30th April 2012
MANGO refit their worldwide stores with Dennebos Flooring
NYTimber's exclusive Dennebos flooring range has been selected by international fashion retailer, Mango to refit their worldwide stores.
Mango have been working with Dutch manufacturer, Dennebos Flooring since 2008 to install the stylish Dennebos New Age floor and the striking, custom-produced, Mango Calvados throughout their chain of retail outlets
The first store supplied in 2008 was located in Istanbul. Since then, Dennebos floors have been fitted in Mango stores across the globe, with over 80 shops supplied in 2011 spanning 20 countries.
Commenting on the project, Dennebos General Manager, Henry Stoeten said: " We met Mango at an exhibition in Germany in 2008. They found the colour they were looking for, instantly fell in love with it and started ordering the product immediately! We have now been supplying Mango for 4 years and in that time we have developed a great working relationship with them."
" The key to this success has been our dedication in providing a reliable, responsive service and our willingness to go the extra mile to meet Mango's needs. When Mango asked if we could provide a bespoke version of our Calvados floor with a different look, we went away and produced a custom finish that met their exact requirements. It is this level of close customer contact that we have always prided ourselves on, and which has ensured this project has been such a success for both Mango and ourselves. "
Dennebos and NYTimber exhibited at 100% Design in 2010, a show that has proved a great success, generating a large number of enquiries for prestigious projects, including The Shard and Tate Britain, with flooring already supplied to several multi million pound commercial and residential developments across London and beyond.
To view the full Dennebos range and buy online, visit www.flooringanddoors.co.uk
1st February 2012
Pick up your NYT Reward Card today!
With your new NYT Reward Card, you can save towards a great choice of high street gift vouchers or money-off vouchers to spend in-store at NYT!
From the 1st February to 30th June 2012, you can collect reward stamps for your collect purchases at any NYT branch. Once you have 8 stamps, simply hand in your card at the counter to claim either a £5 high street voucher or a £7 NYT voucher to spend in store.
This fantastic offer is for a limited time only, so don't delay, pick up your NYT Reward Card today and start saving towards great rewards.
8th December 2011
NYTimber launch new Monarch Park Homes division
NYT are proud to announce the launch of their new Monarch Park Homes division. Headed by Keith Young, a leading industry figure with over 30 years' experience, Monarch Park Homes specialises in the design and manufacture of bespoke timber lodges for both residential parks and holiday home sites.
Based at NYT's 120,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and distribution centre near Catterick, the Monarch production unit has already grown to employ 6 new fabrication staff. Orders for 6 lodges are currently being completed for sites at Cottingham, near Hull and Darlington, with orders for 3 more lodges in the pipeline and a large number of customer enquiries.
The decision to introduce the new manufacturing facility has been driven by customer demand, as NYT's marketing manager, Christian Walker explains: "From our experience over the last 2 years selling the Pod to campsites and leisure parks, we were aware that many park home customers in the north wanted to work with a more local timber lodge manufacturer, rather than have to deal remotely with one of the national manufacturers, who are mainly based in the south. By combining our 30 years' expertise in timber fabrication with Keith's wealth of design experience and industry knowledge, we saw a great opportunity to offer these customers the regional service they had been asking for."
The Monarch range includes the Monarch Statesman (pictured), a traditional style timber lodge which combines exceptional levels of comfort with superior build quality and finishing. Supplied in a variety of widths from 16' - 22' and lengths to suit customer requirements, the Monarch Statesman is available to view at Croft Park's award winning site near Cottingham, East Yorkshire.
For customers who want a more contemporary look, Monarch also offer the new Monarch Sovereign. This ultra modern park home features the latest European styling, eco-friendly construction and a spacious, open plan layout.
The new park home division builds on the success of NYT's existing leisure buildings range, which includes the Pod and the new Mega Pod , a fully furnished micro lodge introduced earlier this year. More new products will be introduced in 2012, including Monarch's Modular Buildings range.
PR no. 35:
For further information, call Christian Walker on 01609 751144 or email email@example.com.
28th November 2011
Charity workers complete garden project for NYTimber
Workers from local employment charity, Just the Job, have recently completed a garden renovation project at the Richmond Branch of NYTimber.
Run by manager Julie Darcy (pictured centre), Just the Job Environmental Enterprises is based in Richmond and provides employment opportunities for people with special works needs. The charity was set up in 2005, and currently employs 7 staff.
Dan Simpson (pictured far right), branch manager at NYT Richmond said: "The garden area at the front of our branch was overgrown and in need of some expert attention. I was aware of Just the Job and the landscaping work they've done for other organisations in our area, so I contacted Julie to see if they could help. Julie and her team were keen to take on the project and I am very impressed with the work they've done to improve the appearance of the front of the branch. The charity provides valuable employment opportunities for local people and I am pleased that NYT have been able to support the great work they do."
To find out more about Just the Job Environmental Enterprises, visit www.just-the-job.org.uk
22th September 2011
NYTimber expand production of Panelised Roofs
Production of Panelised Roofs has been further expanded, as demand for 'Room in Roof' systems continues to increase from house builders
NYTimber are working in partnership with roof installation specialist RoofSpace Limited, who can offer a complete supply and fit package to both regional and national house builders across the UK.
Our innovative new panelised roof system is already being supplied to national house builders Barratt Homes, Bovis and Linden Homes, with many other national and regional house builders also showing interest in the product.
Panelised roofs allow the full roof space to be used as a living area and offer a wide range of construction and health and safety benefits over traditional trussed roofs. The roof panels, along with spandrel panels and floor cassettes, are fabricated off-site at NYT's manufacturing and distribution centre near Catterick. They are constructed using James Jones engineered i-joists and are supplied to site watertight, fully insulated and ready for tiling, with the option of pre-fitted dormer windows.
Whereas traditional, trussed roofs can take several weeks to fit and reach the tiling stage, panelised roofs can be installed on multiple plots and made fully watertight in just 1 day. Construction times are dramatically shortened and labour costs reduced, with fewer skilled trades required on site. Panelised roofs also feature high insulation values and rate A+ for products in the Code for Sustainable Housing.
NYT's managing director, Nick Kershaw said: "Introducing panelised roofs is a key part of our plan to grow the manufacturing side of the business. Working with RoofSpace Limited, we are already supplying panelised roofs to a number of major house builders, and given the many advantages this new system offers customers, I am sure we will see further increases in demand from both regional and national house builders."
