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Welcome to E & S W Knowles.

Our company was founded 95 years ago.

We have earned a wealth of knowledge in our field over the years and our loyal customers prove year after year, that our service is 5* (We're so confident we encourage you to Read from our customers). You're not only looking at local timber merchants, but you're also looking at a family business.

Throughout the generations of the Knowles family. We have continuously developed to suit the needs of the construction industry; Forest friendly' is the latest addition to our products. We are a major supplier of both MDF and timber products to both the trade sector and to the public.  All of our customers are valuable to us.

Doing some home improvements?  Own a small business? Or even a large organisation. Whatever you're using our products for we will deliver amazing customer service as well as providing a premium quality product.


Be confident in Knowles;

  • High-Quality Products - Knowles is approved to ISO 9001 and is subject to regular audit to ensure that quality standards are consistently maintained at high levels of excellence.

  • Competitive trade prices - We manufacture all our own products( unlike some of the competitors) to achieve the best possible prices for our customers

  • Knowles was founded 95 years ago - We are still thriving by using our wealth of experience to offer our customers high levels of expertise and service

  • Easy payment - Credit cards payments are accepted.  Credit accounts can be set up for trade customers.

  • We manufacture all our own tooling. As a result, we can produce any special profiles quickly. In addition, we offer a vast selection of standard profiles

Our products are made to order making all our products to order minimizes the chance of damage and ensures our customers always receive premium quality timber products. We aim to deliver all MDF products within 3 working days and all timber products between 5-7 days. 

You can find the most popular choices of skirting board and architrave design here on our website, along with some of our chosen specials. We only advertise a fraction of the profiles that we can produce as 90 years of creating tooling and developing styles to suit both traditional and modern tastes have given us a huge library of profiles.

Skirting & Architrave

For bespoke designs, please call or email our sales team who will be happy to help. We will do our best to create tooling that will precisely match your design requirements.

From our Birmingham based factory, we are able to distribute products nationwide. Our location is a stone's throw away from the M6 motorway - the main arterial route between all major cities in the country. With an extensive factory, top of the range machinery and an army of skilled staff, E & S W Knowles can accommodate all your skirting and architrave needs.

E. & S.W. Knowles & Co. Ltd experience stems from being a major supplier of fire rated and regular doors, door sets, pallets, cladding, packing and cases, we also have extensive joinery capabilities, and if its wood, chances are we can manufacture it. You may have already used a product made by E. & S.W. Knowles & Co. Ltd.

Please be aware the profile size is fixed on our skirting and architrave and does not change with the height of the product. Find us by searching Timber Merchants Birmingham.

Care & Considerations for our products

We create each order with care and...our products need care too!

As our products are made from timber they can warp, if let in damp areas, and as such, we need a signature as proof of delivery so we know our products have been received and looked after.

Deliveries are insured and must be opened and checked for damages before signing and accepting the items from the courier as received in good condition, once items are signed and accepted in good condition no claims can be made for damages or missing items. 

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