Telfords is a builders, plumbers and electrical merchant business operating from 2 locations in the midlands of Ireland. It has significant DIY and electrical stores on its Portlaoise site.
Founded in 1885 in Mountrath as a general merchant, the company traded in farm supplies, hardware and grocery. In 1970, the business followed market trends at the time and converted the offering to building materials, hardware and farm supplies. In 1990, Telfords opened its second store in Portlaoise followed by a third store in Athy in 1998. An electrical store was added to the Portlaoise site in 2006.
The business offers the full range of building and related materials for the residential and commercial construction sectors. There is a significant consumer element to the Telfords business coming from the DIY and electrical stores.