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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 →

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 →

Timber Cladding Secrets Explained

Timber cladding secrets explained Timber cladding has boomed in recent years. However, as early installations now mature it’s time to reflect on what has and hasn’t worked. Tom Barnes of Vastern Timber reflects on the ways to ensure cladding installed… Continue reading →

Siberian larch is a hit

It’s always nice when customers are over the moon with timber they receive. Mick Gemson from Malvern very kindly sent in some pictures of an extension he’s built to an old cottage, using Siberian larch cladding from Vastern Timber. Mick’s done… Continue reading →

Choosing your oak wisely

Although I have long been an advocate of using British grown timber, there are times when it is necessary to look further afield in order to satisfy particular requirements. While our native oak offers an array of choices and specifications,… Continue reading →

Cedar cladding is the perfect choice

Not too many buildings are worthy of a six-page spread in Homebuilding and Renovations magazine but this beautiful contemporary eco-home by architects Mark Camillin and Liam Denny certainly is. It uses Vastern Timber’s cedar cladding and is perfectly suited to… 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 →

English Oak And The Tower Of London Drawbridge

Tom Barnes of Vastern Timber looks at the construction of a replacement drawbridge at the Tower of London and discusses the technical issues surrounding the use of oak on prestigious heritage projects. Originally constructed in 1834 to allow munitions to… Continue reading →

British Thermally Modified Timber Closing The Sustainability Gap

Tom Barnes, Managing Director at Vastern Timber looks at the growing use of Thermally Modified Timber and explains how new British products can ensure sustainability for your project. Changing the nature of wood using heat sounds like a very new… 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 →

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