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About AJW Distribution

AJW Distribution Ltd is an independently owned company that supplies roofing, cladding, and general building materials to various contractors, builders, building merchants, and the general public. 

At AJW Distribution, we believe that service is the most important part of what we do. As a result, we always go that extra mile to satisfy our customers’ needs and requirements. 

We stock a wide range of industry-leading brands, so you can rest assured that product quality is also at the forefront of our mind. 

A brief history of AJW

We were established in 1998, and over the years, have proudly built a reputation for offering a great personal service. During this period, the company has established five depots in East Anglia and the surrounding regions. As a result, we serve customers all over the region and further afield with our industrial and agricultural offerings.

Our head office is based in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, and this was our first location. In 2020 we relocated our Chatteris branch to a different Chatteris location, offering a better experience for our customers. Our second branch, in central Norwich, opened in 2002, whilst our third site opened in 2007, based in Witham, Essex. The AJW Roofing portfolio expanded further in November 2014 with Sawston, Cambridge depot and then our Bury St Edmunds depot was opened in July 2018. We have recently added to our portfolio with opening our 6th depot in May 2022 in St Neots.

AJW Distribution is owned and managed by Alan Woods, a well-known figure in the industry whose experience and knowledge spans five decades. (That’s a lot of knowledge!)

After working in various management and executive positions within the roofing industry, Alan established AJW Distribution as a partnership in 1999. He acquired his partner’s shareholding in 2002 and has been responsible for driving the company forward ever since.

Why choose AJW?

Over the years, we have matured to become one of the region’s largest and most trusted distributors of roofing and cladding materials for the industrial, agricultural and domestic markets.

Alongside our local depots for trade and public customers, AJW Distribution also has two dedicated sales offices for Industrial roofing and agricultural products. Our Central Industrial Sales is based at Sawston, and our other Industrial Sales team is based in Leicester.

As a family business, our staff mean everything to us! This is reflected in the quality of the staff we employ. We understand how important expert knowledge is to our customers. As a result, each valued member of our team has been handpicked for their long experience in the industry and extensive products.

We have great relationships with our suppliers! As we previously said, we stock and supply roofing and cladding materials from the very best in the industry. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure that we are always kept up to date with lead times, new product releases and maintaining great pricing for our customers.

We love to give back! 

Giving back to the local community is important to us at AJW. Each year our team nominates a charity of the year to support. Over the years, we are proud that we have given back to amazing causes such as the Bloomfield Children’s Hospital, raising over £10,000!

For 2022 our Charity of the year is Great Ormond Street Hospital. So far we have raised £12,900 for this amazing charity, which we are extremely proud of as our target was £10K. If you would like to support us by donating, you can click here.

AJW deliver from 6 local depots throughout East Anglia and Essex

Bury St Edmunds, Chatteris, Norwich, Sawston, St Neots and Witham

Would you like to come and work for us? We’re always interested in talking to self-motivated people who are looking to develop a successful career…

I would like to express my thanks for the exceptional level of service you have provided today to ensure that I am able to complete the job for my client without unnecessary delay. May I add that your delivery driver too was a credit to your company.

Stuart PalmerPalmer Designs

Was really nice meeting with you earlier. I’ve had a good look through your information pack you gave me and I must say you guys seem like a breath of fresh air compared to some suppliers. I think we could definitely benefit each other by working together

Lee PetersRoofing Specialist, Jewsons

In this age of fast pace, internet ordering and stressful builds people are all too quick to make complaints but not so quick to praise. So, credit where credit is due, I would like to give a very big pat on the back to everyone I dealt with during this process and also those who work behind the scenes

I will be recommending you at every opportunity.

Donna Hewitt

Thanks for ordering all materials for the work carried out at Burlingham House. We’re very happy with the products used. Also a big thanks for allowing Alex to come to site and stay with us for a few days, which helped us out no end as he knew the products.

Any more projects that may come up in the future, we will definitely be in contact with you to order materials.

MikeyY Construction

As per a telephone conversation my father (Gordon Reeve) had this morning re a delivery we had yesterday I would like to say how pleasant and helpful your delivery driver was. An unknown neighbour had parked their car in the lane adjacent to our property making it very difficult for a lorry to get to the rear where we needed the materials unloaded.  My father was told this morning that the drivers name is Shaun.

He was very good and managed to manoeuvre the lorry past the parked car and unload the materials next to the building. He had told my father that if he couldn’t get past the car he was willing to knock on neighbours doors to locate the owner. This was particularly good as my father is disabled.

We would like to congratulate you on such a helpful and pleasant employee. We have had numerous deliveries and cannot say the same about many of the other drivers.

Kerry JenningsMember of the public

Having dealt with numerous companies throughout our building process I have to say that AJW are by far the most efficient, friendly and helpful.  What a change to find a company who have such intensive product knowledge.

I am also very aware that we are just a small one-house site but that doesn’t deter your staff from treating us the same as if we were building a huge estate.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank AJW for their assistance and yes, please use any part of my comments as a testimonial and of course, the least we can do is to supply photos or whatever you need for your Case Study section of your website. If there is anything that you require me to do, please let me know.

It is an absolute pleasure to deal with AJW.

Jane HollandMember of the public

Always a pleasure to work with! Deliveries always on time and material quotes are always very quick to get back to me! Nothing’s ever too much trouble, customer service is second to none.

Mark Lloyd ML Roofing Services

Would like to thank AJW and all their staff in the service you provide. There is a lot of companies that could take a note from yourselves in the manner that will always help and nothing is every to much trouble. Thank you a credit to the roofing industry and I will recommend you all that I know

Trevor LambTL Roofing

Just like to thank AJW on behalf of FRS ROOFING for all the time and effort they put in to make our job easier.. Prices are always spot on and deliveries are always on time!!

Keep up the good work!

Jamie HowellFRS Roofing Ltd

Great suppliers along side Michael , Darren , Dan and the rest of the team at Sawston and Chatteris nothing’s every to much trouble for them and will always deliver on time when they give a date.

Chris S BrownC J Roofing Services


At AJW Distribution there is a heavy emphasis on ensuring our staff always have a professional approach to customer service and we ensure they are able to advise which products are best suited to your specific requirements by giving them up to date training on all of the products we sell.

Source and supply

Our reputation is founded on the experience of our staff who hold a vast amount of knowledge on a wide range of roofing products and accessories.

We are able to source virtually any roofing products in a variety of colours and we pride ourselves on the competitive prices we can offer our customers.

Advice and experience

At AJW Distribution we are also able to offer assistance in identifying profiles and the ‘taking-off’ quantities from construction drawings, although it should be emphasised that this is purely a service to assist customers and the ultimate responsibility for any take-offs lies with the customer.


We also have a fleet of vehicles and can offer a two to three day delivery service on most stock items to all parts of the region. Customers are also welcome to collect material from our warehouses where we have carry a comprehensive amount of stock on many items but it is advisable to contact us first to check availability.

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