Manufacturing

  • 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.

    British Hardwoods New Racking British Hardwoods New Racking British Hardwoods New Racking

    With the racking expertly installed, our production department lost no time at all in putting it to good use. The racking will allow correct storage of our timber, and will also enable us to locate and access completed orders quickly and efficiently.

     

  • 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 branch out to give us the additional space we now require.

    The building is a mirror image of our own premises, however, it is just an open space at present. During the coming weeks we hope to create a designated finishing area for our hardwood flooring. This area will include a new prefinishing line and a pressing area for our very popular engineered oak flooring.

    The next stage will be to install racking so that we can increase our range of fast delivery items. At the moment we have our most popular sizes and profiles of European oak skirting board and architrave available from stock. We hope to increase this range to include other popular hardwood products - so watch this space . . .

     

  • Our New Sidetracker has Arrived!

    Towards the end of 2014, at our busiest time of year, our old sideloader was causing us many a headache. The constant strain of lifting extreme weights of hardwood timber had taken its toll. With the increasing cost of repairs and down time it became obvious that we must upgrade this essential piece of equipment.

    Our MD Tony lifting several boards of black walnut timber Our MD Tony starting to lift several boards of black walnut timber

    The walnut boards lifted to almost full height The walnut boards quickly and smoothly lifted to almost full height

    Our new sidetracker arrived this morning - and what a beauty it is. Made in the UK (hurrah!), it has all-hydraulic drives and can lift a whopping 2,700kg at full height. It has smaller wider forks which offer more control over the load and are well-suited to lifting our long lengths of timber.

    The lovely Jim outside on the sidetracker The lovely Jim outside on the sidetracker

    Unlike our old sideloader, it can be used both inside and outside - perfect for offloading our timber deliveries. Throughout the day all the lads received training on the sidetracker - even when the weather took a turn for the worse.

    Tom on the sidetracker receiving training from Bruce Tom on the sidetracker receiving training from Bruce

    Tom demonstrating just how hardy we are in Yorkshire! Tom demonstrating just how hardy we are in Yorkshire!

     

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