Doncaster-based timber firm expands with latest purchase

John Brandon and Chruis Noble.
John Brandon and Chruis Noble.

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has strengthened its presence in Doncaster with the acquisition of Maltings Timber Merchants.

Supplying a large range of timber products from sustainable sources, Maltings Timber Merchants has been serving Doncaster for more than 30 years.

Howarth Timber, established in 1840, completed the purchase of the company on 31st March 2016, with the outlet becoming the company’s 30th branch.

The new branch will be led by Chris Noble, who joins Howarth Timber and Building Supplies having amassed more than 17 years’ experience in the industry.

Nicholas Howarth, managing director of Howarth Timber and Building Supplies, said: “The acquisition will allow us to expand the product ranges available to customers, with building supplies added to the already excellent timber offering at the store.

“With the Thorne branch of Howarth Timber located eight miles away on the outskirts of Doncaster, and led by the newly promoted regional manager John Brandon, this new branch enhances our presence in the town and ensures the region’s tradespeople are covered. The introduction of building materials to the product offering at the branch will also ensure the outlet offers more choice in new areas.”