Operating the UK’s most modern, efficient and strategically located network of five Scottish sawmills, James Jones & Sons Ltd manufactures the widest range of British-grown, sawn timber products, including carcassing, fencing, pallet wood and heavy sections. Supported by our long-term commitment to continued capital investment, we have led the way in areas such as digital scanning technology, timber treatment, incising, mini-bundling and much more to ensure that the timber we supply to many of the UK's leading timber and builders merchants is of the highest quality possible. For more information on our sawn timber product range and full please visit our Sawn Timber section.

Our Timber Systems Division, based in Forres, is the UK’s largest producer of I-Joists, branded JJI-Joists, supplying all of the major UK house builders and having a 45% UK market share. We also supply the UK construction industry with high quality Glulam and LVL and support users with our specialist team of engineers, designers, technicians and our I-Joist design software. To find out more about our range of engineered timber products please visit our Engineered Timber section.

Our Pallets and Packaging division has been built over the last two decades and today is one of the UK's major pallet businesses with an annual new pallet manufacturing capacity of up to 10 Million new pallets a year. This has been made possible through our on-going commitment to investment in the latest automated assembly lines at many of our sites. Our network of 14 strategically located pallet inspection and repair centres handle up to 20 Million pallets every year, working closely with all the major pallet pools - CHEP, LPR, IPP and EPAL.

We also offer a pallet repatriation service, which sees us collect unused and unwanted wooden pallets from a wide range of industrial sites to help businesses manage their sites space more efficiently, improve on-site health and safety and to improve their environmental impact in line with Government targets. For more information please visit our Pallets & Packaging section.

James Jones: A History

From its trading roots more than 180 years ago in the 1830s James Jones & Sons Ltd has had a very varied and diverse history working across many sectors and touching many communities across the UK.

Our Values

Our aim remains exactly the same as that exemplified by our founder, James Jones, and that is to set and maintain the very highest standards of quality and service and to take that extra little bit of care in every aspect of what we do.

Tree to Timber Process

James Jones works with growers and land owners to source the very best quality timber and to ensure that we can utilise the entire crop regardless of diameter or specification.


With an annual requirement of 1,000,000 tonnes of roundwood timber to keep our five Scottish sawmills operating, our long-term approach and commitment to forestry and harvesting is a vital part of sustaining our operations for generations to come.


James Jones & Sons manages the haulage of approximately 70,000 lorry loads of roundwood, sawnwood and co-products each year, to and from its five sawmill sites in Scotland, to customers throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland.


James Jones & Sons Ltd provides long-term and highly rewarding employment opportunities and it is not uncommon to meet employees who have worked in the business for over two or three decades.

Our Key Locations

Our locations throughout the UK have been strategically selected so that they are either close to our raw material base, close to a skilled and committed workforce or adjacent to the UK's motorway network to ease the distribution of our products.

Our Approach

Our aim remains exactly the same as that exemplified by our founder, James Jones: to set and maintain the highest standards of quality and service.

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Certification &

Find all the relevant compliance and technical downloads relating to sawn timber, JJI-Joists and pallets and packaging.

Tree to

Find out about the process all our high quality products go through before reaching our customers.

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