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Bristol Building Supplies Limited Original Building

Our Story

BBS was founded by Alfred Francis Moon in 1933 as a general builders and agricultural merchants based out of a five-story building on Victoria Street in central Bristol, Alfred would later go on to become the Lord Mayor of Bristol in 1937.

Alfred’s grandson Gordon Moon acquired the company in the 1950’s and it was in this period that the company moved into the realm of sanitaryware and central heating and continued to operate out of Victoria Street until a compulsory purchase of the building was made in 1982 for a new road development.

The firm moved to the Central Trading Estate off the Bath Road but quickly outgrew those premises and so moved once more to the Barton Hill Trading Estate next to the historic Feeder Canal that links the Floating Harbour with the River Avon. This would become the hub of the business for the following 35 years.

Our Managing Director Lee Hooper joined BBS in the 1990’s, starting out like many of us in the warehouse before moving into sales and later management.

Our Business

BBS Plumbing & Heating Supplies are a local, independent plumbing supplier open to both Trade & Retail since 1933. We have branches and bathroom showrooms located across Bristol, Bath & Yate.

At BBS’s core is our position as one of the Southwests leading suppliers of plumbing and heating products to our diverse customer base, from individual tradesmen to maintenance firms and large contractors. Over the past ten years the business has developed extensively growing from a single branch to several and increasing our product portfolio with a wider selection of Commercial and Heating Spares stock. Our reach extends across the Southwest and further with regular runs into London, the South, the Midlands & Wales. We hold stock in excess of 15,000 products which enables us to meet our customers' demands swiftly, and in full, with a friendly and professional service.

Who do we serve?

BBS have worked in partnership with architects, developers, contractors, interior designers, Heating Engineers, Plumbers and retail customers since 1933. By supplying the following types of projects:

  • New Build
  • Commercial
  • Renewables
  • Mechanical
  • Domestic Projects
  • Heating Spares
  • & more

Trusted by over a thousand tradesmen to supply their materials on a daily basis ranging from Fittings, Sanitaryware, Boilers and everything else in between. Customer service is pivotal to BBS by working in partnership with our customers to support their businesses - from local Plumbers, Heating Engineers to Regional & National M&E Contractors.

Showcase projects we have supplied include the  SS Great Britain, Facebook Head Quarters & a number of hospitals.

Heritage Bathrooms

What do we offer?

BBS Pride ourselves on exceptional customer service by offering:

  • Bathroom CAD designs
  • Contract support for large projects
  • Face to Face support
  • On site visits
  • Expert Knowledge
  • Product samples
  • Free delivery
  • Estimation team offering a free quotation service

We have built a reputation on being a local, independent Plumbers merchant with high stock levels to ensure you have what you need, when you need it. Long standing partnerships with brand leaders such as Ideal Standard, Worcester Bosch, Viessmann, Vaillant, Wavin, Honeywell, Grunfos, Joule, Ideal Heating, Polypipe, Crosswater, Armitage Shanks, Roca, Stelrad, Roman, Instinct & many more across the plumbing, heating, bathrooms and commercial sectors.

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