Archive: July 2023


English oak and sweet chestnut jointed cladding

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Semi-seasoned oak beams

July 6, 2023


Quarter-sawn AA Oak for Gaze Burvill Benches

March 9, 2023

Can you remember the impressive AA logs we featured on our blog last year? After seeing the pictures of these ‘Absolutely Amazing’ logs in our newsletter, Simon Burvill, the founder of luxury garden furniture makers Gaze Burvill, put in an order. He recently returned to the sawmill, with some of his production team, to see t...

MD, Tom Barnes, brings home the Confor Changing Attitudes Award

March 1, 2023

We’re delighted that Tom Barnes, our MD, has been presented with the Confor Changing Attitudes Award. This award recognises an individual, business or organisation that’s promoting the forestry and wood sector in a positive, impactful way.  Tom was presented with the award by Trudy Harrison MP, the Minster for Natural Environment and...

The big reveal: we explain the annual gamble of sawing oak logs

November 10, 2022

After a year of accumulating an impressive stack of oak ‘butts’ (no sniggering), the saws are sharp, the weather has cooled and we’re ready to start sawing some absolutely amazing oak logs. This is one of our favourite times of the year, but the sawing season can also be a bit of a lottery. Because, as Forrest Gump said: “y...

Wood Back Stories: Beautiful oak and ash from Longleat Forest

September 13, 2022

Where’s this wood from? These amazing logs are from Longleat Forest, in Wiltshire. Longleat has over 4000 acres of commercial continuous cover forestry. This incredible place is a large, ancient, broadleaved woodland with a high forest structure (including tall, mature trees), which is unique to the South West of Britain. [cap...

Why we need a UK Timber Strategy – our submission to the EAC

September 8, 2022

If we want home-grown timber in 40-years’ time, then we really must plan for it now. There is an urgent need for a National Timber Strategy, and we may have a chance to help shape it.  The Environmental Audit Committee called for evidence for their inquiry into the UK timber industry and global deforestation. [UPDATE - In July 20...

About Our Timber Purchasing Policy

June 22, 2022

Since 1904, our timber purchasing policy has been to source wood locally. Our timber purchasing policy document was last updated in 2021, and it is available to download below. Here's a summary:   Our Responsibility  We understand that we have a responsibility to the environment, our staff, customers and suppliers.  ...


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