Family business Merritt & Fryers has been serving the professional trades in Skipton for nearly 85 years, with its extensive 3.5 acre site on Firth Street providing the complete range of resources for both professional tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts.

Renowned for providing friendly expertise along with materials, the comprehensive Merritt & Fryers offering includes a timber yard, building supplies, plumbing and heating department, ironmongery, hardware, garden and landscape supplies, DIY, tile showroom and a decorating centre. Appealing to retail as well as trade customers, it also features a bespoke joinery service for doors, windows and specialist items, a stove showroom and an extensive bathroom design centre.

As well as being a key employer in the town, Merritt & Fryers is a valued supporter of the local community, providing sponsorship for several sports clubs and events in the area. Director, Rachel Fryers, a third generation member of the family, is also on the board of Skipton BID and is keen to champion the town’s sustainable development plans.

Committed to supporting environmental initiatives, the company supply a wide range of sustainable materials including those appropriate for use in a National Park, such as timber and Ecodesign Ready, DEFRA approved, wood burning stoves. The firm has recently switched to sugar based eco-friendly carrier bags as part of its own sustainable development goals.