While providing our customers with environmental and sustainable products, and information on how to use them is a core aim of Grafton Group plc our commitment to the environment does not stop there. We are also focused on waste management, carbon reduction, sustainable sourcing of timber and complying with all environmental legislation.

Buildbase is a Green Deal provider. Sponsored by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Green Deal is an initiative to encourage home and business owners to improve the energy efficiency of their properties. It provides a platform to enable customers to engage in an initiative that provides finance to property owners for the installation of energy efficient products.

Considerable work has been carried out in the Republic of Ireland operations to reduce energy consumption through changes to lighting; the most significant area of energy demand in branch locations. The merchanting businesses in Belgium and Northern Ireland also substantially reduced energy consumption by installing LED lights in a number of branches.