Company History

Augustin started in the industry in 1987 and worked for a total of 16 years before starting Building Materials Nationwide Ltd in 2003. He worked in Distribution for two of the biggest PLC companies; specialising in Ceilings, Drywall, Insulation and Partitioning. Whilst working in the trade, he found there was a gap in the market for smaller businesses and to offer more personal advice.

After seeing the opportunity in the market, he couldn't ignore it. At the age of 32, Augustin decided to start his own business. With a mortgage, a wife, two kids, £15k credit card debt and nothing in the bank, it was definitely a risk.

Augustin managed to persuade one supplier to grant him some credit and then put everything else he needed on a credit card. He started out in his dining room on the 1st April - so some could say the odds were against him. It was just him, his Nokia 6610 and a dream that he could make a better life for himself and his family. Within 3 months, he was moving out of his house and into a small office. He originally set himself a target of £500k within the first year but not only did he achieve this, he doubled it!

Within 2 years, he had moved into a bigger premises and employed 3 members of staff. From there he continued to push himself and grow the business with the same mantra; that the customer wants the right product, at the right price and at the right time. Augustin knew if he could do that for them, then he could achieve anything.

About Us
At platinumbau.com we specialise in the supply of building and construction materials to contractors and end users; this includes drylining, timber, insulation, suspended ceilings, partitioning, SFS steel framing systems, general building materials and everything in-between! We have a sister company sister company; Eco Timber Ltd, who have a full FSC certification. Our trade experts will be sure to find you the right product, at the right price. Working closely with some of the biggest manufacturers and distributors in the Europe, we give and unrivalled service to customers who require building products. Read all about our dedicated Account Managers and what makes us different.