Belvoir Sawmill is fully operational, processing a range of homegrown timber species, both hardwoods and softwoods. Where possible, we source our timber locally, although this is not always possible given our requirements and the increasing demand for the resource. All of our timber is currently sourced from British forests and woodlands.
We believe in supporting the British timber industry, and recognise the multitude of benefits that come from planting trees and mananaging our existing woodland. We therefore lend our support to the following initiatives and organisations, who are working hard to raise the profile of British timber:
We not only buy British to support our timber industry, but also because we know that British timber is sustainably harvested. The UK Forestry Standard sets out the criteria and standards for the sustainable management of all our forests and woodlands, which are protected through a combination of legislation and best practice woodland management. Felling trees is highly regulated, requiring a felling license issued by the Forestry Commission, the conditions of which normally include restocking of the felled area.
Please note: we are not FSC certified.