About Us

About Us

As an independent plumbers’ merchant serving trade and retail customers across the South East since 1983, 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 bathrooms. 

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

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At Drakes our most valuable asset is our staff - working for us you are much more than just a number. Being an independent merchant we pride ourselves on investing time to understand each person’s individual strengths and development needs and, most importantly, how Drakes can support their career and progression ambitions. 

As a company we offer an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive salary, uncapped quarterly commission and bonus schemes, generous company pension contribution, staff discount scheme, personal accident insurance and life assurance - as well as the opportunity to work for a merchant established since 1983 which values and invests in its staff.


Customer Feedback

"Just wanted to say what an excellent job Sarah at the Sevenoaks branch has done for me in getting together all the necessary bits and pieces for a couple of new bathrooms. Will certainly recommend Drakes to friends"

SM Sevenoaks

"Excellent service! The staff really know their stuff, helped me choose the perfect bathroom suite. Would highly recommend!"

K. Costick East Grinstead

“If only all salesmen were as knowledgable about their product range as Matt, life would be a lot easier."

I.Hanlon Tunbridge Wells

"Staff members are friendly and helpful. Won’t go anywhere else."


A.Bryant Whitstable
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