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A collection of stories and articles about Wood-Mizer sawmills in use around the world, new business ideas, and available market niches in the wood industry

United Kingdom

  • England, Scotland, United Kingdom, Nothern Ireland
Since 2004, Wood-Mizer UK has had a dedicated team of employees working hard to support their customers through the UK and Ireland. Several years ago, David Biggs was appointed as General Manager of the office, after serving almost two years as ...
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  • United Kingdom
Silvan Floors, formerly only a UK specialist flooring installer, increased profitability and have grown by establishing a self-contained flooring production in their hometown. They report on the process of financing and setting up a full production ...
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  • Denmark, Lithuania, United Kingdom
Late 2013 brought some severe weather through Europe, resulting in large numbers of fallen timber. According to the UK Forestry Commision, 10 million trees were estimated to have fallen in the strong winds in late October. According to a press ...
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  • United Kingdom, England
A sawmill may not be the first thing you expect to see on a beef cattle and sheep farm, especially when the mill, sited next to the farmhouse, houses the largest Wood-Mizer horizontal bandsaw in Europe. The WM1000, which can cut logs up to 1.7m ...
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  • United Kingdom
A former RAF engineer is expanding his one-man mobile sawing operation in the West of England with a narrow band sawmill. He cites the mill's accuracy, easy handling, sustainability, mobility and quick set-up as important factors in the operation's ...
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  • United Kingdom, Scotland
The ‘Scottish Wood’ sawmill at Oakley in Fife, Scotland is a woodyard that operates differently to many. Its main aims involve the sourcing of timber from environmentally sustainable Scottish sources and converting it to quality products at a ...
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  • Nothern Ireland, United Kingdom
By acquiring the right kit he no longer finds himself hostage to bought-in sawn timber; and the whole operation caneasily be removed to another location whereprofitsare for the taking! Established by Stephen Sufferin in 2005 predominately to ...
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  • Scotland, United Kingdom
A Scottish manufacturer of log cabins and other dwellings has improved his prices and reduced his 'carbon footprint' by eliminating his wood waste. At the same time he appears to be beating the recession. Michael Dutton, 50, formed The Tsarina ...
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  • United Kingdom
An unrelated switch from bought-in timbers to in-house sawmilling has allowed Britain's leading boat building college to extend its curriculum. Students now follow the arrival of logs of selected species through to launching the vessels. The switch ...
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  • United Kingdom, England
A new timber processing and tailored products operation near Oxford, in England has taken a leap forward soon after start-up by kiln drying its own timber. The move will slash the felling-to-final-form time and further speed the commercial ...
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  • England, United Kingdom
Specialist timber processor Wealden Oaks , Edenbridge, Kent has enjoyed the building boom of the past decade to the extent of 3,000% growth supplying oak components for builders of timber frame houses in Kent. The company saws and converts oak logs ...
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  • United Kingdom, England
The Ragley Estate, deep in Shakespeare country in Warwickshire, England has converted 1,500 tonnes of normally wasted western red cedar into wooden products sold to builders and the general public.Such work is difficult for the main softwood ...
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  • England, United Kingdom
Anglo-Dutch steel giant, Corus, has improved the efficiency and cost of thousands of wooden pallets on which it transports flat, rolled steel around Europe.It had responded favourably when one of its operators, David Holden, at the Blackburn mill in ...
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  • United Kingdom, England
9th December 2004 – In Great Britain a local council and a forest authority are funding the sawing and finishing of a huge, fallen beech limb at the National Wildflower Centre and its subsequent manufacture and sculpture.This reclamation was made ...
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  • United Kingdom
An Essex pig farmer who almost went of business has replaced his loss-making herd with a profitable small scale timber processing operation, whose hub is an electrically-powered band saw operated as stationary equipment and supported by a multi-rip, ...
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