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 a new branch in Dawlish to expand our plumbing & heating offering.  This means we now operate out of 20 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 is the merchant of choice in the South West.

Head Office / Registered Office

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

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Latest News

21
NOV
West Cornwall-based women's refuge voted as Community Fund winner
West Cornwall Women's Aid has been voted as the latest recipient of RGB Building Supplies' Well Built Community Fund and now has £1,000 to spend at an RGB branch.
14
NOV
Community Fund finalists are chosen
As part of our Well Built Community Fund programme, we recently called out to groups, schools and charities inviting those that would like to receive £1,000.
04
NOV
We're a finalist in the Builders' Merchants Awards
We have been shortlisted in the prestigious Builders' Merchants Awards for the Tools for Africa appeal we ran with Devon-based charity Amigos.

Social News

21
NOV
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20
NOV
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