“We’re proud to be the largest and most trusted manufacturer and distributor of garden timber products in the UK”

At Forest, we know a fair bit about fences; And sheds for that matter. In fact, we’ve been the UK’s leading and most trusted manufacturer and distributor of quality wooden garden products for over 50 years.  Today, you’ll find our range of garden buildings, fencing, decking and decorative structures for sale across many sites online and in over 3,000 retail stores. 

From the forest to the doorstep – we’re a vertically integrated business

We’re proud to be a British company using sustainable, British timber. The majority of the timber we use is grown and felled from managed UK forests across Scotland. After felling, the timber is cut and processed in our nearby sawmill and taken to our manufacturing operation in rural Worcestershire.

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It is here our skilled workforce proudly produce the widest range of garden buildings, fencing and structures available in the UK.

You’ll see the products made from UK timber marked with a Union Jack on this website.

All of the products that we sell are dispatched from our Worcestershire site, here the final part of their journey is managed by our dedicated delivery department and team of drivers who are responsible for distribution to stores or direct to customers’ homes by our fleet of vehicles.

Our History

The traditional British Larchlap Fence Panel has stood the test of time for over 50 years, originally designed by Joseph Corbett & Son in Worcestershire, the company and famous Larchlap panel proudly became part of our heritage with Forest Fencing who starting trading in 1975.

The Forest brand has always had close links with garden centre retailers and has long been synonymous with quality garden products. Today our products are proudly stocked by many garden centres, builders’ merchants and DIY stores throughout the UK.

The main change in our business has been the growth of customers buying our products online.  We introduced our own home delivery service in 2006.  It means that customers who buy our products on websites can have their order fulfilled and delivered directly by us.  Customers can choose their delivery slot and lead times are typically 4 days. Our fleet has increased and we have grown to over  200,000 deliveries to customers homes across a year.

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Image courtesy of Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History.

What’s Important to Us

We want to make Britain a nation proud of its gardens.

Whatever our product, big or small, it should make a real impact and instantly transform, so that our customers can really enjoy their outside spaces

When it comes to products it’s important to us that we’re able to offer high quality traditional products like fence panels and sheds.  As well as investing in technology to ensure product consistency, our traditional products are also designed to be of superior quality – our sheds typically have a range of extra security features and higher eaves than the majority on the market.

It’s also important for us to lead the way with new designs and offer more contemporary choices.  We have a dedicated team of inhouse designers who are always on the look out for something new, whether that be a unique roof design, venting system, a fence panel that blocks out noise, beautiful decorative structure or an entirely new concept in small space growing, we’re proud that we design and distribute our own products.

And the thing that underpins our business is our focus on providing excellent customer service.

It’s important for us that we give customers and stores who buy our products the best service possible. We’ve invested heavily in our delivery service and drivers and also our customer service teams. We’ve introduced a 4 day lead time for the majority of our products and made sure we’re easy to get in touch with – whether you have a technical question or need some more information about an order.  Our size and experience make it easier for our customers.  We offer help with clear information and instructions both online and through our customer service teams  and we strive to be easy to do business with.

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