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WHO WE ARE

What SDL Specialises In

Discover the various sectors within SDL and explore the multitude of ways in which our diverse business can provide valuable assistance to your specific needs.

Sawmill

Sawmills

Sawmill Supply & Running

SDL Solutions continues to pursue our dream of optimising the tree harvesting cycle, we have recently struck a deal with a leading UK timber supplier that has set a firm trajectory for collaborative, sustainable and full-circle wood pellet production.

The mutually beneficial deal with Premier Forest Products, a vertically integrated timber operation, has seen it purchase the assets of a highly-productive sawmill in Croespenmaen, South Wales — with SDL set to take on the site and existing staff to continue with full scale milling activities. 

Sawmill Activities

The timber that we fell ourselves is transported to the sawmill where the team get to work transforming the material into useful forms for a range of industries. This operation is supported by our strong team of staff who have years of experience at the sawmill prior to the SDL acquisition. 

Processing

All parts of the felled trees are used, be it for bark, wood chip or simply sawmilled timber for use in construction and other industries. 

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Harvesting

Where It All Begins

The beginning of our process starts with the harvesting process. Despite the initial impression of felling a great deal of trees this sustainable management of woodlands is effectively a large scale farming process.

Material Management

Trees are planted in a similar way to sowing a crop of wheat, However, unlike the relatively rapid growth of wheat, trees require an entire generation to reach the stage of maturity suitable for harvesting. Once they have attained this maturity, we carefully fell the trees to be utilized at our sawmill for the production of timber goods, ensuring that no part of the tree goes to waste. once the ground is clear the replanting can begin and the cycle repeats for the next generation.

Harvesting Teams

Our skilled and experienced tree team heads out to each plot to safely and efficiently remove the material with our fleet of harvesting machines which include ****giving us the capability to clear *** amount of material daily, supporting the local lumber industries.

Harvesting

Site Clearance

Large & Small Scale Projects

With extensive experience delivering large and small scale projects in the industry SDL can cater for all needs. Our depth of knowledge and range of forestry machinery allows us to deliver a professional service from start to finish, transforming sites and efficiently meeting targets and expectations.

360 Service

From machinery operation, to felling, to material removal the SDL team are on hand to undertake whatever scale of work you require. Our comprehensive service allows us to be of assistance at any stage of site clearance projects, large or small.

Contractor Clearances

For large clearances, such as those for county councils and Highways, SDL have extensive experience delivering a professional and efficient service at all stages of site clearance. 

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Pellets

Wood Pellets

SDL Solutions continues to pursue our dream of optimising the tree harvesting cycle, we have recently struck a deal with a leading UK timber supplier that has set a firm trajectory for collaborative, sustainable and full-circle wood pellet production.

The mutually beneficial deal with Premier Forest Products, a vertically integrated timber operation, has seen it purchase the assets of a highly-productive sawmill in Croespenmaen, South Wales — with SDL set to take on the site and existing staff to continue with full scale milling activities. 

Harvesting

We work with generational forest and timber growers to sustainably fell trees that have been grown specifically for this purpose. Our dedicated team harvest the trees and then the timber is processed by SDL sawmills- leaving the land clear to be replanted.

Processing

All parts of the felled trees are used, be it for bark, wood chip or simply sawmilled timber for use in construction and other industries. 

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Biomass

Biomass Fuelled Energy

SDL is powered by Biomass, along with our local area. We run a combined heat and power system using biomass fuel to provide sustainable, green energy to the local grid. This power also fuels our pellet line. By utilising material from site clearances and tip sites, we recycle this material from waste to an environmentally friendly resource.

Tip Sites

We run recycling sites around the country that tree surgeons and other members of the public 'tip off' green waste at. This material (chip, logs, brash etc) is then processed via screening and other methods to become useful biomass fuel.

Collections

We also collect wood chip and logs from tree surgeons all around the country using our HGV fleet. This material is processed by us at one of our sites and then brought to our main site to be used to power the boiler.

Machinery Hire

Explore Our Collection

We offer both long and short term hire rates for our fleet of machinery. With highly trained and experienced staff at our disposal we offer an extensive range of site clearance & forestry machinery.

Machinery Hire

We have a diverse range of forestry and site clearance equipment, including; tree shears, forwarders, telehandlers, 360's, stump grinders and much more. Our fleet of machines includes support vehicles, such as lorries and tractors, and expert operators who have extensive training and experience working in a variety of situations.

Chipping Hire

Our team of Albach Diamond 2000's makes light work of chipping jobs, available for short and long term hire alongside support vehicles (Lorries, Tractors & Trailers). Our highly skilled operators can transform large amounts of round wood, cord wood and brash into woodchip within a matter of hours.

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OUR MISSION

At SDL, we take great pride not only in our unwavering dedication to our work and the delivery of exceptional results, but also in our steadfast commitment to upholding our core company values. These values serve as the guiding principles that underpin every aspect of our operations, from our interactions with clients to the execution of our projects. They are the foundation upon which we build our success and drive continuous improvement.

CORE VALUES:

Vision

Our vision is to become the UK’s most reliable supplier of renewable energy to homes and businesses.

Our passion is to bring innovation to our products and services and convert more and more consumers away from fossil fuels.

Our commitment to deliver an unrivalled service and support throughout the lifetime of the product to every customer, irrespective of their size or requirements.

Values

Integrity is at the heart of what we do. We pride ourselves on the honest, reliable and trustworthy service we provide to our customers.

Quality is of paramount importance in our products and services. We’re dedicated to delivering the highest standard of workmanship and customer service.

We appreciate that a good partnership equates to good business and that’s why we work in collaboration with our customers to ensure their requirements are satisfied every single time.

Sustainability

Despite our diverse range of business activities SDL Group always prioritise sustainability. All practices from material sourcing, to logistic scheduling, is done with the core mind set of the environmental impact at the forefront of decision making.

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