About Us

Buildiro.com is a direct-to-consumer online marketplace for tradespeople and DIY enthusiasts based in the UK to source building supplies and materials in minutes. Essentially Skyscanner for the construction industry, Buildiro helps builders locate suppliers to reduce procurement time, save money, and lower transportation costs.

For small and medium-sized contractors, three key factors affect the materials supply chain: availability, distance from the job site, and price. Buildiro was created to ease navigation of these variables by ensuring better online visibility for merchants and offering a more efficient materials-sourcing process for builders.

Buildiro was founded by CEO Luke Polach, a builder by birth and construction-industry technologist by training. The idea for Buildiro was born in 2016, when Polach, operating a small construction firm in North London, experienced first-hand the challenges of managing a cost-effective materials supply chain.

Since launching in 2019, Buildiro has helped thousands of tradespeople across the United Kingdom source materials 30% faster and in a more environmentally friendly way. With over 500,000 products in its database from thousands of top brands, Buildiro is essentially a professional materials procurement specialist for the independent contractor.

To date, Buildiro has secured numerous rounds of seed funding for its solution and has created new commercial opportunities for dozens of UK merchants. Eighteen of the UK’s leading materials suppliers, including online retailers B&Q, Tooled-Up, Plumbworld, Robert Dyas, Make My Blinds, Lights.co.uk and more, are already part of the Buildiro affiliate program.