Timbersource now stocks genuine teak timber

Finding specialist hardwoods for your projects can be challenging especially when sourcing timber became particularly challenging in 2021. It’s really important to us that we can support our customers with finding the most specialist of species.

Whilst importing Teak from Mynamar has not been possible due to restrictions, Timbersource now stocks Teak from a 40,000-hectare plantation in Ghana. This means Teak is now available from a legal and sustainable resource making it a viable option in the UK once again.

One of the great benefits of working with Teak timber is its durability in wet conditions, it contains a high oil content which makes it a popular choice amongst boatbuilders and furniture makers.

Here we explore some of the benefits of working with Teak and why you should consider it for the next project for your customers.

1. Highly regarded by boatbuildersTeak freshsawn.jpg


Due to its unmatched oil content and tight grain, teak is the timber of choice when it comes to boat building. From high profile super yachts to smaller skiffs, teak is usually used for the decking, rails and various other sections that show of the beauty of this unique material.


2. It can be used for outdoor furniture


As mentioned, Teak is a great hardwood for outdoor furniture. Some of the key pieces that work well in teak include garden tables, chairs, benches and loungers. The resistance to outdoor elements like rain and temperature changes is perfect for creating robust garden furniture to enjoy during the warmer months of the year.


3. It is naturally resistant to fungi, rotting and chemicals


One of the key selling points of teak focuses on the natural oil content that makes it water repellent, this adds to its immunity to rotting fungi and most chemicals. This adds to the peace of mind of your customers who can be sure they have a timber that will not require numerous treatments in the future.


Teak surges in popularity within Google over 2020 and 2021


Teak Timber has seen a big increase in searches within Google over the past 2 years, especially when compared to Iroko, a Timber often used as an alternative to Teak. The search data seems to suggest that Teak is still a hardwood that is in demand within the industry with many eager to learn how they can use ethically sourced Teak within their projects. 



Get in touch to learn more about our Teak


If you want to find out more in regards to the applications of our Teak and how it has been sourced then get in touch with a member of our expert team on the number below. We would be happy to discuss the benefits of working with this luxurious timber and how it could benefit the build projects for you and your customers.