In 2002 I put an offer in on a small Victorian house in the centre of Huddersfield that I planned to renovate.
I went into a frenzy ripping out bathroom suites, pulling down plasterboard, black lime plaster, and dated interior decor. There were old kitchen tiles, decrepit paving slabs, cheap ceramic tiles and I cleared everything out. It was great fun and took just a few days. But little did I know that putting it all back wasn’t easy and certainly wasn’t cheap.
I spent literally weeks of my life just driving to and walking round the large sheds and builders merchants. It took a small fortune to resurrect that property and most of that was on hugely marked up building materials from the usual suspects. There had to be a better way…
In 2007, I teamed up with a large building materials manufacturer to create a one-stop-shop online. Knowing what I knew about the plight of DIYers, I built a website called buildersuperstore.co.uk and signed up the leading UK building supplies brands. Since then we have tried to provide honest service, quality products, at good value and quickly.
Submitted by Tom Klein.