We’re a timber merchant specialising in the bespoke supply of certified British & European timbers for furniture-making, joinery and building works. We champion the use of woods sourced from sustainable silvicultural management.

We believe it all starts with the trees…





Quercus robur

Traditional but never boring


Fraxinus Excelsior

Excellent for fine furniture

Sweet Chestnut

Castanea Sativa

Distinctive grain patterns



Varied grain and texture


knowledge is power, we capture ours so we can share it with you



The people who design, who make, who craft & who build


See what can be achieved with great wood and great know-how!


For us machining timber is all about service and sharp blades


Our certified timber is your assurance of 100% legal and sustainable sourcing


Having worked with the team at English Woodlands Timber on very large as well as small project over 15 years, I have come to know a company built on reliability and a highly positive attitude to delivering the very best in customer service alongside their high grade and wide ranges of timber in stock. As we all know…it all comes from the top….a happy team equals happy customers.

Jeremy, O2 / Sussex Hardwood Workshops

When you need a quality product for a project this is where I look, the added top quality service is just a bonus!

Live Edge of Leicester

Every time we deal with English Woodlands the level of service is exceptional. The staff are eager, willing & knowledgeable. As a company they should be proud of what they achieve.

Mid Sussex Timber

I did a video selection call with the team a few weeks ago and I was genuinely surprised at how well this works. The process was easy and efficient, and all of the boards were laid out in preparation for the call. I live and work quite a long way from you guys so I generally only drop in when I am passing. On reflection I think that the video call works really well, and for me personally, it actually works better than seeing them on site. Both my recent orders have probably been larger than they would have been if I had been there in person. I’ll still drop by for a rummage in the stack though.

How you have dealt with lockdown and social distancing deserves congratulations, and in my opinion video selection should remain a permanent feature of how you work.

Chief Sawdust Maker Mike, The Wooden Chopping Boards Company


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Shake it up this #GiBWeek2023

10 October 2023

Yes dear woodfans, today’s the first day of #GiBWeek2023 and we want to to shake up your wood-thinking a little with some hard facts about wood and trees. So you’re …


We’re English Woodlands Timber, a timber merchant specialising in sourcing, conversion & bespoke supply of English & European timber for furniture making, joinery and building works.

At our woodyard in West Sussex our 2500m2 stock sheds hold a huge range of homegrown species inc. Oak, Elm, Chestnut, Ash, Douglas Fir, Larch & Cedar in waney-edge & square-edge for customers to self-select assisted by friendly, knowledgeable staff whose mission is to make it as easy as possible for you to buy beautiful timber.

The sourcing of extraordinary timber for specialist woodworking is a particular feature of our supply and service is at the heart of everything we do. Our fully equiped 350m2 workshop provides bespoke machining services for wide boards aswell as cut to size (CTS), planed all round (PAR) + profile and moulding production for furniture, joinery & timber cladding.

We hold a chain of custody (CoC) for the PEFC & Grown in Britain certification schemes. We actively promote and encourage the use of homegrown softwood and hardwood timbers from well managed woodlands.

We believe it all starts with the trees.