Gavin Slark, chief executive officer Grafton  said that the group’s Irish merchanting business is showing “a marked improvement from a very low base”. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Revenues at builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton advanced by 10.1 per cent to £1.8 billion in the first ten months of the year, supported by inc(...)

Gavin Slark: “I left school not knowing what I wanted to do, and probably thought I could make it as a drummer.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Gavin Slark, the sturdy chief executive of the Grafton building materials group, strides into a meeting room at its south Dublin headquarters. With(...)

Builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton has reported a strong performance in the first half of the year with revenue rising 11 per cent to £1.01 billion. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton has reported a strong performance in the first half of the year, with revenue, profit and earnings per shar(...)

Grafton’s DIY retailing business in Ireland benefitted from the early stages of a recovery in construction from “historically low levels of activity”, the group said

Builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton has reported favourable trading conditions for the first half of the year on the back of a steady recovery (...)

Builders’ merchant group Grafton, owner of the Woodies (above) and Atlantic Homecare chains, said it is seeing “absolute” sales growth in the Republic.

Recovery in the construction industry will continue to be slow and gradual, according to Gavin Slark, chief executive of Grafton, the builders’ mercha(...)

Grafton, which owns the Woodie’s DIY retail chain, yesterday reported a 27 per cent increase in its underlying operating profits to £77.2 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

Grafton, the building materials group, is lining up £30 million worth of its Irish property portfolio for sa(...)

Grafton Group chief executive  Gavin Slark.

Builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton said revenues rose 8 per cent last year, as trading conditions continued to improve in the UK and Ir(...)

Grafton, which owns the Woodies DIY and Heiton Buckley chains, yesterday revealed a strong performance in the second half of the year that pushed full-year sales up by 8 per cent to £1.9 billion (€2.3 billion).

Gavin Slark, the chief executive of the builders merchant and DIY retailer Grafton Group, said the Irish market appears to be on a path to “sustained (...)

Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark. Revenues at the company rose 8 per cent last year.

Builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton said revenues rose 8 per cent last year, as trading conditions continued to improve in the UK and Ireland.(...)

Chief executive  Gavin Slark said consumer confidence had improved in Ireland, and the merchanting and DIY markets had stabilised. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton said revenues rose in the four months to the end of October up as trading conditions continued to improv(...)