The New Way To Buy Materials

The Build Chain is an online construction procurement platform that transforms the process of buying materials.

What type of business are you?


Sub-Contractors & Housebuilders to Tier 1


Merchant, Distribution, Wholesale or Hire


Local and Global

Saving Contractors Time and Money

"The Build Chain has been a fantastic introduction to our business, saving us substantial amounts of money on many items and equally as important, it's saved us substantial amounts of time...Delighted we were introduced to this product."

Rachael Jolley, Managing Director, Rasico Construction

Opening New Routes To Market For Merchants

“We have been awarded a project in Leeds, the value of this order is almost £7K! Not bad to say the initial legwork was done by yourselves through the platform!”

Stephen Costello, Galaxy Insulation and Dry Lining

Demonstrate Your Commitment To Sustainability

Reduce your carbon emissions with easy access to local supply chains via the 500+ branches now available on the platform.

Each quote you receive will include an ESG saving percentage to help you make informed decisions with reports to evidence it.

One solution to benefit the whole industry...

“We created a solution that speeds up materials procurement by enabling Contractors to enquire and Merchants to quote in one dashboard.

The fixed-fee subscription platform doesn’t disrupt the transaction to ensure adoption throughout the industry at all levels.

By working with industry partners, we ensure we’re continually providing a leading solution.”

Neil Sheldon, Co-Founder & CEO, The Build Chain

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Builders Merchant Federation

With 800 merchant and supplier companies who have combined sales of over £43bn and employ over 221,000 people in the building materials industry the BMF’s 415 merchant members operate from over 5,530 branches across the UK.

National Federation of Builders

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) represents builders, contractors and house builders across England and Wales. As one of the UK’s longest standing trade bodies, it was created to represent the building profession and to promote conditions its members need to thrive and contribute to the economic success of the UK.
NFB Top 100 Women in Construction Awards

Top 100 Women in Construction Awards

In 2023, we sponsored the NFB's Top 100 Construction Women Awards, presenting the award in the Southern Local Hero category to winner Siu Mun Li, Head of Temporary Works and Engineering, Multiplex Construction Europe. We recognise the importance of supporting under-represented groups within our industry.


Account Dashboard

Simply sign up and follow our four-step process to gain or provide competitive quotes:

  • Submit or receive enquiries
  • View your matches
  • Finalise your agreements
  • Overview the process from start to finish
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Help & Support

Our team are always available to support clients using our site through a live chat function, and comprehensive video training for a smooth customer journey.

Speak to one
of our team...

National Sales Office - 03300 532 193

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From Only £100 per month.