Business is steady away for Wigan-based softwood timber specialists Prowood Ltd…but there’s always scope for more!
Prowood, an independent, privately-owned importer, sawmiller and distributor of high quality softwoods, began trading in 1998 as part of the Oregon-Canadian group of companies under the name Oregon- Canadian Europe Limited.
In June 2004 the business located to premises in Wigan with expanded manufacturing and storage capabilities and was renamed Prowood Ltd in 2011 when it launched its Proclad, Prodeck, Prolam and Prostair brands.
The Northern Ireland-based Haldane Group recently bought the business to add to its portfolio of timber and home improvement businesses across the UK.
Business Development Manager Mark Green took up the story: “We specialise in the supply of Western Red Cedar, Western Red Cedar Shingles and Ridges, Douglas Fir, Hemlock, Southern Yellow Pine, Laminated European Redwood, Siberian Larch, Thermowood as well as some temperate & tropical hardwoods, all offered as either rough sawn or machined to profile.
“We supply manufacturers, contractors, merchants and importers throughout the UK and Ireland.
“We believe we have the UK’s largest stockholding of clear softwood which is available with full chain of custody certification and supply all species
“We are able to offer a comprehensive range of timber treatments including painting, staining and priming, stress grading, preservative and fire-retardant treatment.
“We import a lot of Western RedCedar from Canada, a timber thathas a wide variety of fencing and construction applications including cladding. It offers high degrees of durability and stability and is proving very popular with our UK and Irish customer base.
“We treat our customers, staff and suppliers with honesty andrespect and aim to provide the highest levels of service and integrity. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction with every order.
“We’re always looking to build new, lasting relationships with customers and are looking forward to a busy summer season,” concluded Mark.