What companies are in the Grafton Group?

The company owns the Buildbase, Woodie’s DIY, Civils and Lintels, Selco and Jacksons brands. It also has a number of businesses that trade exclusively online.

Who is buying buildbase?

Building materials company Grafton Group has agreed a deal to sell its British traditional merchanting business for £520 million (€604 million) to Huws Gray.

Is buildbase a franchise?

Buildbase is a builders’ merchants in the United Kingdom, and is approaching two hundred branches nationwide. Buildbase is part of Grafton Group plc, and is a member of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).


ParentGrafton Group plc

Is buildbase being sold?

The business is being sold to Huws Gray, which is controlled by investment management group Blackstone, according to a statement from the group. The businesses being sold include the Buildbase, Civils & Lintels, PDM Buildbase, The Timber Group, Bathroom Distribution Group, Frontline and NDI brands.

Are Grafton selling buildbase?

16 Apr Grafton Group, the building materials distributor and DIY retailer, is mulling the sale of several of its businesses, including Buildbase. Civils & Lintels describes itself as the number one distributor of lintels in the UK and a premier distributor of drainage & heavy building materials.

How many buildbase branches are there in the UK?

With 149 branches across the UK open to both trade and public, Buildbase operates as a one-stop-shop for building, timber & DIY products. Knowledgeable and experienced branch teams provide a service that customers can trust.

Is buildbase part of Grafton Merchanting?

GMGB brings together Grafton Group’s merchanting operations within the UK. It includes Buildbase, Hirebase, Civils & Lintels, Jackson Building Centres, Hendricks Lovell, PDM, L&G Forest Products, Acorn Insulation & Drywall, Keelsupply Drywall & Insulation, Southern Drywall & Insulation, Corgi Direct and Secon Solar.

What do Grafton Group do?

Grafton has a strong portfolio of businesses and brands with leading positions in the distribution markets in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands. We are also the market leader in the DIY retailing market in Ireland and the largest manufacturer of dry mortar in the UK.