Firewood Firewood Firewood – at a great price.

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Its been a mild winter so far this year, and fires and woodburners haven’t been as busy as they may have in previous years. But we are sure that a cold spell is on the way. All the more reason to stock up on Firewood.

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We have an abundance of small offcuts. These are a by-product of our profile cutting mill and are ideal for Wood Burners. The stock originally was kiln dried. I can offer this at £5.00 a boot load, yes you read correctly £5.00 a boot load – while stocks last. Other quantities by negotiation. Pop in during opening hours and fill your boot.

Don’t forget, for all of your hardwood and joinery softwood requirements…………………

Call our Sales Team on 01798 861611 or email: sales@wlwest.co.uk

New Planing facilities – The Cube

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We have recently installed another Weinig machine. The CUBE is a foursided planer with size capibilities of: Width 15-260mm and thickness of 5-160mm. Made by Weinig, it’s simplicity in design and operation means that turn around times for planing can be improved dramatically by comparison to using our profile moulders.

Have you any planing jobs that you would like priced?
Give our sales team a call.

 Just a taster of some of the other areas we can help you with.

Hand Cleft Oak and Larch Shingles
We are working with a Bavarian family company to bring this superb product to the UK. If you have a project that would suit the natural beauty of shingles, give us a call

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Handmade Bespoke Gates
We have been making bespoke entrance gates for decades. We use traditional construction methods to produce the gate to our customers design. Whether it is to a new design or copy an existing gate, we can help.

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Bespoke Hardwood Worktops
This is another area that we have majored in for a couple of decadess. We concentrate on making those bespoke sizes or shapes that are not available from mass market sources. Have you a project coming up?

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Don’t forget, for all of your hardwood and joinery softwood requirements…………………

Call our Sales Team on 01798 861611 or email: sales@wlwest.co.uk

Young People in Furniture

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I had the pleasure again to attend Chichester College’s Construction Award evening recently. I make no apologies for repeating what some of you may have heard me say before, what amazing ideas and quality work.IMG_2255

We have had the pleasure of sponsoring Chichester College Furniture section for nearly fifteen years and sponsoring the Best Furniture Newcomer 1st Year for over a decade. The quality of the students work is amazing, and the ideas of some of them – mind blowing. The student tIMG_2256hat won our prize this year, Liam Maskell, is an apprentice at Rolls Royce Motor Cars in nearby Goodwood. Liam is a very ambitious and skilful young man, who was a pleasure to spend some time with. He produced a very delicate occasional table in Oak and Walnut veneer. He tells me that he hopes to become a member of Rolls Royce’s management development program in due course, I have no doubt he will be successful, and wish him every success.

I had a look around the college end of year furniture show, again, great ideas and quality. I was pleased to see that the winner of our prize last year – James Millard is continuing his training into the IMG_2252second year and still producing great items, a couple pictured here. The one piece that really took my eye was a beautiful barrel topped box made by one of the second year students, brilliant workmanship.

Chichester College is certainly leading in the education field, with a number of their students taking part in the World Skills competition and winning! They were graded 7th in the UK last year, this year 4th!! Keep up the good work and working with industry.

W L West & Sons are truly proud to continue the relationship with Chichester College.

Don’t forget, for all of your hardwood and joinery softwood requirements…………………

Call our Sales team on 01798 861611 or email: sales@wlwest.co.uk

Job Opportunities

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Well this is a bit of a different blog. Business is definitely changing, albeit cautiously, so we have three Job Opportunities immediately available.

FULL TIME ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Fancy a challenge? We may have the opportunity for you. We are looking for someone for a split job role, part with our admin team and part with our sales team.
Do you have good telephone and keyboard skills? Good numeracy skills? Then give us a call, we’re waiting for you!!
You will be working with Word, Excel and Outlook, together with an industry standard software, skills in these products is an advantage, but training will be given.
Additional employee benefits available following a qualifying period.
 Email your CV to jobs@wlwest.co.uk or call 01798 861611 for further details

Job located at

 W L West & Sons Ltd
Selham, Petworth, West Sussex
GU28 0PJ

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WOOD MACHINIST

Have you got a passion for wood and hardwoods in particular? Got wood machining skills? Do you want to learn?
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our wood machining workshop team. Woodworking and machining skills would be an advantage, but training can be given.
 Email your CV to jobs@wlwest.co.uk or call 01798 861611 for further details and an application form.

