Ashton Timber Merchant

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.

How to find us

Moss Sawmills, Katherine Street, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, OL7 0AG

Customer car parking

Get in touch


0161 3301634

[email protected]

Branch opening hours

Mon - Thur




07:00 - 17:00

07:00 - 16:00

08:00 - 12:00


Holiday Hours

Meet our staff

Rob Bailey

Branch Manager

Rachel Barton

Internal Sales

David Clegg

External Sales Executive

Dipak Naran

Shop Manager

Services we offer

Brick matching service

Landscaping display

Additional Services

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