Forestry & Sawmill

We supply a wide range of quality timber sawn to order from the Lakeland fells

We sell for construction use, fencing and to specialist markets | Sawmill on The Graythwaite Estate
Our Sawmill sells timber and firewood from the Cumbrian fells | The Graythwaite Estate
We can saw to order and to exact requirements but also have stock | The Graythwaite Estate
Wood from our Sawmill is used for estate repairs | The Graythwaite Estate
We supply firewood to all our holiday cottages and houses on the estate | The Graythwaite Estate
We specialise in oak and large dimension timbers | The Graythwaite Estate

We sell a variety of firewood logs from £10 for three small bags, up to 1m3 from £40 and even bigger trailer loads. Sizes can be sawn to order and to exact requirements but we also carry stock.

Our sawmill also sells fencing products in post and rail style. We specialise in oak and large dimension timbers.

The main commercial conifer crop species are Sitka spruce, European larch, and Douglas fir with some Scots pine and Norway spruce. High quality softwood saw logs are sold for construction use; lower grade saw log is sold for making pallets and smaller diameter logs for fencing materials. The lowest grade logs are made into wood shavings, chipboard, paper pulp and fuel wood.

A small proportion of unusually large and valuable logs find specialist markets for uses such as boat building and structural timbers.

Timber harvesting and extraction is carried out using methods from state-of-the-art timber harvesting and forwarding machines, to traditional horse logging (‘snigging’).

Our woodland is certified to the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS) and both FSC® and PEFC™ approved; our Certification numbers are:

  • SA-FM/COC-004552-G047
  • SA-PEFC-FM/COC-004552-G047
  • FSC® Licence Code: FSC-C018469