A SAWMILL is cutting to the heart of modern demands with its bespoke approach to timber.

Jackson’s Timber in Hexham is meeting the needs of contractors, farmers and the general public with its innovative attitude to business.

The fourth generation family firm has been tailoring its services to the changing demands of customers for more than 100 years.

In that time it has built up an enviable reputation for expertise in the varied timber industry.

Director Tony March said: “We can help clients find the perfect product for their requirements thanks to considerable expertise of our staff built up over many years. The right product for the specific job ensures maximum value for money.

“For the past two years we have really developed the business at Hexham stocking a great range of sizes and more stock than ever.”

Whether customers are in the market for bespoke gates, fencing or posts, the choice is endless with various styles of rails and posts which are square-sawn, machine-round or peeled.

Contractors can also fulfil their requirements for purlins needed to bridge the gap in their timbers between imperial and metric measurements. Mr March explained: “Many old farm buildings have been constructed using imperial measurements but modern timber lengths tend to be metric causing problems with the fit. We provide the purlins to resolve this issue helping to support the roof sheets on these rustic sheds.”

A wide range of garden buildings offers everything from a basic sheds and workshops to offices, sunrooms, summer houses and even a barbecue house.

More and more parents and grandparents are visiting Jacksons to order outdoor play equipment for the children, the perfect antidote to digital devices, to encourage youngsters out of the house and into the fresh air.

Specialists Jungle Gym supply Jacksons with a variety of outdoor play products, from climbing walls to rope bridge towers, swings and slides, all designed to boost activity in the garden. Mr March said: “There is an incredible array of outdoor play equipment, ranging from £500 to £1,500, that can be chosen to enhance the appeal of the great outdoors for young people so they can benefit from fresh air and physical activity.”

Heavy duty, treated, picnic tables, decking and garden furniture by Alexander Rose, offer quality leisure equipment for public and professional alfresco use.

Osmo wood enhancers ensure that the weather and harmful UV rays are kept at bay and the outdoor equipment and decking lasts for years to come.

A resurgence in wood-burning stoves and outdoor ovens has seen a huge demand for log stores and kiln-dried logs. “It is so important to use kiln-dried logs to maximise the amount of heat produced and avoid smoky emissions which come from burning damp wood,” said Mr March.

“Whatever the customer’s need, whether it is for business or for domestic use, we can use our years of experience to offer sound advice and help customers find the exact product to best meet their needs.”