Plumbase is the fourth largest plumbing and heating merchant with a network of 220 branches across the UK.

As one of the country's leading suppliers of plumbing and heating products, it focuses on a customer base of domestic and commercial Gas Safe engineers, plumbers and maintenance contractors.

Plumbase places the customer at the heart of everything it does. It leads the way by employing great people, who are not only experts within their field but also provide outstanding customer service.

Company History

In 1988 the Grafton Group plc made its first UK acquisition of a small heating and plumbing business (Williams Southwest), breaking into the UK merchanting market.

By 1998 Plumbase was established as the trading name for the Group’s UK plumbers merchanting operation and in the year 2000, Plumbase had more than doubled its size with the back-to-back acquisitions of E J Thompsons and Essex Heating Supplies, taking the branch network to 85 branches that included the opening of 8 greenfield sites.

By 2012 Plumbase had become among one of the top four plumbers merchanting businesses in the UK.

Plumbase is a national plumbers’ merchant supplying heating, plumbing, bathrooms, showers, renewables and boiler spares to professional trade installers – traditionally through a network of stores nationwide but now also with an online offering.

The specialist buying teams work closely with a host of leading manufacturers to offer the latest industry innovations and high quality products at very competitive prices across all product ranges.