We often search Google for things located nearby; in this case looking for ‘wood timber near me’ can be extremely useful when trying to find good quality, cost effective timber for your next interior project. 

The team at Timber 2 U Direct are here to talk you through our wood selection. We are going to discuss where it comes from, and how we can assure the wood you are buying is the best quality we can offer!

Who Are We?

Timber 2 U Direct, are the online trading arm of leading UK timber importer and trader Brooks Bros LTD. With over 60 years’ experience sourcing and trading timber from all parts of the world, we can offer some of the very best quality timber. 

Where is Wood Timber Near Me Based?

Our timber yards are located across the UK in Danbury, Maldon, Nottingham, Skelmersdale and Sewstern (near Grantham). This means when you search for ‘wood timber near me’, we most likely aren’t too far away. What’s more, we can deliver our timber directly to your door, no matter where you are based.  All our sites provide timber storage, ordering and selection services, added value machining, and finishing services. 

What Products Do We Offer?

Our stock consists of over 50 species of timber, certified and sourced-verified from locations across the world. This includes American, European, and tropical hardwoods, as well as clear grade softwoods and European redwoods. Here is a list of timber that we currently offer:

Temperate Hardwoods

  • Tulipwood
  • Oak – European
  • Walnut – American Black
  • Maple – American
  • Beech – Lightly Steamed 
  • Oak – American White
  • Ash – American 

Tropical Hardwoods

  • Iroko
  • Meranti
  • Sapele

Softwoods

  • Scandinavian Redwood
  • Western Red Cedar
  • Douglas Fir
  • Southern Yellow Pine
  • Siberian Larch

We also have profiled timber products available in all of the above, including cladding, window board, skirting, door architrave, decking and door frames.

Weather and Storage 

We store our timber in large warehouses to protect them from the elements and any possible damage. Our products will be delivered to you with the upmost care and consideration to ensure no harm occurs in transport. The Danbury yard, homes one of the largest and most modern milling facilities in the UK. This includes 19 modern drying kilns that ensure our timber is accurately dried to the correct moisture content. Our Sewstern yard also houses a large biomass kiln for drying.

Where Does the ‘Wood Timber Near Me’ Come From?

Our 50 species of timber are from all around the world. We purchase the wood we supply from FSC and PEFC forests in Africa, North America, and Europe. Most of the hardwood stock we source, comes from our African suppliers. We have a long-standing trade history with them which has allowed us to develop a unique understanding of the tropical hardwood species we offer. Timber 2 U Direct ensure the timber we have is not only of the best quality, but also varied. 

What is an FSC forest?

Here at Timber 2 U Direct, we get all of our timber supplies from FSC forests. FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council. They are an international non-profit organisation that is dedicated to ensuring companies carry out responsible forestry practices. It also allows timber suppliers to identify and purchase wood from well-managed forests. FSC approved forests come with the guarantee that they are operating with environmentally appropriate practices in regards to harvesting hardwood timber. The FSC status also ensures forests are maintaining biodiversity, productivity, and ecological processes. The management of the forest must also be socially beneficial, helping local people and society by allowing them to reap long-term benefits from the forest being harvested. This could include giving local people jobs. Their forests must also be economically viable and operate in a way that does not harm ecosystems or communities for the sake of profit.

What is a PEFC?

PEFC (the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) is similar to FSC; it is an international non-profit organisation that is dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. However, unlike FSC, it isn’t a standards agency and focuses more on the ethical aspects of sustainable forest management. They are both committed to the same cause, but when the FSC was first developed, it was developed for tropical environments. This left Europe’s forests unregulated and without SFM (sustainable forest management). Therefore, PEFC was founded and now accounts for over 264 million hectares of certified forests, and is recognised in 30 countries.

How Do I Know That the ‘Wood Timber Near Me’ Is Good Quality?

Our timber is only purchased from FSC and PEFC forests whereby there are rules and standards to adhere to. We will always ensure our suppliers hold the same values that we do and will only provide us with the best quality timber, with the least environmental impact. Our multiple certifications that hold us to internationally recognised standards including FSC, PEFC and BM TRADA Forest products. Timber 2 U Direct are members of the Timber Trade Federation which means we have a requirement to commit to responsible sourcing and to follow their Code of Conduct. We’re also a member of the Contract Flooring Association that ensures the manufacturing of flooring has the highest standards of professionalism, safety, and training. 

Ready to Purchase ‘Wood Timber Near Me’?

Now you know more about ‘wood timber near me’, it’s quality and where it comes from, it’s time to purchase some! Whether you have an indoor or outdoor project you want to start, we can supply made to measurequality timber that can be delivered directly to your doorstep. Take a look at all the products we have to offer – there is something for every project! 

Timber 2 U Direct have a dedicated and passionate team who know all about timber and it’s uses. If you need some more guidance on which timber is suitable for you project, you can get in touch with our team today or call us on 0115 993 1111.