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The South East's favourite Independent Builders' Merchants


From the very first day of trading in 1984, Parker Building Supplies’ philosophy has always been to provide ‘Quality of Service’ with knowledgeable and well trained staff backed up by good stock availability and an efficient delivery service, and this ethos remains firmly in place today.

Parker Building Supplies is the leading independent and multiple National Award winning Timber and Heavyside Builders’ Merchant based in the South East, supplying both the retail and trade sectors. As a result of a strategic expansion and acquisition programme over the last few years, the company now employs in excess of 240 members of staff at 23 locations across the region.

As well as its heavyside depots, the company has a number of stand-alone trading divisions specialising in Paving, Kitchens, Plumbing, Joinery, Architectural Ironmongery and Garden Furniture.

The company runs a modern fleet of vehicles including over 30 HGV vehicles, each fitted with remote controlled and operated cranes.

Parkers’ material resource centre, ‘Brick Matcher’ service and Direct Sales departments allow customers to locate materials and discuss plans in comfortable and relaxed environments set up within its Uckfield Head Office.

Online Trading and Support

Parker Building Supplies’ various websites are in continuous revision, upgrade and development to cater for the public’s growing appetite for purchasing building products online. In addition to news, special offers and extensive product information and advice and a Green@Parkers environmental section, Parkers’ main website www.helpmebuildit.co.uk, also carries useful services such as current regional traffic and Met Office weather reports.

This website was awarded the Best Builders Merchants Website Award in 2010, 2011 and retained the accolade in 2014.

Well Informed Staff

The company’s well trained, highly motivated and experienced staff offer personal attention to customer needs and requirements, with a wealth of in depth product knowledge. This knowledge encompasses everything from traditional building materials and regulations to renewable energy and environmentally friendly products.

This service is even available online with a ‘live’ helpdesk on call for clients during office hours at the click of a mouse. Out of hours enquiries are responded to at the earliest available opportunity.


Parker Building Supplies is passionate about investment in training, and firmly believe in the ethos of transforming business performance by having the right and qualified people in the right place.

New staff members all receive BMF Apprenticeship training and are enrolled as student members of the Institute of Builders Merchants. Many go on to attain the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service (QCF).

All in a good cause...

Parker Building Supplies supports dozens of local charities, schools and other worthy organisations, but this year again named Teenage Cancer Trust as its main charity partner. The charity exists to improve the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer and does not receive any government funding, so they rely on voluntary donations. That’s why Parkers have, for the fourth year running, gone to great lengths to raise funds (so far in excess of £40,000) and awareness and our hard working, dedicated staff have been unstinting in their support.

More than a Builders’ Merchants...

Parker Building Supplies views itself as much more than a builders’ merchant. The company actively promotes its abilities as a solutions provider and as a problem solver. Particular attention and emphasis is placed on its service credentials and professionalism. It also markets its ability to demonstrate time and cost saving ideas for customers allowing them to focus on and add greater efficiency to their own business or project.

The company are members of the Builders Merchants Federation, Federation of Master Builders, National Buying Group and National Merchant Buying Society.