Working with Northwood Forestry…

Jan 18, 2021 | About us

James Burnford, well respected owner of neighbouring Northwood Forestry, regretfully closed his timber business in November 2020.

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Since then James has been working closely with English Woodlands Timber owners Tom Compton & Ian McNally to mitigate the impact of the closure on his customers.

Together they have agreed a way to maintain a timber supply for Northwood customers that James feels will meet with expectations and requirements.

For fresh sawn Oak beams and cladding, we work with the same French sawmills so consistency and quality of supply are unchanged. Similarly for the structural softwood and cladding timber supplies.

For joinery, we of course keep a large range of AD & KD stock in a range of species but in addition to this Northwood Forestry’s substantial oak beam and joinery stocks will move to our wood yard here at Cocking.

James has done his best to pass on to us both his experience and his depth of knowledge of the particular requirements of his customers. To aid the process “JJ” – Jaime Banasco-Zaragoza – from Northwood’s sales team joined us from the 4th January this year where he’s welcomed, and will be supported by the whole team here.

James, Tom & Ian hope these arrangements will help Northwood Forestry’s customers, giving some assurance of supply as well as some continuity of service.

We’re look forward to helping with future timber supplies for Northwood customers and easing the pain of losing a trusted supplier.

If you’re a bereft Northwood customer in need of a bit of reassurance, some more information or just some plan old quotes on cutting lists please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We’re here to help… and now we have a JJ on our team!

As always, thanks for reading folks.
The EWT team


Get in touch
To get in touch with JJ email him on or call our office at Cocking Sawmills, nr Midhurst on 01730 816941.

Impact of Brexit
The supply of Oak from France is continuing without interruption following our EU exit. There is some additional administration on loading but otherwise all is proceeding smoothly.

Current Lead Times
Fresh sawn Oak supplies continue on a 7-10 working days from time of order.AD Beam and Joinery supplies are 5-7 working days from time of order.


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P.S. If you’d like to get in touch with James Burnford you can still reach him via his website and email address at Northwood Forestry. He’ll be having a machinery auction later in the spring so if you’re interested get on the mailing list now.