BSS was established back in 1899 and was originally known as British Steam Specialties (the full name to this day) and was based in the East Midlands. Over the years we acquired other companies to help develop and grow our business. In 2010, BSS accepted an offer to become part of the Travis Perkins plc group. Today we are the UK’s largest distributor of pipeline and heating solutions.


From our national distribution centres to our countrywide branch network, BSS is always ready to bring customers what they need, when they need it.  The widest product line-up (over 84,000 products) with leading names including Geberit, Wilo, Grundfos, Pegler and Polypipe to name a few, we have all the right products from the top suppliers. That’s besides our very own BOSS™ brand products, a 5,000-strong product range renowned for quality and value.


We’ve got over 50 locations across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. So wherever our customers’ jobs take them, we’re there too.  Our National Distribution Centre based in the heart of the Midlands operates 24 hours a day and delivers to our branches every weekday using our own primary fleet. This means that any customer can place an order at a branch by 5pm and collect their goods the following morning. We also have a Tube Distribution Centre stocking hundreds of tube products. Importantly, the centre has the capacity and expertise to handle and deliver steel tube.

Safety is built into the culture of BSS, and furthermore, with over 1,000 experts nationwide, our service and know-how is unmatched. From technical support teams providing on-site technical advice, after-sales, commissioning, and product training to our experienced branch staff – we’re on hand with the right information and support.

We also provide tool and equipment hire through Hire-It, a nationwide service, and have also introduced a highly successful Call & Collect service in 2020 to ensure customers can continue to collect their goods quickly and safely.