01761 241333
01761 241333

Interesting Timbers

Contact & Finding Us

Interesting Timbers
Wells Road, Emborough
, Somerset

Some online maps have now listed Wells Road, Emborough, as Bath Road (for some unknown reason) causing some confusion, so please check our actual location on our website map and when booking a visit with our office.

Tel:  01761 241333

Email Enquiries


Your email enquiry is important to us; we do receive high numbers of emails and aim to respond within 12-24 hours. On some occasions it may take longer than this to reply.

Some enquiries will take longer to reply to as we may require a few hours to look at timber in order to match your enquiry requirements.

Rural Broadband & emails

Our email service is provided via remote countryside broadband; as this is a 'rural' service from time to time we experience difficulties sending and receiving emails.

If you haven't received an email response within 24-48 hours please call our office as we are happy to help you and to check that your email has been received.

Timber Yard (opening times)

Interesting Timbers since 1986

"...You are welcome to visit us by appointment ..." you can book with our office... email  or call..."



Visiting by appointment

Usual Yard Visiting Time Slots

Monday to Friday:

...9am-12noon   &      2pm-4pm...

Why we have visiting times slots & appointments.

''...We are able to select your timber to your specification and deliver it to you...Most of our clients ask us to select their timber for them based on their individual requirements and have their timber delivered..."

To comply with government guidance/law we are not able to offer you an appointment to visit us  during times of movement/travel restrictions.  Social distancing must be enforced at all times.

"...Our hearts go out to all the people that are affected by the COVID-19 virus. We are taking appropriate measures to protect NHS workers, key workers, our staff and the public we hope that you and your friends and family remain well; during  this national emergency our staff will remain at home , David and Catherine are working at Interesting Timbers to ensure that our employees can return to work when this crisis is over..."

Under normal circumstances you are welcome to visit us by appointment. You can book with our office,email or call us.

During certain times we may be closed to the public as we are doing sawmilling and machining work etc. that is dangerous, at this time we have to restrict public access to our yard so that we meet our HSE obligations, Risk Assessment protocols and insurance criteria.

We may need to arrange to get stacks of timber out for you to view, this may take an hour or soor even a day or so as we have a lot of timber. Booking an appointment helps you to avoid waiting.

We also need to ensure that the correct members of staff are on site to assist you (to help with your enquiry and to move timber and to meet our insurance requirements and HSE legislation)


Yard Not open to the public 1pm-2pm

Yard visits can not take place during lunch time.                    

When our staff take their lunch (usually between the hours of 1-2pm) as key members of staff are not available during this time you will not be able to visit us during this time.

Members of staff must be present for you to be able to look at timber by appointment, or to make a collection (for timber ordered in advance we always email you a selection of collection times, when staff will be available, so that you know when you can collect your order from us)

We are happy to provide this time to our staff and are legally obliged to allow our staff to have  their lunch break.

Changes to opening times

Although we usually keep Yard hours Monday to Friday, the yard team occasionally works away from site or may be undergoing staff training at these times our Yard opening times and visiting/collection times will vary.

Changes to our general opening times are always posted on this page.

Bank Holidays and Christmas

Interesting Timbers Yard and Office is not open to the public at the weekend or on bank holidays we also close at Christmas time and are closed on Good Friday, Easter Monday and New Years Day.


Monday to Friday-9:00am - 5:00pm

Contact: 01761 241333

On the odd occasion if our office staff are unable to take your call straight away please leave a message on our answering machine as your enquiry is important to us.

Our answering machine

If you telephone us on a Saturday or Sunday please leave an answer machine message as the office and Yard are not open at the weekend and we will get back to you when we are back at work on Monday.

Yard Visitors

Yard visitors are welcome by appointment during general visiting hours, please contact us to arrange a day and time slot. This helps to avoid a wasted journey. 

If you are unable to pay us a visit, we will be happy to select your timber and dispatch it by carrier.

When the weather is inclement (rainy, windy and it often is) our Yard can be very muddy. Unfortunately  we can't do much about this, please wear suitable foot wear.

Interesting Timbers a working Sawmill

SAT NAV & Directions

Occasionally SAT NAVS are sending people into Wells, which is 5 minutes away from our actual location. If you need assistance with directions when lost please call our office for directions.

Please note that some online maps and SAT NAV devices list Wells Road Emborough as Bath Road causing some confusion and sending people to Bath by mistake.

We suggest that you double check our actual location before setting out to visit us.


A life time working with timber !

'...Quality means doing it right when no one is looking...'



Get Directions

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We are located on the B3139, on the Mendip Hills about 1.5 miles from the A37, on the left as you head towards Wells in Somerset.

Distance: We are above the historic city of Wells in Somerset which is a 10 minute drive away. Bath and Bristol are also only a short distance from our yard, 16 miles drive by car. We are 14 miles from Castle Carey and Frome. Bruton is also accessible by a short journey of 12 miles as is  Glastonbury, London 2 1/2 hours. Please book an appointment by contacting our office.

We are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful country side, pretty villages and historic areas all worth a visit as Somerset has so much to offer. Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole are both within a very short drive and are both sites of biological and geological interest.

Our favourite place to shop and have coffee can be found within ten minutes and is the small but perfectly formed city of Wells.

If you are unable to pay us a visit, we will be happy to select your timber and dispatch it by Parcel Carrier, Pallet Haulier or on our own Van (for local deliveries) for all deliveries charges will apply.

Car parking

Apple tree and Hawthorn blossom in the car park.

David, B.Eng (hons)

Working Sawmill, we cut & dry our own timber

 David Enjoying Coffee

Coffee in Wells...

The team after a hard day's work

Team work

There is nothing like

your first

wood working project (2016)