NYT's comprehensive range of off-site fabrication solutions and engineered wood products includes panelised roofs, roof trusses, engineered i-joists, roof and floor cassettes, spandrel panels and glulam beams. With over 30 years timber fabrication expertise and in-house design, manufacturing and distribution facilities, NYT can offer customers a complete roof and floor solution.
To find out more about panelised roofs, ask for your free copy of our new Engineered Wood Products brochure.
For more information about RoofSpace Limited, visit www.roofspacesolutions.co.uk
PR no. 34:
For further information, call Chris Walker on 01609 751144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6th September 2011
New Engineered Wood Products brochure
Engineered Wood Products are an established and fast-growing element of modern construction. To illustrate the many benefits of these innovative timber products, we have produced a new EWP brochure detailing how NYT can provide customers with a complete roof and floor solution.
With in-house design, manufacture and distribution facilities, we offer a comprehensive service across a wide range of EWP and fabricated timber products, including:
- Roof Trusses
- Panelised Roofs
- Engineered JJI Joists
- Glulam beams
- Roof & Floor Cassettes
- Spandrel Panels
14th July 2011
NYTimber employs former Amdega workers
Nearly 20 former Amdega workers, who lost their jobs when the Darlington conservatory company collapsed, have been given new jobs by one of the region's biggest independent timber merchants and manufacturers. Eighteen of the 200 people made redundant from Amdega have been employed by NYTimber to work at its manufacturing centre at Brompton On Swale, North Yorkshire.
One of them is 39-year-old Andrew Watters (pictured front left), from Cockfield, Co. Durham, who has taken on the role of production manager. Andrew had been Amdega's manufacturing manager and has more than 20 years experience in the timber industry. He said: "As a family man with two children, it was a really worrying time , facing the prospect of being unemployed and, like so many people nowadays, chasing work. It was not only a relief to get the job with NYT, but I also know that there is a very exciting future with a successful business which plans to grow."
The company has also taken on 17 of Andrew's former colleagues who are working at Brompton in a variety of roles. NYT's managing director Nick Kershaw (pictured front right) said: "The decline of such a well-known company as Amdega was a real blow to this area. Despite the difficulties it had as a business, we knew that some very skilled and experienced people worked there who were ideal for our plans to further develop our roof truss plant, panelised roof systems and timber leisure buildings. We are delighted to have been able to bring in Andrew to the company and we are highly confident that our plans to expand the manufacturing side of the business will allow us to employ the others on a long-term basis."
PR no. 33:
For further information, call Chris Walker on 01609 751144 or email email@example.com.
8th June 2011
New Branch appointments
It's been a busy few months at the branches, with a number of staff moving on to new positions within the business. The new appointments will strengthen our branch operations and improve the range of products, facilities and services we offer our customers, as we seek to further grow our branch business.
Branch Operations Manager
Following 5 very successful years as Darlington Branch Manager, Gordon Bache (right in photo) has been promoted to Branch Operations Manager. Gordon set up the Darlington branch as a new outlet in 2006, and has since built up a large and loyal customer base at the branch.
In his new role, Gordon will be responsible for all aspects of our branch operations at Northallerton, Ripon, Richmond and Darlington branches. He will apply his business development expertise to review and improve the products, facilities and services we offer across our Yorkshire and Darlington locations.
Gordon would welcome any feedback you have about the service you receive at our branches, so if you have any comments you would like to pass on, please contact him on 01609 780777 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northallerton Branch Manager
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Ramejkis (left in photo) as the new Northallerton Branch Manager. Adam has been with NYT for over 12 years and will take up his new role from the 1st June. Since 2007, Adam has managed our Richmond Branch, where he had a great deal of success growing the local customer base and increasing sales. Adam's expert knowledge of our products, combined with his customer relationship and business skills will ensure our customers receive the best possible service as we continue to grow our business in the Northallerton and surrounding areas.
Adam and his team are available to answer all your timber enquiries and can be contacted on 01609 780777 / email@example.com
PR no. 32:
For further information, call Chris Walker on 01609 751144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
30th May 2011
New investments to expand production and enhance customer service
Following the major investments that have already been made in new facilities, production equipment and personnel at our Brompton manufacturing centre, we are pleased to announce our latest series of improvements and new appointments that will add extra production capability and further improve the customer service you receive.
In May we recruited new staff for our production departments to increase capacity and improve lead times. We also appointed Andrew Watters (pictured right) as our new Production Manager at Brompton, and will shortly appoint a new Distribution & Warehouse Manager to work alongside him. Andrew was previously Manufacturing Manager at Amdega Limited (manufacturers of timber conservatories) and brings over 20 years timber industry experience to NYT. His expertise in the areas of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement will add further strength to our manufacturing centre. In his new role, Andrew will manage the production of our fabrication and milling departments, including our Engineered Wood Products range (roof trusses, JJI joists, roof and floor cassettes, panelised roof systems and spandrel panels).
The new appointments follow a record sales year in 2010-11 for fabricated timber products, and will allow NYT to build on our success and expertise in this exciting growth area. Further investments are planned in the coming months to improve lead times and customer service across Transport and Warehousing at Brompton, and we will keep you up to date with these developments.
PR no. 31:
For further information, call Chris Walker on 01609 751144 or email email@example.com.
14th April 2011
Take a fresh look at our North Shields Branch
Work to improve the customer facilities at our North Shields branch is now well under way. New exterior signage has been fitted as part of the rebrand from 'Tom Swans' to 'NY Timber' and major refurbishment work has been carried out in the showroom.
Further improvements are planned in the coming months, including:
- New timber racking and increased range of timber stocks
- Expanded customer car park and new toilet facilities
- Improved display area for hardwood doors
Commenting on the improvements, Andy Lees, Branch Manager said: "We listened carefully to what our customers said when we asked them how we could improve our service. The work we have undertaken will ensure we offer customers in the Tyneside area the best available service for all their timber requirements."
If you have any questions about the products and services available from our North Shields branch, please contact Andy on 0191 2577621 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
28th March 2011
NYT supports 'Bully Aware' campaign.
NYT are proud to announce their sponsorship of the anti-bullying website, www.bullyaware.org. The Bully Aware website was set up to offer help and advice to the victims of bullying and is run by Jordan Lees, 14 from Northumberland.
Jordan's campaign has been praised by anti-bullying charities and has received widespread TV and newspaper coverage. To find out more about the campaign and the support that Jordan and his friends offer, visit www.bullyaware.org.
24th February 2011
Customer Survey prize winner.
