A Brief History
Albert James Ball moved his family to Ramsgate from London in 1948, and originally set up a furnishing business there.
His two sons, Norman and Eric, developed the business over the following decades to cater for all aspects of home improvement; DIY, decorating, furnishing and plumbing.
In the 1960s they opened a small shop in Broadstairs offering cut-to-size timber, hardware, tools and DIY goods. At that time they were also running two shops in Ramsgate, still offering the wide mix of goods and services from timber, paint and wallpaper, to bathroom suites and kitchen units.