Technical expertise from MB Civils

With such a focus on faster delivery times on every project, the emphasis on getting the initial aspects of a job right first time has never been greater.

To achieve this, a stronger emphasis is being placed on collaboration and that is where the strength of MB Civils can make a significant difference.

Part of the highly successful Macnaughton Blair builders’ merchants, MB Civils was created over a decade ago to cater specifically for this niche sector, offering a diverse selection of civils and environmental protection products to the construction sector.

The product portfolio from MB Civils covers every aspect of the civil engineering and construction industries and encompasses drainage, access covers, environmental protection, geofabrics, hard landscaping and street furniture – all from market-leading manufacturers. This includes names such as ACO, Klargester, Wrekin Products, Marshalls, Fosroc, K-Form, Alumasc, Hydro Int, Sika and Saint-Gobain PAM.

This impressive range is enhanced by an accessibility, not only to the products themselves, but to technical back-up provided by MB Civils. The entire range is available through Macnaughton Blair’s strategically located branches across Northern Ireland, providing straightforward, off-the-shelf access to the trade.

While this provides convenience, customers also enjoy the added advantage of being able to utilise the technical expertise of the company’s team, which is based at the Balmoral Road branch.

Headed up by Sales Manager, Derek Parish, who has worked for Macnaughton Blair for 45 years and was involved in developing the concept for MB Civils, the team also incorporates Justin Reid, Senior Sales Advisor; Levinus Gillen, Technical Sales Manager; and Mark Davidson, Sales Advisor.

Customers ranging from architects and consultants through to building contractors utilise the technical expertise of this quartet to create bespoke and effective solutions for the residential, commercial and infrastructure projects.

“Our product range is from the industry’s leading manufacturers and is second the products available directly from our branches is a major advantage as, for many contractors, time is of the essence.

“However, we also have a highly experienced team who can provide advice on the various solutions we offer. Our in-house product knowledge alongside our strong supplier relationships are the core strengths of working with MB Civils. This allows us to deliver the correct product, at the correct time, at the correct price.”

Those three areas – correct product, time and price – are critical within the competitive construction landscape and working within these strict parameters provides customers with time and moneysaving solutions. But despite this success, it is never a case of MB Civils resting on its laurels. While the company continues to be highly successful, that is only because it is constantly evolving, as Derek explained.

“MB Civils was created because the product range we now offer was growing at such a pace and required specialist expertise for our customers,” he said. “The product range has continued to grow since then and we are always looking to evolve what we offer.”

All with their own area of expertise, the team at MB Civils also utilises the company’s strong supplier relationship to keep up to date with the latest product trends and cutting edge solutions.

“Those relationships have been built up over many years and our customers benefit directly from that.”

For more information on MB Civils, visit any Macnaughton Blair branch or telephone 028 9055 1390. Alternatively, visit the website at