleet and the first Isuzu in their fleet at this higher weight range.

Radbournes Coal and Firewood Logs…Keep warm this winter!

If this winter is as tough as the last, you’ll need to stock up to keep your wood burners and coal fires burning away to keep you warm throughout the next few months.

We have large stocks of both Taybrite and general house coal. We also supply hardwood and softwood logs for fires and wood burners.

To find out more details of any of our winter products just call our sales team on 01432 279 623 or email, and we’ll be glad to help.

Graham receives achievement award

Radbournes are a Melcourt Master Stockist of high quality bark and wood products with an extensive range of materials in stock, and also access to the complete Melcourt range including: Playbark, Play chips, Bark nuggets, Spruce, Ornamental mulching bark, Composted bark soil improver, and at Melcourt’s recent gathering, Graham Preece of Radbournes was presented with an achievement award.

Around 40 members of Melcourt’s unique national master stockist network gathered at its bark processing operation in Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire, last week to tour the facility, review progress in a challenging year – and to look forward with some confidence to the coming year. “As the UK’s leading bark supplier to landscape professionals and play providers we are a key barometer as to the health of both sectors,” says Andy Chalmers, Sales and Marketing Director of Melcourt. “This year has had its share of challenges but despite that both sales and profitability have held up well. We have also continued to increase the number of stockists in our network and develop our range with the addition of bagged topsoil and play sand.”

Above: Graham Preece of Radbournes receiving his achievement award from Andy Chalmers at the meeting

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“The gravel has been delivered thank you. Just wanted to say how helpful your driver was too, it is tight coming along the lane but he didn’t mind and went the extra mile to get the gravel far enough into my field so me could get past it. He was really helpful. Thank you very much.”


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Now that Summer has finally arrived, the days are getting longer, the sun is shining, and our minds start to focus on the great outdoors – more specifically, the jobs that need doing in the garden! It’s time to visit Radbournes - they have everything you need to create your ideal garden!