Coastal Timber | KZN Future 50

Coastal Timber | KZN Future 50

Nurturing Sustainable Growth in the Timber Industry

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Company name: Coastal Timber


Coastal Timber, co-founded by Warren Seery and Jeff van Quickelberge, stands as a testament to the power of combining expertise and passion in business. Their journey, rooted in a shared vision and a love for timber, has propelled them into the spotlight of KZN's Future50 list. 

 The genesis of Coastal Timber emerged from a convergence of skills and aspirations. Warren Seery's background in corporate finance, coupled with Jeff von Quickelenberg's extensive 30-year experience in the timber industry, laid the foundation for this enterprise. Their complementary expertise paved the way for a thriving business specializing in outdoor timber supply and the burgeoning market of composite timber. 

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While timber might seem like an unassuming product, Coastal Timber distinguishes itself not just through its offerings but through a staunch commitment to sustainability. They've embraced the imperative of sourcing timber ethically and sustainably, shedding light on the rampant deforestation and unethical practices prevalent globally.  

Coastal Timber proudly champions sustainable forestry practices. Through stringent sourcing protocols and accreditations, they ensure not just a sustainable supply chain but also prioritize the well-being of timber farming communities and environmental conservation. This commitment extends to their advocacy for low carbon construction and adherence to green building codes, positioning them as pioneers in an industry gradually awakening to ethical practices' necessity. 

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Their remarkable journey is marked by substantial achievements. Having sold an impressive 7 million meters of decking, Coastal Timber offers not just timber but an experience—a deep connection to nature and sustainability. Looking ahead, their vision is to solidify Coastal Timber as the go-to destination, renowned for unparalleled service, quality, and competitive pricing.  

However, Coastal Timber's vision isn't achievable alone. They actively seek partnerships with construction companies, architects, and individuals who share their ethos of ethical sourcing and sustainability. Warren Seery emphasizes the importance of building relationships, highlighting that Coastal Timber doesn't just sell products but fosters connections aimed at a sustainable future. 

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Supporting Coastal Timber means more than accessing quality timber; it means fostering job creation and nurturing a local enterprise that operates with integrity. Coastal Timber's growth not only benefits the economy but also embodies ethical practices that contribute positively to society and the environment.  

In essence, Coastal Timber embodies a commitment to ethical commerce, sustainability, and a vision for a future where responsible practices are the norm. They exemplify that a thriving business can harmonize with ethics and environmental stewardship—a principle that Coastal Timber lives and breathes. 

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"Keep it simple, be honest and never overpromise and underdeliver." This way of working encapsulates the essence of Coastal Timber—an enterprise built on principles, integrity, and unwavering dedication to a sustainable future. 

For further information or to explore Coastal Timber's commitment to sustainability, visit their website or engage with them directly. Investing in Coastal Timber isn't just about timber; it's an investment in a brighter, greener future for all.

For more information, visit  or reach out via email at [email protected]

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