Howarth Help & Advice

Here you will find help and advise, useful information and how-to guides for all your home improvements and personal or professional projects

Save Time Online

Are you a trade customer? Learn more about how the Howarth website can help get jobs done quicker.

We live in a fast-paced world, where we have become accustomed to doing everything with the click of a few buttons: 

  • We talk to each other 
  • We check our bank statements  
  • We order take away food 
  • We compare products and services 

It’s quick and it’s easy, and it can be done at any time of the day or week, which simply fits into our busy lifestyle. Things are done when we have time for them, meaning that we are always looking for ways to make our lives easier. 

This can also be the case for our working lives, the world of online can be easily integrated to make your jobs easier – saving you time and money. 

At Howarth Timber & Building Supplies, our aim has always been to create a website that was built for our customers and a leader in the world of merchant websites. 

Some of the things you can do on the Howarth website includes: 

Register for an Account. 

The starting point; register and log into your account for trade-specific pricing and features, many of which you’ll learn more about in this post. 

Consistent Pricing. 

The prices shown automatically on our website are the retail price that is consistent with our branches. However, if you have registered as a trade customer on our website, you will get the same pricing terms as you get through your local branch. 

Product Choice. 

We currently have over 10,500 products on our website covering all the core product ranges that are available through our 30+ branches: 

Pay Credit Balance. 

This allows you to easily sort out your monthly accounts at the click of a button, no matter the time of the day (or night) it is. Instead, you can organise your bookkeeping whenever it suits you best.  

View only your outstanding invoices and select which ones you wish to pay. 

Account History. 

Manage your account on the go. This is ideal for a variety of scenarios, including: 

If you need to re-order the same products you’ve bought from us in the past 

If your customer has a query about something that you ordered 

You want to check what has been purchased through your account for accounting purposes 

Your Jobs. 

Create and manage individual jobs that you are working on and create quotes, with your own markup and labour costs, that you can give to your customers as necessary before you make a purchase. Then, once your customer has given the go-ahead, you can easily order everything required for that specific project. 

Product Availability. 

Our website shows live stock levels 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This ensures that you are aware of any products that you require are out of stock at your local branch or on a lead time. You won’t be worrying that the products will have gone out of stock by the time your order is processed by your branch. 

Click and Collect. 

We understand how frustrating it is to arrive at your local branch on your way to a job, only to discover that something you need is out of stock or there’s a queue. That’s why we offer our Click and Collect service. Order online and collect from the branch of your choice as early as one hour later. 

Reliable and Fast Delivery. 

All orders are delivered by your local branch, using our own vehicles so you can order in confidence that we offer reliable and fast deliveries from the people you can trust. 

All these features are designed to make life easier, without removing that close relationship you have built up with your local branch, so why not register for an online account and see just how we can help you 



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Kat Musselwhite – HT Blogger