**Bank Holiday Opening Times**

**Christmas Holiday Schedule**

**We now stock Ultragrime Power Scrub PRO XXL **

Whether you need to clean up oil, grease, ink, paint, silicones, or uncured PU foam, your UltraGrime® Pro Power Scrub Clothwipes will handle it.

With a specially designed ultra-strong cloth fabric that has a rough abrasive side and a powerful grease-busting cleaning agent, these are the most effective grime wipes on the market. They’ll attack grease and grime, whilst at the same time being safe on hands and skin with dermatological testing.

Plus, these wipes stay wetter and usable for longer than any other wipe, so you can go from one mess to the next with ease.

**New GBP Banbury Location**

We are pleased to officially announce the opening of our new unit in Banbury. Our new address is

General Buidling Plastics
Unit 1,
18a Wildmere Road Industrial Estate,
OX16 3JU
(Next to Screwfix).

This move have allowed us to increase our stock holding and range to make it easier for you to get what you want, when you want it.  Our new larger trader counter will speed up your visit to General Building Plastics and finally there is plenty of easily accessible parking.

**Clever Click Flooring Range**

Clever Click is designed to provide all the stunning detail and outstanding natural beauty of conventional wood and stone floors – but at an affordable price.
Simple yet stylish patterns, that capture the natural elegance of stone and wood, create a feeling of tranquillity in a room.
Inspired designs, combined with the practical advantages of wear-resistant vinyl, create floors that function effectively in any room or environment.
Our contemporary and classic designs ensure you’ll always find something to match your style.

Check out our range 'Click Here'

** Easter Holiday Schedule**

** Trading Announcement **

Following government announcement last night and following the new guidelines we can confirm GBP will remain open for the duration of the lockdown

This is in line with keeping the manufacturing and construction industry open so we are there for our customers during these difficult times so unless we are instructed otherwise, we will remain open and do our best to operate safely, securely, and successfully.

As before our branches have still got a temporary trade counter so you can collect goods without a pre-booked collection slot. But remember our counters can get busy so if you want to make sure you aren’t having to queue to be served and wait around whilst we pick your order please continue to place orders online.

Christmas Holiday Schedule

We remain open during lockdown

Our number one priority is minimising the risk of transmitting the virus with the safety of colleagues, customers and suppliers paramount.

We didn’t have to close our branches last March but we took the difficult decision to do so voluntarily based on our assessment of the situation. Since that temporary closure, we believe that we have a far better understanding of Covid-19 and we have used our time effectively to introduce and implement detailed and resilient safe systems of work throughout our branch network.  We have implemented screens at our temporary trade counters, encouraged click and collect where possible and encouraged all staff to operate in safe and sensible ways.   

Unless we are instructed otherwise we will remain open and do our best to operate safely, securely and successfully. 

We do have a card machine on our temporary trade counters so we are able to take card and cash payments and have hand santizers placed in front of counter to allow you to sanitise your hands for use of card machine.

** The New Normal Saturday – 14th August 2020 **

We are now back open on Saturdays starting 'Saturday 15th August 2020'

All branches have still got a temporary trade counter so you can collect goods without a pre-booked collection slot. But remember our counters can get busy so if you want to make sure you aren’t having to queue to be served and wait around whilst we pick your order please continue to place orders online.

We are still under strict social distancing guidelines and where possible making sure a 2m gap is kept between all our staff and customers.

Stay Safe!

** Trading update – 26th June 2020 **

All branches now have a temporary trade counter so you can collect goods without a pre-booked collection slot. Our counters get busy so if you want to make sure you aren’t having to queue to be served and wait around whilst we pick your order please continue to place orders online.

For staff safety we are still not accepting cash or cheque payments, however we do have a card machine on our temporary trade counters.

We are now also offering a delivery service but may not be able offer our normal next day delivery service.

No Customers will be allowed into the depot at any time your orders and stock will need to be collected outside.

We are still under strict social distancing guidelines and where possible making sure a 2m gap is kept between all our staff and customers.

Stay Safe!

**Opening update**

All branches are now open under appointment-based collection service:
Rugeley – 7.30am - 4.30pm
Shrewsbury – 7.30am - 4.30pm
Oswestry – 7.30am - 4.30pm
Walsall – 7.30am - 4.30pm
Banbury – 7.30am - 4.30pm
Kettering - 7:30am - 4:40pm

This will only be an appointment-based collection service only, No cash/cheque payments can be made. Please place order through our website and request the branch you wish to collect from only and we will call you back with collection availability.

No Customers will be allowed into the depot at any time your orders and stock will need to be collected outside.