Congratulations to Susan Earl who has won £100 of high street vouchers in our 2010 Customer Survey prize draw! Susan works for Hastie D Burton Ltd. in North Shields, a building contractor that has served the Tyneside area for over 100 years.
Our thanks to everyone who completed the survey. We received many positive responses about our products and services and have identified a number of areas for improvement that we will work on in 2011.
We are always keen to hear what you think about our products and services, so if you have any feedback you would like to pass on, please call our Marketing Manager, Chris Walker on 01609 751144 or email email@example.com.
4th January 2011
NYT expand Roof Truss plant following record sales year.
North Yorkshire Timber has expanded its roof truss production facility, following a record sales year for engineered wood products in 2010. Sales will top £1.2 million, up significantly on the previous year. With the recent addition of a new truss press, production capacity at the plant is set to increase by 50%. The new machinery will allow NYT to offer customers quicker turnaround times and an unlimited choice of truss styles in sizes up to 4.2m high and 18m long, including raised tie, all types of attic truss, finks and also spandrel panels for timber frame construction.
Together with the expansion of the truss plant, NYT added two very experienced members of staff in 2010 to further strengthen the EWP design team. Bill Hornby (Design Manager) and Phillip Charles (Senior Roof Truss Designer) joined the EWP team in the summer, and between them bring over 50 years design experience to NYT.
NYT began manufacturing roof trusses in September 2009 to complement its existing range of engineered wood products, which includes Engineered I-Joists, Glulam beams and I-Joist roof and floor cassettes. The new truss plant was introduced as part of a strategic expansion aimed at offering customers a complete roof and floor package, as NYT's managing director, Nick Kershaw explains: "The new truss plant has been very popular with customers, and we have seen consistent sales growth throughout 2010. By offering an in-house design and fabrication service for trusses, I-Joists and other engineered wood products, we have attracted new business from a wide range of customers, including national house builders, timber frame manufacturers, merchants and self builds. With the investments we've made in new personnel, machinery and improved production facilities, we are confident that sales will continue to grow in 2011 and beyond."
PR no. 30:
For further information, call Chris Walker on 01609 751144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
11th October 2010
Dennebos floors are a big hit at 100% Design Show
Held annually at Earls Court, London, the 100% Design Show is the UK's leading interior design and architecture event. In partnership with wood floor manufacturer Dennebos Flooring (www.dennebosflooring.com), NY Timber exhibited at the event for the first time in September to showcase their exclusive new range of wide board flooring, alongside the popular Cattle Oak floor collection.
The new Dennebos range is available to browse and purchase online at NY Timber's web store, www.flooringanddoors.co.uk. The collection features a variety of new, innovative finishes including Melina, New Aged, Carbon and Tate (fine sawn, smoked), alongside the more traditional range of Cattle Oak floors, featuring smoked, natural Oak and white oiled finishes. Dennebos floors have been widely applied around the world in both the residential sector and in high traffic areas of public and commercial buildings, such as hotels, shops, restaurants and museums. Commercial customers include international clothing retailer Mango, who have refitted a large number of their stores worldwide with the New Age and Calvados Cattle floors.
Commenting on the success of the show, Nick Kershaw, NY Timber's managing director said, "The response we received at the 100% Design Show has been fantastic. We received over 400 enquiries over the four day event from interior designers, architects and property developers. Many were genuinely blown away by the character and subtlety of these chic, bespoke products and commented on how naturally the finishes worked, especially with the extreme wide boards".
The feedback from visitors to the Dennebos stand demonstrated a shift in interest away from the more traditional orangey Oak tones to the more contemporary coloured ranges, particularly the whites, greys and lighter browns, with a lot of interest in the darker oiled floors as well. The white oiled Tate (fine sawn, smoked), Polar White and Calvados floors were particularly popular, along with the dark coloured Melina, Carbon and New Aged products.
Mr. Kershaw continued, "The event has been a great opportunity to exhibit these innovative styles and finishes to a wider audience as we look to further develop our sales across the UK. It was very encouraging to hear people express their desire to specify these products for future projects".
2nd August 2010
North Yorkshire Timber appoint new sales director
North Yorkshire Timber are pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Timmens as sales director. Rob previously held the position of branch development director, responsible for managing 6 of NYT's branches, and has worked in the timber industry for over 25 years. He joined the company in 2005 as manager of NYT's Northallerton branch, and progressed to branch development director in 2008, before his appointment as sales director in 2010. Rob's appointment follows Nick Kershaw's promotion from sales & marketing director to managing director in 2009.
Commenting on his new role, Rob said: "I am looking forward to developing our business and leading the sales team through this challenging period. We have a great team of timber experts here at NYT, who have earned the company a reputation for delivering high quality products and excellent customer service. This is an exciting period in the company's history, and as we continue to expand our facilities and product portfolio I am confident we will develop many new opportunities to grow sales for both NYT and our customers."
In his new role, Rob will be responsible for managing sales of NYT's full product portfolio, which includes a comprehensive selection of timber products, ranging from hardwoods and softwoods, roof trusses and engineered joists, to fencing, decking, hardwood flooring and doors.
PR no. 28:
For further information, contact Chris Walker on 01609 751144, or email email@example.com.
19th July 2010
New recruits bring over 50 years design expertise
NYT are pleased to welcome two new members of staff to the Engineered Wood Products department. Bill Hornby (left) has been appointed EWP & Design Manager and Phillip Charles (right) has been appointed Senior Designer for Roof Trusses. Between them, Bill and Phillip bring over 50 years design experience to NYT. Bill previously worked as EWP Manager at Travis Perkins in Hartlepool, and his experience includes over 15 years designing trusses and 7 years designing I-Joists. Phillip joins from ECC Timber Engineering in Knottingley and has designed trusses and I-Joists for over 25 years.
The new members of staff will strengthen the existing EWP team, consisting of David Wilson (Roof Truss & I-Joist Designer) and Graham Buckton (I-Joist Designer). The new 4 man team will offer customers a high level of expertise, assisting with all your roof and floor designs and any technical questions you have about roof trusses and I-Joists.
The expansion of the department has been driven by customer demand for engineered wood products, which has steadily increased through 2010, following the introduction of NYT's new roof truss manufacturing facility in late 2009. Commenting on the recent expansion, NYT's Managing Director, Nick Kershaw said: "The experience that Bill and Phillip bring to NYT will greatly benefit our customers. The skills and knowledge of our EWP team, combined with our in-house design and fabrication facilities for I-Joists and trusses, will ensure customers receive the highest levels of service on all aspects of these innovative engineered products."
