Trade or retail - everyone's welcome!


We are your local plumbers' merchant with each of our branches stocking a wide range of plumbing, heating, bathroom and renewable energy supplies.

From boilers to brassware, sinks to showers and tools to taps –
the team at Drakes are ready and waiting to help with your next job.

Drakes News

By TOM TAYLOR 30 Jun, 2017

Drakes Sevenoaks recently had the pleasure of serving one Mrs Gahan, a customer recommended to use Drakes by one of our long serving account customers John Glover. 

Mrs Gahan was so pleased with her new bathroom and the exceptional service that she received from our Showroom Consultant Claire that she arranged for roses to be delivered to show her appreciation.

Another example of top-level customer service and products from Drakes, your local independent plumbers' merchant for all!

By TOM TAYLOR 30 Jun, 2017

Whilst entertaining key customers with a spot of sailing, company Chairman David Aisher’s grand day out was interrupted by a splash.

Gliding by a man in a small dinghy David’s suspicions were raised and he kept his eye on the small craft. Looking back, David watched the man overbalance his dinghy, flip it over and fall in to the icy water .

Orders were called and the Drakes vessel was swiftly turned around by it’s crew of plumbers and the floundering man was hauled aboard and his dinghy righted. A lucky escape as he wasn’t wearing his lifejacket and there was no kill-cord on the outboard engine.

Dripping onto the deck as he was taken back to harbour, the man was reminded of safe sailing practices as well as what David and
our key-customer’s drinks of choice would be from the nearby pub.

By TOM TAYLOR 20 Jun, 2017
Join us at Drakes East Grinstead on Thursday 22nd June and Drakes Gillingham on Friday 23rd June.

Come and meet Tom Chambers from EPH Controls at our East Grinstead and Gillingham branches as he demonstrates the new R-Series of programmers whilst you enjoy a free breakfast and hot drink!

With 5-year warranty and frost protection as standard, EPH's R-series of programmers are the ideal fit and forget solution - especially with their industry standard backplate for installer convenience!

The new EPH controls R-Series range is now available from all Drakes branches and we're celebrating by inviting you to come and discover all the benefits from EPH themselves.

Join us at Drakes East Grinstead on Thursday 22nd June and Drakes Gillingham on Friday 23rd June.
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Why Drakes?

Advising and pricing. Discussing and delivering. Drakes is here to help with every stage of your next job.

Trained Professionals

Our BPEC trained staff offer a personal service and correct advice every time.

Business Support

Personal pricing and net monthly terms for account customers PLUS access to trade days and regular company events!

Delivery Service

Next day delivery available. To your van door or latest site address, get everything delivered on time and in-full.

Price Confident

Regular Drakes Deals and branch specific special offers! We welcome the chance to beat any quote - why not give us a try?

About us


As an independent plumbers’ merchant serving trade and retail customers across the South East for over 30 years, we are known for offering unbeatable customer service, dependable professionalism and excellent value for money.

We maintain excellent working partnerships with our suppliers and ensure all of our staff are fully trained with access to ongoing and certified development. Plus, as members of large national buying groups Fortis and NMBS, we have the power to offer you exceptional prices on whatever you need in plumbing, heating and sanitaryware. 

You get the right product at the right price with great service from our helpful and knowledgeable team.

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Customer Feedback


“We were very impressed with your service and our visit proved very beneficial ...you can be assured we will recommend you to everyone!

Doris Herlihy
Gillingham

“I can never fault the perfect service that I receive at Drakes Sittingbourne. All of the staff are helpful and polite.”

A. Kingsmill
Crown Property Maintenance

"...thank you once again for the time, honesty, help and advice you gave me ...it’s a pleasure to be tapping out an email of thanks."

Maria Weeks
Uckfield

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