About Us

Other builders’ merchants might be closing doors, but we’re always opening new ones.

What does it mean to be the only self-select trade merchant in the UK? It means our customers get a unique service they won’t find anywhere else. Every day, we aim to provide tradespeople with all of the trade products and services they need for every job. When tradespeople think “trade products”, we want them to think “Selco”.

So what does it mean to work for the only self-select trade merchant in the UK? It means you’re one of the dedicated and talented 3000 strong team giving our customers an excellent service every day.


These values help us to create a positive work environment. And in creating a positive work environment, we encourage health and happiness at work. In turn, staying healthy and happy at work helps us to stay engaged in the work we’re doing, and ensures our success for years to come.

Customer First

Every single decision we make at work reflects doing what’s going to be best, most convenient for and most helpful to our customers.


Jump into the role and do everything possible to do the best job we can do.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Try new ways of doing things. If they work, great! If they don’t, no worries – there’s always the next great idea.


Do more, become more. Aspire to make Selco better, and improve ourselves too.

Trust & Confidence

Know that our colleagues will do their jobs to the best of their abilities so we’re free to do the same.

Value Individuals

This is a workplace of diversity where every voice is important. We make sure we listen.


When you join the family, you’ll want to stay, and that’s because we strive to create a warm and welcoming work environment that fosters teamwork and encourages you to do your best for our customers. No matter your role, we’ll help you to develop your career in Selco, as far as you want to take it. Take a look at our training opportunities.


By supporting local initiatives, communities, and nationwide charities, we ensure we’re always giving something back. Every year we raise thousands of pounds for a variety of charities, and we donate funds, building supplies and materials to a host of clubs and organisations.

Everyone in our team is invited and encouraged to get involved with any of our fundraising activities, including bike rides, coffee mornings, dress-up, and more. Take a look at just some of the ways we’ve raised money over the years.

The Forest Stewardship Council

It’s our responsibility to operate in a way that causes as little environmental impact as possible.


The Forest Stewardship Council is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. We make every effort to continue to source and introduce new sustainable products.


PEFC is a framework for the recognition of forest certification schemes that meets internationally recognised requirements for sustainable forest management.

On relevant products, we always display FSC and PEFC logos so our customers can make informed decisions about the timber products they buy. Doing so means we can do our bit towards safeguarding the world’s forests.


Selco Builders Warehouse may have once been known by another name, but since 1895 we’ve been providing tradespeople with the products they need for the job.


We’re part of the Grafton Group plc, an independent company with over 670 branches focusing on either merchanting, DIY retailing, or mortar manufacturing markets in Britain, Ireland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. As the Grafton Group plc’s only trade exclusive, self-service builders’ merchant, we stand out in the crowd. And year-on-year we’re getting bigger and bigger.