Marthall History

Marthall has changed a lot over its 30 year history. When the company started out there was no timber in stock. Dave Godsmark (Our managing director) was effectively a middle man. He sat in an old leaky caravan taking telephone calls from customers who required full artic loads of timber direct to site. In 1993 recession hit and those full loads became half loads, customers would then call back as they were short a few posts and a few rails. A deal was struck with Diamond’s saw mill, Bill Riley & George Fernyhough to open a small timber yard to meet this new demand. In those days it was so quiet Dave would shut the yard and do two bus runs around Mobberley village. On some days a game of cricket could be had in the yard between customer’s calls. Now we have 15 staff and can be flat out from March until October.

Below you will find a few images of our history, from the concrete pad being installed to create what is now the main service area, to the construction of our new, much larger shop that opened in 2018.

Main Yard Installation 2008

Below you will find pictures of our ex-display area which was installed in 2010 but sadly it had to be removed in 2016 as we needed more space for timber and customers.

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Due to the increase in demand for tools, fixings etc we knocked down the old shop and built a brand new one. We had to operate out of a tiny porta cabin for five months, many of you will know it wasn’t easy! You can see a few pictures of the construction below and will all be glad to hear there is no dust in the new shop!

New Shop Construction

Meet the Team

Staff both new and old. Many of our team have been here over 10 years!

Here a few 'Marthall Legends' that have worked for MTP over the years and have helped shape the business into what it is today.

Marthall Legends