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
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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