About Us


Founded in 1931, the LBS Group has grown to become recognised as the UK's leading independent builders' merchant. Our head office is set in a recently regenerated site in Ammanford, we now have a large and modern workspace, allowing further growth and expansion of our centralised resources.

With over £5.5m of stock and are a "one-stop-shop" to meet all your building needs. We employ over 400 local, expert staff throughout our branches and have a fleet of over 70 vehicles able to provide next-day or often same-day delivery.

We are an award-winning business and were voted the UK's 'Best Independent Builders' Merchant in the UK' for the eighth year in a row at the 2022 Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence. LBS is committed to providing excellence in customer service achieved through the commitment and knowledge of all our staff. See more of our recent awards success here.

With continual training and investment within the business, LBS is one of the largest employers in South Wales, certified to ISO 9001 for Quality Management and ISO 14001 for Environmental Management Systems. The operation of the company results in an impressive turnover in excess of £60 million annually, placing it high in the rankings of the fastest growth companies in Wales.


LBSBM Online was the online sales division within the LBS group, offering construction-related materials and consumables to retail and trade consumers based throughout the UK and, more recently, across Europe. The division is recognised for its continued growth within the online retail space and was the winner of the Website & Digital Initiative of the Year - Builders Merchants' Awards for Excellence 2018. The department is growing and efficiently processes orders from its Swansea warehouse facility, delivering mainly on a next-day basis via partnered networks such as DPD, DX, Palletline and Royal Mail. Benefiting from the extensive branch network and buying power the site is becoming an innovative and definitive resource for tradesmen and DIY'ers alike, allowing them to explore, learn about, and purchase a large product range growing to over 50,000 individual lines, with many more in the pipeline.

Due to its rapid expansion and growth we continue to invest in the eCommerce platform with the primary focus of speeding up and adding ease to the ordering process for our customers. In May 2022 the company undertook a huge investment in its ERP system bringing huge technical efficiencies, shortly after UK Build Supplies was born. The UK Build Supplies brand incorporates numerous sales channels.

With the constant evolution of internet retailing, we believe that we can now create a true multichannel approach that will allow us to offer the same experience online that we strive to create within the unique environment of our branches across South Wales.