British Hardwoods Blog

  1. Jewellery Creations by Esoteric London

    We always appreciate it when our customers take the time to send us photos of the lovely products they create from the timber we supply to them. So, with Valentine's Day next week, it only seems right that we share these gorgeous jewellery creations, made by Esoteric London, who design and make all their pieces in their South-East London studio - the...
  2. Woodwork Course on Tool Sharpening and Maintenance

    We recently held our first weekend woodwork course, led by experienced tutor, Chris Tribe, on Tool Sharpening and Maintenance. Chris demonstrating tool sharpening skills The workshop can take up to four students, who have access to their own custom made oak and beech workbench, an array of hand tools such as planes, chisels, saws, squares, clamps and marking gauges. Workbench and hand tools...
  3. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From All At British Hardwoods

    As another successful year at British Hardwoods draws to a close we would like to thank you, our valued customers, for your continued support over the last 12 months. We have seen further expansion at our premises in Yorkshire over the past year, with additional racking installed to house our growing stocks of native timbers. We have also recently transformed...
  4. Huntingdon Elm

    Huntingdon Elm
    We have just taken delivery of some lovely Huntingdon Elm which has a good amount of pip and burr. Really looking forward to milling this. Huntingdon Elm It is very similar to Wych Elm but with a very distinctive creamy white sap wood. First cut Huntingdon Elm There are only a few surviving pockets of this rare species left in...
  5. British Hardwoods School of Woodwork

    British Hardwoods School of Woodwork
    We are pleased to announce an exciting new venture for British Hardwoods starting early in the New Year. As part of our ongoing expansion, we have allocated space for a fully equipped teaching area, and have teamed up with experienced tutor Chris Tribe, who will be running a series of weekend woodwork courses, here at our premises in Yorkshire. Two day...
  6. Congratulations Tony and Alison

    Congratulations Tony and Alison
    All the team at British Hardwoods would like to wish our Managing Director Tony and his lovely bride Alison, all the very best for their wedding today. We hope they have a wonderful day and that the sun shines for them. Congratulations and best wishes from us all.  
  7. Unique Wooden Greetings Cards by Proper Goose

    Unique Wooden Greetings Cards by Proper Goose
    We are always extremely pleased to hear about what our customers make from the timber we supply to them. We were particularly interested to hear from a small creative company, based in the Surrey suburb of Hampton Court, who transform our thin wood boards into beautifully handcrafted cards and gifts. Here are a few words about the company and its products...
  8. Happy Yorkshire Day!

    Happy Yorkshire Day!
    We are very lucky at British Hardwoods to be located in Yorkshire, right on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. As the largest county in the UK, we now even have our own dedicated day to celebrate our beautiful county. We would like to wish all our customers, friends and associates a very Happy Yorkshire Day! Ingleton Falls Malham...
  9. 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...
  10. Our green credentials step up a gear

    Our green credentials step up a gear
    Sustainability has always been the driving force of British Hardwoods' ethical approach to manufacturing. The raw timber we use is sourced only from accredited suppliers, and all our timber waste is completely recycled. We are totally self-sufficient for heat and power by the utilisation of waste wood shavings in our Talbotts C4 boiler and biodiesel (which we produce on site from waste vegetable oil...