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Fresh Sawn Timber

Whitney Sawmills produces fresh sawn timber products from native and European Green Oak and Green Douglas Fir sourced from well-managed woodlands in the UK and abroad.

 GREEN OAK

GREEN OAK

 Green Douglas Fir

Green Douglas Fir

 FRESH SAWN TIMBER

FRESH SAWN TIMBER

Contact us about your fresh sawn timber requirements, as we can source and cut both standard and bespoke products.

Green Oak

 Fresh Sawn Green Oak Beams

Fresh Sawn Green Oak Beams

Whitney Sawmills specialises in Green Oak beams, cut to size in lengths up to 40 foot (12m).

We have decades of experience of working with timber framers, builders and architects. All our fresh sawn Green Oak is sawn on site allowing a rapid response to orders for structural timber and personal attention to details. Plus we keep a large stock of UK and European-grown logs for this purpose.

As we mill all orders on site, we are able to select logs for cutting jowl posts, cruck blades and other individual requirements, or produce beams of any cross section.

For any further help or advice, please contact us or call 01497 831565 in to discuss your particular green oak requirements - we'll be happy to help!

Green Douglas Fir

 Fresh sawn beams from Douglas Fir

Fresh sawn beams from Douglas Fir

As an alternative to Oak, we also cut fresh sawn timber from certain softwoods, principally Douglas Fir and Larch - mainly sourced from British woodlands.

A native Douglas Fir can have a diameter of up to 1 metre and grows to a height of 40 metres. Douglas Fir is widely recognised for its superior strength to weight ratio with it having the highest strength rating of any softwood. These properties are very similar to Oak but Douglas Fir is 30% lighter in weight making fresh sawn Douglas Fir an excellent alternative.

Whitney Sawmills specialises in the supply of large section British Douglas fir. Logs are generally cross-cut to 12-metre lengths for transporting to the yard and Whitney Sawmills can produce beams of up to 9.5 metres in length.

Fresh Sawn Timber Products

 
 FRESH SAWN BEAMS

FRESH SAWN BEAMS

View our range of green Oak and Douglas Fir beams for exterior use.

 EXTERIOR TIMBER CLADDING

EXTERIOR TIMBER CLADDING

View our range of fresh sawn timber cladding for exterior use. Green Douglas Fir and green Oak products available.

 

Supporting British Woodlands

After a decade of collaboration with Woodland Heritage in delivering their ‘Woodland to Workshop’ courses, Whitney Sawmills was acquired by the Charity in 2016. Being at the centre of the timber supply chain, Woodland Heritage believes that sawmills are a crucial part of the British timber industry and, with the right approach, a healthy future exists for those that remain; something that it wanted to demonstrate by taking over Whitney Sawmills.

It is estimated that currently only 6% of hardwoods used in the UK are sourced from Britain, the large majority being imported from Europe. At the same time only 40% of our mixed broadleaf woodlands are currently managed and it is this lack of woodland management that is creating the greatest threats to many endangered species. Buying British grown timber sustains native woodlands by directly supporting the management and upkeep of woodland, helping to keep rural employment and skills alive.

Case Study

DUMFRIES HOUSE PROJECT 

Whitney Sawmills supplied the Green Oak beams that were used in the assembly of this educational project at Dumfries House in Suffolk.

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