The builders merchanting division trades from 389 branches, principally under the Buildbase, and Selco brands, in England, Wales and Scotland, and under the Chadwicks and Heiton Buckley brands in Ireland, and Macnaughton Blair in Northern Ireland.
The plumbers merchanting division, trading from 226 branches primarily under the Plumbase brand, 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 38 branches under the Gerritse, Breur Ceintuurbaan and Van der Winkel brands in the Netherlands.