TTJ Feature: Oak Passion

TTJ Timber Trades Journal  May 2018 feature by Stepehn Powney

English Woodlands has carved out a reputation as a passionate hardwood timber merchant on a growth trajectory. Stephen Powney visited its Cocking site

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English Woodlands director Ian McNally says the hardwood business should be much akin to selling quality wine.

Meeting him at the company’s site in Cocking, deep in the Sussex countryside, he says a quality bottle of wine could cost a buyer £230.

To pay that, he added, you’d want to know a lot of information about the product, where it came from and that it had been properly stored and looked after.

“Why do we not do the same thing for a piece of wood at the same price?” he added.

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Illustrating a Timber Story

 

Growing up in and around the woodlands and woodyards of South East England we felt young illustrator Thomas WH Compton was well placed to turn his creative skills to our timber story.


Designed to illustrate the processes, skills and people involved in bringing beautiful wood to market, this print series was Thomas’s response to our brief and we’re really pleased with the results. The story of our British timber, from tree selection out in the forests to sawmilling, drying, cataloging and tagging each individual board so that British woodworkers can source great homegrown timber is told here in these super illustrations.

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WORK WITH US

the english woodlands team feeling smiley out in the woodshed at cocking sawmills

TIMBER SELECTOR & CUSTOMER ASSISTANT

This role is as part of a small and growing team in our timber yard at Cocking Sawmills.

Our timber yard team takes care of our customers and our wood. Listening to customers and understanding their needs is a big part of the daily work. Here people skills and wood knowledge go hand in hand. (more…)

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