DW Mouldings invests in chain of custody


Timber flooring accessories specialist DW Mouldings in Sandy, Bedfordshire, has achieved chain of custody certification with BM TRADA for FSC, PEFC and BM TRADA’s own Forest Products Certification schemes.

Part of the London-based timber suppliers and wood machinists DW Group, the Bedfordshire company has recently invested more than £700,000 in its timber moulding mill. Its four moulding machines, including three new Powermat moulders, are able to produce a wide range of standard and non-standard sections, predominantly in north American and European temperate hardwoods.

The high quality finishing line has been set up to use only water-based primer and lacquer, a further demonstration of the company’s commitment to the environment, said Managing Director David Howard. He is proud of the fact that in its 50-year history the family company has not lost sight of his grandfather’s and great uncle’s commitment to quality rather than price. The company maxim is ‘ Moulding your future’.

The decision to pursue chain of custody certification was driven as much internally as by customer demand, said Mr Howard. ‘We are aware of our responsibilities to the environment and we do foresee demand for certified products growing, particularly in and around London as work for the 2012 Olympics gets under way.‘ That said, the company will deliver nationwide, using its own fleet of vehicles or reliable couriers for smaller orders.

In addition to flooring accessories such as thresholds and reducers, DW Mouldings supply other key sectors including construction, shop fitting, DIY and the window/conservatory market.