Owner and Managing Director, Stephen Gibling, started the business in 1988. Stephen began the business after noticing a gap in the marketplace. He had a small home improvement business at the time and couldn’t get hold of the necessary supplies. Builder’s merchants tended to keep plastic in metal racks and delivered them on Lorries alongside bricks and other materials that damaged the goods.
Factory - Ledan Windows
After buying windows on the open market and finding they weren’t good value, in 1993, Stephen decided to expand and supply small builders and home improvement companies with windows. Stephen started Ledan windows which is still part of the group and based on the same site as Plastic Building Supplies in Norwich. Our factory now manufactures a whole range of products including carports, canopies, windows, doors and conservatory roofs.
Family is Key
Stephen reflects on his core ethos behind the business - ‘There isn’t nearly 60 people that work within the business, there’s 60 families that earn their living from the business.’ ‘The most important thing is family’
Being in business for so many years means that we want to give back to the community. Our nominated charity is EACH (East Anglian Children’s Hospices) who are building a brand new hospice near Norwich and requires support of local businesses. We are incredibly proud to have raised around £100,000 (in direct funds and secondary fundraising efforts) over the years of supporting Each!
Time to Celebrate
We would like to sincerely thank all customers & friends of Plastic Building Supplies for their loyalty and business over the years - we couldn't have gotten here without you!
We will be holding a 2 day trade event spanned across the 13th and 14th of September 2018 at all of our branches.
All members of the public and trade are welcome to come. Official event details to follow soon so be sure to come back to this page!