Welcome to Hardwood Dimensions (Holdings) Group

The Hardwood Dimensions (Holdings) Limited group of companies has three trading divisions, Hardwood Dimensions, Devon Hardwoods and Pendle Hardwoods. The group is a leading supplier of specialised quality Hardwoods to companies in the UK, Europe, and the Far East. The company can trace its roots back over 100 years and it remains in the same ownership currently employing three generations of the original families.

We strive to develop strong and lasting relationships with both our customers and suppliers. Over our time we have seen the product range evolve as our customers' requirements have changed. We have frequently been innovators, identifying needs and bringing new timbers and timber based products to the market.

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HDL are importers, exporters, shippers and merchants of specialised timber products. The industries supplied include Striking Tool manufacturers (hammers, sledge hammers and axes), Garden Tool manufacturers (spades, shovels and forks), Musical Instrument manufacturers (highland bagpipes, other woodwind instruments, guitars and drumsticks), Sports Good Manufacturers (cricket, snooker and pool, lacrosse and hockey sticks), Specialised Hand Tools, Cutlery, Furniture, Contract Furniture and Wood Turning Industries.

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pendle hardwoods

Established in 2005, Pendle Hardwoods is a leading supplier of pack quantities of Hardwood and Softwood lumber to timber importers in the UK and Ireland.

Pendle Hardwoods is committed to customer satisfaction; a team of hands on timber traders who have many years experience in the industry who understand what our customers require. Our expertise in sourcing these timbers in conjunction with partnerships forged with suppliers over many years means we can offer an ever expanding range of species.

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Since 1985 Devon Hardwoods has been one of the South West's leading timber importers and distributors of quality Hardwoods in South West, South Central England and South Wales.

Our product ranges include Hardwoods, Clear Softwoods, Machined products, flooring, decking, sheet materials, and edge glued panels and worktops. We also offer a bespoke machining service from our own in house workshop. We supply from stock to trade or retail timber users, master craftsmen, joinery works or bulk manufacturing facility. We can readily supply quantities from single boards and specific cutting lists, to large volumes, from packs lots to full loads. From our base near Exeter, we provide a quality service using our own fleet of delivery vehicles.

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A family business established in 1947, Hardwood Dimensions at this time was an amalgamation of three family timber trading companies. As part of the war effort, during the Second World War, all similar timber trading companies were instructed by the Timber Control of Great Britain to conduct their businesses in co-operation with each other and shortly after the war finished, Hardwood Dimensions Limited was formed. Two of the three families involved in the creation of Hardwood Dimensions in 1947, are still active in the management of the business today.

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The main business of the company in 1947 was to supply textile shuttle block manufacturers with Persimmon and Hornbeam. Since the decline of the textile business during the 50’s and 60’s the company expanded into supplies of other specialist timbers for example in the manufacture of tool handles in Ash and Hickory.

Since then Hardwood Dimensions have followed the trend of specialist timber supply as the markets have demanded and have supplied quality hardwood for many different applications.


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Increasingly producers and customers alike have become more aware of their responsibility to ensure all timber products used are sourced legally and harvested sustainably. While certification is not possible in all areas of the world, wherever possible we source timber from mills whose responsibility matches our own.

Many of our European timbers and selected North American Hardwoods are available with FSC® Certification. We actively encourage our suppliers worldwide to seek certification, deliberately forming relationships where timber is produced with respect and consideration for the local environment and population. We are registered for the storage and distribution of FSC® Chain of Custody (COC) certified timbers and timber products. Find out more information here.

Hardwood Dimensions (Holdings) Group is a member of the Timber Trade Federation and is committed to its "Responsible Purchasing Policy". View the policy here.

Our current EUTR statement can be obtained Here.