Builders’ merchant, Buildbase is launching a dedicated plumbing and heating business within 44 branches from September 2018. Plumbingbase will be clearly branded alongside Hirebase, Electricbase and, Kitchen and Bathroom Showrooms in Buildbase branches, completing the merchant’s comprehensive offering of everything a tradesperson needs under one roof.
Aimed at builders, plasterers, housing developers, and plumbing and heating contractors, a core range of plumbing and heating products will be stocked across all branches, from boilers to waste pipes. A wider breadth of products will be available at larger sites.
Plumbing and heating specialists have been recruited to ensure that all branches can provide knowledgeable advice and support.
Lyndon Johnson, Buildbase Commercial Director said: “We understand that time is money for our customers. Plumbingbase will complete our ‘one stop shop’ philosophy, reducing the need for customers to go to several merchants for a project, saving time and making their lives easier.
“We don’t just sell products, we have fantastic knowledge about everything we supply as many of our staff are former tradespeople themselves. We can help our customers to find the right product for the job and suggest solutions that they may never have considered. Plumbingbase will be no exception.”
The Buildbase estate comprises more than 170 branches throughout the UK. Plumbingbase will be rolled out at further locations in 2019.
Plumbingbase is in addition to the standalone Plumbase branches that are also part of Grafton Merchanting.