We are excited to have teamed up with Chandlers Building Supplies and Parker Building Supplies to become the South East’s largest independent builders merchants!
Between us, we have 38 branches. You’ll find most of our branches in Sussex, Surrey and Kent – from Petworth in West Sussex to Thanet in Kent, if you’re living or working in the South East, we have a branch that delivers to you!
Stamco Timber is also part of our family too. This means that we have a really strong timber offering throughout our branch network too!
What advantages does being part of a family of independent builders merchants offer?
As one family of builders merchants, we are all working together to offer you more – we’ve got access to a much wider range of products, more stock and more lorries. We also benefit from sharing each other’s specialisms which means we can offer you specialist products and expert knowledge in timber, roofing, groundworks, plumbing, ironmongery, joinery, bathrooms and kitchens.
It’s win win for you!
Who are the other merchants in our family?
Chandlers Building Supplies
Chandlers trace their roots back to over 150 years ago when James Chandler Builders Merchants first began trading in Sussex. Chandlers Building Supplies in its current form, started trading as a limited company in 1993. A strong name in supplying both building materials and roofing materials, Chandlers is made up of Chandlers Building Supplies branches and Chandlers Roofing Supplies branches.
There are 8 branches of Chandlers Building Supplies – these are located in Sussex, Surrey and Kent. As well as supplying all building materials, Chandlers also specialise in roofing, timber, groundworks, bathrooms and kitchens.
Respected Roofing Merchants
Chandlers Roofing Supplies has 7 branches (and another 2 due to open soon) – in the West Midlands, London, Surrey and Kent. These branches are roofing merchants which can supply all roofing materials for pitched and flat roofs, fascia and cladding. As well as their stand alone roofing branches, a number of Chandlers Building Supplies branches have dedicated specialist roofing departments too. These are in Brighton, Ringmer and Banstead.
Chandlers roofing branches each carry an extensive range of both concrete and clay (machine made and handmade) tiles so their teams can match your requirements accurately. Several branches also stock a variety of reclaimed roof tiles.
For those who work on flat roofing projects, Chandlers stock a range of traditional bitumen and torch-on felts as well as GRP and EPDM. If you need roof windows, Chandlers roofing are stockists of VELUX & Dakea roof windows so can work with you to fulfil any roof light requirements.
You’ll find a wide range of breather membranes, roofing batten and roofing slates at Chandlers. The roofing branches are also well stocked with roofing slate – fibre cement and natural, roofing shingles, sheeting, timber, ventilation and rainwater products.
The roofing team at Chandlers are highly experienced, with many years spent in roofing merchanting. They will be able to help with take-offs, calculations and tile matching as well as being able to source hard to find roofing products.
Groundworks & Civils Experts
Chandlers have been specialists in groundworks and civil engineering supplies for over 20 years. The dedicated groundworks team is based in the Ringmer branch and they are incredibly knowledgeable about groundworks materials. The range includes uPVC, clay and concrete pipework to large diameter concrete manhole and soakaway rings, ducting pipe and fittings. Other products include geotextiles, flag and kerb, linear drainage and manhole covers and frames.
Drainage is a key part of the groundworks range; this includes clay drainage as well as concrete drainage plus products such as manhole rings and road gullies. From metal gratings to inspection chambers, Chandlers can help source what you need.
The team works with carefully selected suppliers to ensure the highest quality products at the best prices for you. Our Ringmer branch in East Sussex stocks a range of manhole covers and gratings with different loading to suit projects from private driveways to highway installation. The expert groundworks supplies team can also help with tarmac repair products, fibre expansion joints and geotextiles. Whatever materials you are after for your groundworks and civil engineering project, Chandlers can help.
Bathroom Design Specialists
Chandlers has a highly experienced bathroom team who are based at the bathroom showroom in Lewes, East Sussex. They can help with all elements of planning and purchasing bathrooms from their bathroom design service to advising on bathroom solutions. The bathrooms department work closely with leading brands including Pura, Crosswater Group, Kudos Showers and the iconic luxury brand, Villeroy & Boch.
Chandlers Bathrooms offer a variety of bathroom suites from budget to luxury as well as a comprehensive range of commercial sanitary ware, plumbing and heating fittings. Shower enclosures, shower fittings, taps and bathroom furniture are also available from Chandlers with the team on hand to advise when needed.
