Chesworths DIY and Timber Merchants: Urmston’s Independent Specialists Since 1936

Tucked away on Gloucester Road, Chesworth’s DIY and Timber Merchants is a perfect example of the top quality service customers can expect when dealing with an independent Urmston business.  You may assume Chesworths is a lot more expensive than the big chains such as B&Q or Homebase but the fact is that Chesworths’ prices are often lower, or low enough to be competitive when you factor in the price of petrol required to get to a big chain.

Chesworth’s DIY and Timber Merchants is conveniently located in Urmston Town Centre.

Friendly and welcoming

If, like me, you don’t know much about DIY you may sometimes feel intimidated by the atmosphere in some DIY stores or timber yards, but Chesworths has a friendly, welcoming feel and I’ve never felt daft for asking questions in there.Skilled, convenient service

Chesworths DIY and Timber Merchants stock most timber and sheet materials, which they will cut to size while you wait – a big selling point, in my opinion. This makes your DIY projects so much more manageable because you know your materials will be cut accurately.

Customers can purchase most timber sections in lengths per 30cm (0.3m,0.6m,0.9m etc., up to as long as 5.4m).  Sheet materials can be purchased either as full sheets – 2440mm x 1220mm – or as an individual cut piece charged to the nearest square inch.

Chesworths DIY on Gloucester Rd.

Chesworths DIY on Gloucester Rd.

Chesworths supply made to measure radiator cabinets as well as made to size garden gates and meter cupboards.  They also do standard 4mm clear window glass, cut to size from stock, or toughened/safety glass and double glazed units to order.   Made to measure kitchen/bedroom vinyl wrapped cupboard doors are available on a 14 day turn around.

Bespoke, environmentally-friendly DIY solutions

A bespoke cutting service is something that the big chains seldom offer – you generally buy the length they want to sell you, rather than the length you need.  By allowing the customer to buy the amount they need, Chesworth’s often works out cheaper and more environmentally friendly than the big chains, whose inflexible selling policies encourage waste.

Other products

Other keenly priced products from Chesworths include:- worktops, stairparts, decking, internal and external doors, decorative plastic tongue & groove wall/ceiling paneling, kichen units, laminate/engineered/solid flooring, door furniture, fixings, adhesives, timber mouldings, architraves/ skirtings, tools, varnish, oils, wax, preservatives, etc.  You can also buy paint from Chesworths primer, undercoat and white and black gloss, as well as fun little pots of chalkboard paint.

Chesworths literally go the extra mile

There’s something reassuringly old-fashioned about Chesworths: a family business with real concern for the customer.    This is the kind of independent business that has a relationship with the community it serves: they will even arrange a home visit to measure up. Try getting that level of customer service from the Chief Executive Officer of B&Q (Kevin O’Byrne, estimated earnings of £1.8m per annum – source)! 


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