Our Story and Values

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Who we are

Our Expertise

We are Taylor Maxwell – one of the UK’s leading suppliers of facade and timber products to the construction industry. Providing the building blocks for better communities, we enable our clients to develop and enhance the built environment, helping to create jobs, transform lives and deliver lasting social and economic value.

For over 60 years, we’ve delivered innovative products, expert advice and unrivalled service to architects, developers, contractors and timber merchants. Through our UK-wide network of offices, we offer local and national market insight and knowledge to help meet our customers’ needs. At the same time, our nationwide reach allows us to build robust relationships with leading brick manufacturers, sawmills and suppliers across the UK and Europe.

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Looking back

Our History

Taylor Maxwell & Co Ltd was founded by Mr E. Maxwell and Mr. R. Taylor in 1959 and commenced operations merchanting bricks and timber from offices in Bristol.

The first branch outside of Bristol was opened in 1964, situated in Liverpool and now Taylor Maxwell has 16 locations nationwide. Although still remaining within the group, in 1977 the brick and timber operations were separated and Taylor Maxwell Timber Ltd was formed.

Each office offers a specialist service to the construction facade and timber sectors. Growth has been achieved both organically and by acquisition, adding many more companies, including the Timber Marketing Corporation in 1978 and Vobster Cast Stone Company (Vobster Architectural) in 2002.

The Taylor Maxwell Group Head Office has always been located in Bristol and our turnover now exceeds £200m. In 2017 we were placed at number 37 in the 19th annual Sunday Times Profit Track 100 and more recently we were placed at number 107 in the 15th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250.

The most recent additions to our operations are new product showrooms at the Hop Exchange in London Bridge, Birmingham City Centre and Glasgow City Centre.

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Only the best service

Quality, Integrity and Reliability

Although we deal principally in two different product groups – facades and timber – we are one company operating as a single commercial entity. Our cohesion and unity provide a unique crossover of complementary skills and expertise. This means we can offer solutions for a wide range of customer needs and expectations.

Regardless of product specifications, scope or scale, everything we do is underpinned by quality, integrity and reliability. We are open and honest in our appraisal of timelines and targets, but we always strive to exceed expectations. Our comprehensive range of materials has been created to help customers achieve their project goals on budget and on time.

Ultimately, customers come to us because we understand the challenges they face at every stage of the construction process, from concept through to completion and ensure we are able to offer customers a year-round supply. We’re also more than just a supplier; we partner with our customers, working in close collaboration and sharing their passion, vision and ambition.

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Taylor Maxwell news

Taylor Maxwell 29th Mar 2022

Timber Update March 2022

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) have advised its members to cease trading with Russia and Belarus due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. This will continue to have a major ...

Taylor Maxwell 24th Jan 2022

Timber Update January 2022

Global and EU-UK customs regulations saw various changes on 1st January 2022. The new requirements cover six areas, including new customs codes with Chapter 44 for wood produc...

Taylor Maxwell 1st Dec 2021

Our Year in Review 2021

Following on from a challenging year in 2020, we have been pleased to see the construction industry bounce back, with activity returning close to pre-pandemic levels. Througho...