Manufacturing

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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 starting to...
  5. Apprentice in Training

    We would like to wish our newest (and youngest) recruit a great big British Hardwoods welcome! School leaver Joshua (above) started working with us earlier in the month and has settled in nicely.  He is undertaking an apprenticeship, in conjunction with the North Lancashire Training Group, and we wish him all the very best as he starts his career with...
  6. A Mamuth Undertaking

    Regular followers of our blog may remember that back in May we purchased a Mamuth Frame Saw, for cutting high-precision lamellas for our engineered wood flooring. This Czech-made frame saw is significantly more accurate than a band saw for the thin cutting of wood as it uses short saw blades. We are lucky to have the only one of its...
  7. A new delivery of wood arrives!

    Great news . . . our latest batch of timber has just arrived from France. This lorry full of lovely wood has been eagerly awaited by our keen craftsmen. Come on James, get that wood offloaded before it rains! All this sawn timber will be transformed into quality hardwood flooring, skirting boards and mouldings before you know it. To view...
  8. Ligna Woodworking Show 2013

    In early May, two of our team travelled to Germany to attend the most important worldwide trade show for the timber and woodworking industry - Ligna 2013. Now in its 20th year, Ligna provides a showcase for the latest timber innovations and acts as a global meeting place for those working in the wood industry. In addition to trade stands...
  9. Our Expansion Continues

    Following a previous blog, here is a quick update on the ongoing expansion of our Yorkshire factory. Two weeks ago we acquired some machinery from a recently demised Southampton-based joinery company. Transported from Southampton by Machinery Moving Services (Halifax), the fully loaded wagon arrived at our factory first thing last Wednesday morning. The most important purchase was a Neva Mamuth...
  10. British Hardwoods Gets Bigger

    Our regular customers will be aware of how busy we have been during the last six months. The annual pre-Christmas rush has continued right through until Spring and is showing no sign of abating. This is superb news for us and we are grateful to our loyal customers who have been so patient whilst our lead-times have extended more than...

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