06 Apr 2017

Welcome to the glorious month of April widely thought to be named after “aperire” a latin word meaning to “open” because it represents the opening of buds and flowers in spring.


What an inspiring way to approach this time of year by opening up all the home improvement possibilities. Why not replace your windows, fascia and guttering.  You could add a Roof lantern to a flat roof and transform your living space. Maybe construct a Polycarbonate Lean to Roof and create instant cover providing shade in the hot summer.

Take a look at your gutter is it directing rainwater away from your house? Is it filled with debris and leaves? If so the perfect solution is to flush out the gutter and install “The amazing Hedgehog” a continuous polypropylene ‘brush’ which prevents the build-up of wind-blown debris. Hedgehog is a sound investment avoiding irreversible damage to down pipes, roof tiles and gutters.

To help you celebrate Easter our Pre-Stocktake sale is still available offering products to help you with all your building improvement projects.

We at PBS are very proud to have supported East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH) for over 20 years. We are continuing to fulfil our commitment of raising £15000 over the next three years, towards the ‘Nook Charity Appeal’. This is helping EACH develop their new state of the art hospice in poringland and the services they provide. It is hoped that this sum will be raised by both staff and company activities and promotions.

We are helping with fundraising ideas such as raising money by having a charity cake sale or by cycling around Snetterton Race Circuit.

We are also taking part in EACHs ‘Bag it’ bring it Boost it’ scheme. This works by letting all our staff bring in any charitable items such as clothes, shoes, books DVDs, toys, and bric-a-brac into the work place. We then arrange for it to be collected. So if you would also like to bring your charitable items into one of our branches we will gladly give you a bag to fill and pass it on to EACH on your behalf.

Don’t forget our in store Easter Lucky Dip for purchases made in any of our branches which runs until the Easter Weekend you will be able to draw from our Lucky Dip to win a chocolate surprise.To qualify for a free lucky dip: Account and Trade Cash customers’ one draw per customer visit per day. Cash sale customers’ one draw for purchases of £100 + VAT (and above)


‘What happened to the Easter Bunny when he misbehaved at school?’

‘He was egg spelled.’



14 Mar 2017

March is a wonderful time of year not only because the evenings begin to get lighter and best of all British summer time begins (26th March). Did you know that around March 20th or 21st the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night are nearly equal in all parts of the world? Not a lot of people know that.

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Why don’t you invest in a water butt save water and reduce your water bill. If you haven’t got a lot of space why not buy a slim space saving water butt available from all our branches.

If you can’t position it close to your house try fitting some mini flow rainwater gutter around your shed. This is a perfect solution to a common problem. We get a lot of positive feedback regarding this alternative solution. Our water butts remain good value and very popular.

It’s Mothering Sunday on the 26th March, a Water butt would be the perfect enhancement to any garden and a smashing surprise present. (Don’t forget to add the flowers and chocolates)

Do you have an area of your garden that overtime becomes muddy and trampled down? Then Bodpave is the solution. We have a strong cellular interlocking paving system designed to reinforce the ground for vehicle and pedestrian use. Bod-pave is robust and is used for wheelchair access, cycle and emergency routes. Golf clubs use it for buggy paths.  You can also grow grass through it or add some shingle. Perfect.

Why not fit a Cat Flap or Dog Door for your beloved family pet we sell a good range and you should find something to suit.

Don’t forget our Easter Lucky Dip which starts in all our branches on Thursday 16th March.

This is just one of the many ways we at PBS want to make your purchases with us a friendly and pleasant experience. It’s also our way of just egging you on to buy from us. Sorry, but who could resist this cracking joke.

Have a happy Easter!


27 Feb 2017

The key factors of guttering are fairly basic – gutter forms a trough which is designed to funnel any water and dirt which comes down the roof, away from the building. It protects the building, foundations and exterior, keeping water from entering the space thus preventing damp.
PVCu guttering
One of the best and most widely used materials for gutter is PVCu (sometimes referred to as uPVC). It’s totally water resistant, strong and keeps its colour. It comes in a range of colours and profiles to suit any building. The type of guttering you need will vary on the building and appearance you wish to achieve, however the main variant in the way the gutter performs is the water capacity – otherwise it may just come down to a decision on aesthetics.

Types of gutter

PVCu Half round gutter & Square gutter
BR072AG pvcu square gutter
Half round refers to the profile of this gutter which is simply a semicircle or half a circle. They are most commonly used and can easily cope with lots of water, perfect for residential buildings.
Square guttering has the same characteristics but with a sharp, square shape.

PVCu Deep gutter & Ogee gutter
Deepstyle-170-Main pvcu ogee guttering

Deep gutter is similar to half round but it is more of half an oval, making it deeper and stronger enabling it to cope with large amounts of water. Due to the gutter extrusion on ogee and deep gutter, they round will suit residential or commercial buildings – they are tough enough to deal water from roofs with large surface areas. Ogee simply differs in visible shape to deep gutter, with a more rigid angled finish which may compliment a more modern building.

