PLAIN SAILING FOR INTERNATIONAL TIMBER AND NORMAN PIETTE
When asked to provide timber for decking at the local yacht club, leading Guernsey builders’ merchant Norman Piette needed a product that would withstand the elements without fading, warping or cracking. The company approached established supplier International Timber for help in selecting a low maintenance solution that would look good for years to come.
International Timber recommended Megawood LIGHT, part of the Megawood range of PEFC easy-to-install composite decking products, which is made from 75 per cent real wood fibres and 25 per cent high-quality polymer binding agents. It supplied 1,500 metres which was used to create a roof deck leading from the bar and lounge area of the yacht club, alongside the town harbour.
The UK’s exclusive supplier of Megawood LIGHT, International Timber offered Norman Piette a fast and efficient delivery service to meet requirements. Steve Desperques, timber production manager at Norman Piette, comments: “When the project contractor asked us to supply decking for Guernsey Yacht Club we contacted the team at International Timber for their recommendations. The Club was gearing up for the busy summer season and wanted an attractive yet durable decking product that was slip resistant.
“Megawood LIGHT ticked all the boxes: it is dyed throughout, eliminating the need to apply treatment or coatings, does not discolour, is resistant to insects and fungi and, due to its structure, offers a safe non-slip surface. It is also manufactured with materials from sustainable sources and is available with PEFC Chain of Custody certification, which is an important consideration for us when purchasing timber.”
International Timber has a long-standing relationship with Norman Piette and has been a supplier for around 15 years. Steve continues: “At Norman Piette our aim is to supply customers with building materials and services of assured quality in a friendly and efficient manner and we expect the same from our suppliers. We normally deal with the Parkend depot and I am impressed by their helpful staff and fast turnaround time for orders and enquiries.
“A key benefit of working with International Timber is the company’s large stock holding facility and reliable delivery service. Thanks to this there is no need for us to stock items from the Megawood range, enabling us to reduce our stock holding costs, improve our efficiency and maximise the value we deliver to customers.”