About Nelson Potter

The company began in the mid 1960’s; Nelson began his trade with the Forestry Commission. After some years he decided to branch away and began trading as a timber contractor – He undertook felling, extracting and haulage work with a gang of men.

To compliment this he purchased a mobile sawmill and began to cut posts and rails, this became a growing part of the business and he then relocated the operation to the current site at Bromeswell.

The Sawmill has grown steadily over the years with the introduction of two saw milling lines, pressure treatment plants and a variety of other cutting equipment.

In 1986 Nelson Potter Ltd was incorporated as a limited company supplying 40-ton loads of fencing products to trade outlets.

In 1992 he opened our retail yard (Nelson Potter Dodnash) Ltd, which is located just off the A12 on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Following the success of the Dodnash retail yard a second site was opened which backs directly onto our main Sawmill site at Bromeswell.

We today are still a family owned and run company & we pride ourselves on offering a dedicated, professional and reliable service to our new and old customers. Our Retail yards are open Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.

Please pop in at either branch to view our extensive range of products.