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Mr P. Hallward – North London

’Choosing Sutton Timber and English engineered ash flooring was the single best decision we made during the whole of our refurbishment.’
“We are delighted with the beautiful elm flooring supplied by Sutton Timber for our wonderfully restored Library. The floor looks absolutely fabulous and yet is so practical. We’ve had many, many compliments on the excellence of the restoration and almost all have commented on the quality of the flooring. Thank you Sutton Timber.”- Chapter Clerk at Rochester Cathedral - Simon Lace.
'We are absolutely delighted with the flooring it really adds another dimension to our apartment making a perfect backdrop complimenting our style of decor. We received amazing service from Ben and his team throughout. From advising us on the choice of colour of the floor, to discussing the different styles available. Delivery and aftercare were all first class. I would definitely recommend Sutton Timber without hesitation.``- Mr & Mrs Meadows North London
``It has been reassuring to work with Sutton Timber who have helped source and supply much of the high quality, well seasoned English oak required for such a challenging project as the restoration of this historic vessel - Havengore ``- Will Taylor-Jones, Managing Director - Fox’s Marina
``I found it difficult to procure thick section oak in the UK I required for the large exterior windows and doors in my main house. After considerable research Sutton Timber was the only place I found who stocked matured thick section oak that was suitable. Sutton Timber have been extremely useful to me for construction of my wood conservatory, supplying large oak beams for internal and external use, plus cedar boards for inside the conservatory and fabulous solid oak boards for flooring.”- Mr Lees - Norfolk
``At Sutton Timber we are happy to discuss clients individual requirements as we appreciate every project is different. Specialising in long wide boards we seek out timber of the highest quality with the most interesting grain. We pride ourselves in offering a bespoke and personal service.”- R. Leeney London.
'I found Ben very professional and knowledgable about his products. My company used the elm timber he supplied on a old hall house kitchen floor and it looks fantastic The quality is A plus and we will be using his company again for our restoration projects.'- Graham Harvey - G F Harvey Builders Ltd
It is wonderful to see both clients and architects embracing English hardwoods. Using their natural beauty to create such fabulous designs to bring out the true character of the wood.
Ben Sutton, Sutton Timber

Engineered floor – installing – a clients experience!

It is always good to have feedback from our customers. Recently we received a lovely testimonial/installation experience from a client who wanted to lay an engineered floor in the kitchen of his London home.

I found Sutton Timber via the internet, searching for hardwood engineered floors from sustainable sources. I was particularly keen on timber sourced within the UK, ideally from a tree that had fallen naturally. I was particularly keen on timber sourced within the UK, ideally from a tree that had fallen naturally. I was advised elm was listed and could only be used if it had come to a natural end. This appealed enormously. The website was very helpful and laid out in a style that was easy to follow and informative.

I had a number of conversations regarding engineered floors with Ben on the phone who was patient, very helpful and not pushy. I am not a professional fitter/carpenter and Ben inspired confidence in choosing this material for my kitchen. I have fitted one other engineered floor in my home using engineered boards so I had a little experience. I visited the yard at Sotterley Sawmills and was shown the product, and advised that it wasn’t going to fit in my estate! Delivery of the engineered floor arrived on time and as expected.   Fitting proved reasonably straight forward. I floated the floor and the main difficulty was a single step down to the lower level where I decided to use a strip perpendicular to the boards running lengthways. I used a thin plank of off cut elm which I planed down and routed a groove into. A join to make the length was necessary and I was happy with the result. I have subsequently seen a different technique, omitting the strip but I am happy with how my solution turned out. Where no skirting was used, I used a little cork strip, which blends in well. So well in fact that I might have omitted the skirting entirely, maybe next time.

R. Leeney – London.

“We recently purchased elm from Sutton Timber for our kitchen. We were invited to the sawmills to view the timber where Ben showed us the range of elm available to us and was extremely helpful and knowledgeable giving us sound advice. The sawmill is pretty impressive in itself with the timber neatly stacked and working kilns, it was incredibly well organised. The finished kitchen, solid wood drawers, side panels and architrave look perfect. Plus the engineered elm flooring we have in the adjoining breakfast room looks fabulous. Thank you Ben for your help and we have already recommended you to lots of friends.”- Mr & Mrs Anthony - Suffolk
After a great conversation with Ben and a visit to their sawmill it was clear that Sutton Timber were the kind of company that really took care over it’s sourcing, seasoning and production. It was a long drive but absolutely worthwhile. We were searching for a wood floor with real character, ideally with lots of visible complex structures. Ben was able to advise us on the options available and on viewing the elm we knew we had found the perfect choice for our engineered floor. We also had a great tour of their facilities, getting to see all the additional things they produce, from wooden bowls to the amazing furniture Thomas makes. In fact Thomas was working on a chair of such beautiful form and materials, we had to ask him to make us one, and a dressing table to go with it… We left Sutton Timber with a real understanding that these guys have an innate love and feel for wood and it’s very infectious.- C. Towner
After starting an online search for light coloured engineering wood flooring (I knew I didn't want oak) Sutton Timber was a really fortunate find. I extensively researched the commonly stocked engineering woods. When the sample of ash flooring arrived from Sutton Timber, it immediately exceeded the quality of the other engineering woods, was in the same price bracket, and what was more, it was exactly what I was looking for. Ben's passion for his product was obvious throughout and he was with me from order through to delivery!! My floor is better than I thought it would be, and I take delight seeing a different part of the ash tree every day! Thank you Ben for producing such beautiful wood!- Nina Jones - Berkshire
We approached Sutton timber as the usual flooring shops didn’t really give us the quality we were looking for. Ben was really helpful with my questions, valued advice as we were laying the floor ourselves. Very pleased with the finished result.- Mrs & Mrs M Amond