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William Hercock - About Us

William Hercock was established as a merchant in Leicester at least as far back as 1899, when he was listed in the period 'Wrights' directory as a "Carter General' see also coal merchants". Hercock's still sell coal as part of their current business over a century later.
 
Not to many companies, local or otherwise, can lay claim to having been trading over three different centuries, a fact we are rightly proud of.
 
The Hercocks have preserved many items from the past, here is just a small selection of delivery transport related pictures - how things have changed in just a hundred years or so!
 
cart
This image is dated 1918, the cart is well covered with bunting and the 'name' board bears a row of patriotic flags of our WW1 allies including Japan.
This level of decoration and the general smart turnout suggests this was for a parade rather than a normal working day.

 

 
1921
This image is dated 1921 and the vehicle is believed to be either an Albion or a Caledon
 
 
1926
This post war vehicle also carries the William Hercock livery, this vehicle is believed to be a Leyland, though not certain of the model.
 
 
1950
This next image is from the mid 1950s and shows off one of the fleet of Morris vehicles we had at that time.
It's not known who the man and child are - is it you?
 
foden
This last vintage vehicle was a brand new 1950s Foden OG4/6 tipper. This still sports our livery as well as our Shaftsbury Rd address.
 
 

William Hercock Ltd. The Airfield Depot, Dalby Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 0BL
Call: 01664 500947, Fax: 01664 410650 or email us at sales@williamhercock.co.uk

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William Hercock Ltd. Birstall Depot, Birstall Road, Birstall, Leicestershire LE4 4DJ
Call: 01162 676716, Fax: 01162 676844 or email us at sales@williamhercock.co.uk

 

Into the 21st Century and William Hercock is one of the largest independent builders merchant in Leicestershire. Based in Melton Mowbray, we have 2.5 acres of building materials, stocking every thing from panel pins to septic tanks!
 

As well as our huge range of building supplies, we specialise in self build projects and can supply everything from the drainage in the ground to the chimney pot on your roof. Our knowledgeable staff have many years experience in the industry and are able to offer you sound advise and competitive pricing but most of all a service second to none.

 

Our product range is sourced from the countries leading suppliers and as members of the H&B Buying Group and also the National Merchant Buying Society we are able to buy competitively and therefore offer a competitive price on a vast range of building products. Our strategy is a simple one, to supply quality products at a competitive price with a friendly and efficient attitude.

 

We are always looking at new products to develop and further enhance are already extensive range, please take a look at our products section for more details. If you need any assistance in sourcing an item give us a call or drop us an email if we do not have it in stock I am sure we can find it for you. Our current range offers all building materials including Aggregates, Bricks & Blocks, Builders Metalwork, Building Chemicals, Cement Products, Civil Groundworks, DPM & DPC, Doors Windows, Fencing, Insulation, Ironmongery & Fixings, Landscaping, Lintels, Rainwater and Waste, Roofing, Timber, Tools, Ventilation and Workwear & Safety.

 

We are pleased to be associated with some of the countries leading suppliers and we also have very sound relationships with many local construction companies.

 
Loading gravel directly into a trailer, making use of our weighbridge.
Bulk Loading, Making Use of the Weighbridge
A general view of our yard, showing some of our bricks and blocks, along with the plaster goods shed.
View of the Brickyard
 

William Hercock Ltd. The Airfield Depot, Dalby Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 0BL
Call: 01664 500947, Fax: 01664 410650 or email us at sales@williamhercock.co.uk

and

William Hercock Ltd. Birstall Depot, Birstall Road, Birstall, Leicestershire LE4 4DJ
Call: 01162 676716, Fax: 01162 676844 or email us at sales@williamhercock.co.uk

 

William Hercock Limited has recently expanded its Leicestershire coverage by opening a new depot on Birstall Road, Birstall, on the northern outskirts of Leicester.
 
Our new depot offers access to the same extensive range of materials and hardware that can be found at our Melton base, either on site or for delivery.
 
Account and cash customers can of course collect from whichever depot happens to be the most convenient at the time. Regular supply runs from Melton mean that anything not to hand can be drawn down from our Melton Branch with minimum delay or fuss.
 
Birstall Depot. 285 Birstall Road, Birstall, Leicestershire
Our NEW Birstall Depot frontage. Easy access from the A6/A46 interchange, and within a short distance of central Leicester this is an ideal location from which to service your building or DIY needs.

 

 
Birstall Depot Office viewed from yard
The main office and shop viewed from the yard.
 
 
Birstall Depot's COvered Storage
Some of the covered storage for timber etc.
 
 
Shop view showing some of the stock ranges
Some of the stock currently available in our shop, this is being increased on a daily basis as the space allows.
 
Birstall's new Paint Mix and Match machine
This is the latest paint mixing and matching machine at our new depot.
 
 

William Hercock Ltd. The Airfield Depot, Dalby Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 0BL
Call: 01664 500947, Fax: 01664 410650 or email us at sales@williamhercock.co.uk

and

William Hercock Ltd. Birstall Depot, Birstall Road, Birstall, Leicestershire LE4 4DJ
Call: 01162 676716, Fax: 01162 676844 or email us at sales@williamhercock.co.uk

 

 
OPENING HOURS
Monday to Friday
7.30am to 5.00pm
Saturday
8.00am to 12.30

Sunday
Closed

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