- Business established: 2015
- Head office: Surbiton, London
- Number of employees: 10
- Branches: 1
- Time working with Midland Lead: since 2016
Based in Surbiton, London, Sneaths Roofing Merchants Ltd is a new customer of Midland Lead, having recently started stocking rolled lead.
Supplying both trade and retail customers across London and Surrey, including the nearby South East and South West London areas, Sneaths is a family-run business founded in 2015. While the company is relatively new, the family’s knowledge and experience in the roofing industry spans over 40 years.
Operating from a large indoor warehouse that carries a vast stock range, manager Andy Rix explains why Sneaths decided to add Midland Lead’s product to their offering: “All roofing materials at our Surbiton premises are branded, high quality and competitively priced. Midland Lead has a good industry reputation and offered us a more competitive price than our previous supplier, so we were keen to switch.”
Andy has seen the call for lead increase over the years: “The demand for lead has soared. We are constantly having to re-stock; a delivery of lead can sell out easily within a week.”
With such high-demand for lead, Andy explains that there are high expectations for Sneaths suppliers: “Roofers want the best quality they can get their hands on. As such, our suppliers need to have excellent turn-a-round times. We need orders to be processed quickly and to arrive as soon as possible with no ramifications on the quality – and Midland Lead do just that.”
Like Midland Lead, Sneaths Roofing Merchants work with a range of clients. Andy adds: “We have the expertise on hand to help supply any roofing project. On the rare occasion when we don’t have the roofing supplies requested in stock, we can order them and have them delivered within two working days.”