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Our Story

In 1992 the company began priming timber for a wide range of internal and external uses. It was then delivered to site and overcoated with paint to achieve the desired finish, this ranged from fascia’s and soffits to architraves and skirting boards. In 2005 when plastic soffits and fascia’s became more popular and internal products moved towards MDF the company began trialling producing fully factory finished timber. After successful trials we began producing fully factory finished timber in 2006 which we still do to this day after years of perfecting our processes. Over the years we have been able to work on some fantastic projects through our customers. Our wide range of paints and treatments enable us to achieve the desired look for any project needs.

As Stuart’s two sons Frazer and Jacob finished college and school, they both chose to follow in their grandfathers and father’s footsteps and joined the company full time. In 2019 we built ourselves a new production facility where we continue to produce coated timber to the highest standard. Jacob has come to the end of his apprenticeship and is looking forward to continuing his journey as a Timber Engineering Machinery engineer. Frazer is continuing to expand his knowledge of the timber coating industry as well as our relationships with suppliers and customers.  We are looking forward to continuing to deliver the service, advice, help and support that our customer have come to expect.


Our Founder

James Edward Hatch founded the company in 1974 as a self-employed site-based fitter working on plant and commercial vehicles for numerous customers. A decade later in 1984, after some long and hard years James began working out of his own garage in Chorley where the company is still based to this day. James’s only son Stuart joined him when he left school forming James E. Hatch & Son.

Services We Offer

James E. Hatch & Son LLP specialise in Timber Engineering Machinery repairs and maintenance as well as manufacturing fully factory finished Timber Coated Products.

External Timber Coating

Our experience in coating timber spans nearly three decades and with the help of our coating and treatment providers we are able to advise you on the very best solution for your project.

Internal Timber Coating

We have a wide range of internal paints and lacquers which can be applied in our factory before your timber is delivered to you. This process can save a huge amount of time and leave a much higher quality finish.

Timber Engineering Machinery

Our engineering department specialises in the repair, servicing, refurbishing and installation of Timber Engineering Machinery. Our team of mobile engineers travel thorough out the UK and Ireland in order to keep our customers machinery operational around the clock.

Why James E. Hatch & Son?

Our family-run business has developed a team of experts related to every area of timber engineering and that enables us to provides complete range of services for any size of project.

Hardworking Team

Hardworking Team

We are committed to delivering high-quality and professional services by caring for our staff members which in-turn work hard to keep our customers happy.

Industry Expertise

Industry Expertise

With over 28 years of experience in the Timber industry, we continue to learn about newer technologies that help us provide you with better solutions.

Committed to Customer Care

Committed to Customer Care

We are committed to delivering a professional service with an excellent pre-sales and after-care service to make sure you getting the most out of our products.

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