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Huws Gray chooses Freefoam

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Huws Gray has chosen Freefoam as a supplier considering the company’s route to market as best-suited to its model. Kris Jones, category manager for flat roofing, building products and external cladding at Huws Gray, said: “Freefoam offer the complete package in terms of what we need for a roofline partner. …

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Obituary: John Llewelyn Jones: Huws Gray company chairman

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It is with great sadness that BMJ announces the news from Huws Gray Group that Company Chairman John Llewelyn Jones passed away on Sunday 14th August 2022. John co-founded Huws Gray in 1990 with Terry Owen, and had been its Company Chairman for 30 years, championing the economic growth, local …

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Grafton and Huws Gray complete the merchant deal

Six months after the shock announcement that merchant group Huws Gray had bought the traditional merchanting businesses of Grafton Group in Great Britain, the latter has announced that the divestment went through fully on December 31 2021. The acquisition of the Grafton businesses doubled the number of Huws Gray branches …

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Huws Gray: Grafton acquisition to double network


The acquisition of the Grafton GB Merchanting business from Grafton Group plc will turn Huws Gray into the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant, it was announced this morning. The £520m deal comprises approximately 200 merchant branches and 3,500 people. Terry Owen, founder and chairman, of Huws Gray said: “We are …

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Huws Gray buys Grafton’s mainland traditional merchanting businesses

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Huws Gray, the Anglesey-based private equity-funded independent builders merchant group, has today bought the Buildbase, Civils & Lintels, PDM Buildbase, The Timber Group, Bathroom Distribution Group, Frontline and NDI brands from Grafton Group plc. In the year to 31 December 2020, the Business reported revenue of £828.2 million (2019: £1.02 …

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Burnley opening for Huws Gray

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Builders merchant group Huws Gray has opened a new branch, at Eastham Place, Burnley. The new branch  significantly strengthens Huws Gray’s presence in Lancashire and is perfectly located to connect with existing branches in the local area and is the latest strategic development of the group’s ambitious expansion plans, through acquisitions, …

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Huws Gray buys merchant branches in Keighley and Bradford

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Independent builders’ merchants, Huws Gray has bought Bradford-based Uriah Woodhead & Son, and its sister branch, Nelsons of Keighley, as part of the merchant’s ambitious expansion plans. Uriah Woodhead & Son has been serving the local industry needs for 154 years, run by five generations of the same family. Matthew …

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Huws Gray acquires AC Roof Trusses Ltd

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Acquisitive independent builders merchant Huws Gray has bought Mid Wales based AC Roof Trusses Ltd. Established in 1982, AC Trusses specialises in the design, production and supply of structural timber components.  The company employs 30 people at its 1.4-acre site in Welshpool, which includes two factories, offering 17,000sq ft production …

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Huws Gray makes big impact in Birmingham


A year on from purchasing the former Wheelers Timber and Builders’ Merchants in Erdington, the store is doing a roaring trade. The site was previously owned by the Bromley family and has been a mainstay in the town for almost 100 years. Three of them still work at the branch …

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Huws Gray buys J E Fuller as part of southern expansion


Independent builders merchants Huws Gray Group has bought J E Fuller, in Clacton, Essex, completing the next phase of its ambitious expansion plan. J E Fuller operates from a single site in Clacton that it has occupied since the 1950s. The business has been run by the Fuller family since …

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