Company Profile

Palmer Timber has been supplying Hardwood and Softwood Timber to an extensive range of industries throughout the UK for over 100 years.

Our investment in good quality woodworking equipment, as outlined in our Processes section, together with our focus on supplying our customers' needs, ensures that we provide a first class service.

Our Panel Products Division is a distributor / stockist of MDF, Melamine Faced Boards, Chipboard, Plywood, OSB, High Density Laminates and Decorative Veneered Panels. We also offer a bespoke cutting and machining service on all our Panel Products.

About us - History

Palmer Timber is a privately owned company based in the West Midlands.

The 13 acre site was originally a brick works with its own canal basin, the blue engineering bricks were produced from the "marl" (clay) found on the site.

When the clay was worked out the land was bought by William Henry Palmer who set up a sawmill dealing in home grown hardwoods sometime around the start of the 20th century.

The company was established in 1916 and the sawmill traded in a modest way until the early 70's, where, under the guidance of William Palmer's grandson "Bill" Palmer the company started importing joinery and construction grade softwoods from Scandinavia and North America.

The company grew rapidly from this point and extended its trading into Panel Products and Hardwoods.


Our timber division has a large modern milling facility which enables us to produce both standard and customer special mouldings to a very high standard from our considerable range of Scandinavian Redwood and Whitewood, Clear Softwoods from North and South America, and Hardwoods from around the World.

Our Panel Products division carries upwards of 2000 items ex stock, encompassing a wide range of products including MFC, MFMDF, Chipboard, Plywood, MDF and Hardboard. We are stockists for 11 major melamine manufacturers giving our customers access to in excess of 5000 colour options and variations. To compliment our extensive stock range we can offer a full, bespoke, accurate cut-to-size service courtesy of our modern Beam Saw. This facility allows our customers to receive material in their own component sizes saving them both time and money.

We can deliver all of our products nationwide on our own modern transport fleet.

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