Grafton Group plc is an international distributor of building materials to trade customers engaged in residential repair, maintenance and improvement projects, and house building. The Company's segments are Merchanting, Retailing and Manufacturing. The Merchanting segment is engaged in distribution of building and plumbing materials to professional trades people engaged in residential repair, maintenance and improvement projects, and also in residential and other new build construction from a network of over 610 branches. The Retailing segment operates do-it-yourself and home improvement business from a network of over 40 stores that supply retail customers with products for the home and garden, and a kitchen retail business that trades from over five stores. The Manufacturing segment comprises a manufacturer of dry mortar and a plastics manufacturing business. Its brands are Selco, Buildbase, Plumbase, Chadwicks, Heiton Buckley, Macnaughton and Panelling Centre, among others.