We are under strict social distancing guidelines to ensure a 2m gap is kept between all our staff and customers safety.

We will endeavour to keep you up to date as things progress.  Our staff safety is paramount and we are working as safely as we can to make sure you can collect goods and get back to work.  Please bare with us with these adaptions and stick to your allocated collection slot.

Stay Safe!

*** If you place an order for delivery in our standard delivery areas below ***

*** You will receive a phone call from Branch looking at options as we are not delivering on our transport currently ***

*** We will be able to hold the order until normal deliver service returns ***

Post Xmas Party 2019

This year we had our 2019 Xmas party in January as with December being a busy month for many it was a great opportunity so all staff to come along!

Was a great night with the group taking 4 lanes of partys and some great food after at Cosmos. Thank you to all those who come along look forward to the next one!

Luke Wins Charity Match

Congratulations to our Rugeley branch supervisor Luke for winning his boxing charity event raising money for Cancer Research. Look forward to seeing you winning future matches keep up the good work!

New Van Arrives Walsall Branch

We have a new edition at our Walsall Branch! Our new and updated van has been added to our fleet, which will help to make the bigger drops to our customers much easier and provides more space.

GBP Karting 2019

Was a fantastic day at our annual GBP Karting Day
Safe to say we all had loads of fun and laughs!

1st Place: Neil Crofts - Winner in 2017, 2nd in 2018 and now got the Trophy back in 2019! Well done 
2nd Place: Paul Tooth - Last years winner just missing out this year
3rd Place: Paul Woodhead - Well done for 3rd place

Thanks all for taking part and here's to next year!

Roof Lanterns Now Available

The Elevate roof adds a stunning finish to extensions and orangeries, letting in more light due to its slim bars. Packed with innovative features, including patented Glazing Stop (avoids glass slippage) and the weather dam to resist even the worst weather conditions.

Check out our prices today https://www.gbplastics.co.uk/Products/0018

New Vans To The Fleet

We have now got 3 new vans added to our fleet, which have all been pimped out with new signage and more space inside to enhance our delifery service.

Freefoam Registered Installer

Video testimonial filmed with our customer Safe Seal Roofline, Talking about being Freefoam Registered Installer. Also some kind words about us thank you we appreciate such positive feedback. 

Christmas Jumper Day 2018

Thanks to everyone who donated and helped raise money for such a great cause Save the Children UK on Christmas Jumper Day. We had lots of fun and enjoyed seeing everybody's festive knits! until next year! 

Xmas Jumper 2018

Agate Grey Trims Now in Stock

New to the market and after customer demand we now stock the Agate (Painswick) Range in 45mm, 65mm, 95mm, 28mm fillet and 18.5mm Quadrant.

Pop to your local branch for more details.

GBP Karting 2018

GBP Karting day out 2018! Was a great day out for the team and some lovely food afterwards to soak up all the adrenaline

1st Place: Paul Tooth - Now holds the Trophy at the Rugeley branch
2nd Place: Neil Crofts - Neil won in 2017
3rd Place: Jim Allport - Has previoulsy been on the podium many times

Cladding calculator and visualiser

To help our customers visualise their ideas, We now have an interactive Cladding Visualiser. Our handy tool provides an example of the entire range of colours available in the Fortex embossed cladding collection. Using the calculator is simple. Just select a house image similar to that of your project, then click through the coloured UPVC cladding options available for both the external cladding board and trims.

Also, we know working out how many boards you need for a project can be difficult so we have made it easy by providing you a free Cladding Calculator to help you estimate how much cladding will cover the area in question. Our calculator will help to eliminate high amounts of wastage, saving you money and the environment.

The Cladding Calculator will estimate the number of boards and packs needed for your project. Choose your desired external cladding board and enter the dimensions of the cladding area into the relevant boxes. We have two calculators; one for triangular areas and one for rectangular areas.

Cladding vis

GBP Fantasy Football League 2018

Congratulations to Colin Clift for coming 1st in our GBP fantasy football league

Our Shrewsbury branch manager Nigel pictured here presenting Colin his prize a Bosch combi drill set who said he was delighted and happy to win this prize

Fantasy Football 2018

Beauticians Day 2018

Again we decided to celebrate GBPlastics beauticians day so we could all have a bit of fun and raise some money for charity at the same time.

Similar to last year we asked our customers to donate to our chosen charity The Buddy Bag Foundation, and the 'winning' team member at each branch got to wear makeup for the day.

Thank you all again to all our customers and everyone at the branches who got involved. 

Check out our social media page for new and upcoming events!

Beaut day 2018

Charity Day 26th June 2017

It seems like there is a 'day for anything' now, so we at GBPlastics decied to have a bit of fun with it and raise some money for charity at the same time.

