Manufacturing

  1. Timber Air Drying Shed (Phase 1 - Framework)

    Timber Air Drying Shed (Phase 1 - Framework)
    We've found that our kiln-drying process works best when the boards have been air dried for a period of time beforehand. As you can imagine, the air drying of timber boards takes up a lot of space. In an effort to maximise our air-drying capacity we have started to build our own Timber Air Drying Shed. Phase 1 took just...
  2. The Mebor Has Landed

    The Mebor Has Landed
    If you have been visiting our premises over the past month or so, you'll notice how well stocked our yard is with native timber logs of Oak, Sycamore, Elm, Lime and Ash; this is because today has seen the arrival of our beast of a sawmill, the Mebor HTZ 1100 Pro. One of the components - Mebor Band Saw HTZ...
  3. Racking up some more changes

    Racking up some more changes
    The next phase of our expansion continues this week as we have installed some new racking in our extended factory. The project has been undertaken by Pro-Dek of South Yorkshire who have installed a 5m high cantilever racking system, making much better use of the open space. With the racking expertly installed, our production department lost no time at all...
  4. British Hardwoods Branches Out

    British Hardwoods Branches Out
    For some time it has become apparent that we have outgrown the existing space at our premises here in Yorkshire. Our factory and showroom occupies a not inconsiderable 17500 sq ft area and over the years we have extended the building even further, to maximise our working area. When the unit adjoining us became available we just knew it was time to...
  5. A Snowy Day on Riparian Way

    A Snowy Day on Riparian Way
    Our latest delivery of wood from Glenmere Timber has arrived safely through winter snow and ice. A snowy delivery for British Hardwoods The bitter cold and icy conditions did not deter this cheerful driver from bringing our much-needed timber. A cheery smile from the driver There's plenty of Prime European Beech, Prime American Oak and Prime American Black Walnut aboard...
  6. James Becomes a Fully Qualified Wood Machinist

    James Becomes a Fully Qualified Wood Machinist
    British Hardwoods machinist James Bowdin has this week received his NVQ Level 3 in wood machining. Hardworking James has spent 2 years working towards the qualification and can now boast a number of woodworking awards including furniture production, wood machining, joinery and applied numeracy. The course specialised in producing sawn, planed and profiled products, resolving wood machining problems, producing computer...
  7. Manufacturing in Britain

    Manufacturing in Britain
    Last year Business Secretary MP, Vince Cable, launched the 'Made by Britain' campaign in attempt to place manufacturing at the forefront of the public's minds during the Olympic Games in 2012. There will be 30 industry experts chosen to help spearhead the campaign that will culminate in an exhibition of the best of British manufacturing during London 2012. British Hardwoods...

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