21 Feb 2019

The future of Britain’s most iconic tree is in peril Britain has more ancient oak trees than the rest of Europe combined, making the Oak a quintessential part of our national identity. The oak tree is a vital habitat for biodiversity, creates the familiar beauty of our landscape and is a construction material used for […]

05 Feb 2019

In a crowded market place, how do you choose who should make you Oak frame building? As a consumer it is always difficult to know how to choose between the different operators in the market.  No two quotes are ever the same so comparing like for like is near impossible.  Marketing messages on the whole […]

20 Nov 2018

Low Carbon Building Last week I drove past a building site proudly displaying a sign stating “low carbon construction”, that got my interest, so I took a closer look. Not much to see apart from a massive concrete slab on top of concrete foundations with multiple 10m high steel posts set in it. How depressing, […]

24 Jul 2018

Commissioning Oak Structures that will Last More than a Lifetime   I’ve just returned from picturesque rural Kent attending the funeral for my wife’s grandmother who died recently aged 98, this was not a sad time, it was a celebration of a long interesting life with over 20 great grandchildren to show for it. I […]

24 May 2018
Oak Framing Meeting Timberpride

Chartered Institure Join Timberpride for an Evening of All Things Oak The Chartered Institute of Builders joined Alec and Victoria at Timberpride for a visit to our Tetbury based Sawmill and presentation about all things Oak.  Opening our Oak Framed showroom to 20 or so CIOB members on a beautiful May evening was a great […]

04 May 2018
British Oak Logs

At a time of unprecedented demand for European oak, why are prices at rock bottom?  Why is it now unusual for businesses who invest in stock and processing capabilities to make a profit on their activities?  Consumers, be they specifiers, architects or retail, place ever greater demands on the qualities of oak in order to […]

28 Mar 2018

  Sawmills cut beams for immediate supply and surplus saw capacity goes into stock, most of this production is in standard sections and it is available for sale from day one. At times of low demand the beam stock in sawmills will build up, at times of high demand, like we have now and for […]

08 Feb 2018
HRH The Prince of Wales Meeting Alec Golesworthy of Timberpride

Friday, 2nd February was a momentous day for us at Timberpride as we welcomed HRH The Prince of Wales to our offices and sawmill in Tetbury. The Royal Visit So how did this fantastic opportunity happen?   Well we established our business in 1995 with the focus of the business on managing forestry, felling, milling and […]

07 Dec 2017

Acclimatising Oak Floors Acclimatisation and why you should do it! Solid oak floors can last for several hundred years in the right setting. The most important factor in this longevity is stability of moisture content. If the moisture content in the floor board is 10% and the moisture in the room is 12% then the […]