Welcome to James E. Smith

Coronavirus COVID-19

Following Monday’s Government announcement, the Directors of James E Smith (Timber) Ltd & James E. Smith (Northern) Ltd. reluctantly took the decision to close with immediate effect until further notice.

The health and safety of our employees is paramount, and the board feels that we cannot operate our yard and mills in compliance with the strict Public Health England’s guidelines.

We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause but we strongly believe that if all companies act in compliance with the guidelines the period of disruption to all our businesses will be kept to a minimum.

We will return to full operation as soon as the Government’s restrictions are relaxed.

We wish you and your families well in this difficult period and hope you all stay healthy.

Your normal point of contact is reachable on their mobile telephone should you wish to discuss or require clarification.

e-mails are also being monitored.


James E. Smith (Timber) Ltd. is a leading importer of Softwoods & Frame Grade Birch sourced from major producers in Scandinavia, Germany & the Baltic States as well as sheet materials from Europe, South America & the Far East.

In addition the company carries substantial volumes of Home Grown Softwood.

Our supply partners are all producing quality timber from certified forests and supply a broad range of Softwoods suitable for many types of industries including, construction, landscaping, agriculture, fencing, garden buildings, furniture, pallets & packing.

Our story so far

James E. Smith is an old established independently owned timber supplier based in the heart of Birmingham supplying customers nationwide. Originally formed as a small merchant, the business expanded into softwood importing in 1975 and now has a broad spread of customers engaged in a variety of sectors including export packing, pallet, fencing, garden furniture, garden buildings, landscaping, joinery and agricultural buildings.

Extensive stockyards in Birmingham, Hull, and New Holland also provide a full range of in-house machining and preservative treatment services.

Quality timber

James E. Smith is committed to delivering quality timber and a consistently reliable service that is second to none.

This has achieved a growing customer base that has further strengthened our range of products, services and expertise.

Softwoods, both imported and home grown are sourced from well managed, environmentally certified forests that meet the stringent standards required by FSC® (FSC-C123865) & PEFC™ (PEFC 16-37-448). The company sell FSC® & PEFC™ on request.

Our services

From our five-acre site in Birmingham, we offer an extensive range of services covering sawmilling, planing, moulding, cross cutting and TANALITH E preservative treatment. We can also offer both TANATONE and VACSOL preservative treatments to order.

Our story so far

James E. Smith is an old established independently owned timber supplier based in the heart of Birmingham supplying customers nationwide. Originally formed as a small merchant, the business expanded into softwood importing in 1975 and now has a broad spread of customers engaged in a variety of sectors including export packing, pallet, fencing, garden furniture, garden buildings, landscaping, joinery and agricultural buildings.

Extensive stockyards in Birmingham, Hull, and New Holland also provide a full range of in-house machining and preservative treatment services.

Quality timber

James E. Smith is committed to delivering quality timber and a consistently reliable service that is second to none.

This has achieved a growing customer base that has further strengthened our range of products, services and expertise.

Softwoods, both imported and home grown are sourced from well managed, environmentally certified forests that meet the stringent standards required by FSC® (FSC-C123865) & PEFC™ (PEFC 16-37-448). The company sell FSC® & PEFC™ on request.

Our services

From our five-acre site in Birmingham, we offer an extensive range of services covering sawmilling, planing, moulding, cross cutting and TANALITH E preservative treatment. We can also offer both TANATONE and VACSOL preservative treatments to order.

Looking after the environment

James E Smith (Timber) Limited recognise that we have a responsibility to the environment and this policy is written to confirm our commitment to the protection of the environment.
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