Plumb Center

Plumb Center

With more than 440 establishments across the United Kingdom, Plumb Center is one of the largest networks of builders merchants across Britain. While Plumb Center, as you might expect from its name, specialises in selling plumbing, heating, cooling, drainage, pipe and parts for tradesmen and domestic customers. It also has a number of retail showrooms around the UK as well.  They have expanded quite aggressively in to a growing home building market, looking to supply plumbing fittings on a large scale to renovations, building projects as well as the home, non-trade markets.

Plumb Center Opening Times And Store Locations

Anyone looking for a Plumb Center would be advised to check retail parks and industrial estates before anywhere else, but smaller stores can also be found in high streets up and down the United Kingdom. London is the city with the most branches with more than 25 of them and is, therefore, the easiest place to locate a store - but cities all over the UK and large towns will also have branches that you can visit. The famous blue and yellow logo make these merchants easy to spot and this colour scheme can be found throughout each establishment as well.

Most stores are open throughout the week with Plumb Center opening times boards displaying hours of 7.30 AM and 5 PM - but depending on the location of these stores, this could change. Many will also be open on Saturdays in the morning from 8 AM to 12 AM. The only major differences to Plumb Center opening times will be over Christmas or Easter or on bank holidays. Therefore, customers should always check before trying and visit on Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday or Easter Monday to ensure that their time is not wasted. To check any local Plumb Center store opening times easily, there is a free branch locator tool at hand here. With more than 440 establishments, it makes sense to effortlessly seek out opening times at Plumb Center stores in your area.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Plumb Center

Plumb Center has quite a history but many people will not know the following about this chain of builders merchants:

  1. Plumb Center has always done a lot for charity and currently helps Macmillan Cancer Support to raise money and awareness
  2. Wolseley, the holding company of Plumb Center was first founded 130 years ago in 1887
  3. Wolseley originally was a sheep-shearing machine company before it then started selling horseless carriages
  4. With a strong belief in providing good employee benefits, Wolseley recently won the Pension Scheme of the Year Award by the Professional Pensions body
  5. Plumb Center used to hire out tools and equipment but sold off this arm of their company

Products and Services

Plumb Center sells a wide variety of plumbing, heating and building supplies, tools and equipment both to tradesmen or to home DIY’ers. Whether you need kitchen fittings, pipes, power tool accessories, drainage essentials, sealants and adhesives, boiler flues or just about anything that you might want or expect from a builders merchant, there is a very good chance that Plumb Center will have it. In fact, they list more than 50,000 products on their website alone – which can also be used alongside their establishments for purchasing.

They provide unrivaled delivery throughout the United Kingdom and their staff are renowned for their knowledge, experience and high standards when it comes to customer service.

A Brief History

Wolseley, the parent company of Plumb Center actually started out by selling sheep shearing equipment way back in 1887. It then became the first company in the UK to sell horseless carriages and was a major player in the automotive industry right up until the turn of the 1900’s.  Their cars were iconic but they were not able to match the factory-production of other companies at turn of the century - a Wolseley car now can be worth a great deal of money!

It switched its attention to heating and oil before finding its home in merchanting back in 1979. Since then the company has grown and evolved into what it is today with close to 500 Plumb Center establishments scattered all over the United Kingdom. Wolseley now operates companies in the USA,  Canada and Europe to truly make it one of the world’s leading builders merchants.

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