PBM speaks with Andrew Goto, Head of Sales for Timber Focus, who explains how the specialist timber importer and distributor is looking to support UK merchants as a ‘one stop shop’ for premium timber cladding solutions for internal and external applications including decking and fencing.
Manchester-based Timber Focus has been supplying businesses across the United Kingdom since 2018 and is a partner of one of Europe’s largest independent cladding suppliers, Groupe Rose. Growing from strength to strength, last year the company moved into the home improvement and professional builder sectors, working with a large number of timber and builders’ merchants — from national chains to small independents — to make its full range available in outlets across the UK and Ireland.
Keen to support its trade roots, the company is said to be constantly expanding its portfolio for merchants and their customers, offering a wide choice of premium timber products including wholesale machine profiles for joinery applications, cladding, decking and fencing.
With large stockholding at sites in Harwich Docks and Stoke-on-Trent, the company says it is able to provide fast delivery nationwide. With a line-up that includes products suitable for a variety of interior or exterior projects, the current range contains:
- Viking SertiWOOD painted timber cladding — coming with a ten year painted warranty;
- Black Painted Featheredge, 175mm wide;
- Dutch Barn rebated Featheredge, 200mm wide;
- Charred burnt effect DragonWOOD;
- Rustic and White Wax Cladding;
- Western Red Cedar Cladding and Fencing;
- Siberian Larch, Natural — old look aged pre-weathered range;
- Standard Treated Softwood Shiplap cladding and decking products.
Only using sustainable wood, Timber Focus products are fully FSC and PEFC certified and have been showcased on at popular events and on TV shows, including Grand Designs. As a member of TRADA, the senior management are specialist on all things timber and the company prides itself on the quality of the products and service it offers merchants, with short lead times and free samples available.
Andrew Goto, Head of Sales for Timber Focus, said: “The last few years have been fantastic for Timber Focus, with our partnership with most of the leading public and private builders’ merchants last year being a real highlight for us. Whilst the step into the DIY home improvement market is an important move for Timber Focus, it is not at the detriment of our established merchant network and we are proud to be strengthening this further.
“We work hard to ensure that builders’ merchants, no matter how big or small, are able to enjoy the very best timber products at the very best prices. With a huge variety of styles and options available, we carry a large stock which guarantees fast delivery across the country.”
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