We had a great time at Timber Expo last month, enjoyed meeting lots of new people and discussing some exciting ideas. Thanks to everyone who visited our exhibition stand – look forward to working with some of you in the future.
We have enjoyed working with customers on design and fabrication projects over the past few months with some great results. Here is one manufactured in our factory, shown installed as a school shelter.
Our closely linked design and manufacture services allow us to work directly with our clients to offer competitively priced bespoke solutions. Alongside this we are currently developing a range of standard pre-fabricated canopies, walkways and shelters with steel connections ready to erect on site.
Local MP Mel Stride among visitors from the Conservative Rurals Affairs Group to our plant in Crediton. We gave a brief talk on the set up of Buckland Timber, the benefits of glulam as a building material and the processes involved in glulam production before demonstration some of the machinery in production. Alan Quick from local newspaper Crediton Courier was also present.
We have our finger-jointing line in production and have made our first beams under the supervision of Herbert Ebel, the former operator of our glulam plant in Germany. Mr Ebel (pictured) has been involved in glulam production for 25 years and we are very grateful to him for sharing his knowledge and expertise.
Installation of our finger jointing line is now complete, with engineers from the manufacturers Howial present to carry out the final re-commisioning. This is one of only two or three finger jointing lines in Britain and has the highest production capacity in the country. We can finger joint timber from 80x15mm up to 250x100mm, producing lengths up to 30m and up to 8000m per day.