Welcome to A R Richards Ltd, the leading Builders Merchants in Shrewsbury, Staffordshire and Shropshire.

We are your go-to source for all construction materials and tools, serving as the trusted partner for professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike across the region. From landscaping to civil drainage, we understand that each project brings its unique requirements. This understanding drives our mission to provide an all-encompassing range of building materials tailored to suit all your project needs.

We offer an extensive array of products, which include, but are not limited to, pipe fittings, septic tanks, and other essential tools. Each item in our stocklist is carefully selected for its quality, durability, and performance, ensuring that your project stands the test of time.

A convenient and user-friendly browsing experience awaits you on our website. Our online catalogue provides a glimpse into the vast array of tools and materials we offer. For further information on product specifications or pricing, our expert team is always ready to assist with their seasoned advice and guidance.

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Aggregates include decorative stones and gravel, bagged aggregates, MOT and more….

We stock a full range of aggregate; from MOT to Sand & Stone. We can supply aggregates in different sizes to suit your building work, to make it easy we offer from 1 tonne bulk bags to 20 tonne tipper loads. Speak to the team today to tailor the quantities to suit your construction or landscaping job needs. We’re here to help with your bulk aggregate and trade sand supplies, plus stock a range of decorative stones, rock salt and asphalt pothole repair products, available for you to order now.


Civils & Drainage

Our extensive Ducting & Drainage Range includes twin wall, water pipe and ducting…

A R Richards understand the importance of the right drainage. We stock a Pipe Shed full of fixtures and fittings to work alongside our ducting range. Built with longevity and durability in mind, we know a quality product can make all of the difference. We have drainage options for the home, businesses or for roads and pavements. Whether it’s simply drainage parts and pipes you require, or the complete install of a drainage system, A R Richards can help. For more information on drainage channel units, including affordable plastic channels and concrete or polymer drainage call the team 01630 639 888.

Concrete Products

Concrete Rings & Pipes

Concrete Products from the UK largest stockist of Concrete Seconds:

Concrete Products from the UK largest stockist of Concrete Seconds:

  • Concrete Rings (Firsts & Seconds)
  • Concrete Cover Slabs (Firsts & Seconds)
  • Concrete Lego Blocks
  • Concrete Pipes (Firsts & Seconds)

What are Seconds?

Seconds are determined by breakages and minor cracks/ chips from the manufacturing process. As a result, none of our seconds at A R Richards can be guaranteed. However at A R Richards we are more than happy to show you around all our stocks so you can select the correct item for you.

Decorative Gravel


From decorative gravels to turf, and paving slabs to topsoil we have it all ….

A R Richards are here to help you get everything you need for large or small garden and landscaping projects. Whether that’s for a small flower garden or major outdoor space renovation. We have an extensive range of decorative gravels perfect for any garden. We also supply and delivery paving slabs, Joint It and sands. 


Water Pipes & Fittings

Our extensive Ducting & Drainage Range includes twin wall, water pipe and ducting…

A R Richards stock MDPE water pipe (Alkathene) in diameters including 20mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm and 63mm, in coil lengths of 25m, 50m, 100m and 150mtrs. Our pipe and fittings are WRAS approved and conform to BS EN 12201.

Blue MDPE water supply pipe is used for connections between the distribution mains to individual properties and for above ground services if the pipes are installed within protective ducts. Blue MDPE should not be used for the conveyance of gases, oil, petrol, diesel or compressed air. The system is suitable for use with cold potable water with a working pressure of up to 12.5 bar.

If you need advice on MDPE Pipe call the team on 01630 639 888.



General geotextiles can be used for many drainage requirements

Geotextiles are used in the construction of pavements, roads and permeable paving installation to separate different layers of angular stone, ensuring that the trafficked surface remains stabilised.

Terram geotextiles allow filtration and separation of granular layers in roads, pavements, driveways, porous pavers, decking and patio construction allowing water though but stopping fine particles. Terram geotextiles are manufactured from permeable non-woven needle punch fabrics, at A R Richarrd we stock both options.  Geotextiles are supplied on rolls from 2.25m wide up to 4.5m wide. 


Bagged Products

We stock a range of Lafarge Cement as well as bagged Sand and Patchmac ….

Why Larfarge?

Lafarge packed products are developed, manufactured and supplied to the building industry with six fundamental principles in mind; innovation, reliability, history, quality, sustainability and health and safety.

We offer cement in paper or plastic as well as by the bag or pallet. A R Richards offer local delivery or you are welcome to our trade desk and take away with you today.


Manhole Covers

We always have a range of man hole covers; lightweight to heavyweight, slotted and solid

Our steel/ polypropylene access covers offer solid top & paving options (recess). Stocked in various sizes and capabilities.

A R Richards Man Hold cover range is suited to:

  • residential
  • commercial
  • industrial
  • general construction

Pop in today to pick up your Manhole cover.

Wonder Wipes

Tools & Plant

We stock all the day-to-day trade Tool essentials…

From our Builders Merchant Trade Counter we stock a range of hand tools that are always needed. From hammers and brushes to WD40 and Wonder Wipes our range is competitively priced and continually updated.

For Plant Hire and Construction find out more HERE about what we do and how we operate.

Muck Shift

aggregate wholesale staffordshire

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Skip Hire

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Plant & Construction

bulk aggregates

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Your Trusted Builders’ Merchant

At A R Richards Ltd, we are more than just a supplier; we are a committed partner to your project’s success. Our deep industry knowledge and extensive resources position us to provide solutions that empower you to complete your projects efficiently and effectively.

Our commitment to customer satisfaction drives us to deliver top-tier customer service. Whether it’s answering queries, providing product insights, or assisting with orders, we strive to make your experience with us smooth and hassle-free.

If you are in Shrewsbury, Staffordshire, or Shropshire and need reliable, high-quality builders’ merchant services, A R Richards Ltd is the partner you can trust. Our unwavering commitment to quality, competitive pricing, and excellent service set us apart in the building industry.

Join the growing community of professionals and DIY enthusiasts who rely on A R Richards Ltd for all their building needs. Reach out to us today, and let’s work together to make your project a resounding success.

At A R Richards Ltd, your success is our business. Let us be your trusted Builders Merchants in Shrewsbury, helping you bring your project from concept to completion. We look forward to working with you and exceeding your expectations.

A R Richards Skip Hire Services

Skip Hire

Quick, Simple and Competitively Priced

A R Richards Commercial Waste Management

Commercial Waste

Complete Waste Management Services

A R Richards Euro Bin Hire

Euro Bin Hire

Across Shropshire, Staffordshire & Cheshire

A R Richards Building Merchants & Aggregates

Building Merchants & Aggregates

Concrete, Ducting, Pipes and more…

A R Richards Construction & Plant Hire

Construction & Plant Hire

Available with and without operatives

A R Richards Agricultural Contracting

Agricultural Contracting

Full Range of field & Harvest works completed


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