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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 22 Sep, 2017

This week Drakes' Chairman, David Aisher, flew down to Polypipe’s now famous regatta and joined over 50 yachts for races around Port Solent.

Along with the Chairman, Drakes brought many a salty sea dog with a crew consisting of customers and staff alike - all enjoying a free day of sailing and fundraising thanks to their favourite independent plumbers' merchant.  

Although at the helm of a different boat than he was used to, David fought the changeable conditions and led Drakes to an overall 11th place finish with a 4th place class finish.

After racing, the team joined a prize-giving event back on shore and a prize of another free day's sailing was raffled by Drakes; raising over £2,000 for Help the Heroes.  

If you're interested in taking part in these regular events held or attended by Drakes then speak to your local branch team. 

We're here to support tradespeople both on and off the job and if you're interested in something we can help with then let us know!

By TOM TAYLOR 19 Sep, 2017
The 2017 seventh annual Gas Safety Week will see organisations from across the UK working together, to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

Drakes is proud to continue our annual support for this event and be one of the 7,700+ companies promoting the importance of safe gas work and installations across the UK. Proud of our corporate social responsibility we actively support our customers, both trade and retail, providing only fully certified and safe appliances and links to both regulated tradesmen and ongoing training courses.

Find out more about Gas Safety Week 2017 here:  https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/gassafetyweek/
By TOM TAYLOR 15 Sep, 2017
Congratulations again to John Faulkner of A J Contracts who won this year's Tournament at the Drakes Golf Day 2017!

John was presented his trophy by Drakes Whitstable Branch Manager Phil Joiner. The Whitstable team were pleased to see one of their own local customers win this coveted award.

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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. 

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