Our story...so far
Founded in 1955, Thaweephan began life supplying teak timber to domestic and foreign markets, using highly trained elephants and their mahouts to move lumber across the jungle-covered, rugged northern terrain.
In the 1970s, in response to concerns over deforestation, we shut down our forestry operation and turned instead to timber processing and manufacturing of high-quality products from wood sourced in the global market.
Four generations later, we’re still a family-owned business specialising in custom architectural wood products, interior design and heritage restoration services.
- Excellence in product quality and customer service
- Strong teamwork founded on mutual respect
- Continued evolution through innovation
- Professional courtesy at all times
- Dedicated staff development
- A creative approach to problem-solving
- Recognition of each employee’s vital contribution
- Recognition that customer service and attention to detail can only be delivered by employees who themselves feel valued.
- Ethical and sustainable standards in sourcing and supply
- Forging partnerships with the communities in which we work
- Minimizing waste across our design and production processes
- Providing our staff with the best possible working conditions and terms of employment
- Staff training, development, and career progression
- We are fully committed to providing high quality products, effective project management and outstanding customer service.
Chief Executive Officer
Marisa Chatnilbandh Paul
Chief Operating Officer
In Thailand, Thaweephan led the way in importing the latest American kiln-drying equipment and technology. We’ve also pioneered the use of non-harmful chemical preservatives and termite treatments.
We operate a conventional steam kiln system where air speed, temperature and humidity are tightly controlled to accelerate the drying process. This reduces the distortion, staining and drying stresses as we dry our woods to moisture contents of between 10 and 14 percent depending on specie and application.
Types of Wood
Benefits of Wood
Wood is the only renewable, recyclable, reusable, and biodegradable building product widely available. It is also beautiful, durable, versatile, and in many cases highly cost-effective. Harvesting and processing wood uses much less energy than most other building materials, giving wood products a significantly lower carbon footprint. Indeed, wood products actually store the carbon they removed from the atmosphere while growing.
Is better for the environment
Using responsibly sourced wood in construction, rather than commonly used materials such as steel and concrete, can reduce a building’s initial carbon footprint by more than 80 per cent. Surprising, but true. A smaller carbon footprint means less climate change.
Stores captured carbon
Trees and wood products are Nature’s carbon captors. Up to half the dry weight of wood is carbon which has been removed from the atmosphere during growth. It is stored for the lifetime of the product: properly maintained, that’s a very long time.
Responsibly harvested wood is a renewable resource. Managed growth ensures that forests continue providing the benefits of carbon storage, oxygen generation and wildlife habitat.
Wood is a highly durable material suitable both for homes and commercial buildings. When properly looked after it can last hundreds of years. Modern wood preservatives greatly enhance this natural durability.
The pockets of air in its cellular structure make wood a natural insulator—15 times more efficient than masonry, 400 times more than steel, and 1,770 times more than aluminum.
Wood construction is quick and efficient. Wooden buildings can be built year-round in most climates, and take less time to complete.
When it comes to direct building expenses, timber frames have been shown to be the most cost-effective solution.
Adds beauty and character
Wood is a beautiful natural material that adds character to a building. Every tree has a unique grain.
Sustains skilled employment
Because woodwork is often done on site, with items prefabricated locally or regionally, choosing wood means supporting local jobs for skilled carpenters and artisans
The reasons for using Celcure-AP
Celcure-AP is a waterborne copper chrome arsenate wood preservative which gives long-lasting protection againt fungi, insects and termites, but adds little to the cost ot the timber. It is applied by vacuum pressure impregnation which forces the preservative deep into the wood. The chemicals become fixed in the wood after treatment and do not wash out. All timber treated with Celcure-AP should be handled and used in accordance with Celcure’s recommendations.
- Structural timbers
- Recreational timbers & outdoor furniture
- Marine & Freshwater timbers
- Pole structures
- Farming & horticultural purposes
- All types of fencing
- Utility poles
- Cable drums
Timber treated with Celcure-AP is
- Protected againt fungi, insects, termites and marine borers
- Pleasant in appearance
- Clean to handle
- Harmless to animals, humans& plant life
- paintable & glueable
- Maintenance free