Grafton Group plc engages in the distribution of construction products. It operates through the following segments: Distribution, Retailing, and Manufacturing. The Distribution segment include distribution of building and plumbing materials primarily to professional trades people engaged in residential repair, maintenance, and improvement projects and also in residential and other new build construction. The Retailing segment operates Ireland's DIY and home improvement business from a network of 35 stores that supply mainly retail customers with a range of products for DIY and for the home and garden. The Manufacturing segment comprises manufacturer of dry mortar in Great Britain operating from 10 plants and a plastics manufacturing business in Ireland. The company was founded by William Thomas Chadwick in 1902 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.