New high speed line up & running at A&J Scott

Timber processing is now underway on the newly installed log grading & sorting line at A&J Scott.

WE ARE A&J SCOTT LTD,
A LEADING INDEPENDENT UK HOMEGROWN SAWMILL

Timber processing is now underway on the newly installed log grading & sorting line at A&J Scott. The £6m project marks the latest investment in future production capacity at the Northumberland based sawmill, one of the UK’s leading independent mills.

Having completed the purchase of a 20-acre site adjoining its main sawmill site 2 years ago, the family owned company has now installed and commissioned the new high speed log grading line supplied by Broadbaek & Co of Denmark.

Before installation could begin, the company faced the mammoth groundwork task of integrating the site into its existing operations, removing 12,000 tonnes of topsoil, 140,000 tonnes of sand and gravel and pouring 6,000m3 of concrete to work on, all made more complicated by the supply difficulties surrounding labour, transport, concrete and steel during the Covid lockdowns.

The new grading line has been delivered via a newly laid road into the site served by a new weighbridge and extended log storage areas. The increased processing capacity of the line will support the company’s plans to increase production this year and with new developments in the years ahead.

This follows a decade in which the family-owned business has invested over £25 million in new capital equipment, including a major upgrade to the main sawmill, construction of a new fully automated bandmill, installation of a new state of the art processing and handling line for re-saw operations at the site and also the purchase in 2019 of the Chirnside Sawmill near Duns in the Scottish borders.

The company is now well positioned for sustained growth in its main markets for fencing products, railway sleepers, garden product components and other outdoor timbers in the years ahead, building on its record of delivering quality sawn timber products and high standards of customer service to its loyal base of customers across the UK. The company has also extended its product range, adding NHSS4 highways standard fencing to its existing fencing ranges and developing the offer of high quality potato and vegetable storage boxes it has long produced.

Managing Director, Robert Scott, said, “Our excellent relationships with our customers give us the confidence to plan and invest for the future. This new line is the first investment made possible by the addition of this land to our site, and, with further planned investments to come, will enhance our sawmilling output, product quality and service standards in the years ahead.”

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A&J Scott golf team take on challenge for Cancer Research UK

Congratulations to the team from A&J Scott who took on the Cancer Research UK golf challenge!

WE ARE A&J SCOTT LTD,
A LEADING INDEPENDENT UK HOMEGROWN SAWMILL

Congratulations to the team from A&J Scott who took on the Cancer Research UK golf challenge! 

The original team of 4 was reduced to 2 ahead of the event by injury and illness. The remaining pair, Lee Straughan and Keith Bell, took on 72 holes of Golf (4 Rounds), teeing off at 5am just before first light, and finished at 7pm, 2 hours ahead of the target finish time!

All in all, just under 14hrs hours of golf and 24 miles covered at Alnmouth Golf Club.

To help fund lifesaving cancer research by sponsoring the team, please click here. The team would like to thank you for all your support as well as Alnmouth Golf Club, Foxton for enabling us to do this challenge for Cancer Research UK.

Products

HIGH PERFORMANCE HOMEGROWN TIMBER PRODUCTS

Our hi-tech sawmills are geared up for volume production of a wide range of products, with most deliveries in bulk – by the artic lorry load. Our facilities also enable us to produce more bespoke products, so if you need something not listed as standard please ask.

Please click on the products below for more information.

Timber Components

We produce a range of materials and products for a variety of end uses, and are able to supply bespoke sizes to order.

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Sawn logs
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THE HOME OF HIGH QUALITY HOME GROWN TIMBER

Our Northumberland mill is located near Wooperton on the A697 and covers a 40 acre site.

Office opening hours are 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

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Treatment tank installation completed

Installation of the 4th treatment tank at A&J Scott's main sawmill site at Wooperton in Northumberland is now nearing completion in readiness for the spring fencing season.

WE ARE A&J SCOTT LTD,
A LEADING INDEPENDENT UK HOMEGROWN SAWMILL

Installtion of the 4th treatment tank at A&J Scott’s main sawmill site at Wooperton in Northumberland is now nearing completion in readiness for the spring fencing season. 

The tank will increase the company’s treatmenty capacity at the site to over 2,000m3 per week, complementing recent increases in production output acheived through the company’s investments in new and improved production facilities over recent years.

With the tank in place and the building housing it completed, work is now ongoing with Lonza to configure the tank controls and commission the tank. Good timing as the site emerges from last week’s big freeze!

Our pictures show the foundation being completed, the tank being lifted into place and the building around it taking shape, as well as Lonza’s treatment control panel during configuration. 

Products

HIGH PERFORMANCE HOMEGROWN TIMBER PRODUCTS

Our hi-tech sawmills are geared up for volume production of a wide range of products, with most deliveries in bulk – by the artic lorry load. Our facilities also enable us to produce more bespoke products, so if you need something not listed as standard please ask.

Please click on the products below for more information.

Timber Components

We produce a range of materials and products for a variety of end uses, and are able to supply bespoke sizes to order.

Read more
Sawn logs
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THE HOME OF HIGH QUALITY HOME GROWN TIMBER

Our Northumberland mill is located near Wooperton on the A697 and covers a 40 acre site.

Office opening hours are 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

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Work starts on new treatment tank installation at AJS

Work has started to install a 4th treatment tank at A&J Scott's main sawmill site at Wooperton in Northumberland.

WE ARE A&J SCOTT LTD,
A LEADING INDEPENDENT UK HOMEGROWN SAWMILL

Work has started to install a 4th treatment tank at A&J Scott’s main sawmill site at Wooperton in Northumberland, as the company seeks to increase its offer of pressure treated (Tanalised) fencing products and railway sleepers. With foundations being prepared now, the new tank is due to arrive in October and plans are in place to have it fully operational in time for the new year. 

The tank will take treatment capacity at the site over 2000m3 per week, to complement increases in output acheived through the company’s investments in new and improved production facilities over recent years.

The company also runs a further pressure treatment plant at its manufacturing site in the Scottish borders, primarily used in the production of boxes for storage of potatoes and other vegetables.

Products

HIGH PERFORMANCE HOMEGROWN TIMBER PRODUCTS

Our hi-tech sawmills are geared up for volume production of a wide range of products, with most deliveries in bulk – by the artic lorry load. Our facilities also enable us to produce more bespoke products, so if you need something not listed as standard please ask.

Please click on the products below for more information.

Timber Components

We produce a range of materials and products for a variety of end uses, and are able to supply bespoke sizes to order.

Read more
Sawn logs
Contact Us

THE HOME OF HIGH QUALITY HOME GROWN TIMBER

Our Northumberland mill is located near Wooperton on the A697 and covers a 40 acre site.

Office opening hours are 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

Contact Us