Wincanton has won a new three-year contract with Wickes to deliver large bulky items to customers' homes.

The operation was previously conducted in-house by the retailer, but Wincanton director of home and DIY Paul Durkin said the operator's experience and specialist equipment would "enhance customer experience and improve efficiency".

Wincanton will deliver products such as bags of building materials, bricks and blocks from Wickes's store hubs across the country.

Wincanton had not responded to a request for comment on who was responsible for the remaining portion of the job.

The operator said it has the ability to scale the home delivery operation up or down according to seasonal variation.

Durkin said: "The contract represents a synergy between Wincanton’s retail and construction expertise to meet Wickes specific transport requirements.

“By effectively utilising our specialist fleet we will be able to provide efficient home delivery to Wickes customers while ensuring the Wickes customer experience remains market-leading.”