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‘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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Timber Cladding – Getting It Right

While timber cladding is a technique that has been used for millennia, its use has boomed in recent decades, driven largely by a push for more sustainability in building, as well as a renewed appreciation of its aesthetic benefits. In… Continue reading →

Wood Cladding – A Guide For Self-Build Projects

While timber cladding has boomed in recent decades, it has become particularly popular in the self-build market, and for good reason. Wood is one of the easiest ways to give a design that ‘something special’. The range of textures and… Continue reading →

The Challenge To Make Timber Truly Sustainable

It seems ridiculous to suggest that timber is in anyway not a sustainable material. Surely timber represents one of the most sustainable materials known? After all, it has served humanity well since the dawn of history and the ability of… Continue reading →

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