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For all your building materials, timber & DIY needs. Open to the Trade & Public.

When you trade with Buildbase you can rely on your local branch team to provide a service you can trust, whether that's a delivery you need or the availability you'd expect. Many of our branches have grown from long-establish companies which have been serving local trades people for many years, with knowledge and experience to match.

Our aim is to work closely with our customers to understand and support your business at a local level, whether that’s stocking the products you need, deliveries scheduled to suit you or setting you up with trade prices, along with expert product knowledge and project advice when you need it. There's a great deal more for the builder at Buildbase.

Plus get everything you need in one place with Hirebase, Electricbase and Kitchen & Bathroom Showrooms inside Buildbase branches nationwide.


In 1997 Buildbase was established as the trading name for GraftonGroup’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 and also has a large online offering

Buildbase offers 1000’s of core products and is proud of being competitive on price. Next day delivery service is offered on all products and customers can open a 30 day trade credit account, meaning they have up to 60 days to pay for the material they need. Buildbase offers a vast range of products from building materials, roofing, timber, tools & fixings, clothing & safety, painting & decorating, kitchens & bathrooms andlandscaping &fencing.

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 panel products 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.

Whats In It For You


Get everything you need in one place when you trade with Buildbase. Use your trade account in Buildbase, Hirebase and Electricbase nationwide, and take advantage of our expert product knowledge and project advice. Speak to your local branch today.

You can also manage your trade account online using our web account services. Sign Up here to view your statements, pay invoices, create project baskets and request quotes from your local branch.

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Local Delivery promises available for Trade Account Customers.

  • Same day local van delivery when you order before 12pm
  • Next day local delivery when you order by 2pm in branch or order online before midnight
  • Local click and collect within 1 hour when your order between 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday.
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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.

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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.

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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 view the Buildbase Trade Services.

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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 groundhopper blogs from talkSPORT's Tony Incenzo.

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