PR no. 27:
For Roof Truss and I-Joist enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org , or call Chris Walker on 01609 751144.
The Pod has landed... in South Otterington
Camping for the 21st century has arrived in South Otterington, and it comes in the shape of a Pod! Otterington Park in North Yorkshire has recently taken delivery of three brand new Camping Pods manufactured by North Yorkshire Timber. The Pods have been installed to complement the existing 40 touring pitches on this 5 acre, purpose built site and further underline Keith & Carol Bowes commitment to the diversification of their family farm.
Camping Pods have proved to be a huge hit since their introduction in 2008 as holidaymakers embrace the 'glamping' movement and look for a more sustainable form of holiday accommodation. Located throughout the UK these innovative structures have already featured on This Morning, BBC Look North and in the Times and Observer newspapers.
With over 30 years experience manufacturing high quality timber products for both the UK and overseas markets, North Yorkshire Timber is ideally placed to deliver this exciting new camping product nationwide. Built in solid treated timber, insulated with sheep's wool and featuring a roof guaranteed for 30 years, the Pod is able to open up new revenue streams like no other form of accommodation. Seasons are extended, wash-out weekends eliminated and under-utilised parts of sites brought back to life with the addition of these stunning wooden structures.
1st May 2010
NYT introduces new cladding range with guaranteed lifespans
NYT has recently expanded its range of cladding products with the introduction of an exciting new range of timber and cement-based cladding materials from industry leaders, Marley Eternit and Proctor group. The new products complement NYT's existing range of cladding materials, which includes Western Red Cedar, Siberian Larch and Thermowood.
The Marley range of cement cladding is available in two different types, Cedral Weatherboard and Operal Panels. These products are available in a wide selection of colours, and offer customers a number of impressive benefits, including a 50 year projected lifespan, BBA certification and Class O fire performance. As an alternative to the cement product, the Proctor range offers the distinctive, natural look of timber cladding, combined with an innovative wood preservative system. Proctor timber cladding offers guaranteed lifespans of up to 50 years and up to 33 year warranties on stain and paint finishes.
Chris Walker, NYT's Marketing Manager, commented: "NYT is renowned as the leading cladding specialist in the North, and the addition of these new products will ensure we continue to offer customers the most comprehensive range of cladding materials. NYT is constantly looking for innovative new products that offer our customers greater benefits and choice, and we are confident that the introduction of the Marley and Proctor cladding ranges will open exciting new opportunities for NYT and our customers."
1st April 2010
NYT launch new branch operation at North Shields
From the 1st April 2010, the branch trading operations of Tom Swan and Edmund Robson Timber will be merged into a single branch under the trading title of 'NY Timber (North Shields)'. The merger is a natural progression for both branches, following their acquisition by North Yorkshire Timber and the relocation of ERT to Tom Swan's North Shields premises in 2009. The branch will remain at its current location on Tynemouth Road, North Shields.
There will be changes in the management roles at the new branch. Andy Lees will become the Branch Manager for the combined operation, including the staff of both Tom Swan and ERT. Mark Hutchison, who formerly managed ERT, has been appointed Regional Sales Manager for the North East, and will be supporting both the North Shields and Sunderland (Joseph Thompson Timber) branches.
Commenting on the change, Andy Lees, Branch Manager, said: "The formation of the new branch will combine the strong timber heritage of ERT with the collection centre expertise of Tom Swan in a larger operation. Customers will be able to access a wider range of products and services in future, including the specialist timber services available through NYT's Manufacturing & Distribution Centre. This is an exciting change that we are certain will benefit all our customers and open new opportunities to the branch."
How will the change benefit you?
As a result of the merger, the following programme of improvements will be implemented in the coming months:
- New opening hours from the 1st April. These will change to 7.30am - 5pm (4.30pm for collect), Mon - Fri and 8.30am - 12pm Saturday.
- New timber products and increased stock holding.
- Improved and increased racking.
- Improved collect facilities and expanded delivery service.
PR no. 24:
For further information about the change, please contact Andy Lees on 0191 2729000 or email email@example.com.
8th March 2010
The Pod - 'Camping for the 21st Century'
NYT sign manufacturing and licensing agreement for timber camping Pod
NYT are pleased to announce confirmation of an exclusive manufacturing and licensing agreement with Newfoundland Lodges Ltd, the creator of "The Camping Pod".
This unique timber structure with a distinctive curved roof, has the potential to transform camping as we know it. The Pod opens a growing niche market to camp site owners, who will be able to offer their customers an exciting new form of accommodation that substantially extends the camping season. The Pod can also add value and extra rooms to many other forms of overnight accommodation, benefitting B & B establishments, land owners and country hotels
Ian Bone, the designer of this innovative, patented camping Pod said "It's great to have the additional manufacturing capabilities of NYT and some additional energy to help further promote and develop sales of the Pod. We have already built and sold over 150 Pods from our base in Kendal, but we needed to expand our manufacturing capacity to cope with the growing demand from customers. What attracted us to NYT was their impressive facilities, which include over 120,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehousing capacity, combined with over 30 years of timber importing and fabrication experience".
Alan Gulliver, NYT's Deputy Managing Director also expressed his delight in securing the agreement, and saw it as, "an exciting new opportunity for NYT to be involved in, one that will utilise all of the company's expertise in timber fabrication and machining". From the opening discussions back in October 2009, Mr Gulliver has helped ensure both parties have swiftly concluded an agreement, which will see NYT as timber importer, merchant and fabricator, also involved in manufacture, promotion and distribution for up to a 9 year period.
The Pod has already attracted interest from a number of camp sites across the UK and Europe and has received a positive response from regional planners, including within the National Parks. A number of articles have already been published in regional and national newspapers, including a feature in The Observer in 2008, entitled 'Camping in the 21st Century'. The article commented favourably on this impressive development in camping technology and described the Pod "as comfortable, warm and dry", thanks to the sheep wool insulation and the facility for a heater.
The Pod is available in two sizes. The standard Pod sleeps a family of four, while the family Pod can sleep up to five adults. A new Pod with toilet facilities is currently in development.
NYT LAUNCH THE INNOVATIVE, NEW
NYT are delighted to announce an exclusive manufacturing and licensing agreement to produce the bench2table, a real innovation in garden furniture. Patented in 2005 and previously only produced in small volumes, this dual purpose bench and table combination is set to enter the market place with NYT's financial backing and fabrication expertise.
