Where's cheapest to buy wood?

Where's generally cheapest to buy wood when you don't have a trade account: a timber yard or DIY store? And is there any difference in quality?

Asked by Beverley on 8th Feb 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Hello the cheapest place would be a diy store, the quality dies differ slightly, but still very usable.
Timber merchants can bit abit pricey, especially for walk ins"
Answered on 8th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Hi Dear,
Recommend to buy from Laker Builders Merchant and quality is good."
Answered on 8th Feb 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Timber yard is the cheapest to buy from as the DIY store's also get there's from there"
Answered on 28th Jun 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"I would always recommend a timber yard as it’s better quality material"
Answered on 8th Feb 2023 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
"Timber yard quality is much better but you need to shop about and in a timber yard you could ask for a better deal will a DIY store you pay what it says"
Answered on 8th Feb 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"A local timber yard is definitely cheaper. And chances are they will be more helpful than B&Q."
Answered on 11th Feb 2023 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
"I’m a joiner an always use saw mills for my timber as I feel they take more care with their materials than the local builders merchants and especially bnq and wicks"
Answered on 1st Aug 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"As a trades man and depending on the customers spec will depend on where I purchase timber if fencing I use a local timber merchant normally or if doing a roof or floor joists would use a builders merchant as they normally have the correct standard of timbere needed such as c24 or c16"
Answered on 16th Jun 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"I have found the b and q superstores to be very competitive, they also have a wide range"
Answered on 6th Mar 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Timber yards on the whole are cheaper than DIY stores and most will give you a discount for cash,also at timber yards there's generally more stock so you pick your own timber therfore get good quality"
Answered on 4th Aug 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
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