It’s virtually the same where I live. All the lumber yards except one have converted their operations into general building materials. The one that’s left has a fair selection of wood but it’s all s4s and extremely expensive. No rough lumber. This is in Long Island where I live. In nearby NYC, there is one place that carries rough lumber but they have a monopoly and they act accordingly. I hate that place. I’d rather make everything out of 2×4s than shop there.
Alec, if you want a good supplier oif wood, do you know about Yandles? I have been down there a couple of times and it takes me 2 hours, down the M5, but is only about 35 miles from you, near Yeoville. This is their website http://www.yandles.co.uk/ and they have an enormous timberyard, with a huge variety of woods and will cut for you if you don’t find exactly what you want. It really is a great place to spend the day when they have one of their shows and loads of manufacturers attend to demonstrate. Take a look