If you let it, and after 20 plus years in woods and sawmills, oak gets under your skin. It’s why it’s not only the national tree of England but of France, Germany, the USA and more. Why it’s the chosen symbol of the Woodland Trust. Why it’s sacred in many mythologies and why, over hundreds of years, it’s found its way into furniture, floors, ships, barrels, buildings and peoples’ hearts. Even the Latin for English Oak, Quercus Robur means strength and resolution. It’s upright, solid and permanent.
So why Timberpride? Let’s start with the name, which my father, a rocket scientist by profession and keen cabinet maker in leisure, came up with. Timber we hope speaks for itself and when we looked up pride in the dictionary it said this; a feeling of honour and respect; taking pleasure and satisfaction in something done well.
Anything that can take 100 years plus to grow and mature we think deserves respect, care and consideration in how it’s selected, seasoned, sawn, stored and used. And we figure the more we respect oak, the more customers will respect our expertise, knowledge, advice and guidance, as well as our timber.
I created the company after training as a chartered surveyor and working for a number of years in forestry, eventually managing over 100,000 acres of forest. It was then that somebody said you are either a businessman or a woodsman. I’m trying hard to be the former while my heart remains very much the latter.
Founder and Managing Director
How we work
We are oak through and through and essentially we’re here to help any professional who works with oak. Oak in all its forms and uses from structural to joinery, seasoned to green, floors to cladding, waney boards to true quarter sawn and QBa grade perfection.
Meet the Team
In addition to the quality of our work, one other reason you should choose to work with Timberpride is the quality of our team.
Meet our team of experts, and we guarantee you couldn’t find a more passionate bunch when it comes to oak.
Vision & Values
Our vision, and we hope the clue is in the name, is to be a centre of excellence for all things oak, built on several decades of experience in all aspects of an oak tree’s life and its uses as a structural and joinery material.
The Timberpride Warranty
At Timberpride we live and breathe oak and are committed to working with only the finest quality oak timber across all our products. We simply aim to provide the best, as consistently as is possible, when working with a natural product where every tree is unique. We never compromise, so every customer can have confidence that they are getting the best service, expertise and timber quality.
Using our experience we add additional control to all stages of production and processing of the timber. Each piece of timber is inspected and receives the Timberpride Warranty Stamp – the oak leaf symbol which represents the symbol of craftsmanship and quality that you can expect from Timberpride.