A Quick Guide to Sycamore

Reputedly introduced into Britain in the fifteenth century, the sycamore is now considered to be a native species. Sycamore timber is prized for its creamy white colour which is preserved through the use of special drying techniques and by felling… Continue reading →

VASTERN TIMBER PROMOTES IMPORTANCE OF SPECIFYING BRITISH TIMBER AT MATERIALS 2017

Vastern Timber, the Wootton Bassett based sawmill, will be exhibiting at Materials 2017 – the new conference and exhibition taking place at the ILEC Centre, Earls Court, which focusses entirely on material solutions for architecture, construction, and design. Offering a… Continue reading →

Brimstone interviewed at UK Construction week 2016

It’s been quite a year since we launched the thermally-modified British hardwood range, Brimstone Wood back at EcoBuild in March. Watch the interview at this year’s UK Construction week 2016.

Vastern’s English oak used for a unique cross sculpture

It’s always pleasing to see Vastern Timber’s products being used in really interesting and unusual projects. One recent example was this oak cross sculpture by the artist Harriet Hill – a commission for a school in London. Harriet searched high… Continue reading →

‘Brimstone’ thermally modified hardwood triumphs at TTJ Timber Innovation Awards

Although only launched in March 2016, Brimstone thermally modified hardwood is already making a mark after receiving the award for Innovative Product Development at the TTJ Timber Innovation Awards 2016. Developed by Vastern Timber, Brimstone is the first commercially available… Continue reading →

Brimstone thermally modified British ash makes its house build debut…

Our new Brimstone product has had a fantastic reception since we launched it in March, but there’s nothing quite like seeing it being used in a real-life build. Here’s how Modernarc – a very impressive, innovative design and construction company… Continue reading →

The Brimstone story continues

After launching Brimstone – our new range of thermally modified British hardwoods – at EcoBuild in March we have a great deal of attention from the architectural and self-build communities. Clearly the combination of superior performance, competitive pricing and local… Continue reading →

Favourable exchange rate behind growing demand for British timber

A favourable exchange rate and continental price rises are pushing demand for British grown oak and other hardwoods, according to Tom Barnes, Managing Director of the family owned Vastern Timber sawmill in Wootton Bassett. “We are noticing a distinct increase… Continue reading →

Brimstone shortlisted for top award for timber industry innovation

There was more great news for Vastern Timber recently, as we learned that our Brimstone thermally-modified wood product has been shortlisted for the 2016 TTJ Timber Innovation Awards, sponsored by TRADA and Timber Expo. These are the main awards in… Continue reading →

Superb use of larch cladding and decking in Miner’s Cottage renovation

The annual Daily Telegraph Homebuilding and Renovation Award is Britain’s premier awards scheme for self builders and renovators, so it was great to see Vastern Timber make a key contribution to one of this year’s shortlisted projects. Miner’s Cottage I… Continue reading →

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