In the late 1970's Surrey County Council (SCC) and the Basingstoke Canal Authority began a project to repair parts of the Basingstoke Canal and decided to use local timber for the reconstruction work.
To meet this demand a sawmill was established in Norbury Park to process larch from a nearby plantation.
Eventually the Basingstoke Canal project was completed but the sawmill continued to operate, producing countryside furniture (notice boards, gates and signs etc) using different types of timber, especially oak. This was mainly for installation on SCC's own estate, but the operation gradually expanded to supply other local authorities and countryside organisations.
The product range was also extended, spreading from the countryside into garden furniture.
In 2002 Surrey Wildlife Trust took over management of SCC's Countryside Estate and the sawmill was transferred to the charity as part of the contract. The sawmill was rebranded as Norbury Park Wood Products and considerable investment made in new machinery, more efficient production and a wider product portfolio, using seasoned wood.
All of our NPWP's profits are now reinvested into protecting Surrey's countryside and wildlife.
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