West Yorkshire timber merchant CR Taylor Timber was featured last week’s episode of the Channel 4 TV series ‘Grand Designs.’
The programme saw Robert and Milla Gaukroger attempting to redevelop their 1980s house overlooking Lake Windermere, on what turns out to be a tremendously tight budget.
Channel 4 cameras visited CR Taylor Timber’s site in Station Road, Denholme, as the couple sought specialist advice about the suitability, strength and grading of timber they had sourced from local woods for potential use in the roof of their eco-friendly project.
Taylor’s chairman Charles Taylor said: “We were recommended on the strength of our reputation in the timber trade by the certification body BM TRADA, which was originally established to develop quality assurance schemes in the construction industry.
“We machine-inspected the sample timbers brought in by the Grand Designs couple and they successfully passed the required tests, which made them suitable for use in their new home.”
The company then received a follow-up order for its eco-friendly engineered I-joists, which were used by the couple in a new-build extension to the house.