A Chichester-based timber and builders merchant has unveiled its new, improved timber mill with a special launch event.
Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has invested millions of pounds in its timber services over the last two years, culminating in the opening launch of its mill.
Among the improvements, the company has expanded the range of hardwood timber stocks in a new hardwood shed and extended timber treatment facilities, including the Tanalith green and Protim clear treatment plants.
Covers’ considerable investment in two Weinig planing and moulding machines, new production line and building extension comes at a time when demand for machined timber remains strong, the company said.
The updates will, it is said, provide customers with a unique on-site service including faster production, as well as a vast amount of different types of planed-all-round skirting, architraves, TGV boards, shiplaps and mouldings, which can be machined to order as and when customers require.
As part of the launch, the depot, which is located on Quarry Lane in Chichester, Sussex welcomed the leader of Chichester District Council, Tony Dignum, who officially unveiled the timber mill in front of other special guests before they were treated to celebratory drinks and lunch and were given a guided tour of all the new facilities.
Rupert Green, chairman of Covers in Chichester, said: “Our new facilities demonstrate Covers’ commitment to timber as the leading timber merchant in the South. We are absolutely delighted with the additions to the timber mill, which will offer faster service to both trade and internal customers of our high quality products with more choice and convenience. We are already producing over 150 kilometres of timber a week, which would have been inconceivable before.”