25 Jul 2016

So I made the jump from a job in consulting about waste into a sales role selling oak. Yes, quite the leap. From science to wood. However, my experience at Timberpride far exceeded my expectations. In my naïve approach I thought selling wood would be easy. However, I never knew that oak could be such […]

21 Aug 2015

Timberpride was started 20 years ago today with a £2500 loan from The Princes Trust. Thank you very much, Your Royal Highness.

07 Aug 2015

Brown stains running out of newly installed oak are caused by tannins, this is what you need to know about them. Tannins are the collective name given to the acidic chemicals held in solution in the liquid sap, they are still present in dry oak as they are left behind when the water evaporates.  They […]

10 Apr 2015

Air drying Oak logs dry very slowly in the round (complete log). Logs left for 15 years can still have a moisture content of 50%. We like to mill them quickly to get the drying process started. The speed of drying is critical. If oak dries too quickly at first it will shake (cracks will […]

10 Apr 2015

Is it possible to improve Cardiff? Not normally, but these Oak frames installed in the bay even made the sun shine.

02 Apr 2015

How are we selling oak at lower prices today than we were 20 years ago? There are two main reasons why we’re able to offer good quality oak at low prices. Firstly, the exchange rate is improving, negating some of these price rises. Secondly, the increase in demand is mostly for lower grades, boosting the […]

01 Apr 2015

From the forest to the joiner Oak can grow 1m per year and will be ready to harvest after 70-120 years. Once a tree is felled it must be quickly planked or kept under water sprinklers. The water is to stop the timber drying too quickly and splitting. It will also protect the wood from […]

02 Mar 2015

After the ice When temperatures raised after the ice age, oak trees became prolific. They evolved to cope with local climates and soils – if you take a seedling from one part of Europe and plant it in another, you will see how it differs. Its genetic difference will no longer be an advantage. Traditional […]

20 Mar 2014

Biomass Boiler Installed into Oak Saw Mill Timberpride, the Tetbury based European oak specialist, is just completing a series of major investments in response to the continued growth in demand. An extension has been added to the purpose-built facility allowing the installation of new machinery and repositioning of existing saws to optimise production. A biomass […]