About Woodlands DIY Superstore

A Legacy of Craftsmanship & Innovation

At Woodlands DIY Superstore in Horsforth, Leeds, our story is a journey that spans over a century, from humble beginnings as Arthur Shaw Ltd to the dynamic, one-stop DIY superstore you see today.

Join us as we take you through the remarkable chapters of our history.

1913 - The Birth of Arthur Shaw Ltd: Craftsmanship in Timber
Our story begins in 1913 when Arthur Shaw Ltd was founded. We started as a local manufacturer of bespoke furniture, handcrafted with care from the finest timber. Our commitment to quality and craftsmanship laid the foundation for what would become a legacy of excellence.
1980 - A New Chapter: Arthur Shaw Finds a Home in Horsforth
In 1980, a pivotal moment occurred when Arthur Shaw was purchased, ushering in a new era of growth and innovation. Just a year later, we opened our doors at a brand-new location in Horsforth. This move marked our evolution into more than just a furniture maker.

1986 - The Shift to the Great Outdoors
By 1986, we recognised the growing demand for outdoor garden products. This pivotal year saw the transformation of Arthur Shaw into Woodlands Homecare Ltd, focusing on crafting solutions for outdoor spaces.

2005 - A Purpose-Built Sawmill in Rodley, Leeds
Our commitment to excellence led us to establish a purpose-built timber sawmill site in Rodley, Leeds. With this move, the Horsforth site took a significant step towards becoming the DIY superstore you know today.


2007 - Introducing Tiger Sheds: A New Era of Innovation
In 2007, we added interlocking log cabins to our garden building range and introduced the online garden building brand "Tiger Sheds." This innovation marked a turning point in our journey, bringing our products to a wider audience.
2014 - TigerFlex®: Flexibility Meets Quality
In 2014, we introduced TigerFlex® modular sheds, revolutionising the way our customers configure their sheds. This trademarked product showcased our dedication to providing flexibility without compromising on quality.


2019 - The Birth of Woodlands Home & Garden Group
In 2019, our company underwent a significant restructuring to form the Woodlands Home & Garden Group. This restructuring allowed us to continue expanding and serving our customers with even greater efficiency.
2021 - A State-of-the-Art Factory in Thornbury, Bradford
In 2021, our cabin manufacturing operations found a new home in a state-of-the-art factory in Thornbury, Bradford. This move not only modernised our facilities but also provided the space needed to expand shed production at Rodley.

Our journey from a local timber furniture manufacturer to a dynamic DIY superstore is a testament to our commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction.

At Woodlands DIY Superstore, we invite you to be a part of our history as we continue to evolve, innovate, and serve the DIY community in Horsforth, Leeds, and beyond.

Thank you for being a part of our story.