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The History of Alsford Timber, Part 6 – bringing...

From humble origins, Alsford Timber has grown and grown. Started as a one-man operation run from a single site in 1882, Alsford Timber today employees 200 members of staff in 18 branches across London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

In the 130 years that we’ve been trading, the timber industry has changed significantly – from the way timber is bought, to the way it’s processed, to the way it’s sold and used. Our company has had to adapt to accommodate – and sometimes lead – those changes. Throughout all the years though, the one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to our original core values of quality products, expert knowledge and depth of range.

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The History of Alsford Timber – Part 5...

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About Alsford

The largest Timber Merchant in the South East.

Alsford Timber has been around since 1882. Everything that makes up the modern world has happened in our lifetime - we've literally seen it all. Of course, there's been enormous change. From our humble beginnings selling timber and fencing in South West London, we've grown to become the largest timber merchant in South East England, with 18 branches across four counties we trade in Kent, Surrey, Essex, London, East Sussex and West Sussex. But we're still true to our founders' values of expertise and excellence in everything we do.

We've spent over 130 years creating the Alsford brand you see today. Because, like you, we believe in building things to last.

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