Our Heritage

As a modern, progressive, forward-thinking timber merchant, we’re far from old-fashioned, but we hold our traditional values dear.

Most of our deals are done on a handshake, and if we say we’re going to do something, we do it. Our reputation has been built over half a century, but we’ll never rest on our laurels (if you’ll excuse the tree pun).

Thorogood through the years...

It all began back in 1963… We moved to our Ardleigh site in 1990, but our founding principles have never changed. Top quality timber, expert advice and guidance, exemplary machining facilities and a truly personal service to each and every customer. Here are just a few of the highlights from our illustrious history...

Our Pedigree

From day one, our mission has been to provide those who rely on quality timber with something a little different...

Thorogood’s quest for better knows no bounds. Our wood buyers personally visit mills all over the world, selecting only the best timber – we never compromise on quality.

Like a certain famous Belgian beer, we pride ourselves on being “reassuringly expensive”. That’s not to say our timber products don’t represent excellent value for money – they’re just not cheap.

As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for - premium timber is harder wearing, looks better, ages better and is easier to work with. Given the choice, we firmly believe most customers would feel this unrivalled quality is worth paying for.

To us, timber isn’t simply a commodity that gets bought in bulk, stacked high and sold cheap, timber deserves better. It’s no exaggeration to say our wood is the best money can buy and this consistency of supply will never change.

Our Site & Facilities

Everything is purpose-built to ensure our wood is kept in the best condition

We have a wide range of facilities on site to ensure the timber you need is stored, milled, treated and delivered exactly as you want it to be.

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