PVCu Miniflow gutter
Miniflow, as its name suggests, is a smaller version of guttering which would lend itself to small buildings such as sheds, buildings or greenhouses. With the area of the roofs being much smaller, there is no need to take up space on a small building with standard size gutter.

PVCu Cast iron gutter
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Cast iron effect gutter offers a durable solution to traditional housing but without the downfalls of using cast iron. PVCu cast iron effect gutter is durable and flexible, yet still beautifully compliments any traditional build.

Now that you know the different types of guttering out there, we can help give you a better idea on the actual installation.

Manufacturers of these products have designed them to be simple and effective. We tend to break the products up in to two different sections. That is roofline: the gutter that goes under/across the line of the roof, and downpipe: the downpipe connects to the roofline gutter and provides a vertical funnel where the water can escape. It often connects to a drain, a gully, a water butt or on to the ground. Guttering is held on by a series of clips and brackets. Exits for the downpipe are made using unions. Water is kept in the gutter (so it doesn’t run out at the end) using internal or external stop ends.

To stop leaves or muck building up in the system – often protective measures will be taken such as using a gutter brush, gutter guards (a PVCu grid) or a drain cover.
hedgehog-gutter Gutter Guard Gutter lead cover drain protector

Need any more information? No worries – we are here to help. Check out our resources page to view all the product guides created by our key manufacturers. Alternatively, give our head office a call on 01603 484589 and take a look at guttering on our products page.

02 Feb 2017

February 2017

Forget the January blues – it’s February. The year is well under way and if you haven’t already done so it’s time to create your vision board and get inspired. We all like a good start to the year and three of our lucky customers have started it with the fantastic news that they have won a prize in our early account payment:


Congratulations to all our prize winners!

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1st  place goes to: Vic – winning an Einhell
TH-ID 1000 Impact Drill with accessory
2nd place: John from 1st Class
Home Improvements for winning a
Faithfull Task 38 watt Task Fluorescent Light.
3rd place: Noel of NJC Property
Maintenance Service who has won a
Black Xpert Glass Thickness Measuring Gauge

During March and April we have our traditional Stock take sale and Easter Lucky Dip.
The pre-stock sale will have lots of exciting offers on our extensive range of products including some very handy tools.  The ever popular free Easter Lucky Dip always goes down well so pop into one of our branches for a chocolate surprise.

Our attendance at ‘The Royal Norfolk show’ on the 28th & 29th June has always been a focal point and is in the planning stage. We are looking at new ideas to make it a more memorable and worthwhile experience for all our customers who visit our stand.

It’s a fantastic couple of days and there will be lots of freebies and special show offers so note the dates in your diary and come and see us.

Have a wonderful month!
– Ray

03 Jan 2017

Happy New year to all our customers!

If you have a little time on your hands why not take a walk around your house and check if there are any running repairs required. Check your gutters have they filled up with leaves again, has the running outlet (that’s the piece in your gutter where the pipe is fixed) become blocked.


If they have we can help you. We know that blocked gutters can be a constant worry. The lack of regular and often precarious maintenance can cause irreversible damage to downpipes, roof tiles and gutters. This damage can in turn lead to more problems. But now there’s HEDGEHOG – a continuous polypropylene ‘brush’ which prevents the build-up of wind-blown debris. The HEDGEHOG is supplied in 4m a length, the same size as a standard length of gutter. So to judge how many lengths you need just count the lengths of gutter you have. It’s easy to fit just lay it inside the gutter and secure by using plastic clips.

Strata Drain Cover tidyDo you have an exposed drain at the bottom of your rainwater pipe why not fit a pre-cut drain tidy cover. All these easy to do jobs will give you peace of mind and may save you money.



skypodDo you have a flat roofed room in need of more light? Look no further than a Roof Lantern/Skypod. This is a new contemporary PVC-U system designed specifically to add height, volume and natural light to uninspiring flat roofed rooms. This product has proved really popular with our customers who appreciate a product that is manufactured in our factory and delivered locally using our own transport.

We think this personal service is important giving you the confidence knowing that your purchases will be delivered in pristine condition.

Happy new year and we look forward to working with you in 2017.


06 Dec 2016

Its that time of year again – how it has flown by! We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

As every year we close during Christmas Time, please don’t forget you can still place your orders online over Christmas. The orders will be processed immediately once we reopen on the 3rd of January.

Below you will find our festive opening hours.



Our last day open before Christmas will be: FRIDAY THE 23RD OF DECEMBER and this is also be the last day of deliveries.

We will re-open and deliveries will resume on: TUESDAY THE 3RD OF JANUARY


30 Nov 2016

We love Christmas at PBS!

As a seasonal cheer up we are giving away ‘Lucky Dip’ prizes at all of our branches again this year from Thursday 1st December. For purchases made in one of our branches during December you will be able to draw from our Christmas Lucky Dip.  You could win anything from a chocolate bar to an Argos voucher!

To qualify for a free lucky dip:

  1. Account and Trade Customers – one drawer per customer visit per day.
  2. Cash sale customers – one draw for purchases of £100 + VAT (and above) spent.

