New apprenticeship launched by Barnstaple builders merchant

RGB Building Supplies has launched a new apprenticeship programme helping to bring young people into the builders merchant industry.

One of the new branch operative apprentices will be based at RGB in Barnstaple and will learn all aspects of the industry, including managing stock, raising quotes, assisting customers, processing orders, liaising with suppliers and completing paperwork....

Builders merchant celebrates 10 years of being part of the Exmouth community

The team at RGB Building Supplies in Exmouth are inviting the local community to join them on Wednesday 3rd August to celebrate 10 years since the branch opened its doors.

Between 7am and 5pm, local tradespeople and the community will be able to enjoy free food, make use of special offers and have the chance to win prizes.

Visitors will also be able to see demonstrations and...

RGB opens new Barnstaple plumbing and heating centre

The Barnstaple branch of RGB Building Supplies celebrated the opening of its new dedicated plumbing and heating centre with a week of events to showcase what they have available.

Between Monday 13th and Friday 17th June, hot water cylinder provider Gledhill, plumbing and heating control distributors EPH, piping system company SANHA, manufacturer of sanitary equipment SIAMP, and...

Free demonstration breakfast morning at RGB Torquay

The Torquay branch of RGB Building Supplies is holding a free supplier morning on Friday 1st July when tradespeople and DIY enthusiasts will be able to see demonstrations and talk to experts about some of the leading products on the market.

From 7.30am, visitors can speak to suppliers from premium wooden door manufacturer XL Joinery, building product supplier Timco, adhesive supplier...

Advice from RGB: How small changes can help reduce energy bills this winter

With the head of Ofgem, the UK’s energy regulator, warning that the annual household energy bills are likely to rise by a further £800 when the price cap is adjusted in October, RGB Building Supplies is giving advice to local households about cost-effective changes they could make to receive a potential saving of up to £700 on the average yearly energy bill*.

Paul West, Branch Manager...

RGB chooses RNLI as its charity partner

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to announce it has selected the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as its charity partner for 2022 and will be organising branch-wide fundraising events throughout the next 12 months.

The RNLI has been saving lives at sea for nearly 200 years and relies on volunteers and supporters to operate its lifesaving services.

The volunteer...

Devon builders merchants supports national campaign to help Ukrainian citizens

RGB Building Supplies is supporting the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) national appeal to help the people of Ukraine by collecting essential items.

RGB’s branches have created donation areas where its staff, customers and those in the local area can drop-off items such as thermal clothing, bedding, sleeping bags, torches, first aid kits, toiletries, baby items, household...

Bridgerule Primary School voted as a Surprise Supplies winner

Bridgerule CofE Primary School has been voted as a winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Surprise Supplies initiative and now has £1,000 to spend on materials at RGB’s Holsworthy branch.

RGB invited charities, schools, community groups and care homes from across the region to get in touch and explain how a donation of materials would help to complete a project. Alongside Woodside Animal...

Devon builders merchant extending opening hours

RGB Building Supplies is extending its weekday operating hours and will now open at 7am on Monday to Friday throughout the summer.

Now that daylight saving is in place, those working in the trades can take the opportunity to get on site earlier to make use of the lighter mornings. RGB’s earlier opening time allows for more flexibility in when supplies can be collected from the branch...

Cheeky calendar raises over £1,600 for South West mental health charities

RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Builders Bum 2022 calendar has raised £1,610 for Mind charities across the region – Devon Mind, Cornwall Mind and Mind in Somerset.

The calendar features tradespeople from across the region, who put themselves forward to be photographed doing their job and showing a tiny bit of their bottom, all in the name of raising funds to help the charities...