Approach is made by the land owner or the Agent to buy either standing or felled trees within a Forestry Commission Management Plan or a Felling Licence. In the UK it is illegal to fell growing trees without government permission.
Opposite: Logs bought at Beaufort castle.
Log numbering references
The trees are each valued, validated, tagged with a number and recorded on our unique traceability system as to where, when and what we bought.
Opposite: Unique log number (note the new trees in the background)
Transported to the mill where they are graded and converted into the best sections.
Opposite: Lorry being offloaded with crane.
All sections are measured, graded and numbered with the unique log number, then put ‘in stick’ in our custom-built Drying Sheds to season - 1 year per 1 inch thickness.
Opposite: Timber 'in stick' for drying.
Biomass Kiln Drying
Once naturally seasoned, some sections are kiln dried in our Biomass fired heat vent kilns.
Opposite: Our biomass fired heat-vent kilns.
Sawn & Processed Oak
The oak is then ready for sale to manufacturers or for us to machine into our many finished products, including flooring, prepared mouldings, cladding, and oak frames.
Opposite: Sawn to size oak being processed.
Traceability Book & Certificate
We can provide a traceability certificate or book to go with your order.*
*Subject to value of order – please get in touch for more details.