Carlisle Brass is the largest developer of architectural hardware and ranked #1 by size, in both UK and Irish markets. We have the broadest range of our own design door and window furniture, covering contemporary and traditional styles in a range of finishes. Carlisle Brass products are aesthetically beautiful and, pound for pound, outperform our competitors.
We employ around 160 staff across our two UK locations, and one in Dubai that serves the Middle East.
More than 95% of our sales come from our sales of our own branded products. As well as our Carlisle Brass mother brand, we also own the following brands:
|Pre-pack versions of our product ranges, specifically aimed at the merchant sector presented in striking packaging for maximum retail impact|
|Technical ironmongery aimed at the commercial sector from British Standard locks, stainless steel door furniture, to panic hardware|
|Contemporary hardware products, almost all in chrome and nickel finishes|
Since 1986, every single item is developed and sourced to demanding standards and delivered to our customers next day, with a line fill rate exceeding 96%. We hold £11 million ($14 million) of stock to enable us to do this and we have 11,000 SKUs in our catalogue to ensure that we always have the items our customers need.
We serve a number of channels:
- New build housing: All 10 of the top residential housebuilders and 39 out of the top 50 in the UK, specify Carlisle Brass products as standard. Through nationally based distributors, we make sure our products gets to site next day – every day, so that completion of the development is never held up.
- Builders’ Merchants: We are proud to serve the entire market, ranging from the largest chain of builders’ merchants in the UK (more than 600 branches), most of the leading multi-site merchanting businesses, right down to individual independent stores. We offer almost 2,400 specialist pre-pack items for this channel which we serve using full time merchandisers.
- Architectural Ironmongers: You can find our products at more than 1,500 ironmongers across the UK and Ireland and, so wherever you go, there will be an outlet nearby that sells our products. Service here is critical; as we support each of our ironmonger customers to deliver on their promise of quality, service and speed of supply.
- Commercial: Through our dedicated specification teams, we work with architects and developers across the UK and Ireland making sure that our products can be chosen for prestigious developments, where quality and experience are vital. We are one of the very few brands that manufacture the most technical products in-house. Our technical products carry full independently assessed accreditations and every year we spend £250k on testing and accreditation alone.