Timeline / History
Thomas Brooks founded the company Brooks, Thomas and Co. It was the largest builder’s suppliers in Ireland.
Brooks first advertisement for Roofing Felt.
Agreement set up between Maurice Brooks and Henry Brooks about the products sold. At the time Henry Brooks was Australia’s biggest glass distributer.
During the time of the 1916 rising, Brooks Thomas stood tall, even though there was a barricade built right outside the front door
New sawmill was built.
Old dockets show that even though time has passed, the same products are still being sold.
Brooks Thomas merges with Haughton’s in Cork and Hanley’s in Sligo.
Brooks Thomas moves from Abbey Street to Bluebell where it is still situated today.
Upm, Finland’s leading redwood and whitewood manufacturers buys over the Brooks Group.
Upm sells the Brooks Group to the Wolseley Group. Wolseley group was Europe’s leading plumbing and heavy building material supplier’s at the time. By now the company had over 10 branch’s around Ireland with the intentions of opening more.
After a period of economic decline, the Brooks Group was bought by the Premier Forest Company and 6 of the existing branch’s were kept open. Premier Forest Products is one of the UK's leading independent importers and distributors of Timber and Panel Products.
Brooks opens a brand new branch in the North side of Dublin, Glasnevin.