In article ,
It was a 'handy man' van. If he were working nearby makes sense for small
stuff rather than go a distance to a BM. Although that's likely to be
Travis Perkins who aren't exactly cheap either.
Dunno what yours is like but ours is a who^H^Harehouse with a proper trade
stuff at trade prices end (at the far end from where you come in so you
don't have to drive your nice shiny 4x4 Tescomobile past the oiks loading
plasterboard & cement into rusty Transits).