We really are happy to take your enquiries using the contact form below. Alternatively you can phone us at the Norton Timber Yard, home to our workshop, to arrange an appointment.


Long Lane
nr Dover
Kent CT15 7LU

Tel: 01304 832525
Fax: 01304 832277

Email: nortontimber@hotmail.co.uk

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The History of Norton Timber

The Norton family have been involved in forestry and sawmilling in the South East for almost 50 years. From humble beginnings cutting coppice for logs and charcoal in the 1940s, to cutting timber for the Kent coal field on mobile sawmills in the forests around Canterbury area in the 1950 and 60s. Building and running sawmills in Sandwich and Bishopsbourne in the 1970s and 80s then in the mid 1980s moving back into forestry, then the great storm came and we soon became known as one of the few contracting teams with expertise and equipment to tackle the job of clearing the devastation. In 1995 we started up a new sawmill under the Norton Timber name on the Goodnestone Park estate, relocating the business to our Shepherdswell site in 2002, and the installation of one of the few big hardwood sawmills left running in the South of the country. We specialise in oak frame timber buildings, you can view our projects to see the type of work we have produced over the years.


Norton Timber continues to source timbers from well managed forests, while building on our outstanding reputation for advising and supplying the requirements of our customers. As a TRADA registered strength grader we can also supply architecturally graded timbers up to THA specification.