Quality shines through for Bennetts with Bicester retail deal

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 31 Oct 2017

TWO universities and a luxury shopping village expansion are the latest prestigious projects supplied by Grimsby’s Bennetts Timber. 

The company, which has been operating for more than 200 years, is seeing a surge in popularity for the timber cladding it specialises in.

Now the Phase Four development of Bicester Village, a designer outlet near Oxford, has benefitted from the 20-strong team headed by brothers Edward and Robert Bennett, as well as Cambridge Science Park and Birmingham University. 

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Warner Brothers Studios in Hertfordshire can also be added to Bennetts’ long list of customers, with retailers Aldi, Tesco and Sainsbury’s all using cladding on new store builds and refurbishments.

Edward Bennett said: “We are extremely proud of our history and pride ourselves in offering our customers the support and advice they need. Every customer is important to us from someone building shelves at home to a house builder needing quality timber for a large housing project. 

“Business has been brisk over the last 18 months or so and we are currently looking at expanding the business in the short to medium term.”

The cladding was selected by Colin Goodwin for the Humberston home that won him a Best Sustainable Project in the regional Local Authority Building Control Awards, and the brothers believe an advantage they have is an onsite mill and painting facility at the South Humberside Industrial Estate base, a rarity for a modern timber merchant and a legacy of such a heritage. 

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