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British Timber

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Timber Cladding – How To Consider Weathering

As a natural material, timber cladding needs a little extra understanding to ensure long term successful implementation, as Tom Barnes of Vastern Timber explains. The use of timber cladding has boomed in recent decades. In many cases timber cladding still… Continue reading →

The Real Benefits Of English Oak – The Most Iconic Of British Woods

Oak remains perhaps the most iconic of British hardwoods, but how does English oak fare against imported oak, and do designers and specifiers fully understand and appreciate the available choices and advantages of English oak over imported timber? Tom Barnes… Continue reading →

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