Ballcock & Bits are a proud, independent Plumbing & Heating Merchant and Bathroom Showroom business based in Bracknell, Berkshire.

Based at Broad House, Broad Lane for nearly 40 years, and opened by founder and Director John Lovejoy, our store became a great success and continues to thrive today.

Welcome to Ballcock & Bits

Here at Ballcock & Bits, we are proud to be the longest-running independent merchant (in the area) specialising in plumbing, heating, spares & controls, bathrooms, tiles and renewable energy and we are particularly proud to be part of The IPG group.

Being part of The IPG allows us access to major brands whilst being competitively priced.

At Ballcock & Bits, we are specialists in plumbing spares and offer genuine parts through authorised distributors. We ensure that our branch is well stocked to give you the spares you need when you need them.

In addition to this, we have a newly updated bathroom showroom to provide you with a chance to see and feel the quality of your new affordable, luxury bathroom. Our FREE measurement and design service provide you with CAD design images for you to see what your bathroom could look like.

Our Story

John Lovejoy, Founder and Director, opened Ballcock & Bits for business in 1982. Robert Kind came on board in 1988 as they incorporated the business. Due to the ever-growing success, Ballcock & Bits were able to open a bathroom showroom which has grown over the years and recently had a makeover.

Ballcock & Bits has featured in the Bizarre magazine and made an appearance on Radio 1 for its great name. There's also been a space for Director John Lovejoy in the book of who’s who. Ballcock & Bits continues to expand, employing more staff to support the showroom, customers at the trade counter and account management.

In nearly 40 years, Ballcock & Bits has seen competition come and go in the Bracknell area, but Ballcock & Bits is still standing strong (and growing) as the longest-running independent merchant in the borough. Much of our ever-growing success is largely to do with the customer service, expertise and care that goes into every customer interaction. It was present 36 years ago, still present now and will be present forever in the future. We’re proud to be Ballcock & Bits!

Our Team

  • John Lovejoy-Chairman
  • Tom Hesson- Trade Sales Director
  • Jay Lovejoy- Bathroom Sales Director
  • Reece Simpson- Sales Associate 
  • Jamie Foster- Goods in and out Manager


What our customers say

Sam W. via Google

This may only be a small independent plumbers merchants but worth its weight in complete Plumbing & Heating gold. Bob in particular has truly remarkable knowledge of the trade making the experience a true delight every time I undertake a visit at Ballcock and Bits.

Roy G. via Facebook

Simply put the best plumbers merchants there is. Friendly and Knowledgeable staff make a huge difference.

John M. via Google

Good value, great knowledge & service!