The licence agreement was secured at the turn of the year, which now allows NYT to refine the design and prepare for volume production at the company's impressive manufacturing and distribution centre near Catterick, North Yorkshire.
Nick Kershaw, NYT's Managing Director, believes that there is a place in the market for high quality, British manufactured timber products to compete with goods imported from China. "The bench2table is just so simple. With one swift movement it transforms from a bench to a robust picnic table that can seat four. It's great for gardens which have limited space". Mr. Kershaw continued, "There is nothing in the market quite like it, and a number of UK garden centres have already expressed early interest. We are very excited to be able to offer this product exclusively to the UK market place, and we are proud that NYT is helping to revive the 'made in Britain' brand."
NYT has over 30 years experience producing high quality machined and fabricated timber products. The bench2table will be supplied part assembled, allowing the customer to complete assembly of the product at home with minimal hassle.
22nd October 2009
NYT CUSTOMER WINS PORSCHE 911!
Congratulations to Rob Guyll from all the team at North Yorkshire Timber, for winning last week's Irwin Challenge final. Rob, a kitchen fitter and joiner from Yarm, has won a Porsche 911 sports car, and took the title after posting a series of lightening quick times.
Almost 4000 contestants took part in the Irwin tools competition, which culminated in the grand final held at the Birmingham NEC on the 21st October. Rob has been a customer of NYT's Northallerton branch for many years, and approached the company earlier this year seeking sponsorship for two power tool competitions he was competing in. Rob said, "Winning the Porsche is a dream come true, I can't wait to take it out for a spin. My thanks go to North Yorkshire Timber for the support they have given me. I am used to visiting NYT for quality timber products, but on this occasion I just needed a supply of off cuts. Winning the competition took a lot of practice, and the timber they donated helped me refine my technique and improve my time."
Rob will be showcasing his new Porsche on the 2nd November at NYT's breakfast morning event, to be held at the Northallerton showroom. Both customers and the public are invited to the event - everyone is welcome. Breakfast mornings will also be held on the same day at NYT's other branches, across North Yorkshire and the North East. Customers will have the opportunity to browse a wide range of product displays, including hardwood flooring, feature doors and a new range of internal stone tiles. NYT's product experts will be available to offer customers advice on their building and DIY projects, and there will be special offers and giveaways on the day, including a free breakfast bun and free gifts.
Chris Walker, NYT's Marketing Manager, said, "We are all very proud of Rob's achievement. When you look at the task the contestants had to complete, you really appreciate the skill involved. Everyone is looking forward to Rob's visit on the 2nd November. I am sure a lot of customers will want to talk to Rob and gain some expert tips for next year's Irwin competition"
For Rob though, the practising doesn't end here. He has also reached the final of the DeWalt Million Euro Challenge, to be held in Valencia in November, where he will have the chance to win one million Euros. Rob added, "I still can't believe I will have a Porsche parked on my drive soon, but if I end the year a millionaire as well I might have to re-think my work schedule for next year!"
1st October 2009
NYT CUSTOMER REACHES MILLION EURO FINAL!
A customer of NYT has reached the finals of not one, but two power tool competitions! Rob Guyll, a joiner from Yarm, won his regional heat for the Ultimate Tradesman Challenge, with the fastest time in the UK. He will now travel to Birmingham NEC on Wednesday, 21st October for the chance to win a Porsche 911 in the UK final.
Rob said, "I saw the Porsche at a trade show in Harrogate and decided to have a go. I won the heat and went through to the final."
Rob then entered a second competition, the DeWalt Million Euro Challenge, and won the UK heat, securing him a place in November's grand final in Valencia, where he will have the chance to win one million euros.
Rob added, "Even if I don't win, I'll have had a week's holiday in Valencia and an amazing experience. On the other hand, if everything goes right, I could be a millionaire soon with a brand new Porsche parked on the drive!"
NYT have proudly sponsored Rob throughout the competitions, and wish him the very best of luck in the finals.
1st September 2009
NYT LAUNCH NEW ROOF TRUSS FACILITY
NYT's Engineered Wood Products department is set to further expand its capabilities, with the introduction of a new Roof Truss manufacturing facility at the company's 120,000 sq. ft. fabrication and distribution centre near Catterick. The new facility will be ready to receive enquiries in September, and will allow NYT to offer customers a complete, in-house service for engineered wood products
The EWP department offers customers a wide range of products and services, including free site surveys, and a free floor and roof design service (from plan). Commenting on the new roof truss unit, David Wilson, NYT's Product Development Manager said, "The introduction of this facility will allow customers to buy their trusses locally and speak directly with NYT about their roof designs. Combined with our other products and our in-house design service, this new facility will allow us to offer the complete package for engineered wood products."
The new manufacturing unit will complement NYT's current EWP range, which includes James Jones Engineered I-Joists and Glulam beams. These innovative products are proving increasingly popular with customers of all sizes. Engineered I-Joists not only save time and money, but are also more environmentally friendly than traditional products. They are light-weight, making them easy to manoeuvre and install on site, use less material than a traditional joist system, and can span much longer lengths. Engineered I-Joists are used in a wide range of applications, including self builds, house extensions and barn conversions.
NYT also supplies fully insulated roof and floor cassettes, fabricated in-house. The cassettes are constructed using Engineered I-Joists and allow a key part of a building's construction to be carried out off site, saving time and costs. NYT recently completed its first £1,000,000 contract, which included the fabrication of over 2000 roof and floor cassettes.
20th July 2009
NYT AT THE GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW
NYT recently exhibited at the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate. The event was a huge success, with over 130,000 visitors through the gates over the three days
Chris Walker, NYT's Marketing Manager said, "Shows like this are a great opportunity to bring our showroom to the public. Over 500 customers visited our stand to view a wide range of interior wood and landscaping products, including hardwood flooring, feature doors, natural stone paving and our new range of internal stone floor tiles. Many of the customers we spoke to were working on home improvement projects that required a range of products, such as wood flooring, doors, Ironmongery and skirting boards. What they liked about NYT was that they could source all their materials from just one company."
NYT's next exhibition will be at the Harrogate Homebuilding & Renovating Show, held between the 6th - 8th November.
8th June 2009
GEOFF THE REF!
