Welcome to the news area of our website. Here you will find news on estate events, special offers in the sawmill and a glimpse into the busy working life of a country estate.
4th September 2014
We are happy to announce the successful completion of another FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) audit, ensuring our estate woodlands and sawmill continue to conform to best practice of sustainable management.
FSC license code C002213
2nd September 2013
Not only oak............
A discerning customer was so happy with his recent home grown Douglas fir timber he also ordered some home grown Ash planking.
Their intention is to air dry the 8" x 1" planks with the end use being flooring.
Our sawmill is able to source a variety of different timbers to fulfil your requirements or we can offer a contract sawmilling service for your own timber (subject to delivery).
Please call or email to order from our 'Grown In Britain' range of timber products or to place a bespoke timber order.
Above: ash planking sawn and ready to 'stick' for air drying.
22nd April 2013
We are delighted that our commercial office units at Balcombe Place Stables have recently been fully occupied.
If you are still interested in renting office, workshop, storage or industrial space on the Balcombe Estate, please contact Ben Skinner on 01444 811233 to discuss your requirements, as we are continually looking at development opportunties for our redundant agricultural buildings.
Last week Head Forester Jamie Kirkman was pleased to welcome Ian Gambles the newly appointed England Director for the Forestry Commission. Accompanied by Alison Field, FC South East Area Director, and Matthew Woodcock Partnerships and Expertise Manager FC South East, Mr Gambles was on a a short tour looking at examples of best forestry practise in the South East. The Estate was picked out for its progressive work in marketing its home grown produce as well as the high standard of forestry practised. After a tour of the sawmill and woodfuel processing area the group moved onto Rivers Wood to look at a variety of plantations from well thinned Norway spruce, to Corsican pine blighted with dothistroma to continuous cover oak woodland. Jamie was able to discuss a variety of subjects during the informal tour including tree diseases, ways of enabling land owners and foresters to increase and improve timber production by improved marketing of their home grown produce and the future of FC, DEFRA and Natural England.
Above Jamie Kirkman discusses the finer points of growing quality hardwoods.
This week we are promoting our new 'Farm Grade' oak fencing posts. Available in 7' 6" x 7" x 7" gate posts or 7' x 5 x 4" fencing posts these items represent great value for money at only £45 and £16.50 each inclusive of VAT.
Farm grade means functional! These post are not our normal prime grade product but will most certainly do the job they are designed for. Some may have some sapwood, knots or cracks or maybe a little of all three but at these prices who could complain?
The gate posts come with a free 2 way weather and the fencing posts can be mortised to your specification .
Keep checking back regularly for more new offers.