Job located at

 W L West & Sons Ltd

Selham, Petworth, West Sussex
GU28 0PJ

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LEAD FENCE ERECTOR REQUIRED

Ideally skilled across the range of fences. Competitive rates of pay. Company van.
CSCS card preferred, but training will be given if required.
Please contact Martin or Chris on 01252 726391 or email: jobs@wlwest.co.uk

Job located at
PRO Fencing (a division of W L West & Sons Ltd)
Coxbridge Business Park, Alton Road, Farnham, GU10 5EH


Give us a call if any of these suit you.

Don’t forget, for all of your hardwood and joinery softwood requirements…………………

Call our Sales team on 01798 861611 or email: sales@wlwest.co.uk

 

 

South Downs National Park – Where are we?

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SD National Park signage Feb2014You’re not sure which part of the South Downs National Park that you are in? Follow our signs. We have the pleasure in working with the National Park Authority to provide signage across the national park.

Carefully crafted in our own workshops, as you can see from the photo, we can include logo’s. These signs are manufactured in Oak and will go a beautiful grey colour over time.

Keep your eye out for our signs, there will be more appearing soon. Cheriton School 011

If there is a sign that you would like us to create, give our sales team a call. From house signs & company signs to footpath signs. You might also think about us engraving the top rail of your gate when we make it for you. A good theft deterrent – gates have been stolen.

Don’t forget, for all of your hardwood and joinery softwood requirements…………………

Call our Sales team on 01798 861611 or email: sales@wlwest.co.uk

Great results from Surface Design Show

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Rapold Surface Design Show 2014 023We have just returned from the Surface Design Show held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. @surfacethinking

The show opened at 6pm on Tuesday night (7 Feb) and closed yesterday at 5pm. We had taken a modestly sized stand to launch our relationship with Rapold GmbH. 

We have been talking to Harald Rapold about becoming his representative in the UK for some time. Rapold GmbH produce a Rapold Shingles 124fantastic Hand Cleft Roof or Wall Shingle product using skills dating back centuries. Based in Bavaria, they have access to a plentiful supply high quality timber with good continuity of supply. Straight grain very large Larch, tall, large Oak trees to name but two of the species they cleft for shingles.

Rapold Surface Design Show 2014 026In addition to that we displayed the unique Soul of Wood™  internal feature wall cleft timber wall product. This is available in Oak, American Black Walnut and White Fir currently. Special orders in other suitable species are available. This product is kiln dried and can be used in a number of different ways, indeed, limited only by the designers mind.

From the time of opening ’til the doors closed yesterday we had a constant flow of interesting visitors, great conversation, great interest and good comments. We were visited by Design Exchange magazine @demagazine , a publication with fine design focus. They ask North Seven Architect @northsevenarch to visit the show and select their top 10 favourite products. We are proud to say that Soul of Wood™ was selected as one of those products. We are extremely pleased with that accolade and the show in general.

Thank you to all of our visitors, we hope that we will be able to work with you very soon.

Don’t forget, for all of your hardwood and joinery softwood requirements…………………

Call our Sales team on 01798 861611 or email: sales@wlwest.co.uk

Rapold – Soul of Wood™

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Surface Design ShowWith the Surface Design Show almost upon us we are now prepared for next weeks show.

We will be showing – for the first time in the UK – Soul of Wood™ from RAPOLD Oak_7918With WMGmbH. We have been appointed as their UK distributors.

Zirbe_Swiss stone pine _7880With WMRAPOLD GmbH has introduced a product to the market that will revolutionize interior design. Soul of Wood™  timber design elements, carefully manufactured to preserve the soul of this natural product, are used by architects, boat builders and interior designers to create a previously unknown touch of exclusiveness in all areas of living space. Each piece is unique, no wall or piece of furniture resembles another.

This product is a truly natural product and produces a unique Soul of Wood TM RAPOLD Germany_5510_Soul of Wood TM im My-Sound-StudioWith WMfeature in any living or work space. Soul of Wood™ is currently available in Oak, Black Walnut and White Fir. It is hand cleft on the face, and planed on the rear and side four faces which allows it to be fixed to walls with out gaps.

Pop in to see us on Stand 154 at the Surface Design Show.

Download our Soul of Wood™ product info sheet on our product page.

Don’t forget, for all of your hardwood and joinery softwood requirements…………………

Call our Sales team on 01798 861611 or email: sales@wlwest.co.uk