IBTC Portsmouth

 IBTC Portsmouth

We teach 1-5 day Short Courses, a 12 week Joinery course and a 1 year traditional wooden Boatbuilding course, all from our base in the heart of Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.

Our experienced instructors teach traditional and modern techniques: sophisticated skills that allow you to take your woodworking hobby to the next level or prepare you for a successful career in boatbuilding, furniture making or related industries.

We welcome students of all ages and from all backgrounds. Prior experience is not essential for our courses; attention to detail and a willingness to work hard are what really counts.

Short courses this autumn and winter include Tool Restoration, Make a Boat Hook, Beech Mallet Making, Dovetail Tool Box Making and many more.

If you want a full list of our courses or to learn more about what we teach, come and chat with us at our stand. You can also see our students at work on weekdays in Boathouse 4, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, or book a place on one of our free Open Afternoons by emailing info@ibtcportsmouth.co.uk.


WL Wests and Sons

WL Wests Logo

West & SonsW L West & Sons Ltd have been based in West Sussex since 1865. Indeed census records indicate that the Great Grandfather of the current family go back further than that in the timber industry, probably to Horatio Nelson’s time! So great experience in timber.

We pride ourselves in working with our customers in helping with their timber demands and creating partnerships.

Mainly working with hardwoods and specialist softwoods, we are able to supply timber as a raw product, machine profiles to new design or to match for restoration work.

Our portfolio includes:

  • West & SonsMachined and Profiled Timbers
  • Hardwood Worktops and Bartops
  • Hardwood Flooring Constructional Beam Oak and Douglas Fir Cladding – Waney edged and profiled
  • Country Doors
  • Decking
  • Fencing – supplied and installed
  • Oak Field Gates
  • Bespoke Entrance Gates …….. and the list goes on.

West & SonsW L West & Sons Ltd – Big enough to cope, Small enough to care – a family run business

Contact us with your project 01798 861611   sales@wlwest.co.uk



Covers Builders Merchants

Covers - Timber & Builders MerchantsCovers have supplied a diverse range of timber and building materials to a wide spectrum of customers for over 160 years. With thirteen branch locations spread across the South of England, we are well situated to supply your timber and building materials from our extensive range of over 25,000 product lines.

Covers - Quarry LaneAt Covers we import timber directly from the source and we have timber mills equipped with the fast and flexible wood working machinery to produce quality joinery and mouldings. Stress grading, house lot packages and preservative treatments are also available on request.

We have built our reputation by offering our customers a comprehensive selection of quality timber and building materials at competitive prices.

As part of our ethos, as a private family company, we aim to offer you an unrivalled customer service package provided by our team of experienced, knowledgeable staff and delivered directly to you promptly by our extensive fleet of vehicles.

Make Covers your first choice.


English Woodlands Timber Ltd

English Woodlands Timber

English Woodlands Timber LtdEnglish Woodlands Timber are proud to sponsor West’s wood fair.

We are a sawmill and timber merchants specialising in sourcing, conversion and
supply of English & European hardwood & softwood products.
Waney edge boards of brown oakWe supply beautiful woods to enhance and add value for every part of the build process. Our wood is good for cladding, decking, structural work, landscaping & other exterior use through to joinery / bespoke interior fitout / flooring / fine furniture use. We offer service, supply & price that match individual needs & wants.
We are friendly, accommodating, experienced & knowledgeable in all areas of timber supply and our aim is to find the best, most economical solution for you, our customer, whatever the size or type of project.

If you need a timber supplier who works for you, call us on 01730 816941.