International Timber: what we can offer you

Published Tuesday 10th April 2018

International Timber is the largest supplier and distributer of timber and panel products in the UK, specialising in a number of different wood types and treatments.

We want to become the first point of call for your timber needs, and have a team of trained experts available to help with your every need.

We have a great reputation based around incredibly high quality products and sustainable procurement methods with the aim of supplying the highest quality timber without affecting the natural environment it resides within.

So, without further ado, here’s what we can offer you.

 

A wide product range

We have an incredibly wide range of products to suit your every need.

Hardwoods and  softwoods

We offer a number of different hardwoods and softwoods that are suitable for all your woodworking and construction needs. From American White Oak right through to our beautiful American Black Walnut, our hardwood product range is expansive, durable and suitable for both indoor and outdoor projects.

We source our hardwood in a sustainable manner – something that is incredibly important to us. More than a billion of the world’s rural population are reliant on income from tropical forests, so please take a moment to read Wood for Good’s journal entry discussing how to source timber from sustaibaly managed forests here.

As for softwood, we sustainabily source our products from a number of different countries including America, Canada and Siberia. Our European softwood comes from the Baltic region, however we also offer an amazing range of engineered softwood which provide a more stable timber option. The superb quality of different woods we offer is why we stand out from the rest.

Laminated and modified timber:

We love bringing innovative products to our clients and these are key to our long term success and your timber longevity.

International Timber is always on the look out for timber products that will improve our customer’s end-product, from Accoya wood right through to Glulam, an incredibly strong wood made up from a number of dimensional layers bonded together.

Modified timber such as Accoya ensures your timber is long-lasting in outdoor conditions, perfect for garden buildings and exterior joinery. Just tell us what your timber needs are, and we’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

Decking

Timber decking is increasingly the material of choice for stylish and contemporary gardens. With its inherent warmth as well as beauty it truly enhances surroundings.

Here at International Timber we have a range of beautiful species of hardwood and softwood decking to choose from, each mellowing over time to give a beautiful landscape.

We work in partnership with Dura decking to provide a composite, 100% FSE certified alternative - it is an immensely versatile material which combines the traditional appearance of timber with the durability of an engineered composite. Composites are really growing in popularity and it’s the perfect time, especially coming into Spring, that you look into your garden decking options.

You can use the Dura Deck visualiser by clicking here, to see what board is best for you.

Cladding

Cladding has the ability to accentuate and soften buildings like no other. With its lightweight, attractive qualities, cladding is proven to improve the value of your home.

Whatever your project requirement, we have a wide scope of cladding options to suit you. Not only does timber have low environmental impact, it is also renewable and creates an attractive finish on buildings. What more could you want?

And just like our decking offering, we offer Dura cladding options which are manufactured from a unique combination of recycled plastics and hardwood waste coupled with highly developed man-made product enhancers.

To explore the differing width options and a wide variety of cladding colours to suit every project need, try our free online Colour Visualiser Tool today!

Click here to get a quote using the Dura Cladding calculator, or take a look at the product guide.

 

A breadth of experience

Our experience speaks for itself, from the amazing clients we’ve delivered expert service to, to our wide product range and our rich history. International Timber has been delivering top class service for the last 47 years and we are only getting better. Some examples of our experience include:

Cardiff Yacht Club

We supplied our bespoke iroko smooth decking to Monmouthshire Timber Cardiff for their project to replace the exterior walkway of a Yacht Club refurbishment with beautiful results. We have worked closely with Monmouthshire Timber Cardiff for 3 years acting as one of their main hardwood suppliers due to our reliability, top class service and the depth of our product range.

TG Escapes

As the main supplier of exterior cladding to TG Escapes’ for over 12 months, International Timber (IT) recently supplied TG Escapes with high quality, Western Red Cedar cladding for the redevelopment of sports complex, Ruskin Drive.

Champions Festival Football

Bet you didn’t think we’d dabbled in football did you? Well International Timber supplied products to Monmouthshire Timber Supplies Ltd for the Champions Festival Football pitch at Cardiff Bay. This saw the likes of Ryan Giggs play against other European football legends as part of the Champions League festival. 3 OSB structural boards were used to create the unique, bespoke floating pitch which went off without a hitch.

 

A team that cares

We care! Every single member of our team is there to help you find exactly what you need and deliver the highest quality customer service. Between us, we have over 200 years of experience in the timber market and the depth of knowledge we possess is second to none. All of our employees really care about ensuring you find the right product that is suitable for you!

We improve processes

Due to an increase in customer demand for specific products and a need to increase the efficiency of the milling operation, a new tool room was created at our grangemouth site and has been strategically situated in the heart of the mill.

Thanks to this, workflow has improved due to reduced set up times, and the work environment has been enhanced to allow for more detailed work to be carried out. Speeding up our processes means we can do more for you!

We support charities

We supported Saint Gobain’s property department in an iniative to fight homelessness with local charity B.A.S.H. Founded in 2014, B.A.S.H is a small but steadily growing community group that supports homeless and vulnerable of Brighouse and the surrounding area. B.A.S.H approached us with a drawing of a wooden pod they wanted to turn into accommodation for local homeless people, getting them off the street and into some warm accommodation. Click on the link in the title to see the finished product!

We deliver

We want to make things easy. That is why we deliver directly to you anywhere in the UK, and why we recently launched a daily North-West delivery service! This means we can bring timber directly to you, every day, and you don’t even have to leave your site.

Here at International Timber, it’s all about taking the stress away and making the lives of our clients that little bit easier.

And we save lives

Our employees always look out for one another, and this was never more evident than mid last year. When an employee was choking in our canteen, two international timber colleagues stepped in and used their basic first aid training to save his life. Just another day in the office.  

 

Sound good?

We wouldn’t want you to do business with us if we didn’t think you’d be getting a high-quality, professional service, so we thought we’d back up our expertise with this little blog. We hope you found it useful.

If you’d like to know more about how you can benefit from our timber products, or have any questions about our range, get in touch and we’ll be able to help you out!

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