Keynsham Timber & Hardware Ltd. is very much a family affair! It all began back in 2001 when Keynsham local, Dave Williams, began selling timber under the name Lays Farm Timber Supplies. All these years later the business has expanded, and so has the family input. Dave remains in the background but has passed the baton on to his son-in-law Tim Mason, and daughter Rachael, helped along by a qualified carpenter, Dave Grimes and Bristol residents Tom Waygood and Chris Miller.
Since 2011 the company has been trading as Keynsham Timber & Hardware Ltd, and it continues to flourish and grow on the Lays Farm Trading Estate site, having diversified the services on offer.
The core business is still the well-stocked timber yard, which sells a comprehensive quality range of timber decking, fencing and fence panels, support-frame timber and sheet materials like plywood and MDF. All this is available along with loads of knowledgeable advice, if you need it. After years in the business there’s little the friendly Keynsham Timber team don’t know about wood.
Not only can you buy your timber supplies from us, but we also cut wood for customers, and make a range of timber goods to order, like garden gates and fencing panels. We’re also a certified Calor Gas stockist.
Some years ago we realised that there was a gap in the market for handyman supplies in our area, so we expanded into hardware. It makes sense that you can now buy your nuts and bolts on the same site as the timber. Customers are usually amazed when they see the size of the hardware store and the extent of what we offer, and we try to keep our prices below those of the big stores, even though we’re an independent. It’s like paradise for any D-I-Y-er, and of course essential for the local trades people.
The latest new string to the family bow is a pet supplies outlet, also opened on site when the high street pet store closed down, leaving pet owners bereft of a local source of pet products. You’ll find everything you need for your furry friends in “Lays Farm Pet Supplies” inside our hardware store.
Even though we’re situated off the beaten track, it seems our reputation draws in the customers by word of mouth, because we’re always increasing our custom. We pride ourselves in being approachable, helpful and willing – if we don’t have something in stock, we’ll get it in a few days. We enjoy a challenge!
The secret of success for this busy family in Keynsham is undoubtedly the fact that they value their customers highly and treat them like gold. Whether you pop in to Keynsham Timber just to buy a tin of varnish, or place an order for hundreds of feet of fencing, you’ll be given service with a smile. No wonder that loyal customers keep coming back to what they rate as their favourite timber and hardware supplier, even from the cities of Bath and Bristol.