For the small builder, time is money, and there are new challenges to face every day. So the small builders who use Howdens rely on us to provide them with a complete, reliable, local service, every day. In doing this, Howdens supports the builder’s reputation as well as their livelihood.
More than 400,000 builders hold accounts with Howdens. The business supplies them with kitchen cabinets, frontals, appliances, doors, flooring, lighting, hardware and joinery - everything the builder needs for a successful kitchen installation.
Small builders serve all parts of the UK market - owner-occupiers, private landlords, local authorities, housing trusts and small developers.
All products are available to trade account holders from stock, on credit terms, which enables builders to manage their projects and their cash flow, and at a confidential discount which allows them to determine their margin for each job.
Builders also benefit from Howdens' industry- leading, free design service. Howdens employs over 1,000 experienced kitchen planners who work with the latest CAD software to create detailed visualisations and technical drawings for every project - ensuring a perfect fit while saving the builder both time and money.
Overall, Howdens helps builders manage their working lives and earn a living. This proposition is very powerful and means that Howdens is very important to the small builder.
Howdens assures "no-call-back" quality for everything it sells, and offers a two-year warranty on all its own-brand Lamona appliances, guaranteeing peace of mind for builders and their customers.