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

19
OCT
We're giving apprentices the chance to receive £250 to build a kit
It's no secret the construction industry is facing a skills shortage, so to help young trade apprentices, we're offering £250 to spend at one of our branches.
15
OCT
Our CEO uses prison cell to raise over £2,700 for children's hospice!
For his crimes against dancing, our CEO was thrown into Exeter Castle's prison on Friday 21st September as part of Children's Hospice South West's Jail & Bail initiative.
11
OCT
Congratulations Sarah!
An employee at our Head Office in Barnstaple is celebrating after winning the national BMF (Builders Merchants Federation) Young Achiever Award for 2018.

Social News

23
OCT
@RGBArchie
Congratulations Ashburton RBL! A thoroughly deserving cause to receive the kitchen - we look forward to seeing it b… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
22
OCT
@RGBArchie
Our #Okehampton branch are hosting a breakfast morning tomorrow with @Intergasheating. Pop into branch to have all… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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