About Us:

The Beginning

Alloway Timber Southern LTD (ATS) was founded in 1971 by Joe Alloway (senior). He started the business from the back garden of his parents’ house in Fulham and in 1973 he expanded by opening our Putney Branch, where we still trade from today. Joe Alloway (Senior) sadly passed away in 1988 and the company was left to and remains under the control of his wife and two of his sons.

ATS now trades from 5 sites offering an impressive range covering a range of softwoods, MDF and some hardwoods. We supply anything timber related from skirtings and architraves to roof truss rafters and beyond. 

After listening to our customers’ needs in helping to support their projects from start to finish, we opened our sister company ‘Putney Builders Merchants’ (PBM) we first traded in June 2003 from the Putney Depot, Kingston then followed in May 2006 and the Byfleet Depot in 2012. Each depot offers deliveries using our crane lorries, offering you vast range of building materials from bulk products such as aggregates, blocks, bricks, and lintels, to landscaping products and small essential items such as chemicals and tools.

Being sizeable, whilst remaining as a family business, allows us to offer customers a professional and knowledgeable approach whilst retaining the core values of personal service through the experience that has resulted in the success of the business.


Our ‘Staff’ or as we prefer to call them our Colleagues

The key to our success has been our colleagues, many have worked with the company for over 20 years and are considered part of the family. Having longstanding colleagues involved in the business for multiple years ensures we bring consistency as well as knowledge and experience to our customers and most importantly client relationships, indeed many of our customers now consider our colleagues their personal friends.

How We Operate

Health & Safety is an extremely important part of our business and is at the forefront of every single ATS operation. We adopt a best practice approach, exceeding the minimum standards expected, to ensure the safety of our staff, customers, and any visitors to our sites or when our vehicles are offloading.

Our extensive fleet includes multiple types of vehicles; from transit vans, lorry mounted cranes all the way to our specialist Loft Lifter vehicles, allowing versatility with our deliveries to best suit our customers’ needs and within the time frames required.

Our highly specialised Loft Lifter offers the complete loft conversion service so we can deliver all your materials directly to the roof, whether it is insulation, steel, or timbers - our high extending crane can deliver all in one go to the most inaccessible places


Our Products

Our relationship with the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF), along with our association with the National Buying Group (NBG) and the National  Merchants Buying Society (NMBS) provides us with the buying power to compete with the National Builders Merchants and allows us to keep our prices extremely competitive.

In line our environmental policy, all branches have achieved full FSC® and PEFC chain of custody certification which ensures our timber and sheet materials have been produced from well-managed forests and are sourced responsibly. Quality is high on the priority list for our timber products, whilst retaining competitive pricing, which is why most of our timber is stored under cover away from the elements. We also offer a timber cutting service at our Putney and Byfleet branches for sheet materials.


Helping Our Customers

For larger or more diverse projects, our dedicated Sales Office team offer our customers a service from start to finish, everything from plan take-offs, down to the finishing details to truly help our customers realise their ambitions. Their years of experience allows them to carry out brick matches to ensure that new and old go together seamlessly as well as dealings in a variety of sectors allowing even the most obscure items to be sourced and purchased.

Our highly knowledgeable staff, extensive fleet and company size allows us to offer a fantastic stock range at a competitive price, delivered to a variety of site locations whilst retaining a personal service to assist you with your project.

Whether you are trade customer or retail customer we look forward to welcoming you to one of our branches very soon.


Joe Alloway CEO


Company Information:

Alloway Timber Southern Ltd
Registered Office: 4 Prince Albert Road, London NW1 7SN
Company Registration Number: 1019516
Vat Registration Number: 215 9597 35

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