Thos Pidcock & Sons Pty Limited, trading as Big River Group, is a locally-owned, private company that manufactures timber veneers, plywood and formply and distributes other building supplies in Australia. The company employs approximately 260 people across its operations in Australia and is headquartered in Junction Hill, New South Wales.

In March 2017, Thos Pidcock & Sons entered external administration. 

Thos Pidcock & Sons Pty Limited is the ultimate parent of Big River Group Pty Ltd, a manufacturer and distributor of timber and wood products for use in the building industry. The company manufactures products at its mills in Grafton and Forest Hill, in New South Wales. The company has distribution outlets located in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria.

Big River’s product range includes:

  • Building Materials - Internal and external building and construction supplies, fencing and landscaping materials, and structural hardwood and beams.
  • Formwork - Formply, Formwork, Permaform, steel decking and Formwork accessories.
  • Flooring - Stair treads, uncoated and prefinished timbers, wood panels and flooring and flooring accessories.
  • Plywood - Appearance grade plywood, structural plywood, bridge decking, flooring and roofing panels.

Big River Group is also a reseller of building supplies such as roofing supplies, external cladding, fibre cement, insulation, and builders hardware.

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