Our History

A sunset over a field, an oak tree standing proud over it
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Timber merchants with a rich history

A. Hingley & Son (Timber) Ltd have been working with customers to fulfil their unique needs for almost 140 years. That extensive experience is used every time we deal with a customer, advising you if you're unsure and guiding you to the right timber for your project.
Over the years, the timber supply industry has become dominated by larger, less flexible companies. We fill the gap in the market that their rigorous rules leave behind, providing you with a friendly and personal service. With us, you always get what you want, just when you want it.
A wood-covered hillside


The company was first established by Andrew Hingley Senior, a stonemason by trade. As a builder and joiner, he built many of the prominent houses in Duffield. Needing timber for his work, he was able to appreciate the value of good timber supplies, and he decided to establish his own sawmill.


After World War I, Andrew Junior joined his father's company, which had swelled to employ 52 people. In those days, felled timber was hauled to the nearest railway sidings to arrive at the sawmill at Duffield.
Sunlight through trees


As World War II drew to a close, a third generation of Hingleys became involved in the business. Andrew Junior and his son Guy ran the business together, cutting timber for local builders, farmers and the coal industry in the post-war construction boom.
A tree in winter, all its leaves fallen


In 1974, a century after the story began, we became a limited company.
A healthy oak tree behind a field of rapeseed

1986 to present day

Today, the company is managed by John and Richard Hingley. In 1995, we expanded the business by moving to a larger site. We now have over 10 acres of land, a large sawmill and upgraded equipment. The choice of products we can offer and our stock levels have been greatly improved by the extra facilities and space.
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