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About GMD

GMD, Canvey Island

Situated in Canvey High Street, GMD is frequently visited by professional builders due to the extensive range of products available on site. We stock a large selection of top quality professional tools as well as budget options for smaller home projects.

We are independently owned which is why we pride ourselves on personal service that is 100% genuine. We give our honest recommendation about the best product for the job in hand and how to best use it. In fact, whatever the job, we are likely to have something for the purpose. In the unlikely event that we don't have what you need in stack, we can always source it for you.

Pop in and tell us about your next project and you’ll soon discover our prices are fair and that our advice always free.

We are known for mowers, tools and hardware

But this only scratches the surface

building supplies / diy / garden / household / pet supplies & much more...

GMD, The Story

Sandra & Gary are long time Canvey residents. Having spent time working on the Canvey Markets Sandra & Gary soon discovered their love of engaging with members of the public.

Not so keen on exposure to the Essex weather, they soon decided to rent a unit in what was once the Halcons building; taking their stock and trade indoors to launch GMD.

This enabled Gary to embrace his love of fixing lawn mowers, something he’d been doing on an ad hoc basis since he was sixteen. As well as launching a new venture purchasing second hand tools at M.O.D. auctions.

As the business grew they took on adjacent units, ceased trading in second hand tools and started to source new tools direct from the manufacturers.

In 2015 Ladbrokes vacated the unit they’d been operating from for a number of years, allowing the ever expanding GMD to finally complete the chain of units returning them to the single space it once was.

Supporting The Island Community

As long time Canvey residents, Sandra and Gary recognise the importance of giving back to the local community. They are trustees of the War Memorial Hall and support many local charities and organisations including Phoenix Club For The Disabled, Canvey First Responders and St. Lukes Hospice.

Every year they support local Island events such as the canival and boat race. They also provide the Christmas Santa Sleigh to raise money for Concorde beach.

Gary and Sandra happily support local schools and charities by donating raffle prizes for events.


Simply bring in a colour sample we can scan it and match the colour. We can even supply you with a sample pot.


We have a huge range of screws, nails and fixings. You can even buy an individual screw, nail, nut or bolt for your project.


Keep your mower running smoothly with our own on site workshop for the service and repair of existing machines.

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