The Atkinson family can trace its roots back to Cumbria when in 1860, James Atkinson left the family watermill at Little Salkeld, near Penrith, to establish a roofing business in Darlington. The business developed into a slate merchant and then into a builders merchant in the early 1900's.
Today we stock over 25,000 items across our branches, including building and roofing materials, heating and plumbing equipment, timber and joinery products. Our Penrith branch also has a Tool Hire and specialist Flood department. Our showrooms are aimed at retail customers and include fireplaces, stoves, cookers and kitchens along with bathroom suites.
Our new online shop is our latest venture and marks the next chapter for JT Atkinson builders merchant with a dedicated team of employees to help keep the company one step ahead of the game.