Visual stress grading & CE mark for structural timber

We are fully certified by BMTRADA to assess, grade and CE mark your hardwood and softwood timbers to current British and European standards for structural use.

To enable our client’s own home grown timber to be put to the best possible use for themselves or others, we provide a visual stress grading service to those who need their timber to be passed as fit for structural use. We can also offer associated mobile saw milling services to convert roundwood timber into bespoke section material for structural and/or aesthetic use.

CE Marking is mandatory for all structural graded timber products covered by the harmonised European Standard (hEN) for timber grading, EN 14081 (and supported by Standards such as BS 4978 and BS 5756).

4 lengths of Douglas Fir visually stress graded and stamped ready for structural use.
Douglas Fir: visually stress graded and stamped for structural use

An accompanying commercial document (‘ACD’) can be issued confirming the strength grade of individual pieces of timber if they need to remain ‘clean’ or free of the stress grade stamp and CE mark.

The BM TRADA Q-Mark Scheme assesses White Wood Management annually and a certificate of competence is awarded to Jim White as our registered grader. Original certificates of competence are available here: hardwoods (VSG BS5756 Hardwoods) and softwoods (VSG BS4978 Softwoods).  Our qualification card is renewed annually and is available for inspection on request. 

Other services

  • Mobile saw milling
    Add value to your timber by hiring our competitively priced mobile saw milling services - turning harvested roundwood into higher value sawn timber. Sell to local markets or use in your own projects.
  • Timber stacked to dry in kiln Kiln drying
    We offer a kiln drying service for both soft and hard woods – let us quote for the milling and kiln drying of your timber.
  • Woodland management planning & advice
    We provide planning, advice and management services for woodland owners helping to secure a sustainable income from woodland whilst maintaining and enhancing a sustainable habitat for wildlife and amenity opportunities.
  • First season growth of newly planted trees Tree planting, woodland creation & design
    Creating areas of new woodland can be very rewarding, but long term success relies on choosing the right species, planning where and when to plant and knowing how to plant and care for your new trees.
  • Volunteers Pulling Conifers Volunteer group management
    Volunteers are the life-blood of environmental conservation work. People from all walks of life who are prepared to put their time and energy into making the world a better, greener place.
  • Woodland crafts and training
    White Wood Management is proud to offer a range of beautiful woodland crafts as part of its portfolio. Training sessions that share these timeless and rewarding skills are also available to book. And it's never too early, or late, to start!