Spinkfield Road, Huddersfield HD2 2AY

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Spinkfield Road Huddersfield HD2 2AY


Way back in 1918 Joseph Walker purchased the land where the Walker Timber yard sits today and started doing general house clearances & removals. He sold what he had cleared from properties at the yard in Spinkfield Road, Birkby and sometimes did delivery’s as far away as Liverpool by horse and cart (Which usually took a week.)

In the Forties His son George took over and started going to sale rooms and buying allsorts to sell at the yard, he diversified into strip outs and demolition. G Walker & Sons was born the sons being Richard and Stuart Walker, who in the late seventies, early eighties along with their wives Liz and Lea Walker started Walker Reclamation, a demolition company with its own premises.

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Richard and Stuart would strip out mills and sell the second hand timber and other materials from the yard. This carried on for about 10 years until they out grew the current yard. Stuart then moved to bigger premises in Longwood (now Pennine demolitions run by Jeremy Walker, Stuart’s son).  Richard stayed at the yard on Spinkfield road where he grew the business to what it is today. He diversified into the new timber market, as the second hand market was slowing down thus Walker Timber was born. Then in the early nineties Mark (Richards’s son) & his wife Michelle Walker came along, after a spell of fence erecting by Mark, he came into the business and added his own input by introducing fencing products to the timber line, along with a fully stocked shop thus Walker Timber & Fencing Centre began.

We have come through thick and thin over the years & the company has gone from strength to strength, managing to come through a world war, two recessions, a down turn in the market, a worldwide pandemic and back in 1997 we had a major fire (arson attack) which burnt down half our yard and stock with it. We are still here and since then have added more staff to our workforce, more vehicles (small and large) for all the deliveries we now do. We also purchased a property across the road to add a carpark for customers.

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Over the past few years Walker Fencing has arrived which is run by Matt Walker, Marks son (Previously run by Mark in the early nineties). More recently Walker Timber manufacturing was opened at a second premises in Birkby where we make our own panels employing 3 people (one being Carmen Walker, Mark & Michelle’s daughter)

In 2021 we purchased a local skip hire company because customers were forever asking us if we knew of any skip company’s so we thought `why not`. We renamed the business Walker Timber Skip Hire (Run by Adam with his Brother and cousin as drivers) so we are now able to offer everything from the supply of timber and fencing products, to fitting & removal.


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And on top of all that the accounts are run by Mel, Michelle’s sister! So a true family affair

So, in a nutshell the Walkers Group in 2022 consists of Walker Timber & Fencing Centre, Walker Fencing, Walker Timber Manufacturing and Walker Timber Skip Hire. Employing over 10 local people and operating from 2 premises in the Birkby area of Huddersfield, hopefully for another 100 years plus, constantly evolving with the changing times.


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