Peace of mind

Fully fitted for you

Arbor can do the hard work for you

A passion for parts

all the bits for the job

Everything you need, from timber to tools, under one roof

adding value

We prepare it for you

Just the way you need it

craftsmanship at work

we make it for you

Joinery, fitting, painting, finishing - all by Arbor

A specialist wood merchant with in-house joinery & paint shop

A well-respected reptuation for supplying local wood in all its forms - from selling the raw materials for you to use to advising on existing designs and projects to working with you and using our joinery skills to prepare, assemble, even paint and fit on your site.

Customers bring enquiries for wooden structures to us for advise, as well as to find the right materials – from wardrobes and staircases to oak buildings and more. We help to price these and sometimes re-design them to make use of our materials as efficiently as possible.

We now have new ‘in house’ facilities where our joiners can not only prepare wood but can assemble, paint in our new spray shop and then fit on site. We are a ‘one stop’ shop for all customers’ timber needs. This offers huge benefits to customers in that they are only dealing with one supplier. They can be involved in every step of the process and are encouraged to call in and see how the products are being assembled. Arbor’s fitters are the very best and are used to working in finished, furnished, houses and keep a very tidy site at all times. This is only possible because Arbor pre-finishes everything in the spray shop using the very latest water-based paints. This leaves only ‘touching up’ to be done on site.

None of this would be possible without all the staff being highly trained and part of a small dynamic team.  We are possibly the only company, in the local area, that can offer these services.

Judging current trends brought hastily upon us all by high material prices and shortages, which look likely to continue, more people are seeing the benefit of buying better quality materials together with good service and advice. In the past year Arbor has gradually changed all its stock to a much higher grade, for instance we don’t stock C16 joisting any longer, now only stocking the highest grade C24. This allows our customers to build with stronger, straight dry timber saving time and money.  The huge range of mouldings and planed Scandinavian pine sections, are now produced from the very best joinery grades. Additionally, Arbor has built up a vast range of specialist mouldings that will normally match any profile and machine in-house. All our Hardwoods and Softwoods are from suppliers who source sustainable materials.

Last but not least we now have a very efficient panel cutting service that has expanded rapidly over the years. We have one of the only horizontal precision machines in the area, offering accurate cutting to size of all our sheet materials, usually on the spot.  

These are exciting times to be in a company that has seen the future ‘demand for change’ in the way we buy. Consider a visit to our new Showroom designed and fitted out with the latest trends in wooden products. Bring your enquiries to us.

Understanding Timber

Wood is Arbor Timber's business

Collectively the team has some 200 years’ experience in the timber trade between them! Founder David Kayll has vast knowledge and experience as a timber grader and imparts his expertise to his team, who in turn have an unprecedented shared knowledge base.  Extensive timber stocks are held onsite and with a full and accurate cutting and machining service, customers can select their desired materials and leave with lengths ready to work into their jobs.

Environmental Responsibilities

Arbor Timber is supported by some of the best timber suppliers in the country.  The whole atmosphere gives a feeling of quality and value for money. Unlike nearly all the sheds, Arbor Timber puts quality before price but nevertheless offers very competitive prices for those who understand the value of quality.  A long association with the timber importing trade means we understand the importance of sustainable purchasing.  We make sure we can trace our timber stocks back to ethical sources.

Serving the North East

Everything you need to do it yourself

Our bright and open showroom, refreshed and reordered for 2022, is a source of great inspiration for our customers. From raw materials, wood products and a selection of hardware, moulding, windows, doors, floors, staircases with samples on display, you will find the right supplies for your project. Alongside the showroom, we stock timber treatment and finishing products and brands that we know and trust, having tested each oursleves. Our team of highly-trained staff are always on hand to help and offer sound and honest advice.

A fully managed service

For jobs and projects that require more than simple supply, Arbor can provide a fully managed service. We can advise on the appropriate components required right through to preparing products ready to complete the job, either by your own trades or in partnership with our own installation team.  We can work with your builders and project manager to schedule delivery of suppliers for your job, ensuring accurate time management. Same day delivery offered.

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