Sources of Materials and Services

A frequent topic on the bristolhackspace-members list is “where can I get material X”, or “where can I get Y done”. This page is merely a brief summary of some of the responses, to try and capture local lore and reduce boring repeat questions.

Members are strongly encouraged to add/edit items as they see fit - that's the whole point of a wiki!

Hobarts Libby Miller 2019-04
Avon Plywood Keynsham Will cut if asked in advance Oliver Humpage 2019-04
Bishopston Hardware Gloucester Rd Will cut to any size Matt G 2019-04
laserply ebay Doesn't cut, costs not too bad Tim Dean 2019-04
Travis Perkins Unable to cut, decent wood Sam C 2019-04
Robbins Timber Ashton Vale Good range of materials including veneer Kit Wallace 2019-05
Hobarts Libby Miller 2019-04
Pure Plastic Hengrove Nice people Oliver Humpage 2019-04
Sheet Plastics Never had a problem Oliver Humpage 2019-04
F.R.Warren Unit T, Aiescombe Way, Weston Super Mare, BS22 8NA cheap off-cuts in their scrap bins Kit Wallace 2019-05
Klik Plastics Hengrove Any size plastic cut to size, Pay per mm2 Joe Christian 2020-01
Amari Plastics St Phillips Trading Estate Richard 2021-06
B&Q Nationwide 'Looks a bit spendy' Big Doug Smith 2021-06
Trent Plastics Affordable compared to other suppliers Rory P 2022-03
Banbury Metals off Feeder Rd Very old school. Good prices. Terrible service. Like to work in inches. Matt G 2019-04
LW Jenkins Feeder Rd Laser cutting sheet metal for surprisingly low cost & pressbrake - not sure of the minimum order. Joe Christian 2019-04
SSC Mainly use them for laser cutting & bending, cheap, but min order is £125 JG Packer 2019-04
Filamentive Recycled filament. Good quality. OK price. NG 2019-04
Prusament Filament from Prusa. Best of the best. Davide Bortolami 2020-07
Filament PM Same filament prusa used to sell. Quite good. Davide Bortolami 2020-07
The Makers Warehouse NG 2022-05
Amazon Multiple brands including Amazon Basics and eSun that are reasonably priced and decent quality. You are buying from Amazon though. NG 2023-03
Printy Please Only ABS, but it's sparkly. NG 2023-08
Yandles Good wood, reasonable prices Sam C 2019-05
Stiles and Bates Full range of wood and tools Richard L 2022-2
Bell Tools St. Johns Lane Bedminster Tools for Professional trades people Drew B 2023-08
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