We were established in 1990 as a sawmill supplying wet off saw products. Since then we have grown to encompass a large range of timber products.
Somerset Timbers now supplies the Cape Town and surrounding regions with timber and related products for the building and construction industry.
Our emphasis is on developing popular timber products, manufactured by ourselves, and augmenting these with bought in products to enable us to have large stocks of fast moving goods. Our strengths allow “from the mill” pricing.
SABS STRUCTURAL TIMBER
We stock a full range of SABS structural timber.
We normally have 350 cubic metres in stock allowing quick supply and strive to stock all standard lengths.
Our on site processing facilities enable a range of treatments for specific uses and our Production department provides planing and profiling services.
Our stocks also include related items such as fascia, valley boards and capping.
We manufacture a wide range of pine poles from Agricultural poles, laths and droppers to specialist slabbed poles and bollards.
Our poles are used for fencing, vineyards, landscaping, pergolas, roofs and trusses.
We offer our poles in various treatments and finishes depending on customer requirements.
SABS TIMBER TREATMENT
Our Treatment department houses 2 different SABS Registered plants.
1. CCA: This widely used water based treatment imparts a light green colour to the timber and is the industry standard for structural timber, poles and fencing.
2. TBTN: A spirits based treatment designed for protection of machined timber where dimensional stability and a clear colour is required.
Up to 40 cubic metres of dried timber is machined daily to various profiles on modern equipment.
A critical part of our business, we have invested heavily in the latest equipment to allow precise machining, ripping and cross cutting.
TIMBER MOULDINGS AND PROFILES
We take pride in having the latest sharpening equipment to enable top quality finished products.
Our range includes standard tongue and groove ceiling and flooring, skirting, decking, cladding and planed profiles.
We also cater for our customers’ special requirements.
Our factories and warehouses cover more than 5000 square metres, and the entire premises occupies an owned 10 hectare site.
Our stock holding allows quick and efficient supply and service.
Our dedicated delivery fleet delivers throughout the Cape and Boland area.
In addition we also export to neighbouring countries.