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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.

‘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 →

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 →

Vastern Timber Launches Thermally Modified Hardwoods CPD Presentation

Vastern Timber, the Wootton Bassett based sawmill which in March launched Brimstone, the first commercially available thermally modified British timber, has also produced a CPD presentation designed to educate specifiers about the history, development, production and benefits of thermally modified… Continue reading →

Vastern Timber Unveils Brimstone At Ecobuild

Public debut for the first commercially available thermally modified British timber Vastern Timber will be exhibiting at Ecobuild 2016 and will be unveiling Brimstone, the first commercially available thermally modified British timber. Sourced exclusively from English and Welsh woodlands, the… Continue reading →

Vastern Timber Cladding Wins National Award

Jointed British Sweet Chestnut Cladding wins Best Cladding System at Build It Awards Vastern Timber, which operates two sawmills in Wiltshire, is celebrating after one of its key products triumphed at the national Build It Awards. The company’s Jointed British… Continue reading →

Tom Barnes Becomes MD Of Vastern Timber

Stronger management structure prepares for growth Tom Barnes has assumed the role of Managing Director at Vastern Timber in a move which sees the family owned company adopt a stronger and more formal management structure ready for anticipated growth. Based… Continue reading →

English Oak Stands Proud At The Tower Of London

  Royal Wootton Bassett based Vastern Timber, has supplied premium English oak to the restoration work at the Tower of London.   The Sawmill has supplied wood for the reinstatement of the drawbridge which dates back to 1834, as well for… Continue reading →

New Licensing Scheme Will Drive Sales Of British Timber

Representatives from across the hardwood industry supply chain have gathered to underline the importance of ‘buying British’ for the UK timber industry. The Building Connections event, organised by Vastern Timber and Tyler Hardwoods as part of Grown in Britain Week,… Continue reading →

Vastern Timber Gathers Supply Chain For Grown In Britain Week

Leading hardwood sawmill attracts key players to second annual seminar event Representatives from across the hardwood industry supply chain will descend on Vastern Timber sawmill in Wootton Basset on Friday 17th October to take part in seminars and cross-industry discussions… Continue reading →

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