Architectural Clay Products is a specification division of EH Smith, focused on delivering a dynamic and inventive approach with modern ranges of clay cladding products.
EH Smith Specialist Facades is passionately devoted to efficiency, customer care and offering reliable high quality sustainable products. We are committed to promoting innovative walling and Cladding Solutions to the Construction Sector in the UK
Specialists in brick cutting and fabrication, the company manufactures the FastClad Brick Slip System, FastArch lightweight brick clad arches and FastCut cut and bonded brick specials.
EH Smith is an authorised distributor of Porotherm, the precision-engineered clay block walling system from Wienerberger which is designed to provide a faster, dryer, safer and more sustainable building process.
As a family-run business, we are proud to be one of the largest independent builders’ merchants in the UK, providing products and services to tradespeople and DIY enthusiasts. With over 95 years experience in the construction industry we are well established as specialists in bricks, timber and general building materials, and pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, knowledgeable staff and comprehensive range of products.
Established in Birmingham in 1922, our branch network consists of 12 conveniently located trading locations throughout the Midlands and South East which have been serving local trade professionals and home improvers for many years.
By staying true to our guiding principles and core values we continue to build on our commitment to ensure that we offer our customers the best service possible – today, tomorrow and into the future.
Your Proper Builders Merchants
EH Smith Builders Merchants are well known in the construction industry for their ability to source specialist materials and solutions to fulfil our customer’s requirements. The wide range of stock and expertise, ranging from bricks and masonry through to timber, civils, tools and landscaping, makes EH Smith the one-stop-shop for the true trade professional and DIY enthusiast.
We offer a vast array of services to both trade and DIY customers. Whether it’s a large scale project, new development or a home owner looking to make home improvements, we offer:
• Exceptional customer service
• Knowledgeable & helpful staff
• Specification advice & special orders
• Delivery direct to site
• Fully stocked welcoming trade counters
EH Smith understand that using products from leading suppliers, that are known and trusted in the industry, is key to our customers.
We regularly review and work closely with sector-leading suppliers to ensure our customers receive the best possible products at competitive trade prices.
Huge Range of Products
EH Smith stock over 30,000 lines of quality building supplies and trade products. Through the expansion of stock holdings on quality brands, competitive pricing and an unrivalled local delivery service, EH Smith have developed their core business in order to meet customer needs.
We specialise in:
• Bricks & specialist masonry
• Timber products
• Civil engineering solutions
• Paving & landscaping
• Painting and decorating
• General building supplies
• Self-build project services
• Kitchens and bathrooms
Our Amazing Team
The EH Smith Builders Merchants team is made up of over 450 members of staff across our various branches and offices. All of our staff are encouraged to undertake continuous training in products and customer service, ensuring that they deliver the best possible customer experience.
Interested in a fulfilling role at EH Smith? Please visit our Careers page.
EH Smith is founded by Mr E.H. Smith, transforming a business supplying jute sacks and bulk bagged cement from a railway sidings in Small Heath, Birmingham, into a builder’s merchants operation
Ken Smith becomes chairman of EH Smith
Shirley branch opened in Solihull
Enderby branch opened in Leicester
Hemel Hempstead branch opened in a village of Bovingdon
Cannock branch opened
Stourbridge branch opened
Witham branch opened in Essex
Sutton Coldfield branch opened
EH Smith Head Office relocates to Shirley, Solihull
Ken Smith awarded Builders Merchants News Lifetime Achievement
Longbridge branch opened
An new office was opened for a team specialising in Architectural Clay serving London & the surrounding areas
New Olton branch opened
EH Smith wins ‘Best Marketing Initiative’ for the ‘Proper Builder’ campaign at Builders Merchants News Awards for Excellence
EH Smith wins best ‘Strategic Planning and Management’ award at the Construction Marketing Awards
Ken Smith awarded Birmingham Post Lifetime Achievement
Harborne ‘Local’ branch opens
EH Smith wins Independent Builders’ Merchant of the Year at the Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence
An additional specialist Architectural Clay office opened in Lydiate Ash
EH Smith wins Best Customer Service at the BMN Awards
Porotherm Training & Demonstration Centre opened in Olton
EH Smith wins the RoSPA President’s Award
Castle Bromwich ‘Local’ branch opens
EH Smith wins ‘Best Mid-Budget Marketing Campaign’ at the CMAs
Birmingham Central branch opens for business
John Parker becomes Chairman
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