Travis Perkins plc is a builder�s merchant and home improvement retailer in the United Kingdom. The general merchanting division supplies building materials to professional building companies, contractors and tradesman throughout Great Britain. The Consumer division consists of three businesses: Wickes, a national chain of do-it-yourself retail outlets, Tile Giant, a ceramic tile merchant and Toolstation, a multi-channel operator. The specialist merchanting business consists of four separate businesses trading under the brands, such as Keyline, CCF, Benchmarx and Rinus Roofing Supplies. The plumbing and heating division consists of the plumbing business of the Travis Perkins group, City Plumbing Supplies together with the businesses of The BSS Group. On January 3, 2012, it acquired the remaining 70% interest in Toolstation Limited. In October 2012, The Unite Group PLC purchased a zone 1 site in Camden, North London, from the Company. In January 2013, it acquired Solfex Energy Systems.