A solid past.
A promising future.
James Donaldson & Sons is a family of businesses specialising in the processing, manufacturing, merchanting and distribution of timber and associated building products.
Since 1860 we have grown and strengthened through acquisition, diversification and an unfaltering focus on quality and service. At present we have a portfolio of six specialist businesses within the group which are operated by the best people in the industry.
Multiple specialist services all under one roof.
We are a group of businesses providing building components and integrated services to the construction industry.
Grounded in strong values
Our six businesses operate independently, but all share the same mission, vision and values - with a focus on customer service and a dedication to quality. We use these values to inform our daily operations and measure our performance, which ensures they are at the foundation of everything we do as a group.
We're proud of our people
As a family run business - people are at the core of everything we do. We have an extremely loyal team, with many having been a part of business for upwards of 30 years.
James Donaldson Timber
Over 30 years of service
Donaldson Timber Engineering
A young apprentice with lots of potential
Designing dream kitchens
Are you next generation Donaldsons?
We are always on the lookout for driven and enthusiastic individuals to carry on our legacy. There are many rewarding career opportunities - for designers, IT, marketing and sales professionals, engineers, apprentices, machinery operators and more.
A group with family roots
The James Donaldson & Sons group was established more than 150 years ago by the Donaldson family. It has withstood two world wars, multiple recessions and market changes and yet maintains its family run ethos and independence. We are proud to say that the business today is still within the Donaldson family, six generations later.