Our phone lines are now open. The Wisp number is 0131 669 4125, and the Gyle number is 0131 316 5000.

Due to the volume of orders, the availability of stock, and changed operating procedures to respect social distancing, delivery lead in times may be up to 10 working days from date of receiving your order acknowledgement email. Remember to check your spam folder just in case your email device stores your email in that location.

Please also note that our online shop is a delivery only service and that the carriage charge applies to a kerbside delivery to the nearest & safest & accessible location available. If you require any further information please either use our Enquiries Tab or call us, and we will be happy to help. Thank you.

Thistle Timber & Building Supplies is one of the largest independent builders merchants in the central belt of Scotland.

Thistle Timber and Building Supplies was established in 1998 at The Wisp, supplying the construction industry with sawn and dressed timber, aggregates, paving, roofing, flooring, bricks, monoblocks and other building materials. We opened our second branch at The Gyle in October 2006.

Both branches include a brilliant landscaping centre, which do an impressive job of conveying just what is possible with a bit of imagination, skill, and the use of quality products.


A Professional Service

Every customer, whether they be Trade, Self Build, or DIY receives the same high standard of service. We are renowned for the professionalism and helpfulness of our staff.

Convenient Locations

We have 2 conveniently located depots on the outskirts of Edinburgh.


We have thousands of building related products in our depots, and we are experts at sourcing non stock items.

Our stock range includes:

  • Sawn and Dressed Timber
  • Sheet Materials
  • Building & Roofing Products
  • Gardening & Landscaping Goods
  • Ironmongery & Tools

Competitive pricing policy

Our highly competitive pricing policy guarantees you value for money.

Delivery Service

We offer an inexpensive delivery service and where necessary we can provide you with vehicles that have crane offloading facilities.