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.

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Thistle Timber & Building Supplies
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Shona B.
Shona B.
Great prices and fast, reasonably priced delivery. Brilliant customer service - I ordered online and they called to let me know the quality of remaining stock they had for one product was poor so wanted to check what I wanted instead. Everything they delivered was super quality - very happy customer :)
Simon W.
Simon W.
Good for building supplies.
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Mike H.
Mike H.
Chris S.
Chris S.
Good price and Amazing service.Deliver driver was really amazing
Hugh W.
Hugh W.
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Alex H.
Alex H.
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Alex H.
Alex H.
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Adam K.
Adam K.
Great selection of building stuff you might need for your garden. If you can pick up stuff yourselves, that’s cheaper than delivery which gets more expensive with more stuff you buy. Staff is helpful.
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Oliver L.
Oliver L.
Thistle Timber have an extensive line of timber and fencing products at very competitive prices. Onsite service is quick and efficient, but they will deliver anywhere in the Edinburgh area if required
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SUFYAN T.
SUFYAN T.
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George B.
George B.
Very helpful staff.
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Jon
Jon
Good stock great prices
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joe C.
joe C.
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Pete W.
Pete W.
Always helpful staff here, never seem to run short of what you need.
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Wanda J.
Wanda J.
Always friendly and helpful. Needed help with putting the heavy bags of stones into my car and after a few minutes of waiting, a young man called Conor came to help, Thank you
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gary W.
gary W.
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Douglas M.
Douglas M.
Excellent, product I bought could only be sourced here.
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David H.
David H.
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Brian M.
Brian M.
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Dennis W.
Dennis W.
All you need for landscaping. Delivery available. The counter assistant used Google Earth to check if site for delivery was accessible.
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Angela B.
Angela B.
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Rab T.
Rab T.
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stuart M.
stuart M.
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Colin M.
Colin M.
Absolutely brilliant service every time
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Çhristopher S.
Çhristopher S.
I ordered the wrong size products but the team could not have been more helpful. They quickly altered my dovery and refunded the difference without quibble and a really nice attitude. Prices were the best I found on a phone round. Thoroughly recommend Thistle Timber
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barry P.
barry P.
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Frank B
Frank B
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Mark M.
Mark M.
Good stop for a home fitted wardrobe project needing supplies. Much better selection of finished wood than B&Q. Only downside is I work a normal 9-5 week so getting to it when its open means a Saturday morning is the only option. All the staff are really helpful. Go out to the yard. Get a list of requirements together. Pay for it at the desk in the main building while the helpful yard crew get the items for you. Jump in the car, drive into the yard, load it directly. Top tips: Have a plan - there is a lot of different timber sizes available. Take a saw, generally 4m+ lengths so make sure you have something to cut it down with in the car with you (Make sure the saw you take is up to the job). Measuring tape is also a must.
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Gary P.
Gary P.
Excellent service from Paul certainly knows his building materials
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Alan B.
Alan B.
Best place to go to for building materials in the lothians. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable
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frank D.
frank D.
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sathish K.
sathish K.
Will get all type of timber materials. Got one piece of wooden piece for the cot… lot of experienced persons… Clearly identified my requirements and helped
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murray K.
murray K.
Great stock, fast service at counter and yard, been going for years
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William
William
Excellent price and service, the lady who dealt with delivery was great and rescheduled when I couldn’t make it back in time. Thanks.
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Alan B.
Alan B.
Great merchants. Staff are brilliant throughout.
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Kamil V.
Kamil V.
Always good service. Fair prices
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Charlie S.
Charlie S.
Lots of choice and great delivery service.In store service is great, guys are very helpful
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RICKY
RICKY
Great for better quality wood than B&Q, and cheaper. At least the ply wood stays stuck together, unlike B&Q expensive rubbish
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Oron J.
Oron J.
Has what you'd expect from a place of this sort. Very helpful staff.
