A specialist hardwood importer – the last to be located in London.

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Blumsom are a family-run timber merchant established in 1896 by chair maker Charles Robert Blumsom.

We supply certified timber sourced from all over the world welcoming both trade and retail customers stocking;  Sheet materials, Sawn Hardwood, & Softwood, Carcassing, Flooring, Landscaping , Door Blanks, Cladding and Mouldings.


At Blumsom we are proud to employ over fifty of the industry’s most enthusiastic and dedicated individuals. We are all passionate about what we do to ensure our customers are always put first.

Robert B BlumsomChairman
Mark PriceManaging Director
Frederick C BlumsomSales Director
Kevin TylerOperations Director
Tim GunningBuying Director


In 1896 chair-maker Charles Robert Blumsom founded the timber importing business of C Blumsom in Bethnal Green. It later moved to Bangs Wharf, Bow Bridge in East London, and onto bigger premises (2.5 acres) at Maple Wharf, River Road, Barking where the company remains today with the fifth generation.

Robert B Blumsom took control of the company in 1980, recognising that for the company to prosper he needed to expand the operation by opening an advanced on site-machining facility.

Blumsom Custom Milling our sister company, now forms an integral part of our business and has over the last few years benefited from a complete upgrade in excess of £1,000,000.  Blumsom boast some of the most highly advanced machining facilities in the country, with a fast turnaround.

Mark Price (Managing Director), Kevin Tyler (Operations Director), Tim Gunning (Purchasing Director) and Frederick C Blumsom (Sales Director) have successfully expanded Blumsom Timber Centre .  The Timber Centre welcomes both trade and retail customers stocking;  Sheet materials, Hardwood, Softwood, Carcassing, Flooring and Mouldings.

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