It takes just 2 minutes to transform that carefully selected log from its natural state into a high quality product ready for treatment or further processing

But most importantly of all, it takes 50 years of passion, investment and expertise to establish an unrivalled reputation for excellence of quality and service – which is exactly what Premier Forest Sawmilling gives to its customers.

Premier Forest Sawmilling has maintained a passion for uncompromising quality and is now recognised for providing some of the very best fencing and landscaping materials available anywhere in the country. That’s not our claim; that plaudit has come from our customers themselves. And whilst it’s nice to have our customers speaking for us, we think our products speak for themselves.


With accurate, consistent cutting from high-grade logs up to 16ft in length, and kilning, brown/green pressure treatment tanks, and skilled additional processing facilities all on site, Premier Forest Sawmilling’s range and flexibility is comprehensive. 

  • Featheredge
  • Posts
  • Rails (square, arris, cant)
  • Gravel Boards
  • Pickets (round, pointed)
  • Gate Posts (weather-top, pyramid-top etc)
  • Sleepers
  • Pallet boards, bearers and block
  • Heat treatment
  • Brown and Green Osmose preservative treatment

Renewable & Sustainable

Nothing goes to waste on our watch. Not only does our efficient optimising give us the best possible yield from the logs, but the waste is all utilised too, either for heating our drying kilns or for supply into the biomass industry. It’s all part of our commitment to use our forest resources as effectively as possible.

As well as being generally sourced from local responsibly and sustainably managed woodland, our timber is milled, Kiln-dried, pressure treated, machined and manufactured on site. That keeps our log miles to a minimum. Our computer-controlled timber drying kilns are also fired using waste from our mill.

Latest Technology

We use the latest computer-controlled technology at every stage to deliver the highest quality product. Each log is scanned and the most efficient sawing patterns are calculated. Our new kilns are extremely efficient and are fired using waste product from the saw mill. Our computer-controlled treatment plant calculates the precise amount of treatment, time and pressure required to ensure that the treated timber we produce is optimally treated.


Our products are checked at every stage of manufacture. Our state-of-the-art mill ensures the best timber is selected for each application. Each piece is checked before stacking, each piece is kiln dried to ensure maximum absorption of treatment and each piece is checked before use. This process allows us to treat to USE CLASS 4, giving an extended service life.

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Covid-19 Update 5th January 2021

New Appointment at Mill Timber Direct

Premier Forest Group has appointed Gary Pugh as branch manager of Mill Timber Direct, its sawmill outlet store near Crumlin. Mill Timber Direct supplies quality timber products and ancilliaries to trade and non-trade customers.

Timber Group Pursues Environmental Excellence

Premier Forest Products, one of the UK’s leading timber groups has made a significant investment into green technology, acquiring electric forklift trucks to ensure that the company continues to thrive while emphasising its commitment to sustainabi...

Premier Forest features in the Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250

UK timber company Premier Forest Group has been listed in the annual Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250 league table which ranks Britain’s leading mid‐market private companies. The inclusion of the Newport‐based company reflects its strong financi...

Premier CEO Makes Top 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy

Our Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Mr Terry Edgell, has made it onto the Grant Thornton’s 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy.

The programme selects entrepreneurs, trailblazers, government innovators and business leaders that embody the spirit of economical development. It recognises individuals who enable people, communities and organisations to flourish, whilst giving them a platform to express their ideas and motivations.

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