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Smithy
Smithy
Great service, goods delivered on time, delivery driver was very helpful.All round great service.
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James G.
James G.
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Douglas C.
Douglas C.
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Billy L.
Billy L.
Staff very helpful did not have watt I was after but told me were I might get the item I require .
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Andy S.
Andy S.
Have used thistle for years now, reliable deliveries and decent prices, like their demo areas
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F.S. M.
F.S. M.
Massive variety of building materials, outstanding customer service!
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Frances M.
Frances M.
Very helpful pleasant staff And delivery followed to a T
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Diane H.
Diane H.
Great prices, quick delivery, easy to order online.
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Blerina M.
Blerina M.
First time I used Thistle, great customer service.Very helpful in the shop when I visited and when I wanted to return some items it was not hassle, Problem solved in less than a minute phone call which was answered promptly, ( no answering machine). Thank you Thistle!
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Mark M.
Mark M.
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Jamie B.
Jamie B.
Never away from here, the thistle team are absolutely brilliant to work with, very knowledgeable and helpful in most building and landscaping jobs I've undertaken, top quality merchants 👍
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Wilker Pereira Da S.
Wilker Pereira Da S.
Great Place to buy landscape materials , staff friendly
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bri S.
bri S.
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Euan P.
Euan P.
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Robert D.
Robert D.
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lee C.
lee C.
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Ann H.
Ann H.
Easy to contact and very quick in delivering
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G&R C.
G&R C.
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Marek B.
Marek B.
Great service thanks 😊
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ross D.
ross D.
Have used thistle timber a few times as they are local, decent outfit, prices reasonable, only 4 stars as they add VAT on right at the end which is annoying when comparing with other suppliers.
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Thomas D.
Thomas D.
Good advice and prices
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Douglas C.
Douglas C.
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nathan briggs (.
Good selection and helpful catering more to trade than public but they do have a large patchwork area well labelled with product names
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Robert W.
Robert W.
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Antony C.
Antony C.
Good turnaround time for tipping.Don't get there before 07.30 though because their own lorries have to leave before you can get in. Nice lads.
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Michael H.
Michael H.
Nice helpful staff
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kevin D.
kevin D.
Fab
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Simon C.
Simon C.
Very friendly staff and a quick at unloading
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Ronnie T.
Ronnie T.
Great builders merchant full if knowledgeable people
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Alan J.
Alan J.
Helpful and well stocked
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John S.
John S.
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Stuart H.
Stuart H.
Decent yard. Great displays. Very very helpful.
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Mike M.
Mike M.
Excellent Builders merchants, used them for over 20 years +
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Douglas M.
Douglas M.
The stock is prity good and the price is as better but a pity adout the10% delivery charge instead of a fixed price (the more you buy the more it costs) defeats the 10% discount on orders over 500£!?
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John S.
John S.
Really helpfully and friendly staffYou always get a good deal
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David D.
David D.
Really helpful staff , I couldn't find what I was looking for and tbh they couldn't at first either as it was loose penny washers but they didn't give up, got the washers and got my job done, thanks guys
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Eric R.
Eric R.
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RD J.
RD J.
Very helpful staff in the office and out in the yard. Good place.
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Neil R.
Neil R.
Had everything I needed with no notice given or required, friendly staff and decent prices for the city.
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Bruno C.
Bruno C.
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Roelof C.
Roelof C.
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Kirsty M.
Kirsty M.
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David B.
David B.
Helpful staff. Delivery driver on time and helpfil
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Margaret J.
Margaret J.
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John S.
John S.
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Kumar K.
Kumar K.
Staff are very helpful, pls provid cutting facilities also
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Charliemcmilian@62gmail. Com C.
Charliemcmilian@62gmail. Com C.
Great prices ,good quality
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Roman S.
Roman S.
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Eliza V.
Eliza V.
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brian S.
brian S.
Good prices, plenty wood and great service.
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Charles S.
Charles S.
Very helpful staff
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Steven K.
Steven K.
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