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Arttex Background

Tradesmen working for tradesmen

Arttex founders Vince and George opened the doors to their building supplies stores following decades working in the construction business.

Four years ago, Vince and George refurbished their first property locally in Margate. They found suppliers in the area were expensive and instead sourced products from London using their own contacts.

This experience created the idea to supply Thanet and the South East with great quality building supplies (all in one place) at trade prices that can’t be beaten. They wanted to make life as easy as possible for busy tradespeople and construction companies – and pass on the cost-savings they’ve built up through being in the trade.

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We'll be announcing the manager of our Ramsgate store in the near future. Please stand by!

Arttex Approach

Arttex works on building local relationships – with the flexibility to reward those relationships with generous trade discounts. Cheaper than the big suppliers, Arttex offers better quality products and a friendlier value-added service.

We aim to make life easier for busy trades and construction professionals by guaranteeing next day delivery. As well as ensuring that products reach our customers on time (or a 30% refund on the order), we also make sure deliveries are made where customers need them – not just kerbside.

Our stores

Visit us in store

Our trade-only stores will supply you with everything you need to complete almost any project.

  • Norwood Works, 226 Broad Oak Road, Canterbury, Kent
    01227 454 958
  • 29 King Street, Ramsgate, Kent
    01843 595 773

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