Cambridge-based Coulson Building Group has built a strong reputation for high-class joinery stretching back for over 125 years. The service, provided from one of the most modern and well-equipped joinery departments in the East of England, is available for highly specialised individual projects or as a complementary skill to its Building and Services departments.

To ensure it maintains the highest environmental standards, Coulson has invested almost £40,000 in a new dust and woodwaste extraction system which was designed, manufactured and installed by Wood Waste Control (Engineering).

According to Coulson’s joinery manager, Jon Nix, business has been going extremely well: “Our customers range from private individuals ordering, say, just a door, to £1m orders for commercial furniture and fittings from contractors and builders.

“We also carry out large public works, including on cathedrals and colleges.  Our work is mostly in Cambridge but also extends across East Anglia and sometimes to London.”

The large joinery unit employs around 15 people and contains extensive milling facilities – a CNC four-axis machine, saws, planing and spindle moulders, working with a wide range of selected hard and soft woods.

Jon says: “Our extraction system was nearing the end of its life, and we looked at a number of suppliers and chose Wood Waste Control as the best option.”

Wood Waste Control specified its WFS-13 2J silo filter, mounted on a frame outside the joinery workshop.  All-new ducting connects machines to the filter, and the collected waste is then discharged through a rotary valve unit and dropped pressure-free directly into a skip container.

Reg Gareppo, MD of Wood Waste Control, comments: “This is a powerful and popular extraction solution with many configuration options, and some customers choose extraction to storage silos, closed containers or briquetting presses.”

Jon adds: “This modern new system is much stronger and more robust than its predecessor and meets all modern environmental standards. The installation went without problems and the new system is performing well, doing everything we want it to do.”

Wood Waste Control is one of the UK’s leading dust extraction and heating equipment specialists for the woodworking industry. The company is based in Bourne End near High Wycombe and has hundreds of successful waste extraction, processing and heating equipment installations across the UK, in Europe, Russia and Africa.  

The family business manufactures its wide range of filters in the UK and supplies shredders, briquette presses, biomass heaters/boilers, plus quick-assemble and spiral ductwork to enable it to offer solutions from simple stand-alone bagging units through to complex integrated systems.