This six-acre site stores some £5m worth of sawn temperate hardwoods from North America and Europe alongside tropical hardwoods from Africa, the Far East and South America. From its 10,000m² undercover storage area, experienced measurers and graders select against customers specific requirements.
Occupying 12 acres, Danbury (near Chelmsford in Essex) is home to one of the largest and most modern milling facilities in the UK and an important kiln drying operation (19 modern drying kilns with a cumulative capacity of 1,300m³ that ensure Brooks Bros’ timber is accurately dried to the correct moisture content). The site majors on joinery and clear softwoods, decking and BrooksTech laminated timbers and components. It also features an automated flooring line that produces cross-cut and ends matched solid hardwood flooring, offers a wide selection of hardwood, softwood (£2.5m stockholding), picture framing and mdf mouldings as well as foil and veneer wrapping and lacquer, paint and stain finishing.
Brooks Bros began trading in Nottingham in 2002 through the purchase of Fitchett & Woollacott Ltd, a leading Midlands timber supplier for over 100 years. The site has a wide and varied customer base and offers hardwoods, softwoods, decking, engineered components, panel products and hardwood flooring. On-site it also offers a fast-track Weinig Powermat operated machining service, two priming, painting and lacquering lines and houses one of the company's two flooring showrooms.
In May 2015 Brooks Bros (UK) Ltd acquired Sewstern Timber Services (STS) as a result of its shareholder, Associated Timber Services Ltd, going into administration. Now our Home Grown Timbers Division, it has a longstanding and excellent name as a timber service company specialising in home grown and European hardwoods and quality band milling of (predominantly Oak) logs into beams and through and through boards. In more recent times STS has invested in a high quality bank of Weinig machines, including laser guided multi ripping, Powermat moulding, Opticut S50 cross cutting and a Grecon Profijoint finger jointing line. The site houses a large modern biomass kiln drying facility and also offers bulk sales of quality wood fuels.
Brooks Bros moved from Burscough in 2008 to this modern storage and office facility that gives immediate access (via the M58 and the region's expansive motorway network) to the North of England, parts of Yorkshire and Shropshire and North Wales. It is a 3.5-acre site with 4,600m² of undercover secure storage that is well stocked with hardwoods, softwoods, flooring and sheet materials. On-site facilities include a ‘rapid response’ machining service and a priming line.