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Timber Manufacture & Finishing Services

Assembly Work

Since expanding the Dresser business into larger premises we have been able to develop our assembly portfolio to offer a genuine one stop shop. Further investment during 2014 in installing a finishing line along with new moulding equipment has helped us achieve the kind of finish our customers demand and expect.

  • Bonding: Using our Taylor press has allowed us to bond in lengths up to 5 metres, we use all the latest laminating techniques to bond in widths up to a maximum of 900mm. Although we use most standard D4 glues more and more we are responding to the use of more engineered materials such as Accoya. Dresser have worked with specialist glue providers to ensure the right types of glues are used on applications such as the (link) Southport project. 
  • Sanding: The Company has various sanding machines and uses its automatic Boere wide belt sander to provide rough and fine sanded finishes up to 1.2 wide.
  • Door Apertures: All bead production is produced in house before making the door aperture using the latest Hoffman automatic saw, the Hoffman machine provides a dovetail key joint and assembled before finally finishing using our spray facilities to either lacquer, stain or prime.
  • Bespoke Assembly, using a wide range of classic machines including our Maka 5 Axis CNC machine we are able to produce a number of Arch or Curved Frames. We are also able to manufacture a wide range of compound angles including drilling & assembly. During 2014 Dresser introduced a number of curved kitchen components in solid wood using the latest CNC 5 axis machinery.

For further details please contact our technical sales team.

Bespoke Profiling

Dresser offer one of the widest choices of bespoke manufacturing, ranging from straight forward profiling to the more complex profiling, either solid or engineered.

To back up our wide range of profiles we are able to offer additional services such as bonding, CNC profiling, curved mouldings, and special bespoke turnings including a wide experience of assembly wor.

Contact our technical team for more details...

CNC Machining

We currently have two CNC machines, a 3 axis & a full 5 axis Maka combining the latest technology. We are able to cut, router, drill & curve using many different timber materials. Our CNC specialist trained staff can create an abundance of designs taken either from hand drawings or convert all CAD (Computer aided design) software into the CNC programme format to automatically create the finished product component to a high degree of accuracy.


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Solar shadings has been around for a few years and Dresser Mouldings have been at the forefront of timber production, manufacturing, bonding drilling, mitring & coating to very detailed specifications. Western red Cedar seems to be the timber of choice because of its aesthetic looks, its structural stability & natural oils providing the ideal timber for structural & aesthetic stability. We are able to provide using a varied range of timbers from small timber elliptical louvres up to a maximum of 230mm wide. Timber louvres are also commercially available in a range of species including thermowood, Siberian Larch & Accoya. Timber louvres are also commercially available in a range of Thermowood & Siberian Larch materials.

It is staggering fact that that over 40% of the UK energy consumption is building related this also produces about half the nations CO2 emissions. As a result there has been a move over the last few years towards greener buildings with natural lighting & a reduction in the use of air conditioning within buildings. It should be understood when fitting blinds into new builds you can reduce solar heat gain by substantial amounts & by including external solar shading this can be increased much further. There is no doubt if you can stop the sun from hitting the glass in the first place it will be far cheaper than allowing it to penetrate & rely on artificial mechanical heat reduction to control the building temperature.

For details on louvre production please contact our sales team...

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Moulding Machined Service

Dresser offer a full manufacturing service ranging from standard mouldings in Softwood, Hardwood & engineered timbers. Dresser boasts being able to support theses services by providing assembly & paint finishing services as a one stop shop facility. Our range of manufacturing capabilities include the facility to manufacture by profiling up to 230mm wide in one pass, this has helped develop our capacity to machine solid or laminated elliptical profiles in Thermowood, Cedar and also a variety of Hardwoods, many requiring further processing either CNC, drilling, notching mitring & assembly. Our experience ensures products with high value processes are specially crated & protected to avoid damage during transportation.

Our flexibility allows us to machine & prepare small & large quantities; this is supported with a range of straight line edging & multi rip machines allowing hardwood timbers to be pre-straightened before being manufactured on our 5 through-feed moulding machines. Within any bespoke manufacturing services its employees are key to any success, all our machine & Toolroom operators are either city & guild trained or carry the relevant NVQ certification.

We also have full CAD, template & tooling facilities, which allows us to prepare drawings, templates & tooling to be manufactured on site. Dressers customers know any repeat business will always be met with the accuracy demanded by our clients.

For more details on our mouldings machined service, please contact our sales & technical team...

Vacuum & Spray Coating

Dresser is the market leaders in water based timber coatings. During 2014 we installed a new spray line with drying facilities. We have invested in the latest automatic spray line to complement our existing vacuum line.

Dresser, work with all the leading paint manufacturers including, Akzo Nobel, Morrell’s, Teknos, Sansin & Drywood. We offer both internal & external finishes in lacquers, stains & primes offering full factory finishes including end seal & secure packaging for all external & internal systems. Dresser offer full technical support & publish a number of guide documents along with technical specifications from all leading paint suppliers.

All finishes provided are all from water based paints & Lacquers only.

When applying external paint finishes for external uses it should be recognised that the long term performance of the timber cladding & the factory applied coating system can be very much influenced by a number of design details and manufacturing practices.

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Coating project carried out on major build in the London area using Thermowood profiled cladding coated with a full factory finish coated with a Sikkens 3 coat application

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