Timber company investment


Following a surge in demand for its products, a Cornwall-based sawmill has made a significant investment into new machinery at its Lostwithiel site.

Duchy Timber recently purchased the state-of-the-art horizontal resaw to facilitate a significant increase in production. The new multi-bonded saw is a big timesaver for the team and will allow them to dramatically improve their sawing capacity.

Part of the Premier Forest Group, Duchy Timber employs 25 staff and converts locally grown softwood logs into sawn timber for a variety of uses including fencing, garden furniture, pallets, and agriculture.

The horizontal resaw is the latest in a string of investments which have seen the business evolve into a state-of-the-art facility. The computer-controlled sawmill, timber drying kilns, a pressure treatment plant and extensive machining facilities are all powered by renewable energy.

Branch manager Olly Bennett said: “We have seen a consistent increase in demand since last spring when travel restrictions were announced and people started to spend more time and energy focussing on their gardens. The hope is that this trend will continue and this new investment will allow us to meet increased demand over the summer months.”