I understand where you are coming from on this Simon and I thought twice before responding to the original post. Indeed I had a quick look at the list of businesses that it had been stipulated should close and sawmills do not appear on it.SVB":1nntwn0y said:FFS guys, really!
Not sure you’ve understood what’s going on. Getting some timber for hobby / home projects is not an essential task.
I’ll not add anything to this thread from here on but as part of day job I’m trying to arrange who should / should not may have to live at a power station, away from family, to keep power on. That is essential. A sheet of 4x8 is not. They are making sacrifice so you don’t have to.
Just think about it for the few weeks / months it may take.
And you accuse Simon of being patronising !!! Jeez..get a grip, man. What exactly are you doing to help the Covid-19 crisis ?AJB Temple":3qn1p2us said:Simon, I am sure you are critical to all life and indeed saintly, as well as patronising, but many sawmills run on a shoestring, employ a handful of guys, and they mostly do not earn much. If they are able to take on-line orders and operate social distancing when they deliver, then why should they, or indeed we, be preached at by you? FFS. Get off your high horse.
British Hardwoods ?Droogs":3urqurfr said:Does anyone know of anyone delivering as I am not allowed to leave the house environs until August when my Imuno system should be back up an running
Seconded. I wonder if it's shortages further up their supply chain ? I know that 18mm ply is difficult to come by. Egger have shut their factory. No reason to suppose that other manufacturers haven't done the same. On the plus side, if Iggesunds have shut then that means no timber extraction this year... Result !Bodgers":7wrx8rqr said:Duffield Timber (the largest hardwood merchant up here in North Yorkshire) have been having difficulties over the last few weeks.
They started by closing just the public counter and showroom, a few days later dropped all visitors other than for pre-order pickup, then went on to deliveries only, and today I see they've posted that they've closed until further notice.
I hope these places manage to survive this...