The builders merchanting division trades principally under the Buildbase and Selco brands in England, Wales and Scotland, and under the Chadwicks, Heiton Buckley and The Panelling Centre brands in Ireland, and MacBlair in Northern Ireland.
The plumbers merchanting division, trades primarily under the Plumbase brand and has a strong presence in England, Scotland and Wales.
Grafton is the UK's third largest builders merchanting business and is the fourth largest plumbers merchanting business by turnover with an estimated total market share at 10 per cent.
The merchanting business in Ireland has a clear leadership position with an estimated market share by turnover in excess of 20 per cent.
Mainland Europe Merchanting
The Group is active in builders merchanting in each of the regions of Belgium with 15 outlets under the Mpro and YouBuild (a joint venture in which Grafton has a controlling interest) brands. The Group also trades from 52 branches under the Gerritse, Breur Ceintuurbaan, Van der Winkel and Gunters en Meuser brands in the Netherlands.