Dry autumn increases fencing sales

The drier than average autumn has boosted sales by 20 per cent at Duchy Timber with its range of garden furniture and fencing still selling well as winter approaches.

Olly Bennett, manager at Duchy Timber, said: "Our most popular products have been our classic picnic tables and our heavy duty overlap fencing panels. The fact that the weather has been drier and warmer than you would expect for September and October has seen sales remain consistent which has been a great boost for business.

"I think the appeal of our ranges is the fact that they are made with local, sustainably sourced timber from south west England. Our customers are very environmentally-aware and the origin of the wood is an important factor for them. Our products also contain three times as much wood as your average product so they can withstand harsh winter weather, which actually makes the autumn a really good time to buy."

Duchy Timber sources its timber from within 50 miles of its sawmill in Lostwithiel. Its 1.80 metre classic picnic table is processed and crafted on site. 

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