Monday 26th June was Beauticians Day.  What has that got to do with plastic? Nothing! But that was precisely the point.  We asked our customers to donate to our chosen charity The Buddy Bag Foundation, and the 'winning' team member at each branch got to wear makeup for the day.

We are absolutely amazed at the response, and delighted that both our customers and everyone at the branches got involved.  We managed to raise a massive £360, and had a lot of fun, which is really what fund raising should be about.

Check out our social media page for the next mad charity event!

Beauty Day

Family Business - Winners FBU Award 2017

Thursday June 8th saw the GBPlastics team head down to London for the annual Family Business United Awards.
We walked away with the Midlands Family Business Award and also were runners up in the Peoples Choice Award.

Commenting on the evening Director Wendy Hill said “I am delighted and honoured to be winners of the FBU Midlands Family Business of the Year Award. I am also thrilled to be runner-up in the People’s Choice Award, as this was voted for by our colleagues, peers and customers.  The Awards were a fabulous evening, it was great to see the diversity of businesses there, being nominated was fabluous, but being crowned the Midlands Family Business of 2017 is amazing!”

Paul Andrews, Founder and Managing Director of FBU, added: "We were delighted to pull together such a vibrant bunch of family businesses for the 2017 awards, some that have succeeded for numerous generations and continue to thrive, and others that are relatively young but have great values at the heart of what they do.
“GB Plastics is a great family firm with strong family values at their core and a belief in what they do.  This family firm is continuing to innovate and invest for the long term, and represents a truly great British family firm that really deserves all the plaudits that winning this award brings."

 FBU Winners

Waste Pipe In Stock

Did you know we now stock white and black waste pipe, 32mm and 40mm in push fit and solvent welded. Contact your local branch for more information.

National Tea Day 21st March 2017

We had lots of fun raising money for The Buddy Bag Foundation on National Tea Day.  All customers were offered tea and biscuits.  The biscuits had a retro theme and included Club's, Viscount and Penguin's.  We managed to raise £75 on the day from donations.

2017 Charity Announced

We are delighted to announce that the charity we will be supporting throughout 2017 is The Buddy Bag Foundation.  This is a relatively new charity but they are doing great things and we are proud to be able to support and help them. 

Christmas Jumper Day 16th December 2016

Text TEAMGBP to 70050 to donate £2 to Save the Children, we raised a total of £158 this year, well done everyone in the branches for their efforts and thanks to all our family, friends, customers and colleagues who supported us.

Mince-Pie Day 12 December 2016

We managed to raise £50 for St Giles Hospice on our mince pie day, all customers were offered mince pies in all branches in return for an optional donation to charity.  A big thank you to everyone who supported us and this great charity

Warm Roof Product Focus

Rugeley branch (pictured below) were all lucky winners of an I-Pad mini.  This was a result of 6 month's hard work.  We had a product focus in all GBP branches on Warm-Roofs, and the branch with the highest sales and profit were all given an I-pad as recognition of their hard work. Warm-Roofs are a fairly new addition to our range, the rooves are made-to-measure and are proveing very popular with our trade and DIY customers.
Ipad rugeley winners

Christmas Promotions & Give-away 2016

12 days of Christmas offers available in branches and online throughout December, plus buy more and get GBP branded gloves, hoodie or body-warmer. xmas 16 offers

Shortlisted for Family Business of The Year Awards 2016

Will you vote for us and help us win??
We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted, now we just need your help, please vote for us!

GBP joins the 5% club - February 2016

We are a proud member of The 5% Club, a campaign focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates into the UK workforce. By joining the club, we have committed to the aim of ensuring that 5% of our UK workforce are apprentices, graduates or sponsored students on structured programmes within the next five years. To find out more information about The 5% Club and how to become a member, please visit www.5percentclub.org.uk

New premises for our Rugeley branch

Finally we can announce the opening of our new purpose built head office in Rugeley on 21st January 2016.
This wonderful bright and airy new branch replaces the old site and offices that we were previously located at.  Hopefull the new premises will provide easier access to our customers.  We have an increased space for the accounts/office and a dedicated area for our online team.  Also at the new premises is a training and meeting room.

GBP is recognised as an Investors in People Company

December 2015 marked a landmark for General Building Plastics, we have received accreditation from Investors in People, we are very proud to be able to have this award as it shows our commitment to working with all staff to ensure their continued personal development.

