What to Look For When Choosing Your Timber Merchants

Timber Merchants in West Lothian & Edinburgh

When it comes to buying the right supplies and equipment for your building project then contacting Lothian DIY & Building Supplies, will be the ideal choice for you. We not only supply timber for trade use, but also for the home DIY enthusiast. Our staff are knowledgeable in all aspects of the building trade and can help you turn your ideas into the dream extension, the perfect garden decking or supply you with the timber and tools for whatever you require.

How Our Timber Merchants Can Help You

If you are in the process of starting a building project, it’s important that you understand what the right products and tools are for the job. Here at our timber merchants in West Lothian you will find that our friendly and helpful staff will be able to show you which are the right materials. We can supply garden fencing, shelving or sealed timbers for external building and extensions. Our timber merchants can also cut and prepare the timbers of your choice to any size you wish.

Sourcing Materials  

When you visit our showroom or website to look for the appropriate materials, but don’t find what you’re looking for all you have to do is ask. At our timber merchants in Edinburgh and West Lothian we can order in any form or style of timber to suit your needs. Our staff will guide you through the process of choosing the right timber but also the correct tools for any DIY or major building contract you intend to carryout.

Consistent and Quality Timber Merchants

Our timber merchants supply the highest quality timbers for each individual job, from timber for use as decking or fencing, which will have been dried and treated before you purchase it, to woods that will be used internally for architrave or skirting. It is very important that the correct timber is used, so contacting one of our timber merchants team will give you the benefit of their experience and knowledge when choosing the timber you’ll need. We always ensure that we buy in timber of the same quality to allow you to be confident that any job you are carrying out will have a consistent look.

Other Products Available 

At our timbers merchants in West Lothian we can also supply you with a vast range of over 40,000 building products, from decorative aggregates, building blocks or landscape gardening supplies. We can also supply you or your business with any tools that are needed to carryout any jobs that you have planned, including power tools, hand tools or any other equipment or materials. But if there is anything that you need but can’t see, then we can order the item for you.

Staying on Track

When you’re carrying out your building or DIY project it’s important that all of your materials are of the highest quality. Here at our timber merchants in West Lothian we ensure that you receive the best timber or materials needed to carry out the job in hand but if you need to more equipment or materials all you have to do is contact us.


The Right Building and Gardening Materials For You

At Lothian DIY and Building Supplies we pride ourselves on being able to supply our customers with any product they need, whether it is in stock or needs ordering. The materials we provide are of the highest quality and will be delivered to your home and garden on your request.

From DIY to Driveways

Whether you are carrying out a small DIY project and just need the basic tools for the job, or are planning on having your garden landscaped, then we can supply you with the products you will need.

Our building supplies come from some of the major suppliers in the country and are guaranteed to suit your needs. Our customer service and prices are hard to beat and our online shop allows you to order any of our products from the comfort of your own home or office.

Buying the Right Aggregates

One of the most relaxing ways to spend the summer days is to lounge in the garden, so getting the layout right is an important part of landscaping. We can supply you with sixteen different types of stone, granite, slate or moonstone, which will look great in any garden setting, whatever your ambitions.

Laying aggregates from sourced from our builders merchants will keep any path or flower bed free from weeds and will reduce the amount of work needed in the future.

Paving For Your Garden

Long gone are the days when garden paths were made from flagstones and crazy paving. We can offer you a huge range of paving options, from Millstone to Quartos and Trustlate, all of which come in every colour shape and size imaginable.

When choosing your paving you will want it to match your existing garden fittings and outbuildings, so using the right stone is as important as planting the right flowers. You’ll also want your new path to complement your house.

Wooden Fencing and Decking

When designing your garden one of the main features can be the area where you are going to spend most of your time. An increasing number of people are installing decking for social activities, including barbecues or just relaxing. Using the right builders merchants is important when buying the timber for an area that is going to be covered with decking or if you are building a trellised area, or completing a fencing project.

We can supply any form of timber and can also order specialist items in for any awkward job. Quality is always an essential when it comes to using timber, cheap is not always cost effective.

Finishing Your Flower Beds

One alternative to covering your front garden with gravel is to try one of our many forms of wood bark, these include very coarse to bark mulch, which will gradually rot down and will naturally fertilise your soil, and reduce the chance of weeds returning. These barks give you a natural look and will blend in with your flowerbeds and property.

Why not contact us or look at our wide range of products online for all your DIY needs.

Add Some Style to Your Home With Block Paving

If you are looking for the perfect way to enhance your home, then laying a block paving driveway may be the ideal way of achieving this. Block paving comes in many styles and colours and once it has been laid it will enhance your home.

The Benefits of Block Paving

There are many advantages for using block paving; some of these include the durability and hard wearing nature of the materials that we use. Our fully qualified and experienced work team will be able to work with you on the design and layout of your driveway, path or any external space you wish to have covered.

We can supply a wide range of building supplies from our local builder’s merchants; these include the standard moulded concrete block paving (CBP) and edging, to kiln-fired clay bricks. With our advice and range of supplies, you’ll be able to carry out your DIY project trio the best of your satisfaction.

Choosing the Right Finish

The benefits of having the non-slip, moulded block paving is its durability, long life span and wide range of shapes and textures. Block paving comes in a variety of thicknesses, for use with paths or high volume driveways.

When trying to choose the right block paving for your driveway there are many finishes, colours and shapes to take into account. The standard rectangular block was a common choice, but more recently the multi coloured surface concrete block paving, in varying shapes and sizes, is becoming more popular.

Colours and Mixes

Our builder’s merchants can supply any type of concrete block paving to suite your needs and with the wide variety available in stock so you can improve the quality and value of your house. There are two processes used to produce colour in these blocks, the first is the ‘through colour block’ which is made using a coloured concrete mix which is poured into moulds.

The other technique is to make a block using plain concrete and adding a colour to the surface. This last process allows the blocks to be produced in a wider range of colours and finishes and also reduces the cost.

Laying Your Block Paving

When it comes to laying your new concrete block paving there are various methods used in this process. One is called ‘flexible construction’ where the blocks are laid on a cement free base and the joints are filled with silica sand, these are normally laid by hand. The preparation for this involves excavating the area to be paved, which will then be filled with a ‘sub-base’ material, at which point you will lay all drainage pipes. The area is then edged and covered with coarse sand ready for the paving to be laid. Maintenance is minimal in the future.

A Modern Finish to Last

We take pride in our workmanship and quality on the projects we carry out and if you think your home would benefit from concrete paving blocks on your driveway or patio; then contact us for a chat.