Artex Ltd.

Artex Ltd. is an English based manufacturer of building materials.


Artex was started in 1935, with the name Artex coming from "Asbestos Reinforced TEXtured coating".

Artex became part of the BPB group of companies in 1966. It merged with Blue Hawk in 1997. Blue Hawk had been bought by BPB in 1972. BPB was in turn purchased by Saint-Gobain, a large building products company based in France, in November 2005.


It owns several brands, some of which have become genericized and are recognised as household words. Its brands include:


It has its head office and main manufacturing base at Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, with an additional manufacturing site for texture and liquid products in Newhaven, East Sussex.

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