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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 →

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 →

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 →

Brimstone is on a roll!

I am hugely proud to share the fact that the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) has chosen Brimstone wood as it’s product of the month. After visiting the Brimstone stand at Ecobuild Executive Chair Gary Newman recommended the thermally modified… Continue reading →

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