As some of our customers will already know, Geoff Eltringham of Joseph Thompson Timber has been leading a very successful double life as a football referee! During the week, Geoff works as a Sales Representative at Sunderland-based JTT, but come the weekend he can be found on the pitch refereeing and running the line in both Conference and Football League matches
Geoff started refereeing in the 1997/98 season, aged 18. From the Sunderland and Hetton Youth Leagues he advanced to the Wearside League in 2001/02, followed by promotion to a Level 3 referee in 2005, allowing him to referee matches in the Northern, Unibond and Conference North Leagues.
Geoff's next breakthrough came at the end of the 2007/08 season, when he was promoted to referee in the Football Conference. During the 2008/09 season, Geoff refereed 18 matches in the Football Conference, and, after just one season, he recently gained promotion to the National List of Referees! This means that from next season he will be eligible to referee in the Championship and League 1 and 2.
Reflecting on his career to date, Geoff said, "None of this would have been possible without the help and flexibility offered by JTT and NYT - I will always be grateful for the support they have given me."
11th May 2009
WINGATE WELCOMES NEW BRANCH MANAGER
Michelle Ord has been appointed Branch Manager at NYT's Wingate Branch (Ward & Naylor Timber & Building Supplies). Michelle previously worked as a Trade Counter Manager for B&Q, and brings a wealth of construction industry experience to NYT. In her new role, Michelle will focus on building relationships with customers, to develop a deeper understanding of their needs as the Branch continues its programme of showroom improvements and further expands its timber products range. Michelle will work closely with Andrew Mowbray, who will now focus solely on customer service and dedicated account management.
Wingate Branch offers the full range of NYT products, including Engineered Joists, Roof Trusses, Hardwood Flooring, Doors and Special Machining and Preservative Treatment Services. In addition, the Branch also offers a wide selection of building products, including Bricks and Blocks, Electrical and Plumbing supplies and Natural Stone Paving.
Wingate Branch has recently introduced a range of new timber products, including Green-treated Fencing, Garden Sleepers and an improved selection of Constructional Timbers, including treated stocks. The Branch has also completed a new ground floor sales office, allowing collect customers to speak directly with the sales team for help and advice.
1st March 2009
INTRODUCING OUR NEW M.D.
After 24 years service, NYT's Managing Director, Peter Kershaw (pictured right), is retiring at the end of March. Peter joined NYT in 1985 becoming a director in 1986 and managing director in 1997. He will be succeeded by his son, the current sales and marketing director, Nick Kershaw (pictured centre), who will take over the position on the 1st April 2009.
Peter said: "I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at North Yorkshire Timber. The company's loyal customers are the main focus of our dedicated workforce, who pride themselves on the excellent customer service NYT offers. I am certain that the company will continue to be a great success and will build on the investments in infrastructure and people that we have made over recent years to develop and grow the business."
Nick Kershaw, said: "Peter's commitment to NYT has been enormous and his personal work ethic exemplary, we wish him all the best in his retirement. 2009 marks our 30th year in business - it's great to be leading a company that has grown from small beginnings to having nine branches and a large distribution centre and I would like to thank my father personally. We look forward to further success and growth in the future."
Finance director, Alan Gulliver (pictured left), will become deputy managing director and in addition to his existing responsibilities he will oversee all aspects of trading including sales and customers for the company's 3 North-East branches.
1st January 2009
NYT CELEBRATES 30 YEARS IN BUSINESS
In 2009, North Yorkshire Timber celebrates its 30th anniversary. The company has come a long way since it was established in 1979. From its original base in Brompton Village, NYT has grown to include branches in Northallerton, Ripon, Richmond, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Wingate, Sunderland and North Shields.
NYT also operates a 120,000 sq. ft. Manufacturing & Distribution Centre, located near Catterick. From this site, NYT's fleet of 15 vehicles make daily deliveries to customers throughout the region and nationwide. The facility also includes installations for timber treatment, specialist machining and the fabrication of Floor and Roof Cassettes.
In 2005, the company's HQ moved from Springwell Lane to a new, state-of-the-art branch and head office in Thurston Road, Northallerton (pictured). This new facility features a large showroom, showcasing a wide range of innovative products, including Hardwood Flooring and Doors, a huge selection of Ironmongery, Engineered JJI Joists and Natural Stone Paving.
As its branch network has grown, NYT has acquired a number of well-established Timber and Builders' Merchants. In 2000, Joseph Thompson Timber in Sunderland joined the NYT Group. JTT was established in 1845 and is one of the oldest trading companies in Sunderland. More recently, Ward & Naylor Timber & Building Supplies (Wingate) joined the Group in 2006, followed by Edmund Robson Timber (South Shields) in 2007 and Tom Swan Timber & Building Supplies (North Shields) in 2008.
With its expanded branch network, NYT is now in a position to serve customers throughout North Yorkshire and the North East, offering a single-source service for timber and related materials. The company's product portfolio has grown dramatically. In addition to its core Hardwood and Softwood timber products, NYT also offers Engineered JJI Joists, Sheet Materials, Landscaping products, Insulation, Hardwood Flooring & Doors, Windows and much more.
8th October 2008
TIMBER BUSINESS ENCOURGING HOMEOWNERS TO IMPROVE, NOT MOVE
With rising interest rates many homeowners are deciding to improve their existing homes rather than move.
North Shields-based builders' merchants Tom Swan's are stocking up with a new range of more than 20 types of doors and flooring.
Michael Swan of Tom Swan's, which was acquired by North Yorkshire Timber earlier this year, said: "This is a very difficult and frustrating time for homeowners who have decided to shelve their dream move because of the uncertainty in the market. But our advice is - if you can't move, improve."
Mr Swan said: "We are encouraging people who are thinking about improving their homes to visit our new showroom and see the extensive range of designs and styles available. Among the 20 different types of doors and flooring, customers will find an exclusive imported range of engineered wood, designed for under floor heating and a stunning collection of feature doors imported from Spain."
Tom Flanagan, product manager at NYT, said: "This is an exciting time for Tom Swan's putting the company firmly on the map as a one stop shop for developers, tradesmen, self build enthusiasts and the public. "
"The new range of flooring and doors available to our North Shields customers gives them a great opportunity to improve their homes. The NYT Group prides itself on giving the right advice, so visitors to the showroom can be confident that staff will use their extensive knowledge to ensure they are guided to the products that are best suited to their needs."
25th February 2008
FAMILY'S FIRM CHOICE FOR THE FUTURE
North Shields-based family company Tom Swan Builders' Merchants has made a firm choice for its future by dovetailing with North Yorkshire Timber (NYT).
The move will allow the company to utilise NYT's expertise and support for expansion, ensuring a successful long term future.
