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Branch Information

Branch Manager
01 Rob Bailey
  1. Moss Sawmills,
  2. Katherine Street,
  3. Ashton under Lyne,
  4. Lancashire
  5. OL7 0AG
Opening Times
  1. Mon - Thu: 7:00 - 17:00
  2. Friday: 7:00 - 16:00
  3. Saturday: 08:00 - 12:00
  4. Sunday: CLOSED
Branch Information

Bank Holiday Opening Hours:
Monday 3rd May: CLOSED
Monday 31st May: CLOSED


Welcome to Howarth Timber & Building Supplies Ashton-under-Lyne 

Howarth is a local builder’s merchants that have had a strong presence in Ashton for over 40 years, opening in 1974. Once a predominantly timber-based branch, they are now a fully-fledged mixed merchant, with heavy side materials and plumbing supplies being sold alongside our timber products. 

Step into summer with our garden and landscaping range at Ashton.

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Howarth Timber Ashton offers an immense selection of products, including: 

Additional Services 

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  • Easy to use online booking system
  • Speedy delivery to anywhere in the UK, within 24 hours (on orders placed before 10am)
  • We offer the freedom to choose the day of delivery and collection to suit your needs, which is great if you are working on a schedule. Plus, should your requirements change – as often happens in life – your collection date can be adjusted easily without any long phone calls or messing about.  
  • If your skip is getting full, with our efficient service you can easily exchange an existing skip that is full of waste, for an empty one.  
  • We have a full range of skips, with a choice of four skip sizes:
    4 yard open  
    6 yard open  
    8 yard open  
    12 yard open  
  • We’ll take a wide range of house, building and garden waste  
  • Get a Quote and order your skip in four quick and easy steps

We are thrilled to offer our customers Cutting Facilities, ensuring that you never walk out with more than you need, helping you to save on costs and waste. 

We have also added a Howarth at Home showroom offering top-quality kitchens and bathrooms to suit all budgets and tastes.  

Top Five Ashton Products*

  1. Sawn Green Treated Timber Sleepers 100mm x 200mm x 2400mm
  2. Arbordeck Treated Timber Decking Smooth & Grooved Reversible 32mm x 125mm x 4.8m
  3. Feather Timber Edge Panel 6ft x 6ft
  4. Arbordeck Treated Timber Decking Smooth & Grooved Reversible 32mm x 125mm x 3.6m
  5. Bulk Grit Sand Bag


Howarth Ashton is located within easy distance to the M60 (Manchester Outer Ring Road) and is a 20-minute walk from both Ashton-under-Lyne and Guide Bridge Train Stations. 

Early Opening 

Need to get to your project as early as possible? You’re in luck, our Ashton-under-Lyne branch opens at 7 am every weekday. 


*sold through the website.