As a business, Plumb Centre says it recognises the uncertainty that recent economic conditions and cost volatility has created for many of its skilled trade customers. This is why it says it is committed to checking the prices of popular products regularly against the market to ensure they are transparent and competitive, and has introduced a new pricing model to ensure this. The competitive pricing is also available on  

Increasingly customers are seeking clear and consistent pricing for the products they buy most often, Wolseley says, so that they can provide a clear view of costs to their customers. Plumb Centre successfully piloted this initiative in 2023 in Liverpool, Manchester, the West Midlands, and North Wales.

“We know that time is money for our customers, this is why we are committed to competitive pricing on trade quality products online and in our vast network of branches. At Plumb Centre, we take immense pride in actively listening to what customers want from us and in the past couple of years, rising costs and economic pressures have made it harder for them to provide their end-customers with clarity and certainty surrounding pricing,” said John Hancock, Chief Operating Officer, Wolseley Group.  

“Our new pricing model, along with a number of other key initiatives we will land this year, helps to bring consistency and clarity to our customers that will allow them to trust the price without having to take time away from the job and their customer. Delivering this alongside the expertise and familiar faces of our colleagues at our trade counters every day is a step that we believe will eventually become common practice across our sector.”  

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