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About Buildbase

For all your building materials, timber & DIY needs. Open to the trade and public.

When you trade with Buildbase, you’ll get everything you need in one place. We take pride in serving the local tradespeople and our communities, working with our customers to get the job done, so you can rely on us to give a brilliant service.

At Buildbase we work with trusted, known suppliers to provide guaranteed stock, we offer reliable delivery options to suit you and we aim have the know-how, training our teams so we can provide you with expert product advice. 

Within many of our branches you’ll also find Hirebase for all your tool and equipment hire needs, wholesalers Electricbase for quality cabling, lighting and wiring, and Kitchen & Bathroom Showrooms with free design and planning consultations available and Trade Kitchens available from 72 hours. There's a great deal more for the builder at Buildbase. 

Buildbase background

In 1997 Buildbase was established as the trading name for Grafton Group’s UK builders merchanting operation. Since then it has continued to grow with an acquisition of Jackson Building Centres Ltd in 2003 and in the same year being named as the ‘best national builders merchant’ in the UK. 2013 saw more awards for Buildbase when it was named ‘best national builders merchant’ in the UK for the fourth time in 7 years. Today Buildbase operates from branches across the country.

Buildbase offers 1000’s of core products and is proud of being competitive on price. We have a vast range of products including building materials, timber, landscaping, insulation & plasterboard, plastics & drainage, kitchens & bathrooms, plumbing & heating, roofing and painting & decorating. 

Bricks are sourced from leading manufacturers as well as local and regional suppliers, therefore each branch offers a range of bricks tailored to the local market and can also offer a free brick matching service. Buildbase are timber and sheet material specialists with a dedicated Forest Products team who understand timber and work closely with suppliers to make sure only the best quality of all grades is supplied.


Manage your Trade Account online

We know that getting on with the job and keeping on top of admin tasks can be tricky, so we’ve made it even easier to manage your trade account with our free online account tools.

  • Pay invoices quickly and securely
  • Access trade terms online
  • View your statements
  • Convert branch quotes to online orders
Making TradeLife Easier

How we're Making TradeLife Easier

We’ve listened to our customers and are introducing changes to make your TradeLife easier.

You’ll notice changes in our branches, consistent pricing on the shelves and online, improvements in our delivery and collection service and stock increases across our most popular ranges.

Click the button to find out how we’re cutting the faff and Making TradeLife Easier.

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Sponsorships and community projects

At Buildbase we’ve put our name against a brilliant selection of sponsorships from national sporting events through to supporting new grassroots talent.

We recognise the value of investing in opportunities which our customers and colleagues are passionate about, so we’ve selected sponsorships with community and teamwork at its heart.


The Buildbase FA Vase & FA Trophy

Grassroots is the heartbeat of English football, so we are proud to put our name to two brilliant cup competitions – The Buildbase FA Trophy and The Buildbase FA Vase.

At the heart of the community, football clubs mean a lot to people in the area and beyond. This local spirit runs throughout our business as branches recognise the value of investing in and being part of their communities.


Online Trade Services

Learn more about Buildbase trade accounts, find your local timber mill and landscaping centre, get an instant online quote for PVCu windows & doors and use our brick matching service.

Click below to use our free Buildbase Trade Services.


The Buildbase blog

Check out the Buildbase blog for top trade tips from plasterboard to fire doors, news on our community projects and the latest from the Buildbase FA Vase & Trophy Sponsorship, including non-league blogs from talkSPORT2 reporter Tony Incenzo.

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Product Advice

From installing sound-reducing plasterboard to choosing the right lintel for the job, visit our know-how pages for product advice.




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