Welcome to our latest Newsletter, and an especially
warm welcome to our new subscribers.
We're going to be on Telly! Tonight!!!
Well, assuming you get this e-mail
on Thursday, 27th October 2005, you can learn more about Lisnavagh
Estate and what we are up to on RTE1
tonight at 10.15pm.
Lisnavagh Estate features in the final
episode of the current series of "The Mentor". You
may have seen some of this series already - the viewing figures
seem to be excellent.
The programme looks at several aspects
of Lisnavagh Estate, including the Lisnavagh Timber Project
which most of you are already familiar with. However, you might
be interested in the several other equally inportant aspects
to Lisnavagh that we deal with on a day-to-day basis.
Let us know what you think if you like
- you can leave a message on Our
Forum: Visit the Forum at
Enjoy the show, if you get a chance to
New Easy-to-See Stocklist
redesigned the Summary of Current Stock which features on our
web site since the last newsletter.
It is now nearly half the size and contains
a great deal more detail, including a breakdown of thicknesses
for each state of each species!
Now, at a glance, you can get an even
clearer picture of what we have in stock. And this list is always
up to date, being updated every few days or after any major
change in stock.
The lists are regularly updated and can
be found at: www.irishwoods.com/stockroom
have over 2,500 cu ft of sawn, air-dried and kiln dried hardwood
timber in stock at the moment.
Our new kiln is flat out and trying
to keep pace with demand - we are likely to put in a second,
bigger kiln in the coming months!
Since we set up our workshop last year,
we have seen a very decent upturn in business - notably in the
production of kitchen worktops, bookshelves and dimensioned
timber for DIY enthusiasts.
Repeat business for custom made worktops,
shelving, mantelpieces and other finished items is very encouraging.
list is currently about 28 days, depending on timber availability.
Business Review & Plans
Like any other business, we need to look
at where we have gone and where we are going to. We did this
earlier last year and made some significant improvements by
investing in good ideas and the business has grown significantly
as a result.
It is (already!) time for us to look at
the whole business again and to see what the next moves might
be, and we started this process last month. We are looking at
ways to improve consitency of supply, storage capacity, delivery
options, kiln drying capacity, woodland improvement & supplies.
If you have any ideas, thoughts or suggestions,
tell us quickly!
As well as our own supply of (mainly
windblown) timber from Lisnavagh, we are continuing to look
at supplies from outside sources - particularly the more unusual
timbers and species that may not be commonly found in our own
We have also engaged the services of a
highly reputable consultant to look at the improvement of our
own woodlands at Lisnavagh and to ensure the sustainability
of the woodlands in terms of timber supply and their high amenity
Our sales figures are still going up and
up. The Lisnavagh Timber Project is continuing to grow at a
fast rate with increasing numbers of customers seeking an increasing
range of finished and unfinished timber products.
Our web site, at www.irishwoods.com,
is achieving plenty of hits. The web site is still the most
usual way for our customers to discover us.
Please make use of the Forum! You do not
need to Register to see the discussion topics, or even to leave
a message! (This was the case until recently, but we felt that
it was putting people off using the forum and have adjusted
the settings accordingly). So have a look, and leave a message!
to visit the Forum.
If you would like a link from our web
site to yours, please visit our Links page where you can add
your link to our web site. Alternatively, just e-mail us and
we can add a link for you.
Need a workshop?
We have workshop
space available here at Lisnavagh. The workshops would be ideal
for anybody working with hardwood timber, as there is a very
plentiful supply of timber on the doorstep!
William Bunbury on 059 9161285, or e-mail email@example.com
if you would like to learn more about these possibilities.
you for reading this Newsletter and we look forward to hearing
from you soon!
Lisnavagh Timber Project