Franklin Design Studio

Franklin's has traditionally supplied Plumbing and Bathroomware from local suppliers and importers to the New Zealand market place. Our aspiration is to provide high quality products and services to our customer base of plumbers, gasfitters, builders, specifiers, homemakers and designers.

We are now a leading importer of exclusive premium European bathroomware based on their quality, design and function and these are not available through mass merchant outlets.

Franklin's has branches and showrooms in the North Island located at Pukekohe (also our Head Office) Khyber Pass in Newmarket, Henderson, Panmure, East Tamaki, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington and Nelson in the South Island.

Our showrooms are staffed with well-trained consultants who have the experience to work alongside yourself to help select the world's most beautifull bathroomware for your building and renovation projects.

We are further supported by three distributors in the North Island.


The obvious question is: why use Franklin?

What is it that makes Franklin stand out from other suppliers? Why would you choose to deal with us?

Franklin's is a completely family owned and operated business with traditional "Kiwi" values. The company was established by Peter Smith and was originally operated out of a small shed in Pukekohe from 1954 when horse hitching rails and dusty streets were the norm.

Peter Smith retired at 85 years young in 2013. Stephen his son is now managing the business with over 30 years experience within the plumbing and bathroomware industry.

From those early beginnings, Franklin's now encompasses eight branches New Zealand wide with four branches in Auckland and New Zealand largest design showroom studio in Khyber Pass CBD. Franklin's further supports three distributors throughout the North Island. Franklin's sends bathroomware all over New Zealand and our products are also in demand throughout the South Pacific having been specified for many high end projects and homes.

There are some people who assume that Franklin's only market high end products for the upper end of the market, but this is simply not so. We can specify bathroomware into any level of specification, from normal everyday homes right through to highrise apartments, luxury hotels and large commercial buildings. What we won’t do is compromise quality for price.

Franklin's endeavours to stay at the forefront of new technology, continually sourcing new release products out of Europe and you will find most of our product range is exclusive only to our company here within New Zealand.

When you walk through the door of any Franklin's branch or are approached by a member of our sales team, you are deemed to be a VIP customer. After all, it is you, the client that enables us to exist. Customer satisfaction is an extreme priority for Franklins.

Franklin's will always endeavour to source the best products and back these up with after sales service and support. We have our own internal in house Plumbers to cover any warranty issues and problems that may occur.

We trust that your experience with Franklin's will be a pleasant one.