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In the early 70's some of the major tile manufacturers struggled to meet demand; their factories simply couldn’t keep up which made things very difficult for roofers. In response, Fred and Jim Bick who were contractors began to place larger orders and build up their own stock. This allowed them to manage their workload when lead times became an issue. What become clear to them was the need for a specialist merchant who could manage the supply chain.
In 1979 Fred’s son Vince Bick opened the first Alltype Roofing Supplies, renting the corner of a small industrial unit on Marmadon Road, Plumstead. From these humble beginnings, Vince started to grow the business; building a small team around himself he focused on sourcing high-quality products, developing relationships with the leading manufacturers and evolving the specialist services that the company would become known for.
As the company grew steadily through the 80's, 90's and 00's it remained flexible, resourceful and responsive, evolving with the industry. Vince's objective was never to be the biggest merchant, but to build a reputation as the industry's leading specialist, known for supporting contractors and supplying the most prestigious sites.
Today Alltype is still an independent, family-owned run business. Built upon being honest and loyal to manufacturers and contractors alike. We pride ourselves on being a truly specialist merchant providing a first-class service.
Our competition say they do all types of roofing... We are alltype roofing
As well as an online portal offering you live stock, account information and real-time delivery slots; we also have 13 locations from North of the Thames down into rural Kent.Bromley, Canterbury, Croydon, Dulwich, Mitcham, Orpington, Plumstead, Rochester, Romford, Shirley, Southall, Woolwich and Woking
Use our store locator to get directions and view the depot's services such as Velux Active Demo, EDPM Cut to Size, Take Offs and bespoke Lead Cutting
We work with some of the leading roofing manufacturers to make sure we stock the correct products for all kinds of roofs, including Tiles, Slates, Pitched Roofing Products, Pitched Roof Windows, Flat Roofing Products, Guttering and Facias, Flat Roof Windows, Insulation, Roof Tiles, Liquid Roof Systems, Roofing Tools, Roofing Accessories and many more.
This goes hand in hand with our product training so we can offer the best advice. These brands include Redland, Marley, Sandtoft, Welsh slate, Cromar
We offer Specialist HIAB, Moffett and Crane Deliveries with same day delivery and next day drops. Our delivery service is supplemented by cutting edge order tracking and proof of delivery technology delivering manageable loads into complex sites. We utilise Tom Tom telematics ensuring we always use the quickest route. We have Silver FORS accreditation and are members of the FTA (Freight Transport Association) and 90% of orders are delivered from stock... using our own transport.
Every account is allocated its own Account Manager who will tailor your account and manage your quotes and orders. All of our staff have industry knowledge and experience, and are on hand to provide informed answers and technical support. Our staff attend regular training, provided directly by the manufacturers, ensuring they have a complex understanding of our products and systems. Alongside this, we appoint dedicated specialists who take the lead on complex projects ensuring that we are always able to provide support.
Our account services are designed to help our clients manage projects and develop business. Accounts come with tailored pricing structures based on annual spend to ensure the most competitive pricing, regardless of the order value. We have also introduced account analysis to help you understand your spending habits. You can choose from a credit account and a cash account.
We provide access into the specification market through a number of manufacturer partnerships. Our objective is to support contractors by providing technical, logistical, financial and organisational support on large projects. We believe our specification offering provides a coherent and efficient solution, that enables specialist contractors greater accessibility into this market. We work with Axter, Icopal and Iko for bituminous systems, Proteus and Cromar for liquid systems and Welsh Slate, Redland, Marley and Cedral on all pitched specifications
We work with quantity surveyors and site managers to address budgets and design details. Often this entails working through plans to identify alternative solutions that may provide cost savings or enhanced performance. As roofing specialists we pride ourselves on our complex understanding of roof structures, supplemented by our network of specification solutions across both pitched and flat roofing.
The Finance Department manage our 0% finance services to provide clients the support needed to develop business growth. They are also on hand to answer all billing queries and to help you get set up on our new online portal. To get set up on our new online system email us via this link and we will contact you once you have been set up.