The acquisition by NYT will see the company continue to trade under the name Tom Swan, carrying on a family tradition of over 60 years experience in the building industry. Tom Swan took over his father Tom's building business in 1946 on returning from the second world war. He went on to set up a DIY store in 1952 before moving to the current site at Tynemouth in 1968. His son David took over from his father in 1983.
David Swan (pictured) said: "The acquisition is very good for all aspects of the business, for existing and potential new customers and also for the stability it brings to our 12 staff."
"Larger stock holdings by NYT will enable us to deliver a greater range of builders' merchants products as well as introducing a larger choice of timber materials to existing and new customers. NYT will help us to grow whilst maintaining our identity as a local family business."
Peter Kershaw, managing director of NYT said: "Tom Swan will be able to expand its product range to include more timber as well as builders' merchants products, so our customers can get all they need in one place."
"We look forward to introducing North Shields customers to our flagship products such as hardwood and softwood joinery timbers, oak flooring, feature doors, fencing and decking, as well as our newer range of natural stone paving."
"We see this acquisition as a logical extension of our business, adding to NYTís strength in the north east. Our acquisition accountants Clive Owen & Co LLP, led by Angus Allan their Corporate Finance Partner, have been instrumental in identifying and delivering new opportunities to support our extension as a business."
"The addition of Tom Swan, building on our steady expansion over the past few years, helps us to broaden our customer base and achieve our aim to be a one stop shop for developers, tradesmen, self build enthusiasts and the public."
NYT currently has a turnover of over £16 million and its latest acquisitions include South Shields-based Edmund Robson & Co Ltd, Timber Merchants, and Ward and Naylor Builders Merchants of Wingate.
18th February 2008
NYT'S NEW DIRECTORS HIT A HALF CENTURY
North Yorkshire Timber (NYT) has appointed two new directors, with more than 50 years' experience in the industry between them, to develop its growing number of branches across the region.
The roles are designed to support branch managers in increasing sales of flagship timber and builders' merchants products, introducing new products such as natural stone paving, and expanding their customer base to include developers, tradesmen, self build enthusiasts and the public. The appointments are part of structural changes at NYT as a response to its rapid growth in recent years.
Rob Timmens (pictured [left]) will be responsible for the branches in the south of the region, covering seven branches from Northallerton to Darlington, whilst Vic Bellas will look after the branches in the north of the region, including Sunderland, North Shields and South Shields.
Rob, 41, has worked in the timber industry for over 25 years. Progressing from assistant manager to branch manager with builders' merchants company Jewsons, Rob became the manager of NYT's Northallerton branch in 2005. His appointment as Director - Branch Development follows his success in overseeing five branches as branch development manager.
Rob said: "My past successes have been down to hard work with high quality staff working to a high standard of professionalism. I look forward to working with the branch managers to support the staff to provide an exceptional and expert service to a growing range of customers."
Vic, 42 (pictured [right]), started his working life at Joseph Thompson Timber in Sunderland over 25 years ago. He was general manager when the company was taken over by NYT in 2000 and has recently been promoted to Director - Branch Development following his success in managing rapid growth at the branch, doubling turnover in seven years.
Vic said: "At Joseph Thompson Timber we have been able to utilise the strategy and strength of NYT to great success. With new acquisitions it is very important that we develop these branches using the same culture and strategies that have proved successful for NYT and it is the role of Rob and myself to work with branch managers in moving their branch forward."
Peter Kershaw, NYT's managing director, said: "We're very pleased to appoint Rob and Vic as our new Directors - Branch Development. Their promotions are in recognition of their great success in developing branches as managers and their wealth of product knowledge gained from broad experience."
"The creation of two new director posts is part of our desire and need to strengthen the management team at NYT as our business continues to grow."
NYT currently has a turnover of over £16 million and its latest acquisitions include North Shields-based Tom Swan Builders' Merchants, South Shields-based Edmund Robson & Co Ltd, Timber Merchants, and Ward and Naylor Builders' Merchants of Wingate.
11 December 2007
MILESTONE MILLION FOR NORTH YORKSHIRE TIMBER IN DARLINGTON
The recently opened Darlington branch of North Yorkshire Timber (NYT) has reached a milestone, achieving its first £1 million turnover in just over one trading year.
With a year-on-year growth of almost 80%, and more of the same projected, the Darlington store is going from strength to strength. Staff numbers are growing as well - the branch now employs six people, up from only two when it opened.
This continued success is due to a growing customer base, stretching beyond Darlington to the rest of County Durham. Gordon Bache, NYT Darlington's manager, said: "We are thrilled to reach this milestone million so quickly. It's all down to our customers, many of whom come back to us again and again, which is a testament to our high quality products and dedicated customer service."
As well as flagship products, such as hardwood and softwood joinery timbers, Oak flooring and feature doors, fencing and decking, new customers are attracted to an expanding range of new products, including builders' merchant products and natural stone paving. Nick Kershaw, sales director at NYT, said: "Darlington's success is great news, helping NYT to broaden its customer base and achieve our aim to be a one stop shop for developers, self build enthusiasts and the public."
Darlington's success follows on from the success of the NYT Group, which in November achieved its best ever monthly sales figure of £1.5 million. NYT employs over 160 people in the region and is projecting a turnover in excess of £15 million for this year, up over £2.5 million on last year.
21 November 2007
NINETY-NINE NOT OUT AS NYT ACQUIRES EDMUND ROBSON
Ninety-nine not out - that's the age of the veteran South-Shields based timber company Edmund Robson & Co Ltd that has "dovetailed" with North Yorkshire Timber, bringing NYT's number of branches to eight.
As a result of the acquisition by NYT, Edmund Robson current workforce of 14 is expected to increase by 25% over the next year. The company will continue to trade under its traditional name, led by Mark Hutchison, the previous owner. "The acquisition is very good for all aspects of the business, from being able to offer a wider range of products to our loyal customers in the area and also the stability it brings to our staff," he said. "Larger stock holdings by NYT will make us more competitive and better positioned in the marketplace."
The acquisition by NYT will see a wide expansion of the range of timber products and builders' merchants products available to construction companies, house builders and the general trade - with interest from the self-build housing sector - at the Tyne Dock site.
NYT currently has a turnover of more than £15 million and its latest acquisitions include builders' merchants Ward and Naylor of Wingate in County Durham and the Sunderland based Joseph Thompson Timber.
