1,000 Years Combined Experience

Glenmere Timber History


 

Suppliers of Hardwood Timber from around the world

Glenmere Timber is an independently owned company with a wealth of knowledge of the hardwood timber trade stemming back three generations.
Ideally situated in the centre of the United Kingdom we have two sites covering 9 acres in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, our own sawmill, new timber drying kilns and over 200,000 square feet of purpose built warehousing to ensure our stocks are kept in pristine condition.

We hold an extensive and comprehensive range of hardwood lumber, which include, oak, ash, black walnut, maple, beech, sapele, mahogany plus many more, please visit our specie page for our full range of temperate and tropical timbers.

We also stock a selection of veneers, panels, squares and dimension sizes.

We provide nationwide deliveries offering a prompt and reliable service for both large and small orders, utilising our own modern fleet of vehicles.

We pride ourselves on having a reputation for excellent service at a
competitive price.

A Family Affair

There can be few people able to claim the length of experience in the hardwood industry – world wide, than Ron Robinson – the founder and chairman of Glenmere Timber. Born in 1928, and apart from a short stint in the RAF completing his National Service, Ron has spent his whole working life in the timber trade and is still very active in the day to day running of the company.

Starting at the Co-op in London, (they actually had a timber department in the 1940 – 1950’s). It was here that Ron developed his love for hardwoods. Then he moved briefly to Reif and Son Timber Importers, and then on to Phoenix Timber in Rainham, Essex. By the 1970’s, Ron had done his apprenticeship, (about 25 years in all), he decided it was time to go it alone – and he set up Glenmere. He was not quite alone though, as Ivy his wife joined him, whom he had met at Reif’s, (so he knew Ivy had already had a good grounding in the timber trade), along with their eldest son, Kevin. Within a couple of years Keith, Lesley and Michael, their younger children, and son-in-law Phil and daughter-in-law Louise joined the business.

Throughout his career Ron has travelled extensively throughout the world sourcing timber and further extending his knowledge of the trade, which he has happily shared with anyone who will listen! Today, the family continue to run the business, with help from their very loyal staff, many of whom who have worked for the company from its early days.

If you were to add up the years of hardwood experience between our team – it would be not far short of a thousand!

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Suppliers of Timber from around the world

Glenmere Timber is an independently owned company with a wealth of knowledge of the hardwood timber trade stemming back three generations. We hold an extensive and comprehensive range of hardwood lumber, which include, oak, ash, black walnut, maple, beech, mahogany plus many more…

A Family Affair

Throughout his career Ron has travelled extensively throughout the world sourcing timber and further extending his knowledge of the trade. Today, the family continue to run the business, with help from their very loyal staff

We Love Our Customers

And they love us… all our customers return to us time and time again and trust that they will receive a quality service every time.

Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility


 

Purchasing Policy

Timber is a beautiful, natural and renewable resource.

Glenmere Timber Company Limited is committed to sourcing their timber and timber products from legal and well-managed forests. We unreservedly condemn illegal logging practises and commit ourselves to working with suppliers and other stakeholders towards their complete elimination.

We recognize that the independent certification of forests and the process chain is the most useful tool in providing assurances that the timber we deal with comes from legal and well-managed forests.

At present we hold certificates for FSC Timber and Responsible Purchasing and are stockists of PEFC Timber and several other certificated Timber schemes.

Recycling and Energy Efficiency Policy

Glenmere Timber Company Limited is committed to a policy to reduce the consumption of all materials and packaging wherever possible. Furthermore the Company is committed to the recycling of packaging materials and timber and office waste when it is reasonable to do so.

When considering new investments, the company strive to purchase the most energy efficient solutions when practical to utilise.

Equal Opportunities Policy

Glenmere Timber Company Limited is committed to being an Equal Opportunities employer. The Company will not tolerate harassment or unfair discrimination on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.

Glenmere Timber aim to give everyone an equal chance to develop and fulfil their potential and value the contribution each person can make to our organisation.

Race Relations Policy

Glenmere Timber Company Limited is committed to racial equality. The company will not tolerate discrimination on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin or religion.

Glenmere Timber Company Limited will not tolerate racially abusive language or behaviour by any member of staff or visitor to their premises. Failure by Glenmere Timber staff to adhere to the policy will lead to disciplinary procedures which may result in dismissal.

Certification

We hold certificates for FSC, Responsible Purchasing and are members of the Timber Trade Federation and the East Anglian Timber Trade Association.

Our Ordering Process


 

E-mail/Phone/Fax Order

Get in touch however suits you to place an order with our knowledgable sales consultants.

Stock selection

Our experienced yard staff will carefully select your order from our own purpose built on site storage facilities in Market Harborough.

Delivery

Because we hold our own stock on site, in many instances we are able to provide a next day delivery service. We pride ourselves on our excellent service, no matter how big or small the quantity ordered.