About Lawson's Yard

What We Do

New, re-purposed and reclaimed timber – bespoke to your specifications

We transform new, reclaimed and pre-loved timber to produce high quality flooring, cladding, doors and furniture. Each batch of wood goes through a rigorous process to ensure the highest possible specification and a consistently high quality product.

By it’s very nature, everything we make has a unique character and is bespoke to our customer’s own individual size, finish and technical requirement. 

Fine quality timber – hand-crafted by expert joiners

Our team of joiners have years of experience of working with wood and traditional construction methods and are fully City and Guilds qualified.

Combining hand-crafted techniques with machine work where required, Lawson’s Yard create the finest quality material and finish to ensure the final product is in-keeping with a scheme’s design, ethos and heritage.

We’ll take care of every aspect in-house from sourcing to delivery

Everything we produce is created in-house by our experienced and dedicated team. Our yard is the hub of our operation. We welcome clients to visit us whenever they wish to view our facilities, discuss requirements and meet the team, as well as at any point during a project.

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Our Product Range

Distinctive and unparalleled characterful individuality for your scheme, whatever the scale or aesthetic

Everything we produce is bespoke-made. We only work to client specifications. This could mean re-creating parquet flooring from a sample or image, or adding a unique combination of finishes to stock cladding. We have the resource and experience to create exactly what you're looking for.

You visualise, we’ll create – share the vision of your scheme and we’ll advise the best way to make it happen

Our experienced team will work closely with you to create the look and feel required within budget, taking in to account any technical challenges, site restrictions or heritage sensibilities. We can work from moodboard or reference imagery sourced from magazines and Pinterest, hand drawn or CAD designs. If you can visualise or describe it, we can recreate it.


Lawson’s Yard Commercial

For retail, leisure and property development or contract schemes

Timber products available for large-scale projects or repeat schemes, ensuring a consistent aesthetic, specification and quality of finish.

We recognise the importance of creating exactly the right product for your design, working with clients to recommend the best timber solution for replication in large batches or across multiple sites. This is especially important when a project is likely to evolve over a longer time frame.

Looking for timber for your commercial project?  Contact us to discuss your specific requirements or to arrange a consultation >




Lawson’s Yard Rarities & Original Finds

Limited editions and one-off finds to create impact and exclusivity for individual schemes

Lawson’s Yard stocks reclaimed and re-purposed timber products from one-off finds. If you’re looking for a unique product or standout ‘wow’ feature, we are constantly sourcing rarities and limited edition pieces that could be exactly what your scheme needs. If we don’t have what you require in our yard, we’ll source the raw materials and recreate it for you.

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The Lawson's Yard Philosophy

Timber expertise you can rely on – technical know-how based on real-life experience

Lawson’s Yard high quality product and excellent customer care is borne out of years of experience within the building and renovation industry. We understand the pressures involved in the design and delivery of schemes from domestic refurbishments, to large-scale new builds and commercial projects.

Our team will guide you through the process and technical requirements to ensure the job runs smoothly, working with you to overcome any challenges that may emerge.

Re-use, re-cycle, re-imagine – sustainability is at the heart of what we do

We’re passionate about re-purposing material, re-using waste and minimising resources. After all, as suppliers of high quality reclamation products, re-using and recycling is the life-blood of our business and our core purpose.

Every step of the way and in each and every process, we do our utmost to ensure we manufacture with minimum waste. From reclaiming wood to producing the finished product and sending orders out of the yard, our zero waste mantra includes:

  1. Re-purposing off-cuts in to small items of furniture and interior accessories. These are hand-crafted to create limited edition pieces for sale from our showroom.

  2. Re-cycling the by-product of our manufacturing process. Our sawdust, wood shavings and unusable wood go to create biomass heating. Any metal fixings removed during the reclamation process are past on to local metalwork suppliers.

  3. Minimising energy usage through mindful use of our power supplies. Our on-site generator only starts when we use our machinery and everything is turned off overnight. Battery packs run our lighting and alarm system. These are charged during the day when the generator is switched on to power the machinery in our sawmill.


Why Lawson's?

A family business since 1940 – third generation timber expertise you can trust

Established over 70 years ago by Thomas (Tom) Lawson senior, Lawson’s Yard has been supplying fine quality timber, new, reclaimed and repurposed since 1940.

The yard was built on land owned and cared for by the family as part of an active boating community, providing wood for boat-building as well as other commercial and residential applications. This deep-rooted knowledge of the special characteristics of wood and the possibilities it provides for the built environment, continues to be the life-blood of the company.


Respect for craft and material runs through our veins - we combine time-honoured techniques with modern machining

Adam Lawson took over the running of the business in 2002 and transformed Lawson’s Yard to what it is today. Building on the foundations laid by his grandfather Tom, Adam leads a team of highly skilled timber professionals, many of whom are long-standing employees, as well as family members.

The ethos of the business continues in the vain of the yard’s founders; to create the finest quality product through:
    passion for material
    respect of craftsmanship
    sustainable manufacture and
    personal service.


        Manufactured in the UK by expert professionals – our team craft every timber product despatched from our Lancashire premises

        With everything manufactured at our sawmill in Ormskirk, Lancashire in the north of England, our highly skilled craftsmen take great care to ensure we meet the required specification.

        We quality check at every stage of the process. This includes hand sanding each individual board and painstakingly working every joint to remove the uniformity produced by machining timber. Special finishes are applied to create exactly the right patina, texture, colour and surface coating.

        Sourcing only the finest quality materials and manufacturing to the highest standard, we guarantee to deliver truly excellent product. Having developed our craft, techniques and supplier relationships over many years, we use only the best quality FSC birch plywood backing, combined with a powerful adhesive formulation and highly effective finishing products. This ensures the timber we deliver has the resilience and longevity to be enjoyed for years to come.

        Looking for timber for your project?  Contact us to discuss your specific requirements or to arrange a consultation >