Peter Kershaw, managing director, NYT (pictured), said: "This is a regionally strategic move northwards for us, adding to our strength in the North-East, and we anticipate there will be more acquisitions ahead.
"From now, Edmund Robson will be able to increase its product range to include more builders' merchants products as well as timber so our customers can get all they need in one place. Our core ranges of softwood carcassing, redwood, sawn and machined hardwood and softwood continue to sell extremely well," he added.
"Also available will be natural stone paving to complement the fencing and decking ranges. We see this product opportunity as a logical extension to our products for all aspects of building and construction, and we have the sole rights to distribute this particular range in the North-East."
19 October 2007
TIMBER FIRM RECORDS BEST EVER SALES
North Yorkshire Timber (NYT) has achieved its best ever monthly sales figure in the company's 28 year history - £1.4 million.
The record figure is part of increased trading across all NYT's six sales centres - Ripon, Richmond, Northallerton, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Sunderland - plus County Durham-based builders' merchants Ward and Naylor, which NYT acquired last year.
Nick Kershaw, sales and marketing director said: "The continued growth in an increasingly competitive market is based on commitment to providing excellent service, the quality of the product range and reliability on deliveries."
"We're stocking more builders' merchants products as well as timber so our customers can get all they need in one place. Our core ranges of softwood carcassing, redwood, sawn and machined hardwood and softwood continue to sell extremely well but offering a wider range of timber and general building products has made the difference."
NYT is also now selling natural stone paving to complement the fencing and decking ranges. "It's a logical extension to our products for builders and DIY projects," added Nick, "and we have the sole rights to distribute this particular range in the North East."
Each sales centre now has displays for stone paving, hardwood flooring and doors, and fencing and decking.
A programme of investment in the Sunderland branch - Joseph Thompson Timber - is also nearing completion to provide an improved range of facilities.
The £100,000 development at the sales and storage centre in Hendon includes new storage areas and more parking for customers.
NYT employs over 140 people and is projecting a turnover of £15 million for this year, up £2 million on last year.
30 June 2006
MAYOR OPENS NEW NORTH YORKSHIRE TIMBER SALES CENTRE IN DARLINGTON
The Mayor of Darlington, Councillor Eleanor Lister, officially opened North Yorkshire Timber's (NYT) new sales centre at Whessoe Road today (30 June).
It's great to see new investment in the town, said Councillor Lister. North Yorkshire Timber's new sales centre has created five jobs and I am very pleased to welcome the company to Darlington.
Supplying products for both trade and retail customers NYT's new store has a door and floor showroom, large timber storage yard and parking area.
23 June 2006
NORTH YORKSHIRE TIMBER WINS PREMIERSHIP TROPHY
The Barclays Premiership Trophy, one of the most famous symbols in football, has spent the day at North Yorkshire Timber's sales centre at Northallerton Business Park.
Eager football fans came along throughout the day to have their photo taken with it for £1. Fundraising for local charity Chopsticks continues over the weekend with a prize draw.
There were also free refreshments and a prize draw raffle to win prizes donated by Barclays - a premiership shirt of the winner's choice, an MP3 player, a digital radio and a picnic rucksack.
10 June 2005
WILLIAM HAGUE MP OPENS NORTH YORKSHIRE TIMBER'S NEW NORTHALLERTON HEAD OFFICE AND SALES CENTRE
North Yorkshire Timber was today (10 June 2005) praised for its "dedication, determination and the will to win in business" by William Hague MP, as he officially opened the company's new £1.5 million head office and sales centre at Northallerton Business Park by planting a native mountain ash tree.
29 November 2004
IIP FOR NORTH YORKSHIRE TIMBER
North Yorkshire Timber (NYT), now going from strength to strength after a disastrous fire at their headquarters in October last year, has achieved the Investors in People standard.
This is the company's 25th anniversary year which has already seen a management buy-in, appointment of leading industry figure Richard Fawcett as chairman and construction work begin on a new £1 million head office and sales centre at Northallerton.
In working towards IIP North Yorkshire Timber has received advice from Business Link York and North Yorkshire. IIP is currently celebrating its own anniversary having been established for 13 years.
13 August 2004
EXAM SUCCESS FOR TIMBER TRAINEES
Two sales staff at Joseph Thompson Timber (JTT) in Sunderland have been awarded the Institute of Wood Science Certificate.
Mark Slee, 20, and Craig Gandy, 24, studied for the certificate over six months using the Institute's workbooks and by tapping into the technical and sales expertise of the experienced staff at JTT. Course and project work is assessed and there is a final exam.
The course has four technical modules covering wood structure, drying, grading, preservation, wood machining and panel products, and one commercial module covering the law, contracts and sale of goods together with health and safety and road transport.
5 July 2004
WORK STARTS ON NEW HEAD OFFICE AND SALES CENTRE FOR NORTH YORKSHIRE TIMBER
Work has started on site for the new head office and sales centre of timber importers and supply specialists North Yorkshire Timber at Darlington Road Business Park, Northallerton.
The 22,000ft2 development, costing over 1 million pounds, is being purpose built on a 1.5 acre site at Hambleton District Council's new business park. It will be one of the first sites to be completed and operational there.
With two floors the building will provide 5,000ft2 office accommodation, 5,000ft2 sales area and 12,000ft2 internal storage. The site also provides a further 22,000ft2 of external storage and parking for 50 customer vehicles.
19 May 2004
REDEVELOPMENT AT TIMBER FIRM UNCOVERS 'MISSING LINK' IN SUNDERLAND'S INDUSTRIAL HISTORY
During extensive redevelopment of Joseph Thompson Timber's (JTT) Hendon site by parent company North Yorkshire Timber, a fascinating collection of archive material including photos, ledgers, letters and documents relating to the will of Joseph Thompson himself has been discovered.
JTT was established in 1845 by brothers John and Joseph, and began by selling timber imported into the River Wear docks.
Four years ago JTT was bought by North Yorkshire Timber who have already invested in a new showroom and improved collection facilities and are now building new storage and machining facilities at the Hendon Lodge yard.
2 April 2004
WILLIAM HAGUE MP OPENS NORTH YORKSHIRE TIMBER SALES CENTRE IN NORTHALLERTON
A company which has recovered from a fire causing millions of pounds worth of damage to stock and machinery and put 56 jobs at risk has officially opened its new temporary Northallerton sales centre today, Friday 2 April 2004.
William Hague MP, whose Richmond constituency covers Northallerton, carried out the opening for North Yorkshire Timber (NYT).