Grafton Group plc, the builders' merchanting and DIY Group with operations in the UK, Ireland and Belgium, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Crescent Building Supplies Limited.

Crescent Building Supplies is an independent supplier of building materials trading from four branches located in Ruislip, Hillingdon, Uxbridge and Maidenhead. The four branches will be integrated into the Buildbase division of Grafton Merchanting GB, widening the Buildbase coverage across the South East.

Grafton Merchanting GB has said it will be investing in the four branches, expanding the stock range and introducing Hirebase and Electricbase to further meet the needs of local tradespeople.

Mark Kelly, CEO at Grafton Merchanting GB, said: "We are delighted to be able to extend our offering to building professionals across the South East. As well as welcoming new customers, we can reassure existing customers that they will retain all of their existing terms as well as the added benefit of being able to trade across the wider Buildbase UK branch network. We look forward to working with the Crescent Building Supplies team, who we are sure will benefit from being part of a larger Group."

The acquisition of Crescent Building Supplies increases the network to 200 Buildbase branches.