The bathrooms team also offer on site visits across the South East which will take as little as 30 minutes to allow for measurements to be taken and ideal bathrooms to be discussed. If you are looking for bespoke bathroom products, Chandlers can help with this too, for example shower enclosures for under stairs bathrooms.
Parker Building Supplies
Parker Building Supplies has 19 branches, 16 of which are in Sussex, with the remaining three in Kent. Founded in 1984, Parkers have recently taken on board and rebranded the builders merchant formerly known as Stamco Building Supplies, resulting in an even stronger presence in Sussex.
As well as being able to supply all heavyside and lightside building materials, Parkers have several areas which they specialise in. These are; plumbing supplies, kitchens, ironmongery, joinery and tiling.
Parkers have 7 branches with dedicated Plumbing Supplies Centres – these are in Angmering, Bexhill-on-Sea, Crowborough, Seaford, Tonbridge, Maidstone and Hailsham. With a wide range of plumbing products available and knowledgeable staff who are always willing to offer jargon-free advice, Parkers’ Plumbing Supplies Centres are well equipped to help you find your perfect plumbing solution.
Plumbing products from Parkers range from flexible, push-fit and pressed plastic systems to traditional copper tubes and fittings. Plumbing Supplies Centres also carry a huge range of plumbing accessories, tools, and spares, all supplied by leading UK manufacturers.
In addition, Parker’s heating range includes radiators, boilers, cylinders and much more.
Kitchens Dream Team
The kitchens department in Parkers and Chandlers have already teamed up to become one super team of kitchen experts with decades of experience in the industry between them.
The extensive range of kitchens from Parkers and Chandlers offer contemporary to traditional styles and everything in between. The kitchens department offers 27 colour ways and over 170 carcass colours which enable you to bring the exact kitchen you had in mind to life. And all kitchens are competitively priced too. Whether you are looking for a simple trade kitchen or a designer bespoke high end kitchen, the team will be able to help. The team offer a kitchen design service and also on site visits, where they can measure up and bring samples to you. They can also match appliance prices with the online retailers from our preferred suppliers.
Another exciting feature offered by the kitchens department is our online kitchen planner. You can create your own visuals with our 3D kitchen planner which allows you to explore styles and layouts in a bespoke kitchen simulation. There is also a guide on how to measure your kitchen to help you work out your plans.
Architectural ironmongery is another specialist area of Parker’s. Parkers carry extensive stocks of locks and can provide mortice deadlocks, sash locks and window security locks. In addition to traditional mechanical locks, Parkers can also supply door control systems and security gate gears.
With access to thousands of products and styles, ranging from ultra-modern stainless steel to hand-made, traditional and antique lever handle designs and accessories, Parkers will be able to help you with all your architectural ironmongery requirements.
Joinery Supplier Partner
Another of Parkers specialisms is joinery. Parker’s offer superior quality bespoke wooden external windows and doors. These can be delivered directly to site, already factory glazed and painted or stained finished. Parkers work closely with their main supplier, Bereco, to meet your joinery requirements with stylish products that are backed by a comprehensive set of warranties.
Parker’s joinery range also includes external aluminium windows and doors manufactured to order through a network of local fabricators. Hybrid windows (timber with aluminium cladding) are also available through Parkers who source these from the Scandinavian manufacturer, Rationel.
Parkers have 2 specialist joinery representatives who can be booked for site visits. They have a range of full size window samples which they take with them to enable hands on discussions Visits can be booked for building sites and directly by homeowners. The team also regularly attend meetings with architects and offer CPD presentations as well as liaising with planning and building control officers.
Check out the case studies of how Parkers have helped projects by supplying joinery on their website including photos of finished jobs.
Tiling Supply Experts
With a tiling showroom in Eastbourne and dedicated specialist staff, Parkers are experts in supplying all things tiling. The extensive range offers natural stone, porcelain and ceramic tiles as well as mosaics, wood effect and vinyl tiles.
The tiling team work closely with a number of Italian factories to source the best quality and highly stylish tiles. The carefully selected network of manufacturers that the tiling team work with allow Parkers to source almost any style and type of tile available. So if you are after a specific tile, Parkers are perfectly placed to help you.
So as you can see, now we are one big family of independent builders merchants, we are even better placed to serve all of your building material requirements. And all at competitive prices too! Our friendly and expert teams can help with advice, visit you on site and work closely with you to provide all the materials you need. We take real pride in our product knowledge and our customer service – we believe reputation is everything. Give us a call or pop into your nearest branch to see how we, the South East’s largest independent builders merchant, can help you.