Forest Garden PLC, Hartlebury

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Forest Garden PLC
Hartlebury Trading Estate , Unit 288
DY10 4JB Hartlebury
Worcestershire England
01299 253900
0333 777 7081
0844 248 9801
0844 248 9800
0333 003 0026
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Official Data

Official Name
Reg. office address
Company Number
Previous Names
19/02/2007 - LARCH-LAP LIMITED
SIC Code
70100 - Activities of head offices
Date of Incorporation
03 Jul 1958
Company Type
Private Limited Company
Previous addresses
Unit 288 Hartlebury Trading Estate Hartlebury Kidderminster Worcestershire DY10 4JB England
Unit 291-296 Hartlebury Trading Estate Hartlebury Kidderminster Worcestershire DY10 4JB


Forest Garden Ltd is the UK's leading manufacturer and distributor of garden timber products, primarily garden buildings, fencing, decking and decorative garden structures. The business has two main brands, Forest and Larchlap. Forest brand has its heritage within garden centre retailers and has long been synonymous with quality garden products.
Today this range can still be found in many garden centres, builders merchants and DIY stores up and down the UK. The Larchlap brand is our popular no-nonsense, no fuss trade range of products.
All manufactured in the UK using locally sourced timber, this range of products can be found in trade merchant outlets nationwide.

Company description
Forest Garden Ltd is the market leader in timber outdoor living products, primarily garden buildings, fencing, decking and decorative garden structures. The business has two main brands, namely Forest and Larchlap. The Forest brand of products is available from over 1, 000 retail outlets throughout the UK mainly garden centres and builders merchants, whilst the Larchlap range of products can be found in branches of many of the UK's leading DIY multiple stores.

The company was formed when Forest Fencing bought its rival, Larchlap, in 1999. This acquisition was made possible by 3i who became the principle investor in 1998. May 2006 saw a change of ownership back into private hands with a buy in buy out by former owner Michael Timmis and Chief Executive Jonathan Halford.

2006 was a year or rapid expansion through acquisition and organic growth. A new management structure integrated a number of operational processes to ensure faster response to market demands - while retaining an absolute commitment to the further development of both the Forest and Larchlap brands through their respective channels.

The company now operates two separate divisions, Forest Garden and Forest Sawmills, the latter operating out of two sites with the largest being based in Lockerbie, Scotland and has the largest specialist fencing sawmill in the country.

Forest Garden is the manufacturing and distribution arm of the business and is based in Hartlebury, Worcestershire. It proudly boasts the largest manufacturing and distribution sites in its sector from where it delivers weekly to over 3, 000 retail outlets in peak season. In addition to that, it also operates an industry leading home delivery service which delivers a staggering 60, 000 units per annum.
Fence Panels, Fencing Panels, Barrier Suppliers, Garden Supplies, Feather Edge Fencing, Head Office, Corporate Head Office Management, Garden Buildings & Garages, Garden Equipment Suppliers, Decorative Garden Structures, Garden Timber Manufacturers
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Sam Ebrahim

, more than 6 months ago

Absolutely terrible service. They can only deliver on a Tuesday or a Thursday. We also had to wait two weeks for them to deliver. Then this morning on delivery day (with no prior text to say AM or PM as their website and emails claimed) the driver didn't even bother to knock and just put a card through the door so we missed the delivery. When I was sat in waiting.Useless.

, more than 6 months ago

Rubbish,purchased a 12x8 workshop shed,no proper flooring roof was to small ,had to spend money to make the roof right,strip of wood by the door to short , so my husband has had to go out and purchase wood for the floor and a new strip of wood by double doors, spoke to Forest this morning and all that was said was purchase wood for door and roof and show receipt and they will refund that money ,but has for the crap floor that's what comes withthat design...what a load of rubbish,paid someone to erect it the weekend,and the comment from the spokesman was if you are not prepared to dismantle it all there,then we don't know that the roof is a bad fit,,,,I could have took photos,,,, please do not purchase from this company if you want a good shed ....this was purchased through littlewoods mail order ,so I have put bad reviews for the company to see they need to fing a new supplier of sheds ............................................

, more than 6 months ago

Bought the Ryeford Arch. Arrived with no assembly instructions and 24 screws. I'm DIY savvy, but it took me three hours to assemble using electrical tools and my own screws (those supplied weren't long enough). Quality of cuts etc leaves much to be desired. As a minimum assembly instructions should be supplied, ideally, aided by pre-drilled holes.

Forest garden RUBBISH

, more than 6 months ago

I ordered 2 sheds via buyshedsdirect only to find out I'd be dealing with Forest Garden. Well what a load of m****. They emailed me with a delivery date, fine, good I can start and finish my garden. How wrong can you be? Well, very wrong in my case. Having arranged with 2 friendly neighbours to help me unload the 2 sheds we waited, and waited. Thirteen hours later we gave in! Still no sheds! It's now 8pm so I email Forest Garden to call me first thing next day. They rang and said the sheds were not in stock and I shouldn't have received the delivery email. Lovely! I then tell them that I had to answer the email so why didn't they call me and explain the situation? Doh! That never occurred to them. Good business policy that eh? I demand the sheds are delivered by the Thursday as I had paid 2 workmen 220 to erect the sheds for me on Friday. (I'm disabled so I can't do it) Ha! That's a laugh. They are going to see if they can arrange some compensation for me. Guess what? Not a bean, nada, zilch. They say I should not have engaged any workers as per their contract, what contract? I never had one with anyone. I demand to speak to their MD, J H. 'Who's he' I was asked. 'Your MD' says I. 'Don't know him, sorry' I'm told. Eventually I lose it big time. I demand a refund. I actually do speak with their MD who is a rude, arrogant ****. So, the upshot is this. NO SHEDS, NO COMPENSATION, NOTHING except a full refund. So here's what I think of Forest Garden: I would not p**** on them if they were on fire and it's no wonder people buy foreign! I wouldn't buy tooth picks if I knew Forest Garden made them. Steer well clear in my opinion.
#sheds#forest garden#terrible#useless company#don't care
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Forest Garden Ltd

, more than 6 months ago

Do not buy from this company - the shed we ordered was in a very poor condition and faulty. They could not deliver the replacement items for a further 3 weeks, because they didnt have a lorry large enough, but they could, when we told them we were cancelling, send out a whole new shed within 2 working days - without even asking us if we wanted it!! They could also manage to send an empty lorry to collect the old one when we insisted it was removed from our property within 2 working days. We had lots of time away from work to try to get it sorted, but were only let down each time. Dreadful service, dreadful quality and they cant meet delivery promises. I have given one tag only because I had to, personally I would not have bothered given the choice.

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