British Hardwoods

  • My week of work experience at British Hardwoods - George Plumbridge

    I chose to do a week of work experience at British Hardwoods because I wanted to experience and interact with an actual business environment and I was extremely thankful that British Hardwoods were able to provide me with such an experience. British Hardwoods let me work on both the shop floor and in their office, which enabled me to see how the business functioned and the essential skills needed to operate in a business environment.

    During my time on the shop floor I was able see what's needed to produce British Hardwoods' high quality timber products such as their skirting and flooring boards. I was even able to use the different sorts of machinery on the shop floor available to the businesses' skilled machinists to produce various different kinds of products.

    After three days working on the shop floor, I was given the chance to gain experience working in their office. There I was able to gain a firmer grasp as to how the company operated on a daily basis. In the office I could see colleagues' devotion to customers and the use of blogs, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube to advertise products.

    Overall, I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at British Hardwoods, mainly due to the many things I been able to experience. The skills I've gained during my time at British Hardwoods will hopefully prove helpful in years to come and the great business environment and hard working mentality of everyone who is a part of British Hardwoods. Thanks to this I believe this has been an experience I will no doubt never forget my time working at British Hardwoods.



  • 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 displaying the best in wood-machining technology, there are always plenty of showpieces to admire. British Hardwoods MD Tony Fillingham and a rather lovely timber sports car.

    Flooring machinist, Jason Fearnley, trialling an innovative motorbike/log saw combo.

    Tony and Jason were accompanied on the trip by Simon Bridge (above) from Weinig. Weinig is the leading manufacturer of wood-working machinery for the solid wood processing industry.

    Of particular interest to us, Weinig's latest innovation, the Cube, is a planing machine which will machine up to 260mm wide and automatically sets to the size of the timber workpiece.

    Although not quite in our line of business, other interesting machinery on display at Ligna was the iCarver, a revolutionary carving system for image carving and router carving.

    An innovative stair railing routing system by CF Scheer & Cie, Stuttgart.

    Stacked tooling for window manufacture.

    Tony and Jason also spent some time on the Mafell stand. Built by professionals for professionals, Mafell tools offer high-torque, high-speed motors, sturdy design, supreme precision and outstanding durability. To view our range of Mafell tools and accessories click here >>

    More interesting items on display at Ligna . . .

    Tony and Jason found the trip extremely rewarding, highlighting the importance of keeping abreast of the latest changes in wood-machining technology, and ensuring that British Hardwoods remains at the forefront of UK hardwood timber manufacturing.

    To view our hardwood timber page click here >>


  • Bauen und Wohnen Show, Salzburg

    On a recent trip to the "Bauen und Wohnen" Show in Salzburg, Austria, British Hardwoods MD Tony Fillingham met with Raimund Sandhoff of Stamm Design, an old friend with a strong shared enthusiasm for woodworking.

    Raimund Sandhoff of Stamm Design, Salzburg

    Raimund's work with local timber is outstanding and his range of unique tables and sculptures reflect his passion and attention to detail.

    Raimund and Large Waney Edged Oak Board

    Unusual Wine Rack by Stamm Design

    A visit to his website is sure to impress!!

    Raimund Sandhoff and one of his unique tables

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