The Strongest Wood
All timbers aren’t created equal. After scouring forests throughout the United Kingdom, and subjecting the various wood to a number of structural and laboratory tests, we have sadly found that no Welsh or Scottish forest timber can rival the strength and quality of the wood we source from Northern Scandinavia.
It simply isn’t cold enough within these Welsh and Scottish forests, and hence the wood doesn’t grow slowly enough for the growth rings to be closely compacted. All this means is that the closer the growth rings, the slower it has grown (in freezing temperatures), and therefore the stronger it has become.
Our poles are a minimum of 80 years old and of world-class quality – no other wood type compares to the Northern Scandinavian wood we source.
Using our unique “giant pencil sharpening machine”, as we fondly call it, our poles are the only tipi poles in the industry to comply with BS EN 131 – the European Standard for wooden portable ladders and staging. Meeting this standard proves our poles’ strength, rigidity and most importantly safety.