Company Profile



Thomson & Son - Local Independent Timber & Builders' Supplies




TimberMart (UK) started trading in April 1986 as a timber importer, initially to supply the U.K. pallet and fencing manufacturing industries with timber from Portugal, Chile, Brazil and Sweden.

During a visit to the Baltic States in the January of 1993 to establish new contacts with the emerging timber industry post the Soviet era, strong links were established mainly in the Republic of Latvia. This eventually led to investments being made by the company in 1995. A sawmill and a forestry company are now directly owned by the group, the sawmill plant currently processes in excess of 120,000 cubic meters of Whitewood and Redwood logs annually, at it’s production plants in the towns of Tukums and Stende. Producing a complete range of sawn timber products for the building industry, together with agricultural and garden fencing products including, C16/C24 Kiln Dried Carcassing, Planed and regularised Timbers, as well as Treated timbers.

A trading operation together with a timber treatment facilities and kilns are located at the company’s port and storage facilities in Riga and is also responsible for organising additional timber supplies from all over Eastern Europe. As well as exports to the U.K. and Ireland the company also has regular sales to the USA, Japan Germany and Spain as well as a thriving local market in Latvia.

The opening of the first new ‘Independent Builders Merchant’ in Barry in April 2006 had long been the intention of the companies Managing Director Ian Thomson originally from Penarth Ian and his family have lived in Barry for the last 25 years.

Thomson & Son offers all local builders, carpenters, joiners, roofers, plasterers, loft conversion specialists, insulation installers, damp proofing contractors and all other tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts a wider choice all under the ownership of a local family which has created a real alternative serving the local community of Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan, please call in and see our range of stocks held on site, what we don’t have in stock today we can usually have delivered the next day.




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