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MCR11/01/2014 14:55:59
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Age old question, I know, but I need to source oak planks on a regular basis for a new contract. I've never bought much oak; builders merchants have covered my needs so far but aren't the cheapest option. To make it viable I need to keep the cost down so Importers or saw mills are probably the way forward. I can't store in bulk though.

Does any one out there have any ideas. I live/work near Malton, North Yorkshire.

daveO11/01/2014 16:49:59
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hi

try John Boddy in boroughbridge 01423 322370

Dave

MCR13/01/2014 11:42:34
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Thanks for that Dave. I'll give them a call.

I've heard there are a few saw mills in the wider Malton area who deal in hard woods but don't know what they're called. Does anyone have any info?

Amos Starkadder16/01/2014 07:01:37
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I usually pick up a couple of oak planks at the Beacon Hill wood show in Leicestershire each year from Mick Waldram of Rowan Woodland Products (mick@rowanwood.demon.co.uk). He slices them off the log at the show and it's fairly cheap when bought wet. The rest of the time I think he does a lot of oak floorboards.

Chris Grice 116/01/2014 13:07:15
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Nick Coats of British Airdried Hardwoods (01759 380606) is based at Wilberfoss near York has some very nice timber for sale.

Duffield timber at Melmerby hold a lot of timber, they are near Ripon.

Mark Raine16/01/2014 16:29:23
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In Hull there are 2 companies you can use;

Arnold Laver www.laver.co.uk

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Burnetts www.nrburnett.co.uk

Both deal in about a dozen hardwoods, i find burnetts a reasonable price. Hope this helps

Mark

Mailee16/01/2014 18:18:40
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Now that is interesting Mark, I didn't know of Burnetts in Hull as I usually use Arnold Laver there. The quality of wood is good but their prices are a bit higher. I will have to give them a call to see what they can do for me. Thanks.

Peter Leslie 120/01/2014 21:53:33
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Your best bet is Scawton Sawmill in Thirsk just down the road from you. They import kd and ad euro oak from 20mm-100mm plus some other timbers, poplar, cherry, chestnut, syc

They do 1" QB3 oak for about 22quid a cube. I've had some great timber off them in the past, if needed they will pallatise for 70quid. I've no affiliation with them beyond being a satisfied customer.

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