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Ray at our Norwich branch

Help yourself to a hot drink from our drinks machine to have with your chocolate bar.

We have a great range of tools and work ware which would make ideal Christmas gifts.

Who’s climbing into the loft soon to take down decorations and the extra chairs?! There is still time to fit a loft hatch with a ladder attached Why not buy a Fakro quality, insulated loft hatch access unit to make your journey into your loft this Christmas a safe and pleasurable trouble free experience.

I love this product; it’s a beautifully tactile 3 section foldaway wooden ladder. We take a working example to ‘The Royal Norfolk show’ each year.  It gets a lot of hands on interest. The ladder is attached to a controlling spring loaded mechanism. This prevents the ladder from falling out of the hatch . It’s so light weight and controllable. It requires very little strength or effort to use.  I operate it with one hand at the show and visitors to the stand are so impressed.

It’s a brilliant design and it would be a great practical and functional addition to your home. Bargain at a special offer price of £115 + vat.

You have to see it to believe it. So pop into your local branch for a demonstration and be amazed or visit our loft section on the website:

Have a wonderful Christmas



17 Oct 2016

Cladding  refers to the external layer of the building which provides the aesthetic effect. Apart from the external appearance of the building, its main use is to protect the building structure from the weather and helps with the property insulation. Traditionally timber products were the way to go, but nowadays, the availability of PVCu  is taking over, as it offers low maintenance material and an interesting alternative to timber.

It comes in a range of hard-wearing materials that are designed to withstand the elements and to improve the aesthetics of any building. Giving an old style look or a clean contemporary look to commercial or residential properties, cladding is the perfect solution for buildings that need to be simple to maintain

There are a number of different types of cladding on the market and each has its strengths. At PBS we are specialists on PVCu Cladding and we can help you decide which is best for you and the building you are working on.


PVCu cladding

PVCu is exceptionally durable and very attractive. It will never rot like and is far more resistant to extreme weather conditions than timber. It will also keep the timber look without its downsides. It can be recycled making it environmentally friend and because it doesn’t need painting, it’s very  simple to maintain.

At PBS we offer a wide range of stylish PVCu cladding, from tongue and groove effect to shiplap and open V. Available in white and foiled woodgrain to create a variety of visual effects.

We offer a nationwide delivery for all our Cladding products.

14 Sep 2016

At PBS we would like to thank all the customers who came to our cake day for The Nook Appeal, on Monday 12th of September. Thanks to  your donations  we managed to raise a fantastic £150.

The money raised will go towards the wonderful cause of The Nook Appeal, which aims to raise £10 million for a new state of the art hospice in Poringland, where it will be situated on an idyllic woodland plot, creating a wonderful tranquil setting for children, young people and their families.

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16 Aug 2016
Snetterton Race Circuit for EACH

Shaun Brookes, one of our Sales Team Members, will be representing Plastic Building Supplies, at ‘Cycle at Snetterton Race Circuit,’ a fundraising event for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH) Nook Appeal. He will cycle at least eight three mile laps on Friday 23rd of September.

He will be doing it to raise money solely for EACH’s ‘The nook Appeal’.

To help Shaun achieve his goal to raise at least £250, for this wonderful charity, go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Shaun-Brookes

04 Aug 2016

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  • 25mm polycarbonate roof in clear, bronze or opal colours (a range of glass or solid roof options are available at extra cost)
  • Patio or french doors to choose for your conservatory
  • 6 standard openings
  • High security specification 
  • Glazed with 28mm toughened glass, various coloured glass options available
  • Free CAD drawing designs
  • Free local delivery/collection withing 10 working days
  • Other colours available in a woodgrain finish – rosewood, mahogany, golden oak, cream, chartwell green, black anthracite grey and irish oak*

For further details call FREEPHONE 08000150321 or visit www.pbs-limited.co.uk

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13 Jul 2016

When it comes to your guttering, PVCu Guttering is a very sensible choice. The advantages of PVCu are: strength, flexibility and resistance, and its price. It is very durable and can withstand years of extreme weather conditions. It’s easy to install and bending is not an issue with uPVC due to its flexibility.

Installation of PVCu guttering is easy, due that is manufactured as one seamless section. The plastic won’t chip or scratch your cladding and the gutter itself is very difficult to damage.

Heavy snow or rain shouldn’t affect your PVCu guttering, as it’s designed to withstand pressure due to the flexibility of the product. Also you won’t have to worry about rusting gutters.

Economically is also more affordable than metal guttering, and the finishing look is neat and clean. Plastic gutters are tough as they are meant to last for many years. The upkeep is minimal and you can reduce it even more by using a hedgehog brush.

No matter what the style of your home, we have the right style to fit the look of your home. From Ogee, rounded or squared guttering to colours like white, black and grey, there are many options to choose from. If you don’t want to lose the style that an Iron guttering can add to your property. We offer the Cast Iron, it is uPVC material with the Iron aesthetics.

Have a close look to our vast range of guttering products and brands that we have in stock and ready to deliver nationwide.