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British Hardwoods expansion

  • The Diggers Are In!

    It has been a changing landscape at British Hardwoods over the last couple of weeks. As part of our current factory expansion and our ongoing project to make the best use of our working environment, we have now focussed our attention on our exterior workspace.

    The digger sets to work clearing the rough ground

    Visitors to our factory here in Yorkshire will know that we have a large car park, surrounded by trees and, up until now, a patch of rather unused rough ground. With the help of a local groundworks company, the transformation began.

    Before ...

    Riddale Groundworks set to work digging out the rough ground and weeds and laying chippings in preparation for the concrete base.

    ... after

    With the concrete base laid, this has given us some really useful storage space for our stock of air dried oak beams. Now that we have this extra area, we hope to increase our range, and to have the beams stored in batches of specific sizes to make selection easier.

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    The front view of our factory now looks very different - and much improved.

     

  • 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 we would wish them to.

    A hole in the factory wall

    In an effort to increase our throughput and reduce our lead times, we have taken decisive action to expand our workspace and invest in additional machinery. Last week, managing director Tony, never one to let the grass grow under his feet, set about cutting through the back wall of the factory to make an opening into the adjoining workspace.

    The newly created entrance to our expanded work room

    This "hole in the wall" will be professionally finished with a roller shutter door during the next couple of weeks. Once the extra workspace was created, we were all set to take delivery of two pieces of new machinery.

    Our new machinery arriving at our Yorkshire factory

    The Profimat 23E is a five-headed moulder which will be used for the manufacture of our increasing range of engineered hardwood flooring. The Wadkin profile grinder (on the right) will be used to grind any profile quickly and efficiently (further information to follow in future blogs).

    Managing Director Tony Fillingham taking delivery of our new woodworking machinery

    Tony looks very pleased with his purchases, we'll have the extra machines up and running in no time, machining all your orders.

    To view our current range of engineered wood flooring click here >>

     

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