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Release Date: 18th January 2007

Source4me is a newly established National web & telephone based builders merchant, dedicated experts in the sourcing and supply of specialist and hard to locate building materials. As well as providing an urgent requirement service throughout the UK.

Source4me are able to source and supply building and construction materials to builders, developers, home owners, self build, contractors, surveyors, local authorities and other builders merchants.

With their new website located at http://www.source4me.co.uk/ it contains information on how to make an enquiry, examples, contact information and an online enquiry form.

To the best of their knowledge Source4me are the 1st builders merchants to offer such an extensive service.

Source4me makes no charge for submitting an enquiry and obtaining a quotation, via the online form, email or telephone 0845 803 7769.

Types of materials sourced, may vary from a timber profile or brick which is not in manufacture, to specialist foams. It may be that you are unable to obtain your material requirements from your usual suppliers quickly enough for your on-site requirements.



Release Date: 18th February 2007

Source4me is now building on the success of its initial launch.

After some initial feedback, Source4me is now actively sourcing not only building materials but also specialist building services.

They are now able to offer a rather special service in finding a specialist service. This can include but is not limited to examples such as curved glazing, ironmongery & door furniture manufacture, all types of welding (including lead and aluminium), softwood and hardwood joinery, plastic & pvc injection and hot moulding, plaster & cornice working and moulding.

More detailed information can be viewed at http://www.source4me.co.uk

They do however also remain to be dedicated experts in the sourcing and supply of specialist and hard to locate building materials. As well as providing an urgent requirement service throughout the UK.

Source4me are able to source and supply these services to builders, developers, home owners, self build, contractors, surveyors, local authorities and other builders merchants.

Source4me makes no charge for submitting an enquiry and obtaining a quotation, via the online form, email or telephone 0845 803 7769.



Release Date: 16th April 2007

Source4me the online builders merchant and building materials specialist, have provided a number of useful calculators on their site.

There are building material calculators available from a basic volume or dimension conversion. Up to some very extensive calculators for brickwork, render and screeding.

If you need to know what quantities of sand, lime, cement and plastisicer you will need for a given area and thickness of render or stucco then the render/stucco estimator would be for you. Or the quantities of bricks & blocks in single or double thickness walls along with how much sand, opc and plastisicer are required for your project then try the brick, block and mortar calculator. There are also calculators for concrete, ready mix and diy screeds, paving beds, bulking of materials upon excavation, internal plaster and a sub base calculator.

The full list available can be found by navigating from their home page, useful for builders, developers and diy alike. They do however make the point that these calculators should only be used as a guide.

Of course Source4me remain dedicated experts in the sourcing and supply of specialist and hard to locate building materials, as well as providing an urgent requirement service throughout the UK.

Source4me makes no charge for submitting an enquiry and obtaining a quotation, via the online form, email or telephone 0845 803 7769.



Release Date: 17th May 2007

If it’s related to building materials then Source4me the online builders merchants are able to locate it.

These are a couple of the more esoteric enquiries that Source4me has received and sourced recently.

A high density foam insulation product only produced in America. This product is to be used in a next generation land/water craft, the original enquiry coming from a Lord of the Realm no less. At first the authenticity of the enquirer was in doubt but it quickly became apparent that there are Lords of the Realm who actually get down and dirty on research projects!

Or how about a substantial softwood timber pole, machine rounded to 150mm diameter, treated to hazard class 4 and at a length of 6m (20’). Substitute for a caber? Support for a tree house? Building a boat? Only the client knows, but this did meet the clients needs in all respects.

Of course most building materials enquiries may be slightly less obscure but are nevertheless what the staff at Source4me do best. And that’s your bricks, blocks, concrete & clay products, beams and lintels, and all softwood and hardwood building material products.

Source4me makes no charge for submitting an enquiry and obtaining a quotation, via the online form, email or telephone 0845 803 7769.



Release Date: 29th May 2007

Due to demand Source4me the online builders merchant and building materials sourcing specialist, have added more extensive materials calculators to their site.

In addition to the concrete, screed, render, brick and block volume calculators located at www.source4me.co.uk/source-building-materials.htm There is now an extensive roofing roofing material calculator, which not only calculates the area of a gable, hip end or shed roof it even takes into account the hidden area of a dormer pitch and the additional ridges required. Also a stud wall calculator which provides not only the amount of timber or metal studs required it even works out the required plasterboard, insulation and plaster. Right down to the number of screws or nails and scrim tape.

Source4me are also looking to add cost estimators to their site, a start has been made with the paving cost calculator and the excavated spoil cost. The point is made however that these building materials calculators and estimators should be used for guidance only.

Of course Source4me remain dedicated experts in the sourcing and supply of specialist and hard to locate building materials, as well as providing an urgent requirement service throughout the UK.

Source4me makes no charge for submitting an enquiry and obtaining a quotation, via the online form , email or telephone 0845 803 7769.



The following articles have been written by our Managing Director

My experiences in DIY SEO.

Or ‘why it is easier to pay for it, but not necessarily as satisfying as doing on your own’

Oct - I had an idea for a business venture and having had some successes with the main element of it, namely sourcing hard to find, unusual or just urgent building materials, I decided to go for it and progress it further. To start I needed an internet presence, promptly purchase the domain source4me amongst others. Great, a friend of mine is a computer programmer for Sky he will be able to offer up some advice, err No! apparently computer programming and html are like not the same thing? This was news to me and I am already giving away my ignorance. I only had Frontpage on my machine so that had to be my starting point. My first attempt can still be seen here on a free web page (of which more later). If you know enough to view the source code you already know more than I did when I made these pages. No alt tags, no meta tags, no keywords, wording not optimised etc. Then the real blow ? my brother thought it looked amateurish. Aargh my poor ego, I’d spent a month of evenings on it. Since then, more research. So we lose the freebie web page as the search engines don?t like them and purchase a hosting package.

Dec - Having secured my father as my partner in this venture, I work on optimising the pages (all 6 of them). Keywords, alt tags etc, we are crawled a lot but still not indexed. Yes I did submit the URL to the major players (which some schools of thought think is a bad idea). So we have cost per click with Google! A week later I realise that this will cost more than our combined mortgages, not very realistic.

Feb - Limited indexing success, but showing up for all the wrong search terms. More research required. Work on wording within pages to optimise with keywords and phrases.

Mar - Some unique content at last and more indexing (we have a page rank of 1 no less). I''ve added some calculators to the site, of which I am quite proud and yes they do seem to work as I have used them for my other business as a builder and developer.

Apr - Definitely moving now. Page rank of 2! (not much I know, but a start) But now it?s time to work on the backlinks and this article is all part of that ongoing effort and if, as a bonus I can help anyone else in the same boat then all for the good.

Mark Foreman is the Managing Director for Source4me Building Materials Online.


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