Consolidation continues as merchanting recovers

Published:  15 April, 2011

It has been another tough year for UK builders' merchants, but there is cautious optimism that 2011 will mark the start of recovery. The Builders' Merchants News 2011 merchant listing shows that once again consolidation is a driving force and that the big are getting bigger.

Turnover (£millions)
Rank Merchant 2010 2009
National Merchant leaders
1 Travis Perkins 3153 2931
2 Wolseley UK 2466 2699
3 Grafton Group 2000 1980
4 Saint-Gobain 2000 1950
Regional leaders
5 MKM Building Supplies 130 124
6 Ridgeons Group 106 104
7 EH Smith 86 82
8 Bradfords Building Supplies 78*
9 Haldane Fisher 75*
10 Crossling 64.8 60.9
11 Huws Gray 66.5 58.9
12 Covers 58.8
13 Nicholls and Clarke 58.2 60
14 Lawsons 52 47
Merchants under £50m turnover
15 Sydenhams 48.5 47
16 Heating Plumbing Supplies 39 33
17 Rawle Gammon & Baker 39 35.5
18 Elliott Brothers 38.2 37.12
19 Joseph Parr Group 36*
20 James Burrell 32.5*
21 Carvers 30
22 Robert Price Builders' Merchants 26.6 25.9
Merchants under £25m turnover
23 JT Dove 24.6 24.6
24 Beggs and Partners 20.35 22.55
25 Beatsons Building Supplies 16 15.4
26 Plumbcity 15.1 12.4
27 Chandlers Building Supplies 14.87 14.99
28 George Bence and Sons 11 10
29 Duftons Plumbing and Heating Supplies 6.89 5.33
30 TBS Building Supplies 6.6 6.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Estimated UK merchant turnover.

For the full report, see April's issue of Builders' Merchants News.


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