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About Us

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What we’re about

Ben Sutton (Timber) Ltd are independent hardwood timber merchants and suppliers specialising in wide boards for solid and engineered flooring.    We supply furniture and joinery grade sawn English and European hardwoods, as well as constructional fresh sawn oak beams.  With Ben’s extensive knowledge of the timber trade and a conscientious team in support, the focus is squarely on giving the customer exactly what he requires.

The quality

Great pride is taken when selecting the wood supplied and the importance of exceptional customer service is key. By personally purchasing the logs on site, overseeing the milling, kiln drying and end sale Ben is able to be completely confident in the quality of his product and offer a fair and competitive price to his clients.

The Provenance Trail

Sutton Timber are able to provide traceability for all our logs. At point of sale each log is tagged with a unique identity number. After milling it is then transported to Sotterley Sawmills in Suffolk for drying. The tags remain with the timber until it is sold ensuring that we are able to track the timber back to the estate from where it originated.

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The History

With a business heritage stretching back over 20 years Ben has decided to further develop and grow his business. The product range has been extended to include engineered flooring and a joinery workshop has been opened to offer a bespoke service to customers. Beautiful solid and engineered floors, kitchen worktops, ledge and brace doors and staircases are just part of the range now available as finished products.

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Sotterley Sawmills

Air dried timber is moved from Helmdon Sawmills in Northamptonshire to our yard at Sotterley Sawmills in Suffolk. This is where Ben’s team takes over production.  We have five high tech kilns to further dry the wood.  The lengthy process of reducing moisture content of the wood produces boards suitable for flooring in a centrally heated environment.

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Proud to Supply

We are proud to have supplied sawmills and joinery companies for many large projects including York Minster, The Globe Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall and more recently an incredible solid elm floor for the library at Rochester Cathedral as part of the Hidden Treasures Fresh Expressions renovation project.

Highest grade english oak now ready for collection