A F & D Mackay 

Closeup of freshly cut logs
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About Us

A F & D Mackay is a long established del credere timber agency having been in private ownership from its formation in 1846. Since this date Mackay's have been synonymous with bulk softwood trading from Canada and Scandinavia to all parts of the UK and Irish markets. Based in the city of Liverpool from the very beginning, the company has found its position in central England an ideal location for its commercial activities in the British Isles and particularly as a gateway to the Irish market.At Mackay's we pride ourselves on stability of customer and supply base and continuity of staff within the organisation. We have a nation-wide customer base and are currently trading extensively in Canada, Scandinavia, Germany and the Baltic States with customers with whom we have built up partnerships over many years. We do not carry stock or sell directly to the public.We are members of the Timber Trade Federation and Forests Forever.For information on timber merchants and other timber related enquiries visit the Timber Trade Federation website.

Closeup of freshly cut logs

Our Suppliers

For the first one hundred and twenty years or so Mackays supply lines ran exclusively from Canada, from both east and west coasts. From the early 1970's we developed strong connections in Sweden and Norway followed by Finland, the Baltic States, Germany and France.

Because of the wide-ranging connections we have with suppliers all around the world, we now have a diverse portfolio of softwood products from which we have continued to successfully sell on to our customers here in the UK and Ireland.

At Mackays we endeavour to consult closely with our suppliers in order to work within their production parameters to bring suitable products to market.

Please see below the items that are currently available from our various areas of supply.


Carcassing - Dry Graded C16/24. 47/44mm.
Decking - 32/28mm Kiln Dried Red/Whitewood machined and treated.
Finger-Jointed - lengths up to 13M.
Slating Laths - 19/22/25mm treated.
CLS/Studs - 38x89/140m 2.4m P.E.T.
Boards - Kiln Dried 16x75 + 100M Whitewood.
Roof Truss Material - TR 26 in 36 + 47mm.


Kiln Dried and machined items - Shelving Material, PT+G Floorings, Shiplap and Matchboard.


Joinery Red/Whitewood.


Long Lengths - Graded C16/24 Kiln Dried or unseasoned. Large dimension stock.


Carcassing - Dry Graded C16/24. 47mm.
CLS - 38x89/140M 2.4 - 4.8M.


Martin Boulton

Managing Director

Joined the company in 1977 after training and working extensively with Mackay shippers in Scandinavia and Canada. Responsible for sourcing in major areas of supply and key sales accounts in Ireland and Scotland.

Bernie Ormrod

Financial Director

Joined the team in 1997. Has more than 20 years experience in commodity based industries. Divides his time between his financial responsibilities and sales in the UK and Ireland.


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P.O Box 192
L37 7WJ



+44 1704 833618

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