Our Promise

Hawthorn Timber believes that timber is one of the earths most important resources and that we should protect our natural environment and provide a renewable source of materials.

UKTR (United Kingdom Timber Regulations) came into force January 2021, which prohibits illegally harvested timber and timber products being placed onto the EU market.

As an "Operator" (first placers of timber or derived products on the EU market) we work with a "due diligence system” (DDS) to minimise the risk of placing illegal timber on the market. A DDS consists of three fundamental elements: information, risk assessment and risk mitigation. As an "operator" we confirm we have a DDS in place and will be audited in due course by a Monitoring Organisation (MO) whom is recognised by the European Commission and controlled by national authorities.

As a "trader" our obligation is to keep records of whom we buy and sell to.

Hawthorn Timber Ltd can confirm access to the following information at all times:

  • Details of products and species, trade name / scientific name
  • Details of country and region of harvest
  • Details of quantities of volume (in m3) bought from each supplier
  • Details of supplier’s names and addresses

Hawthorn Timber aim to help our customers meet their environmental commitments by providing a range of products that meet the highest environmental standards, whilst maintaining and promoting legal and sustainable managed forests.

Timber services


Our sawmill compromises of 7 moulding machines; 5 Weinigs, 1 Wadkin, and 1 Robinson, which are spread across 2 sites boasting some of the most advanced milling facilities in Yorkshire. Using the latest CNC technology our state-of-the-art moulders provide a fast, accurate and competitively priced profiles. The latest addition, Powermat 2400, aids us with the demanding requirements of everyday multiples shift operations as well as flexibility.


Our sawmill consists of 2 Stenner ST105 Single and Twin Re-saws which enables us to achieve high yield, top quality and more efficient production of sawn material; along with the capability of tilting the feed works allowing us to produce precision angled cutting.

Cross Cutting

All 4 of our precision cross cut machines are ‘Weinigs’. Our Grencon OPTICUT 104R enables us to programme electronically and aids up when working with complex cutting lists. The other 3 cross cut machines are DIMTER OPITCUT S75, meaning all 4 CNCs have the capabilities to optimize, reduce the speed of the saw to focus on the finish, and also reduce the speed of the push feed if we have items on the bed that may slide. We also have the additional feature of the machines being able to calculate the pieces required or even left to finish an order.

Each of our Weinig machines are serviced annually by Weinig.

Shrink Wrapping

Our Fischer heat fabric machine has a maximum capability of wrapping products with the dimension size of 170mm wide by 160mm in height, with a maximum running speed of 45m/min with a running temperature of 20 degrees.

On-Site Priming

On-Site Priming The ‘Palmer Primer Vacuum Coater VC4’ has been designed to coat both timber and MDF mouldings using water-based primers, paints, lacquers and stains. The advanced vacuum coating process enables fast changeover times between sections and allows more complex mouldings such as torus, ogee and dado rail to be coated just as easily as PSE or window board sections. A variable speed power feed is fitted allowing for feed speeds of between 11 and 40m/min, and any paint not applied to the mouldings is recirculated and reused which reduces our waste.

On-Site Timber Treatment Service

Applied to BS 8417:2011 ‘Preservation of Wood’, our high pressure and low pressure, double vacuum treatment vessels can offer you a treatment service adding instant value and peace of mind to your purchased product. Underwritten by our supply partner Koppers Performance Chemicals and using the Celcure and Protim product ranges we are able to offer a 30year* desired service life to give you the confidence that your purchased product will exceed your expectations. Our simple to use specification guide will enable you to tailor your exact treatment requirements to most of your timber products, or alternatively you can contact our experienced technical team for further advice on timber treatment and other ancillary products which will keep your finished product look good for years

*30years desired service is dependant on the particular timber species specified, the compliance with all user guide instructions, and the end use of the product being treated. 30year desired service life is a special order process for Celcure. Use class (UC) 4 is not available on Protim products.

Roof Trusses / Press

Weighing 9.5tonnes and having the benefit of ‘Tech & Go’ technology, our twin headed traversing press is at the heart of our roof truss manufacturing operation. Predominantly serving the caravan holiday home and modular building sectors, we can offer roof trusses up to 7.5metres in length and 4metres in height. We can either supply to your own specification or engineered by our supply partner Wolf Systems Ltd to meet your exact design requirements, our roof trusses are manufactured fully compliant with all specified regulations. Our sales team can offer you competitive quotations with on time deliveries to keep your manufacturing operations on schedule and on budget.

Specialist Components

Processing timber and sheet materials to exact specifications, our state-of-the-art machinery and highly trained assembly operatives can product items ranging from complex timber compartments to simple sheet material finished sizes, cutting out many of the overheads to your business and offering you a viable outsourcing option.

Please contact our technical team for any enquires as to how our services and expertise can help you.


Timber is actually the world’s most environmentally friendly building material, therefore having a positive impact on the environment. Hawthorn Timber for the most part imports softwood timber from Europe where sustainability is a major factor in the management of European forests. We therefore believe that we conduct a responsible purchasing attitude. In November 2004 Hawthorn Timber gained ‘FSC Chain of custody’ certification which promotes the support for the responsible management of the world’s forests. Hawthorn Timber also gain ‘PEFC Chain of custody’ certification at the end of February 2007.

Hawthorn Timber is fully committed to the efficient use of energy. By ensuring the efficient use of energy and the recycling of waste at our operational sites, we make every reasonable effort to minimise the environmental impact of our activities. Recently we replaced the lighting within our manufacturing site with low energy LED lighting, to cut down on our energy use.

Timber Certification…

We have achieved Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody certification many of our products are available as FSC® Certified, please ask us for details. We are also PEFC® Chain of Custody Certified (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme) to supply wood-based products originating in sustainably managed forests.

You can download our certificates PEFC Certificate - FSC Certificate

FSC Public Certificate Search | Forest Stewardship Council

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