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Russian Timbers

Russian Timbers Russian Timbers

On the 7th March 2022 the Board of BBUK took the decision to indefinitely suspend all purchases of Russian timber with immediate effect. This will predominantly affect Siberian Larch which is often used for cladding. However, we do have many alternatives available at different price levels, to suit all contract budgets. These include Kebony, Fraké […]

Brooks Bros: Further investing for growth

Brooks Bros: Further investing for growth WEINIG 7-HEAD POWERMAT

The announcement of our decision to run our own in-house haulage fleet from our Maldon head office (see our earlier News item) is just part of a recent programme of investment for Brooks Bros (UK). Further significant investment across the company’s sites this year include: At our Skelmersdale site: The latest Weinig 7-head Powermat P1500 […]

The Brooks/Champions Golf Challenge Trophy 2021

The Brooks/Champions Golf Challenge Trophy 2021

The 9th Challenge Trophy was held again at Five Lakes Hotel and Golf Resort near Colchester in late July 2021. As always Simon Greig and Mark Fleming represented BBUK and Neill Birch and Steve Pilbeam represented A W Champion. With both of Brooks drives finding the bunkers on the 1st hole it was a nervy […]

Brooks Bros hits the road with a new look

Brooks Bros hits the road with a new look

Watch out for our new in-house haulage fleet! Our lorries are an integral part of the ‘face’ of our company and their new curtain side designs make them even more eye-catching out on the roads. We recently partnered with Scania Trucks, purchasing; Twelve 26 tonne rigid curtain side lorries. Two articulated lorries with six trailer […]

A hard wood to source but Brooks Bros has it!

A hard wood to source but Brooks Bros has it!

We recently went dockside to collect an order of a highly sought-after hardwood: Meranti. Not only is this a top quality hardwood widely used in the manufacture of doors and conservatories, as well as flooring, panelling, furniture, joinery, mouldings, plywood, turnery and carving… but it is extremely hard to get hold of in the current […]

Raise a glass to this stunning Brooksfloor

Raise a glass to this stunning Brooksfloor Brooks Bros Brooks Floor Herringbone wood flooring

Herringbone is possibly the most eye catching of all floor styles from a vintage, classical as well as contemporary viewpoint. It’s been around for donkey’s years. Even back as far as Roman times it created a special patterned floor. But not quite like this… our Chatsworth Multi-Ply Oak version with its hand-scraped, brushed and distressed […]

Hitting all the right notes- Silvadec & Brooks Bros

Hitting all the right notes- Silvadec & Brooks Bros Brooks Bros and Silvadec

First, sustainable development aspects are purely and simply part of the Silvadec DNA. These recyclable composite decking boards are made from wood chips and finely ground sawdust sourced from local sawmills, combined with virgin or recycled polymer. So it should tick all boxes as regards environmental responsibility. Next, when it comes to defining “rot-resistance”, Silvadec’s […]

The Mighty Oak

The Mighty Oak

This is an oak log arriving for processing at our Sewstern Sawmill from Denmark recently. But it’s not just any oak. It’s an oak with royal heritage from the parkland of the Knuthenborg Estate (part of the Knuthenborg Safari park) on the Danish island of Lolland. It was probably planted around 1810, when the then […]

The Brooks/Champions Golf Challenge Trophy 2020

The Brooks/Champions Golf Challenge Trophy 2020

Whilst in some doubt for a while, the 8th Challenge Trophy was held at Five Lakes Hotel and Golf Resort near Colchester in mid-August. As usual, Simon Greig and Mark Fleming represented BBUK and Neill Birch and Steve Pilbeam represented A W Champion. With no pints of draft beer available, BBUKs usual tactic of getting […]

Open up to Fire Rated Door Blanks from Brooks Bros

Open up to Fire Rated Door Blanks from Brooks Bros Brooks Bros Door Blanks

As part of our ‘complete timber service’ Brooks Bros is pleased to announce that fire-rated door blanks have been added to its range of timber products. We now stock a range of high quality, fire-rated and tested blanks for both internal and external use from the industry’s leading suppliers, Halspan and Flamebreak. From the HALSPAN […]

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