Smallmans – Serving Dublin tradesmen for over 100 years

In 2005, JL Smallman moved from their famous city-centre location to Sallymount Avenue in Ranelagh. Changing customer needs, combined with easier access to the new location in Dublin 6 meant that Smallmans would continue to provide a range of products and services to the Heating and Plumbing trade into the future.

The Smallman name is synonymous with range, availability, renowned customer service and knowledge and these qualities continue to make Smallmans the go-to source for heating and plumbing needs for both trade and DIYers in the greater Dublin area.

With more than 100 years combined experience between them, the team at Smallmans can find solutions to all of your heating and plumbing needs, whether you are professional or DIYer, designer or home improver, small business owner or householder.

While Smallmans are specialists, we have the time and expertise to deal with everyone.


Records for the Public Health Committee of the Municipal Council of the City of Dublin, in 1900, show that John L Smallman successfully quoted for materials to be used in the construction of public toilets in Parkgate Street and Sherrard Street in Dublin. The company was based in Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) then and subsequently moved to Williams Row (now Bachelor’s Way), just off the Quays. The iconic Smallmans logo has been seen on historical websites giving prominence to the history of a changing Dublin and more recently on Social Media platforms highlighting its unique style and association with the heating and plumbing trade in the City.

Smallmans continued to trade in the heart of Dublin until the move to Ranelagh in 2005.

During that time, we built a reputation for the range of products offered and spare parts carried and for the knowledge base of the employees. This experience, product offering and knowledge continued to grow throughout Smallmans’ time in Dublin City Centre until a changing city infrastructure resulted in the move to their current home in Ranelagh.

Very few businesses can claim to have traded successfully during three centuries.