Wood Products & Chain of Custody Consultant

Founder of the Internet's No1 Wood Supplier Directory www.TheWoodShop.biz


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FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody Certification

Chain of Custody Consultancy

Do you need FSC Certification?

We are amongst the most experienced FSC and PEFC consultants in the UK and have an excellent record in assisting companies to achieve certification. We try to keep it simple, and make it fun as well… OK, let’s just say we’ll try to keep it simple!

Please visit the relevant pages on our website for further information or to make use of some of our FREE downloads

Timber Consultancy

Wood Products Expertise

Deck investigations

Deck investigations

We offer timber consultancy services to a wide range of clients involved in the wood products and construction industry, as well as lawyers, insurance companies and the police involved with forensic investigations.

Our Timber Consultants are able to draw on a wide experience of both the domestic and commercial use of timber in lifestyle and building projects; from bridges and boardrooms, furniture and flooring, pallets and packaging, through to doors and decking.

As qualified wood technologists with close industry links, The Wood Shop Consultancy has both the technical and practical expertise to advise on the correct specification and use of timber and wood products.

As such, we are regularly called upon to examine wood products to assess their performance, fitness for purpose or cause of failure.

Expert Witness Service

Acting as an Expert Witness in litigious cases, our timber experts are conversant with the requirements of CPR 35 and have gained a broad experience in preparing legal reports (both as single and SJE instructions), dealing with solicitors, conferring with counsel and giving evidence in court.

Timber Condition Surveys

Timber condition survey

Timber condition survey

The Wood Shop Consultancy is also experienced in providing condition survey reports to satisfy the requirements of Building Control, NHBC etc. Over the years, our consultants have been involved in surveying a number of prestigious developments, including The Guardian Royal Exchange, London; Woolwich Arsenal; Regents Park (London Zoo and surrounding Regency properties); Natural History Museum; Gloucester Docks; Queen’s Hotel, Hastings; and the Judicial Buildings of the South West Circuit (Bristol, Exeter, Taunton etc).


Wood Products Promotion

Wood Shop Directory

The Wood Shop Directory

The Wood Shop Directory provides professional specifiers, buyers, and users of timber products and services with a simple, efficient way of sourcing from suppliers of quality wood products.

Over 5000 visitors per month

Today, The Wood Shop Directory is used by over 5,000 visitors each month who are looking for qualitywood products.

Visit The Wood Shop.biz

Join them, by visiting www.thewoodshop.biz, or clicking on the tab to the top right of the screen…

About Roger Galpin

Occupation: Wood Products and Chain of Custody Consultant
Qualifications: BSc, AIWSc
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science, Associate Member of the Institute of Wood Science
Organisation: The Wood Shop Limited
Address: 15 Spinney WayNeedingworth
St Ives
PE27 4SR
Office Tel: 01480 469367
Mobile: 07815 784003
Fax: 01480 469366
Email: roger@thewoodshop.biz
Expertise: Technical and practical expertise in the correct specification,use and evaluation of timber and wood products, including :-
  • Cladding
  • Doors
  • Floors, wood and laminate flooring
  • Furniture
  • Joinery – interior and exterior
  • Kitchen and bathroom joinery
  • Staircases
  • Windows
  • Timber durability
  • Insect infestation (woodworm) and
  • fungal decay (Wet rot and Dry rot)
  • Structural timber: Solid timber, Glulam, engineered wood products
  • Visual strength grading
  • Pallets and packaging
  • Softwood
  • Hardwood
  • Timber movement; shrinkage and expansion
  • Timber construction and buildings :-
  • bridges, jetties, timber frame, floors and roofs
  • Building condition surveys
  • Woodwork and machining
  • Wood based sheet materials (plywood, chipboard, MDF, etc.)
  • Timber failure: buildings, tools and equipment

About The WoodShop.biz

The Wood Shop Limited is engaged in promoting the use of quality wood products and best practice through independent assessment, representation, technical support and promotion. In addition, we provide expert witness and timber consultancy services for lawyers, insurance companies, loss adjusters and Police offers engaged in forensic investigations.

We provide a prompt and efficient service to our clients, using the latest technology, such as email, broadband and digital imagery.

We welcome enquiries on any timber/wood related matter, offer a free initial telephone discussion of any case, and in the event that we are not able to assist with enquiries for any reason, we will be pleased to recommend alternative experts who may be able to assist.

Trained in the legal aspects of report writing and in giving evidence in court (Academy of Experts and Bond Solon)

Geographical area of work: All of UK and worldwide

Memberships of other professional associations :-

Society of Expert Witnesses


Law Society:
1998 2000
S & M:
2007 Link to S & M web site
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