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Timeless, elegant, unique.

THE WOODPECKER WAY

A Family Tradition

Woodpecker is a family-run business with a heritage in the timber industry that goes back three generations. Our company was founded by Bruce Ker in 1975. He was a skilled craftsman who loved teaching people how to work with wood. His son Nelson carried on the tradition, focusing the business on woodworking machinery.

Premium Quality Flooring

In 2003, Nelson Ker took that huge reserve of woodworking and mechanical experience, and applied it to manufacturing high quality flooring. Understanding the different tree species, honing the grading process, and using centuries old techniques to expertly finish every floor – these are all skills our company has worked hard to perfect over the years.

Responsibility

Looking after the environment is important to us, so we only use wood with FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) or PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forests) certification. By choosing our timber responsibly, Woodpecker flooring isn’t just beautiful - we can guarantee that it’s ethically sourced.


25 Year Warranty

Selecting, stacking, drying, kilning, cutting and finishing – at every stage of the Woodpecker process we aim to produce the toughest flooring, which we back up with a 25-year warranty. The result is flooring that will bring a warm and radiant atmosphere your home now, and for many years to come.

History

Growing year by year

Since the very beginning, we’ve been passionate about working with wood. Here’s a brief history of Woodpecker…

Current Woodpecker Chairman, Nelson Ker, with son Darwyn
Our new building

1975

Trymwood was founded by Bruce Ker, a lawyer who gave up the profession to follow his passion – woodworking. A true craftsman, he set up a workshop teaching people joinery and woodturning.

1981

Nelson Ker joined his father in the business at the age of 16, and became interested in selling woodworking machinery.

1991

The Trymwood name was established.

1994

Nelson Ker revived the old Trymwood name and started Trymwood Machinery Sales.

Active Woodpecker MD Darwyn Ker

2002

Woodpecker began manufacturing wood flooring, and Kenton Floors was acquired. Darwyn Ker (now our MD) began working there after school devoting his free time for his passion - woodwork.

2002

Nelson decided to focus the business on the manufacturing of wood and the machinery side of the business was sold.

2016

Woodpecker Flooring undertook a rebrand to match their driving ambition and to truly reflect their relationship to nature and values.

2018 ⊸

The launch of Woodpecker Flooring in the United States.

Our new building

2018

Woodpecker moved into a brand new home. The headquarters and showroom has a slide, treehouse and naturally inspired feel.

Active Woodpecker MD Darwyn Ker
Woodpecker heads overseas, launching in the US

Our New Home

After two years in the making, the new Woodpecker headquarters and showroom is like no other. The once empty shell of a warehouse was completely transformed thanks to a 2 million pound investment and beautiful design. It's now home to our growing team with a slide, gym and plenty of relaxing breakout spaces.


Woodpecker House

Our indoor treehouse is a nostalgic replica of the one of our family built at home more than 20 years go.

TO THE USA

We're overseas too

Our naturally inspired flooring is now available on the West coast of America.

US Site

Style Experts

Inspiration

Wood flooring can completely transform the look of your room. At Woodpecker we are constantly striving to bring you inspired style tips, expert ideas and trend guides to help you get the look that you love. Grab a cuppa and take a look...

Inspiration

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