Midland Family Business Awards - Finalists

We are delighted to announce that General Building Plastics has been announced as a finalist in this years Midlands Family Business Awards, in the category of 'best small family business'

Lichfield 10k 13th September 2015 - GBP runners

We have a team of runners this year, and we are running to support Staffordshire Search and Rescue, please give generously and come along on the day to support us

lichfield 10k runners


Red Ribbon Awards, Best Small Family Business - WINNER

Family Business Place is dedicated to supporting British family businesses, this years awards are set to be the most talked-about event of the year, we, along with many other British family-run businesses from around the UK will came together to celebrate all that’s special and unique about family firms at the prestigious 6th annual Red Ribbon Awards.
We are delighted to be able to announce that we are the proud winners in the Small Family Business Category.
The judges commented that

"They completely symbolise what a small family business should be. They struck the judges as a stable company; one that knows where it is going and has a solid and well thought- out business plan for guidance. This structured approach alongside a hunger for growth and passion to see the business succeed has resulted in a true gem of a family business which is admired by it’s customers, it’s community and it’s employees alike."

Pictured below are our very proud team that attended the awards ceremony L-R Matthew Wedderkopp, Clare Falls, Wendy Hill, Alan Sutherland, Janet Sutherland

Red Ribbon Awards


Winner of 3D TV - 25th Anniversary prize

We are pleased to announce that Mark Hewitt, one of the directors of Elite Services has won the 3D TV.  Mark, pictured with director Wendy Hill is delighted with his prize 'I never win anything, I thought it was a joke when Wendy said I had won the star prize' commented Mark.
Wendy Hill made the draw on Thursday 'I am really pleased that Mark won, Elite Services have been a customer of ours for many years and it is nice when someone is so genuinely please with winning'
prize draw TV winner

Oswestry Branch Opens - 5th May 2015

The new 6,500 sq ft unit is in a prime location on Oswestry’s Maes-y-Clawdd and stocks our widest range of products of , including the full range of woodgrain in Rosewood, Golden Oak, Irish Oak, Black Grain and Chartwell Green, along with a wide range of colour coded sealants and pins.
A free local delivery services is available from the Oswestry branch for all orders over £50 placed via our website, by phone, fax or in person at the trade counter.

25th Anniversary

April 2015 is a milestone date for General Building Plastics, as it marks our 25th anniversary. Founded in 1990 by Janet Sutherland, Janet continues to work in the business, alongside her son Alan and eldest daughter Wendy Hill, both Directors, who joined the business in its first year, and today look after all the day-to-day running.Whilst
“We are delighted to be celebrating 25 years in business, and are as proud of our heritage and success today as we were when mum started the business back in 1990,” says Wendy Hill. "Whilst so much has changed in the building and building products industries over the last 25 years, we have remained focused on offering an extensive range of always high quality products at a competitive price. The business has always been ambitious, which has driven our growth and expansion with the addition of our new branches at a steady pace." 
We will celebrate our 25th birthday from now until the end of 2015, with a number of special offers, promotions, gifts and prizes designed as a ‘thank you’ for our customers and staff. There will be a programme of Silver-themed promotions in honour of our 25th anniversary, with prizes available including a 42” 3D TV, anniversary-branded clothing and special offers

Paul Tooth celebrates 10 years at GBP Rugeley

Everyone at GBP would like to say a massive 'congratulations' to Paul Tooth who celebrated 10 years as branch manager at our Rugeley depot in January 2015. Pictured with director Wendy Hill receiving his luxury hotel vouchers Paul commented 'I have seen a lot of changes since I started in 2005, and it is great to work for a company that is still changing and growing. I still love my job, every day is a challenge and I still look forward to coming in every day.'

GBP Christmas 'do' 2014

This year we went Hovercrafting and Archery, followed by some great pub grub and a few pints.  Pictured below are our hardy crew who all got a little bit muddy during the hovercraft experience. 
Christmas Image

WoN promotion - winners

During November we ran a promotion; for every order placed online our customers got an entry to win £250 voucher, 1 winner per branch.  We are delighted with the response from cutomers and the winners were as follows:
Rugeley Branch - Stafford UPVC Windows
Shrewsbury Branch - Heritage Glass
Walsall Branch - Compass Window Systems
Banbury Branch - Windows Are Us
Kettering Branch - Pure Construction

Prize Draw Winner - Kettering branch

Pictured below is Russ from GRP receiving his Makita drill from our director Alan Sutherland.  We had lots of give-aways during the first month of our branch opening in Kettering, and the prize draw was for a Makita Drill.
Kettering prize draw winner

New branch open in Kettering 10th September 2014

We are now open at Unit 8, Baron Avenue, Kettering (next door to Screwfix)
Come along and see the wide range of products in stock. Three Counties Show 8th - 11th May 2014
Come and visit our composit decking stand at the three counties show

Anthracite Grey

Wwe now stock anthracite grey foiled 40mm, 60mm, 90mm Architraves and 28mm Fillet.  Plus anthracite grey silicone and window touch-up pens. In stock now at all our branches.

