NYTimber is on course for a record-breaking year after its Engineered Wood Products (EWP) division achieved £1m worth of sales in a single month.
The company’s manufacturing arm, which complements its branch network, produced its first product eight years ago and 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% on the previous year.
NYTimber’s 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 expert 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.
“NYTimber now has an envious reputation for its specialist design and manufacturing skills. We regularly see employees at existing customers move to another company and recommend us, which is very gratifying and verifies our commitment to customer service and quality products. Who knows where we’ll be in another eight years.”
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.
Caption: NYTimber’s 120,000ft2 manufacturing and distribution centre