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Percy A Hudson has a storied history of supplying trade customers and DIY enthusiasts for more than 100 years. Thriving for over a century is proof of Percy A Hudson’s enduring dedication to maintaining excellence for every single one of our customers.


Trade Customers

Percy A Hudson has provided tradesmen with first-rate timber supplies for more than 100 years. Trade customers can depend on us for longer lengths and larger timber sections. Meanwhile, it’s also possible to request rare woods and ask for bespoke cutting and moulding for specialist projects.


DIY Customers

Get all the support you need for your home improvement projects. Percy A Hudson has a breathtaking selection of DIY supplies to transform your home inside and out. Take a moment to view our products and your mind will race with possibilities after seeing our wooden worktops, staircases, flooring, decking, fencing and more.


Delivery Service

Percy A Hudson’s delivery service is the ideal option for customers who are unable to transport larger purchases. Let us simplify the process by arranging a swift delivery to your chosen address. At present, Percy A Hudson can deliver to locations throughout North East England, including Newcastle, Northumberland and North Shields.

100 Years of Percy Hudson

Percy A Hudson Now

Today, Percy A Hudson is still run by the Hudson family. Following Malcolm and Douglas’ well-earned retirements, Paul, Mark and Jonathan are taking the business forward. They are the fourth generation of Hudson family members working as timber merchants in North East England.

Fire Devastates Site in April 2002

In April 2002, the second devastating fire in our history was started by an explosion from an adjacent chemical plant. The fire was so extreme that the smoke was visible throughout the region and forced nearby homes to be evacuated.

Most of the storage areas and stock were lost in the fire. Fortunately, the sawmill and office were saved. During that challenging time, Percy A Hudson continued to trade while constructing a new warehouse, which was completed in early 2003.

New Sales Area and Shop Front 1998

From February 1998, the upstairs trade counter was upgraded to give customers a brand new sales area and shop front to conveniently browse downstairs.

Fire June 1956

Sadly, the original sawmill and buildings were destroyed by fire in June 1956. Fortunately, the business was up-and-running again after the new sawmill was opened less than a year later in March 1957.

100 years of Percy A Hudson Limited

Percy A Hudson Limited is a family-run timber merchant that opened for business when Percy himself bought the company’s original North Shields sawmill in 1911. Historically, a working sawmill has operated on the site since 1853.

Percy’s son, Reginald Hudson, would later take over from his father. Incredibly, Reginald would work until 2001, when he was in his eighties. Son Malcolm then joined the business in 1960 before being followed by brother Douglas in 1981.

Sourcing the best

It all starts with identifying sources of A-grade timber that other suppliers cannot continually match, given our legacy and long-standing supply network. Percy A Hudson constantly brings in superb timber in an array of types before being cut in our North Shields sawmill.


Meanwhile, we also seek out exciting new suppliers to give our customers an even stronger selection of competitively priced DIY supplies. VELUX, Bushboard, Prima Worktops, Cheshire Mouldings and Richard Burbidge are a few fine examples.


Giving you options

Percy A Hudson always strives to be the number one North East timber merchant and source of DIY products. To do so, we maintain a heavily stocked timber yard filled with different types of wood and an array of sizes.


The same is true of the many stunning products on display in our showroom. Beyond the products you see, Percy A Hudson can work on custom projects to give you precisely what you want. You just need to tell us your requirements.