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Doing good with wood

Posted on April 30 2018 at 3:28:55



Real wood worktops are a great way to give your kitchen a new look – and as they can be a big investment, they need to stand the test of time.

Worcestershire firm Good Timber creates bespoke hardwood worktops made to extremely high standards – predominantly using prime oak and character oak, but also a range of other quality hardwoods including ash, beech, cherry and walnut.

Timber machinist Chris Needham explains that all worktops are made from wide staves or planks that run the full length of the worktop, starting at 120mm wide.

“This is how worktops ought to be made, rather than the cheaper method of manufacturing which uses smaller bits of wood glued together into one piece. Our products are top quality, so they are particularly durable and long-lasting.”

The experienced team at Good Timber can make worktops to any thickness, width and length, while additional options are available for adaptations such as sink cut outs, drainage grooves and profiled edges.

Customers generally provide the required dimensions and sometimes drawings or diagrams of their requirements, before Good Timber creates a worktop to their exact specification. The team are also happy to carry out installations in the local area, providing clients with a complete service.


Originally based in Northamptonshire, Good Timber’s business was built largely on internet sales, with orders from as far afield as Dubai. After 10 years, their success has enabled them to expand into local sales from their new location at Rushock Trading Estate near Droitwich, increasing in size, capacity and stock.

There’s something else that makes Good Timber stand out from the crowd – it’s actually owned by the Church, as part of a Christian co-operative group called House of Goodness.

Chris explains that all the businesses under its umbrella operate on an ethical basis, with part of the profits going to charitable causes such as caring for homeless people and helping refugees and economic migrants settle into society.

“We’re all friends and church members, so it makes sense for us to do business together – it means there’s a lot of trust.”

As you might expect, the team also work hard to make sure that their timbers are bought from reputable suppliers with their own ethical sourcing policies.

As well as worktops, Good Timber offers planed or rough-sawn timber for woodworking, furniture making and joinery projects. Carving blanks and spindle blanks are also available.

If you would like to visit the premises in person, ring to make an appointment to ensure there is someone on site to meet you.

Unit 4 Building 326
Rushock Trading Estate
Near Droitwich, WR9 0NR
Tel: 01299 251127 or 07599 028604
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Top: An example of the kitchen worktops. Above right: Chris, Dave and Pete.

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