High hopes for house-building

The fortunes of the timber industry are inextricably linked to a number of different sectors and industries, such as housebuilding and manufacturing. So, news that the UK government has set out ambitious plans to ‘get Britain building’ has been celebrated by the industry.Housing is a hot topic, and features on the lack of affordable homes […]

No EU, no problem?

Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, there was an overwhelmingly gloomy prediction made for the immediate and long-term effects on a range of industries. But, as recent statistics have shown, this has not been the case for the UK timber industry.Brexit has undoubtedly been the biggest domestic political story in recent memory […]

Wood furniture continues to thrive

Wood is one of the most prominent materials that is used to create all kinds of stunning furniture and has seen massive popularity in recent years. Now, a new report has stated that wood will continue to dominate the global furniture market!Whether it is going towards desks, chairs, dining room tables, wardrobes or any other […]

Timber with increased stability, endurance and performance

Here at Quercus, we stock a wide range of products so whatever your project is, we can supply what you require. We aim to supply the best and most innovative solutions to our customers, and we therefore stock the special acetylated wood: Accoya.Technology has played a huge role in the development of most traditional industries […]

A huge opportunity for timber?

While you may not agree with disruptive political decisions like Brexit, they could represent a huge opportunity for the timber industry. Growing discontent with the way countries, businesses, and industries are run, has created socio-economic upheaval. But, forward-thinking industries can capitalise on this opportunity to become stabilising forces for the country.2016 was, without doubt, a […]

Is our industry facing a shortfall in skills?

Having the right staff with the correct training and skills set is crucial for every business in every sector. However, there are serious worries that the joinery and woodworking industry could soon see a shortfall in the amount of highly-skilled workers available – we took a look at what’s going on.Education, training and skills are […]

All about the FSC®

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is the international non-profit organisation at the heart of protecting the world’s forests. Their logo is instantly recognisable, but not too many people know exactly what they do day-to-day, so we thought we would take a look.The FSC was set up in Canada in 1993, when a group of timber […]

Brexit & our new home

As you know, at Quercus we pride ourselves on not only providing the best quality timber to our customers, but also offering our expertise and insight into the timber industry to give you an understanding of the market as a whole.As part of this service, we will be putting together a bi-weekly newsletter for all […]