Our history

Established in 1850 as a timber importing business, we originally operated as Rawle & Gammon with a site at Rolle Quay in Barnstaple. We have since grown considerably and are now one of the leading independent family owned merchants in the South West. 

Today we employ over 300 staff and whilst much of our business has changed and grown over the years, our core values of providing quality materials, developing a loyal customer base and having staff with the knowledge and necessary technical assistance to help all customers have remained constant. 

Our 'A company well built' mantra runs through everything we do and we're extremely proud of what RGB Building Supplies has developed into, but we're not resting on our laurels.  Recently we've opened new branches in Torquay, Wellington and Bodmin and we relocated our Okehampton branch to a larger site enabling us to significantly increase our product range.  This means we now operate out of 19 locations across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

We have also introduced The Room Works, our flagship showroom at our Exeter branch, and welcomed TecBuild to our portfolio, alongside RTD.

In addition to the wide range of heavyside and lightside building materials in stock at our branches, we also have dedicated kitchen, bathroom and bedroom showrooms offering a planning and design service, decorating centres which have paint mixing facilities and dedicated plumbing and heating branches.  This helps us ensure our trade and retail customers can find everything they need to complete the simplest DIY task, or erect a new building from the foundations, right through to the last touch of paint.

By continuing to open new branches and showrooms, work with new suppliers, increase ranges from existing partners, guarantee we always have high stock levels and develop our services, we're ensuring RGB Building Supplies will always be a highly regarded name.

Head Office / Registered Office

Gammon House, Riverside Road, Pottington Business Park, Barnstaple, EX31 1QN - 01271 313000

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Latest News

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We're getting into the carnival spirit!
Since 2014, we've donated £23,000 worth of building materials to clubs, charities, schools and groups through our Well Built Community Fund.
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Vote for us in the BMJ Industry Awards!
This is the first year the awards have taken place, and we're up against some of the best merchants in the industry, so we need your help!
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Community Fund opens up for voting!
We recently called out to groups across the region asking them to tell us about projects they would like to complete over the spring months.

Social News

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@RGBArchie
Polypipe will be hosting a breakfast morning at our Exmouth branch on Wednesday, so come on down and help yourself… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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We do love a brew! ☕ So we want you to celebrate National Tea Day by sharing a photo of your favourite mug. Whether… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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