Corona Virus & The Unusual Buying Trends
Panic Buying Of Garden And House Renovation Timber Products
Its not just toilet roll panic buying but wood decking and cladding hoarding. Over the last few days Timber Focus a UK Timber importer and distributor has had an influx of enquiries and orders for timber decking and cladding, and there are a number of assumptions on or reasoning behind this we suspect people intend to work on their gardens and homes if the quarantine does come into effect. The other thought process is the ability of wood to limit the number of harmful bacteria and moulds etc providing healthy internal living.
Factory finished products have interestingly been on the highest demand for internal and external cladding. Speaking to the head of sales Andrew Goto, he mentioned that is its bizarre that over a few days people’s habits are changing from to gardening and home renovation problems. Of interest has been the internal white wax, charred and burnt effect DragonWOOD cladding for wall and ceiling cladding in the SertiWOOD range that can be easily be wiped over or cleaned and easy to maintain.
These ranges are popular for renovations and new builds private homes and hospitals. For gardening western red cedar screens slats for fencing and cladding look most popular including brown treated timber decking. The average over size for timber cladding is approximately 50m2 and that of timber decking is 60m2.
The demand is coming from both timber merchants and renovation customers, we are very fortunate that we are well stocked on these ranges.
It is bizarre how an illness like Corona Virus Covid-19 can cause an unusual surge in demand for particular products over such a short period of time. Timber Focus is well stocked for both standard treated timber decking and factory finished products stocked in 2 distribution centres in Stoke on Trent and Harwich allowing for 3-day lead-time. Other products available from Timber Focus are Siberian Larch, Thermowood, painted and stained Timber decking, Viking secret fix cladding, charred larch cladding, Accoya and Kebony including fire retardant treated timber cladding to Euro Class B.