About Us

Established in 1986 Thomson & Son offers all local builders, carpenters, joiners, roofers, plasterers, loft conversion specialists, insulation installers, damp proofing contractors and all other tradesmen a wider choice all under the ownership of a local family 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.


Thomson & Son is a trading name of TimberMart UK Ltd.  We began in April 1986 as a Timber Importer, initially to supply the Pallet and Fencing industries with timber from Portugal, Chile, Brazil and Sweden.


We established contacts with emerging sawmills in the newly formed Republic of Latvia after the break up of the Baltic States in the Post Soviet era.



We made substantial investments to form a sawmill and a forestry company, owned by the group.  The sawmill processed in excess of 120,000 m3 of Softwood annually in the towns of Tukums and Stende, producing a complete range of sawn timber, agricultural and garden fencing products including, C16/C24 KD Planed, as well as Treated Timber.  Treatment tanks and Kilns were located at the company’s port and storage facilities in Riga.  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 new ‘Independent Builders Merchant’ in Barry had long been the intention of the company's late Managing Director, Mr. Ian Thomson.


 Originally from Penarth, the Thomson family have lived in Barry for the last 40 years.  With Graham Wood having worked along side Ian from 1997 until 2002, then again from 2005, it made perfect sense to promote Graham to Director in 2017.  Graham was born in Quarella Street, Barry.  He has been in the timber and building trade since 1989 and has visited sawmills in St. Petersburg and Medvezhyegorsk (Siberia) Russia as well as various sawmills in Latvia.


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!



01446 737755


Unit 4, Sully View
Cardiff Road
Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
CF63 2BE


Monday           07:30 - 16:30

Tuesday          07:30 - 16:30

Wednesday   07:30 - 16:30

Thursday        07:30 - 16:30

Friday               07:30 - 16:30

Saturday         08:00 - 12:00

Sunday            Closed

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