RH Wilson (Lakes) Ltd – Timber Importers & Suppliers

We are an independent privately owned timber importing company, based in the Lake District. Our production and offices are in Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria, which can be reached from junction 38 of the M6 or the A66 from Scotch Corner.             

We supply two main markets throughout the UK – high quality redwood, whitewood & hardwood to joinery & furniture manufacturers and HT timber to the packaging industry.

We import most of our timber by trailer direct from the sawmills in Sweden, Finland & Russia, and British softwood from local sawmills.

We have many years experience of importing timber from these sawmills, with whom we have had a long-standing relationship.


At Kirkby Stephen we have sawing, x-cutting & grading and also planing and moulding facilities available to produce exactly what our customers require. We specialise in grading timber for specific end use, whether it be for bespoke joinery or manufacturing packing cases. We hold substantial stocks of timber at Kirkby Stephen and at the docks.

We are also a clearing-house for surplus and redundant stocks of timber, including salvage clearance. We evaluate and determine the best strategy to move all surplus stocks, and best of all, we will make a prompt payment for the goods.

All timber and allied products sold by R H Wilson (Lakes) Ltd are from renewable sources. Scandinavia has had for many years a very strict replanting program, which is being continually improved as technology becomes available.

We are FSC® and PEFC certified.

At R H Wilson (Lakes) we work closely with a small portfolio of customers with whom we have a good two-way relationship. We feel understanding their exact requirements is imperative when supplying the correct grade of timber.