Robin started the Milland Furniture Workshop in the early eighties but dissatisfied with the quality of the wood he was being supplied, he bought a mobile bandsaw mill, the Trekkasaw, to mill his own. The hurricane of 1987 changed his life, with so many fallen trees, sawmilling took over. This in turn led to his involvement with the Government Overseas Develpment Administration and the British Army in supplying and commissioning sawmills to communities in Africa and Southern America.
Robin took over the Trekkasaw company in 1991 and in 1995 developed a one man operated, automated, hydraulically driven, mobile sawmill, the Autotrek.
Coming back from the overseas work Robin focused on building up the business of contract sawmilling and timber production and sales in the south of England working with organisations such as National Trust, English Heritage and the Forestry Commission as well as local landowners.
At Timber Resources, we have worked hard to build up an enviable reputation and are well known for reliability, professionalism and top quality services across Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.
Much of the timber is local, we are situated in one of the largest broad leaved area in the country.
We have a policy of using the whole tree. The brush and brash is chipped for mulch. The main butt is graded for planks and beams. Substantial boughs can be converted into crooks and swept beams for timber framing.
Off cuts (falling boards and slabwood) are converted into firewood. Slabwood also supplies green naturally edged wood turning blanks.