When you’re looking for a British company that has form and pedigree, they don’t come much better than WoodBlocX. Based at the Munro Sawmills in Dingwall in the Highlands of Scotland, WoodBlocX is a division of a family business that started more than 120 years ago. A pioneering woman called Elsie Smith opened a timber supplies business in the area in 1890, and today the sawmill is one of the largest producers of fencing panel components in the UK.
Elsie’s great-great-great-grandchildren are still working in the family business and Henry Blake runs the WoodBlocX side of things. The idea for WoodBlocX resulted from a collaboration between his father, Philip Blake, and Norman Fawcett, who between them saw that gardeners needed an easy-to-construct modular timber system for raised beds and other garden builds.
Products don’t get much more British than WoodBlocX – British innovations, the wood is grown in the UK, then processed and made in the Munro Sawmill. It is a British innovation that’s not only transforming people’s gardens but also providing jobs and opportunities in a rural area and bringing much-needed income to the local economy, proving that the Highlands of Scotland are about more than just tourism and whisky!