About 1st Supplies

1st Supplies was set up in 1997 initially as a distributor of lead and lead related products to the roofing and construction industries.  We were originally set up from a small shop in Chislehurst, Kent in March 1999 to service demand in the South East of England.

The business grew rapidly and relocated to a warehouse in Orpington, Kent where further expansion followed in 2003 with the acquisition of Leadplus UK Limited, a lead related products and hard metals specialist business.  Both businesses continue to operate under their own name and brand. In 2009 the business again relocated to a larger warehouse unit in Sidcup, Kent and added products of interest to the flat and pitched roofing sectors to their portfolio.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding service levels and now have an extra dimension of product knowledge that our competitors find difficult to match.