Being Environmentally Friendly

Increasingly producers and customers alike have become more aware of their responsibility to ensure all products we use are sourced legally and sustainable to produce. While certification is not possible in all areas of the world, wherever possible Empsons source timber from mills whose responsibility matches our own and on occasions we have withdrawn from trade in timbers where that is not possible.

Everyone must now be aware of the almost irreversible damage done to tropical rain forests by the demands for agricultural land and fuel wood. The forest ecosystem is a rich source of beautiful and useful timbers and, although selective, their extraction does give cause for concern . Nonetheless, good quality timber is a major earner of foreign currency of significant value to the economies of these, mainly less developed countries. A way must be found of ensuring the survival of the forests.


Family run, we pride ourselves on supplying both trade and retail customers with excellent quality timber at very competitive prices with a major emphasis on customer service and satisfaction.

We are a traditional timber merchant and our knowledgeable staff combined with extensive stocks and a prompt delivery service ensures our customers get the right product for the job, at the right price and delivered at the right time.

A commitment to the professional builder and local tradesman has always been our priority, but now the DIY enthusiast and self-builder also represent an important part of our customer base. Our Customers range from joiners, to building contractors, shop fitters, local carpenters, small specialist traders and D.I.Ys. They have one thing in common, the need for high quality timber products where the machining, grade, colour and texture are never compromised.


New garden wooden gates

Did you know we sell doors!

Solid oak staircase recently fitted