Chandler Material Supplies Expands Its Reach with Acquisition of Essex Timber & Plywood

Chandler Material Supplies, a revered name in the building supplies industry, proudly announces its acquisition of Essex Timber & Plywood, a well-established timber specialist based in Southend-on-sea, Essex. This strategic move signifies Chandler’s commitment to enhancing its service offerings while fortifying its presence in the region.

As a third-generation family-owned and operated business deeply rooted in the Chelmsford community, Chandler Material Supplies has always prioritised local partnerships and customer satisfaction. With a sterling reputation for quality materials and exemplary service, Chandler has become synonymous with reliability in the area.

Essex Timber & Plywood brings ten decades of expertise and a reputation for supplying top-tier timber products at competitive prices. Renowned for their vast range of sizes, including lengths up to 7.2 meters, ETP has earned the trust of tradespeople, contractors, and DIY enthusiasts alike. Notably, ETP distinguishes itself by stocking unique timber products rarely found elsewhere and maintaining exceptional standards of quality and customer care.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Essex Timber & Plywood into the Chandler family,” says Julie, Managing Director at Chandler Material Supplies. “This partnership allows us to combine our strengths and resources to better serve our customers and drive housebuilding & renovations in the region. Together, we’re ready to boost service quality and broaden our product range.”

The acquisition will see Essex Timber & Plywood gradually diversifying its inventory to include a broader range of building materials while continuing to excel in its speciality timber products. Customers can expect an even more comprehensive selection, coupled with the same outstanding customer service and efficiency they’ve come to expect.

Aaron, Branch Manager at Southend, expresses enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “The team at Essex Timber & Plywood is excited to embark on this new chapter with Chandler Material Supplies. We look forward to expanding our stock ranges and meeting the evolving needs of our valued customers.”

Customers can anticipate seamless transitions as both the Chandler and Essex Timber & Plywood teams remain with the business, ensuring continuity of service and familiar faces in the branches. With over 450 years of combined experience at Chandler’s Chelmsford branch and over 100 years at Southend, customers can trust in the expertise and dedication of the teams.

For more information about Chandler Material Supplies and Essex Timber & Plywood, visit their respective websites at and