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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