Finding the right timber is a key step in creating a high-quality product. So whatever you’re planning on making, you want to work with a leading hardwood timber merchant in London. You need a timber merchant that is reliable, helpful and stocks the best hardwood timber on the market. Welcome to Vetraland Selective Timber

We specialise in bringing high quality hard and softwood timbers to meet an array of demands, providing for commercial construction and DIY needs. We’re your one-stop-shop for all of your hardwood timber needs, whether you’re looking for sleepers, beams, or pre-constructed products like fence panels. 

Understanding the Difference Between Soft and Hardwood

As one of the leading hardwood timber merchants in London, we are well acquainted with the differences between  soft and hardwood, ensuring that we have the best materials available. While the name might suggest that the difference is related to strength, the reality is that soft and hardwoods are classified based on something entirely different. In fact, you can have some incredibly soft hardwoods and some rather hard softwoods. 

Instead of strength, the difference lies in the physical characteristics and the rate of growth. Hardwood comes from what’s known as deciduous, broadleaf trees, like Oak or Ash or Elm and they usually take longer to grow than softwoods. Softwood typically originates from gymnosperms like pine, cedar and firs. These are flowerless trees that often grow much faster. 

If you’re unsure which type of timber you need, then you can discuss this with our hardwood timber merchants. We will be able to offer you the advice and answer any questions you have.

The Uses of Hardwood Timber

Hardwood timber is an excellent choice for so many different projects because of its strength and versatility. Hardwood timbers are also rot and insect resistant making them ideal for outdoor and indoor projects. So whether you’re looking to build a fence, an outdoor decking area or high-quality furniture, you’ll want to use hardwood timber. 

We have a range of hardwood timber available. It’s important to use hardwood timbers for anything that will experience a lot of traffic, like flooring. This isn’t often discussed but your floors see a lot of footfall, which can lead to scuffs and indents if you’re not careful. Hardwood timber like Oak is an ideal choice because it is resistant to this sort of damage.

Want to Speak to Our Experts?

Regardless of what project you might be working on, making sure that you have the right timber is key to completing a successful project. This is why working with our hardwood timber merchant is a must. Our timber is all carefully sourced and Forest Stewardship Council approved, so you can rest assured that you’re receiving  an excellent product. 

If you have any questions that you would like to ask about our timbers or if you would like to check on the availability of a particular product before you visit our yard, then feel free to give us a call on 020 8858 6441 or email us at