Land Logic Timber
Land Logic Timber (LLT) prides itself on being a traditional timber yard, cutting whole trees to customers’ specific requirements. We source our round timber locally from sustainably managed woodlands. We are able to produce a range of products from long beams to profiled cladding. Our most popular species are Western red cedar, English oak, Douglas fir, ash, Coastal redwood, larch, elm, walnut and cherry.
We operate two Woodmizer sawmills, one of which is a static machine based in our yard. The other Woodmizer is a mobile sawmill. This enables us to travel to customers and process trees on site. We cover all of Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire.
Our client base includes The National Trust, The Wildlife Trust, The Duchy Estate, English Nature, Traditional timber frame craftsmen, architects, builders and members of the public who are undertaking their own self-build projects.
The staff at LLT are passionate about trees and timber and have a genuine interest in what they do. This translates into a high quality of work and a friendly and reliable service.
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
LLT produce a range of cladding from species such as Western red cedar, English oak, Coastal redwood and larch. All these species posses a natural durability. We are able to cut profiles such as feathered boards of varying widths, T, G and V, half-lap and waney boards.
From our stock of English oak and Douglas fir trees we are able to cut beams, posts and lintels of varying lengths and sizes to suit your requirements. We are able to cut beams up to 30 feet with the extra long bed on our LT70 (Only Douglas fir is available at this length). Timbers can be visually graded if required. As well as supplying green oak and Douglas fir we also have a stock of air dried oak beams.
We use timber with a natural durability. Sleepers can be cut to the standard 10 x 5, or any size you require. They are ideal for raised beds, especially for the organic gardener who doesn’t want any chemical leaching from traditional railway sleepers.
If you are looking for an alternative to the standard decking then Coastal redwood is worth considering. It is very durable and doesn’t require chemical treatment. It doesn’t splinter and weathers to an attractive silvery grey. Long lengths and varying widths can be produced.
LLT has been supplying high quality sawn ash to Yurt builders for nearly ten years. We select only straight grained stems with no branches. Crown cut boards are reprocessed into specific sizes for wheels, ribs and trellis. Good quality raw material and attention to detail produces timber with high flexibility and tensile strength.
At our timber yard we sell barn stored hardwood logs. These are sold in builders ‘dumpy’ bags. Customers can have a bag loaded onto a trailer with a fork lift or load them into their boot. Visiting the yard is by appointment only so please call first.
LLT operate a timber drying kiln. We can dry sawn timber to low moisture contents making it suitable for cabinetry and other internal uses. Contract drying for customers is charged on a cubic foot basis. Because the kiln needs to be full we only like to accept a minimum of 40 cubic feet. However smaller quantities can be dried if they are worked into larger loads.
With our Woodmizer LT70 we can split wide boards up to 600mm, break down reclaimed beams into flooring and re-size beams.
Based in Ditcheat near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, our timber yard carries a large stock of round timber. We specialise in cutting to order for building projects. Cladding, joists, rafters, lintels, sarking boards can be cut from a range of timbers. Our customers range from arhitects requiring specific cladding types and unusual beams to builders and self builders undertaking their own eco builds.
Clients are able to deliver large parcels of timber to the yard. Here we can store the round timber which allows it to unwind, then convert it to the customers requirements. If the customer wishes we can air dry and then kiln dry down to low moisture contents for cabinetry.
LLT are also able to produce large timber slabs for kitchen work tops, as well as coffee and dinning tables.
As well as producing a wide range of timber products we also offer a range of trees and sculptural timber for chainsaw carvers, artists and landscape gardeners.
We offer a totally portable on-site sawmill service, converting timber to your own specific requirements. Using a Woodmizer LT40 and an Alaskan chainsaw mill we can cope with even the largest trees, converting timber with a high degree of accuracy. With the main part of our business specialising in the supply of beams and dimensioned timber we can guarantee that our mill is always well maintained and accurate.
The Woodmizer LT40 mobile sawmill is a tried and tested machine which has been in this country for around 25 years. The narrow blade thickness minimises waste and the built in hydraulic timber handling enables the woodmizer to manipulate logs efficiently.
We have been operating our LT40 for nearly ten years. For a job to run smoothly and efficiently the following three points are worth taking into consideration:
- The site must be reasonably level and firm.
- Logs must be presented in an orderly fashion, free from excessive mud and stones.
- Plenty of help always maximises efficiency.
Over the last few years LLT has been exhibiting pit sawing at shows over the summer period. A fascination and respect has developed for the way men converted trees into planks before the advent of steam.
Pit sawing was practiced across the world and still is today in some less developed countries. It is the practice of cutting planks from trees using a large triangular shaped saw elevated over a pit or on trestles.
It has been a steep learning curve for us, learning how to sharpen, set and care for the saw. The level of concentration and technique to cut a straight board is also surprising and has developed a great respect for the men that did this day in and day out for hours and hours!
We welcome any advice from people who have tried this and are keen on demonstrating it at shows, please contact us with any hints or questions.
Barrow Hill House, Milborne Wick, Dorset
Robert and Sarah Tizzard asked LLT to help with their House building project. They felled 2500 hoppus feet of oak and ash form there woodlands. The first and second length butts were cut into varying board thicknesses. More...
Duchy of Cornwall Estate, Bath, Somerset
LLT were asked to convert a large parcel of oak trees for use around the Duchy’s numerous Estates. The 2000 hoppus feet of round timber was delivered to the yard in Ditcheat and converted over two consecutive winters. More...
Hadspen House, Castle Cary, Somerset
In February 2014 LLT were asked to mill some of the estates own oak trees. These were used to construct the new walled garden. The trees were cut into varying sizes to build the edges and raised beds of the vegetable garden. More...
Somerset Wildlife Trust at Black Rock Reserve, Cheddar
Over January and February 2014 LLT converted around 50 tonnes of larch cut from the Blackrock nature reserve in Cheddar Gorge. More...
Timber frame straw bale house, Westbury sub Mendip, Somerset
LLT was contacted by David and Janet in the spring of 2011. They were looking to construct a straw bale house with a Douglas fir supporting frame. More...
Bridge at Buscot Park, Faringdon, Oxfordshire
We were asked by the Timber Frame Company to convert a number of large Green Heart beams from West Bay, Dorset. These were to be used in the construction of a bridge designed and built by Richard La Trobe Bateman. More...
Belvedere at Hadspen House, Castle Cary, Somerset
LLT was asked by the estate to select and convert the oak trees required to construct a Belvedere in the grounds of the house designed by David Grandorge. More...
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