Here at Somerlap we buy lots of our sawn timber from Ireland, which is a major supplier of timber to the UK for use in many markets. As well as supplying timber which companies such as ours turn into pallets and fencing, they also provide a great deal of the materials which are turned into chipboard and particle board destined for the construction sector.
Somerlap has long-standing relationships with Irish Sawmills and pallet companies, many of whom we have worked with for almost 40 years. This week, for the first time, we have sent a load of new pallets to a customer in Ireland – thus returning the timber to the place where it was grown.
We really like the symmetry of us buying materials from an area, and then turning them into something which customers in the same area need from us!