If you’re in need of timber, perhaps for a DIY project or more commercial requirements, it goes without saying that you’ll want to choose your merchant wisely. The supplier can make all the difference to the outcome of a project, so here are a few things you need to consider when choosing timber merchants to ensure you make the right decision:
• Quality. The quality of the raw material should be first on the list of priorities, ensuring you’re able to achieve a high-end result and a great finish no matter what your project calls for.
• Variety. You’ll need access to different types of wood depending on your requirements, so always make sure you seek a merchant that can accommodate with a decent stock of a range of different species.
•Services offered. Any merchant should ideally offer a range of additional services (such as sheet cutting) whilst being able to deliver practical advice should you need.
• Price. Getting the right product at the right price will be central to the whole thing, but this applies to more than the cost of the material itself—you’ll need to consider the cost of delivery and machining too (for example) to ensure you’re getting great value.
• Environmental Awareness. Getting wood from sustainable sources should be a top priority, so always make sure your merchant has the appropriate certifications (meeting PEFC and FSC standards will be vital).
These are just a few things you need to consider when choosing a merchant, and if you bear them in mind you’ll have a supplier that can meet your every requirement.