NY Timber on course for record-breaking year

NY Timber's yard at Brompton-on-Swale.

NYTimber says it is on course for a record-breaking year after its engineered wood products (EWP) division achieved £1m worth of sales in a single month.

Just eight years after producing its first product, the company’s manufacturing arm at Brompton-on-Swale, which complements its branch network, broke through the £1m barrier for the first time in July.

Despite a challenging first quarter, caused in part by the Beast from the East, sales of its roof trusses, engineered joists, and panelised roof systems are up 30 per cent on the previous year, the company says.

NYTimber, which i  says its EWP success can be traced back to the housebuilding and construction sectors’ need for a reliable and flexible source of high-quality, off-site manufactured products.

The company’s design, engineering, manufacturing, and delivery service is now supplying off-site products to some of the UK’s largest housebuilders, including Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey, Bellway, Keepmoat, and Miller Homes.

It also supplies trusses and engineered joists through its branch network to developers, self-builders and members of the public building extensions and garages.

Nick Kershaw, managing director at NYTimber, said: “We’re all very proud of the progress we’ve made in such a relatively short period of time.

“A lot of hard work and innovation has gone into getting the department up off the ground to where it is now.

“Housebuilders, developers, and construction companies utilising our off-site manufactured products are saving themselves a huge amount of time and money.

“They dramatically increase build speed, enable a just-in-time system to be used, which eliminates the need for lengthy storage on site, and reduces the need to rely on multiple trades.

“It also improves on-site health and safety for workers, who now spend much less time at a height.”

Established in 1979, NYTimber is now one of the largest regional timber merchants in the North East.

In addition to manufacturing engineered wood products, it sells fencing and decking, oak flooring and doors, constructional timber, sheet materials, cladding, and many more timber products via its seven branches located throughout the North East and North Yorkshire.