Christmas 2013

We will close at 3.30pm on 23rd December 2013, and reopen at 7.30am on 3rd January 2014 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your business in 2013, and which you a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2014.

Garden Shows Spring/Summer 2013 

Come along and see our Composite Decking at the following shows:
22nd to 24th March Milton Keynes Spring Garden Show
9th to 12th  May 2013
17th to 19th May 2013

New look for Shrewsbury Unit

January 2013
We are delighted with the look of the new doors at our Shrewsbury unit, giving great advertising for the branch even when it is closed
Shrewsbury Doors:w-resize

Dave George 10 years continuous employment

Dave 10 YearsDave George recently celebrated 10 amazing years working for GBP!! Everyone who has had deliveries from our Shrewsbury branch know that Dave is not only a key member of the team there, but he has amazing skills when finding even the most difficult of delivery addresses. He is committed to getting customer deliveries to site, ‘on time every time’ and his local knowledge is relied upon by us all.

As a thank you for his continuous hard work and relentless dedication to getting the job done, Wendy and Alan presented him with a pair of celebration champagne Hot Air Balloon tickets, flying from the local quarry in Shrewsbury. 

Foil Pack LMN silicone now availalbe - reduce waste costs

Silicone Foil PackNow in stock are 400ml foil pack tubes of Soudal LMN silicone. This high grade silicone is now available in a sausage foil pack, which when used with a specialist applicator gun, reduces to almost nothing when empty.
In stock and available at branch now - plus buy 3 boxes and get a FREE applicator gun.

Billing Aquadrome 5th to 7th May 2012

Despite the constant rain and threat of flooding, we can confirm that we will be exhibiting our BIGFOOT composite decking at the Billing Aquadrome Camping and Boating show, this bank holiday weekend.

Much of the show has been moved to hardstanding areas, and the caravan and campsite has been re-opened for all those who want to stay overnight.

All we need to do now is pray for a bit of sunshine for the bank holiday weekend.

£500 raised in aid of Katharine House Hospice

Banbury Branch Katharine House Raffle

A big thank you to all our customers who supported the raffle at our recent opening at our Banbury branch.  We raised a total of £326 from the raffle, which we rounded up to £500!! Kevin Adams was the lucky winner of the 32" television, pictured above receiving his prize along with Martin Summers, Banbury branch manager, and Sheila Norton from Katharine House Hospice.

We are moving to Unit 1, Swan Industrial Estate, Gatteridge Street, Banbury OX16 5DH

January 2012
OPENING WEEKEND, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd January, call in and see us at our new unit in Banbury during our opening weekend for our special relocation offers. We are also raising money for Katherine House Hospice, with a raffle, each ticket is a winner, call along and help us support a great local charity.

Freefoam Registered Installer Scheme, Promotion

July 2011

We are always keen to offer our customers extra benefits, and during July General Building Plastics and Freefoam promoted the Freefoam registered installer scheme. This is free to join, and once installers are part of the scheme they can register their individual installations and their customers benefit from the 30 year Freefoam extended guarantee, this is on all UPVC and guttering products. During the promotion GB Plastics registered 66 new installers, and Guardian windows (pictured above) were the winners of a full house of UPVC products, courtesy of Freefoam.

If any installers would still like to register, or would like more information about the scheme, please contact your local branch.

Shropshire County Show

14 and 15 May

Thanks to everyone who came to see us at the Shropshire Show this year, it was a very windy show, but the rain kept off for us all. We had a large area of decking on display, plus our new line in fully recycled benches. Also on display was the hygienic cladding - suitable for walls and ceilings and ideal for commercial applications.

20th Anniversary Prize Draw

August 2010

General Building Plastics are celebrating 20 years trading this year. As part of their anniversary celebrations, supported by their key suppliers, they had a prize draw.

First prize of 500 holiday vouchers was won by Mark Williams of Elizabethan Patio Doors in Wrexham.

Pictured below receiving their prizes from Alan Sutherland are Paul Bates of James Windows, and Jason Battison from Fine Choice Windows

Great Midlands Fun Run


Fun Run News
Sunday 6th June 2010 was the date for our directors first ever 'run'. Alan and Wendy, along with Wendy's husband Tony, took part in the Sutton Coldfield, Great Midland Fun Run.
As you can see from the picture above, they were all extremely happy to have finished and they would like to thank everyone who sponsored them. They were raising money for a local cancer hospice, St Giles Hospice.