The Knowledge Centre
Welcome to the Northwood Knowledge Centre, where you will find a whole host of useful information, guides and advice regarding our timber products and their installation and maintenance.
Meet our team of experts.
James Burnford - Managing Director
James started Northwood in 1983, actually felling the Oak trees and selling the timber to other sawmills. His role as Managing Director is to oversee all aspects of the business and drive the business forward through continual improvement of the products and services supplied by his team.
Richard Lee – Chief Sawyer and Green Side Foreman
Richard has been with Northwood since 1987. He is a highly experienced Sawyer and is jointly in charge of our FSC® and PEFC™ certification. Richard is affectionately known as ‘Mr Knowledge’, knowing everything there is to know about wood. Richard lives in the National Park in Cumbria and works a flexi-shift so he can spend time fishing when not cutting oak for our orders.
Stuart Rivers - Sales Team
Stuart has been at Northwood since 2002 and has brought with him a mountain of knowledge, collected whilst working in the trade since leaving school many years ago. Stuart works in our sales office and is also in charge of our FSC® and PEFC™ certification. He has 45 years experience in the timber trade so he should be capable of answering any queries you have. He certainly knows his wood. As of April 2019, Stuart has reduced his working hours to three days a week.