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About MKM

Great products, great prices

MKM is the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant, with 44 branches across England and Scotland. We aim to be a ‘one stop shop’ for building, timber and plumbing supplies, and stock a wide range of products from the industry’s leading manufacturers - all at competitive prices.

We hold high levels of stock on-site to ensure both our customers in the building trade and the general public can get what they need, when they need it. We also offer a free, reliable local delivery service to help your projects run smoothly.



Our people

At MKM, we believe it’s our people who make the difference.

MKM is built on the concept that skilled, local people who understand the needs of local customers should serve the local trade. We pride ourselves on our customer service and believe that it’s our employees who really set us apart from the competition. Our professional, knowledgeable staff have a wealth of experience and are on hand to offer any advice and support our customers’ needs.

In short – we aim to employ and retain the best!



MKM is a Hull - based company and was established in 1995 by David Kilburn and Peter Murray. The vision for the organisation was to offer unprecedented levels of service by building excellent relationships with customers and suppliers.

We moved into our first purpose-built site in 1997 and soon realised that we were not content with operating from just one branch. So, we set about expanding the company and developing a strategy that would enable us to move into new geographical locations.

Our innovative initiative to give branch managers a stake in the business and an opportunity to share in profits has helped us to attract a great team of entrepreneurial Branch Directors. This has proved to be a key driver of our growth and we now have 42 branches across the UK – with plans for more!