In July I wrote telling you about our chosen company charity SANDS UK in support of one of our team and family members Chris West who, sadly, lost his son Oliver in March. Chris has a program of runs
In my last blog I spoke about the fact that there will be specification reductions in Oak, and continued price increases. I also sowed the seed of thought that we should give timber a greater respect. I recently visited
I know, it’s an old joke but the inference could be nearer than we think. I was at the first Timber Trade Federation conference on European Oak in April held in co-operation with the European Organisation of the Sawmill
As part of the construction industry, the timber trade is one of the oldest parts of it. But are we making the most of the timber we use? Could we be more aware? Could we reduce the wastage and
Hardwood sawmilling in the UK is probably one of the oldest of the construction industries, indeed here at W L West & Sons Ltd we can trace our tangible company links back 152 years to 1865 in the West
Sustainable? One of the Oxford English dictionary definitions of ‘Sustainable’ is ‘Able to be maintained at a certain rate or level’. But what does that mean in the timber industry? Timber is a sustainable product, we all know that.
Gates have been manufactured by our company for literally over a century. Our gates are handmade to order and we put pride and passion into them. On many occasions we are able to copy existing gates, sometimes our customers brings