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AECB Bristol/Bath Local Group – Site Visit: East Brothers’ Timber

September 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Are you involved in specifying timber? Trying to promote UK grown timber? Ever wondered which species is best for cladding? Or what the largest section size of structural timber it is possible to source?

If your answer to any of the above was ‘yes’ then look no further! You are invited to update your timber species and specification knowledge by specialist timber merchants, East Brothers. Taking you from forest to sawmill, you will see how designs are translated into timber sections for low-carbon buildings, using 130+ years’ of expertise. From locally grown Larch, Douglas Fir and Oak to responsibly-sourced foreign hardwoods, find out more about designing with, and specifying, wood.

The day will include:

  • Visit to local forest and felling site to see species being grown and harvested

  • Local pub lunch provided

  • Tour of sawmill including following a log through the process: from selection and de-barking to the ‘saw shop’, plus drying, cutting and planing

  • The essentials of strength grading

  • Responsible sourcing update


September 13, 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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West Dean Sawmill
West Dean
Salisbury, SP5 1JA United Kingdom
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