SELCO Builders Warehouse in Dudley is set to reopen for tradespeople from Monday after it closed during lockdown.

The Dudley branch, based on Coneygree Road, will open on May 18 to support the delivery of online orders through collection and deliveries.

Customers will not be permitted to enter the store and collections will be made from the car park of the branch.

Howard Luft, chief executive of Selco, said: “It’s been an incredibly difficult period for the whole country and it’s been no different for us at Selco.

“We have been monitoring events and government guidance extremely closely and now everything is in place to enable us to offer our customers a revised service at Dudley to support the delivery of online orders, while closely following the social distancing guidelines.

“We introduced this at 42 of our branches last week and it has worked very successfully.

“We are fully aware our customers offer a vital service to the communities in which they operate, providing essential maintenance and repairs to properties, and we are delighted we can make at least part of our usual offering available.

“The health and wellbeing of our customers and colleagues remains our No 1 priority.”

Opening hours at the Dudley store will be limited to 7am-5pm on Monday to Friday and the branch will be closed at weekends.

Customer numbers will be managed through collection time slots to collect their orders, to ensure that social distancing can be maintained.

Howard added: “We would urge only people who have pre-ordered products and materials to visit the Dudley branch – and then only at the time they have been allocated.

“We will constantly monitor operations in all of our branches and make adjustments as and where we see fit.”