We’ve Opened A Hardwood Sawmill In Norfolk

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We’re very excited to announce the opening of Quercast Sawmilling, Norfolk’s Hardwood Sawmill. As demand for our bespoke play apparatus has continued to grow, year on year, our need for a high quality hardwood supplier has become increasingly important and rather than relying on an external supplier, we decided to open our own hardwood sawmill. Enter Quercast Sawmilling!

oak tree in fieldAt Flights of Fantasy we choose not to use treated softwood which has proved to be low quality and non-durable, especially with tightening environmental restrictions concerning the use of timber treatments. Instead, we favour traditional English hardwoods for their increased durability and less damaging impact upon the environment, something very important to us. For this reason, Quercast Sawmilling is a specialist hardwood sawmill, although we will also saw select softwood timbers that have similar properties to hardwood such as larch and Douglas fir. Furthering our commitment to the environment, suitable rips will be re-sawn whilst unusable material will be used as firewood or chipped for use in biomass boilers. Much of our stock is from over-stood coppices in Kent, Sussex, and Surry, and we are proud to be responsible for putting nearly 4 acres of neglected coppice back into the coppicing cycle. We strip a lot of sweet chestnut by hand to make rustic poles before chipping the stripped bark and using it as a fall surface in our play areas.

quercast logoIn addition to offering a Norfolk based hardwood sawmill, we will also offer a mobile sawmill service across the UK and UK delivery for all of our timber services, including hand-stripped pole and post supply, firewood, wooden decking, air dried timber, sawdust, and bark chippings.

Quercast Sawmilling is a new adventure for us and we are very excited to be milling our own wood in an environmentally sustainable way, as well as offering timber services to clients across the UK. Please visit Quercast Sawmilling website and let us know what you think.

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