Established over forty years ago Manningham Concrete Ltd has grown into the most complete DIY service for the individual and trade.

We are experts in our field and are able to give you full support in your project from quality materials to help and advice. Visit any of our branches and be prepared to be amazed at our various areas of interest. Our World of Whirlpools showroom is brimming with the most up to date bathrooms and kitchens equipment.

Manningham Concrete

Formed in the early part of the 1900’s to manufacture ash blocks from the clinker produced in the boiler houses at the famous Lister’s Mill in Manningham, Bradford.

The business expanded and continued into the production of concrete products before setting up as a small builder’s merchant. The business was incorporated in 1963 under the name of Manningham Concrete Ltd. In 1964 two brothers, Ronnie and George Tomlinson, who ran a successful joinery and building contractors, had the opportunity to buy Manningham Concrete Ltd. They did so with a partner who was experienced in the production of concrete products but the partnership did not last for long before the third party was bought out.

In the following years the business expanded and the major growth was seen in the builders merchant side of the business diminished the importance of the concrete and ash products production which was closed in 1980.

By 1970 the company had outgrown the original site in Manningham, so a virgin Greenfield site was bought on Cemetery Road, Bradford. Thus began the development of one of Bradford’s largest independent builder’s merchants. Over the following years buildings and departments were added offering the trade and DIY enthusiast a full product range from the smallest requirement to their largest.

As the company management and many of the staff came from a building background, advise on projects or problems was (and still is) available from staff. The friendly nature of the family run business quickly confirmed its position in the market.

By 1980 the site at Scotchman Road had become redundant but the demand in the timber- market presented opportunities in different areas to those covered at Manningham Concrete and so, Manningham Timber & Plywood was formed. Ronnie died in 1993 and George retired in 1998 and the running of Manningham Concrete was taken over by Ronnie’s two sons, Andrew and Alan.

Profits and investment have been continually focused back into the business enabling each department to increase both their product ranges and availability ensuring that customers are offered the best choice and latest products to complete their individual requirements. Our goal is to ensure that every customer is able to purchase the products they require to complete their specific project as we understand that the most expensive commodity on any project is time.

We therefore invite you to visit our site and judge for yourself whether this approach works for you and look forward to your feed back.

Bradford Builder's merchant