Wolseley has closed its online business TapOutlet.com.

In a statement, a Wolseley UK spokesperson said: "We have taken the decision to close a small unprofitable online business because it has not achieved the level of profitability we require as a business to merit expanding in this area.

"A comprehensive plan is in place to ensure the closure is handled professionally, without adversely impacting customers or suppliers. We remain totally committed to expanding our multi-channel presence in our core markets and our vision is for Wolseley UK to become the easiest merchant to do business with because of the seamless multichannel proposition we offer."

The business ceased trading on 31 December, 2013, with 26 roles expected to be made redundant.