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Is it thermal modification or magic?

Thermal modification is an amazing process, but it is a bit of a mouthful and takes up a lot of Twitter characters. To get around this I have taken to just describing it as ‘Magic’. It started as a flippant… Continue Reading →

British timber: an emotional rollercoaster

Last week I was invited to talk to summer school students at the Sylva Wood Centre. I was asked to talk to them about challenges and opportunities for British grown timber. This is what I told them:     You’ll… Continue Reading →

Comments on “Wood for the Trees”

Producer’s Note: This post collates a few comments about ‘Wood for the Trees,’ a series about woods, trees and tree planting from Tom Barnes and Charly Le Marchant. Wood for the Trees is on Youtube, Facebook and Vimeo, with more… Continue Reading →

Calling for a National Timber Strategy at the Parliamentary Group on Tree Planting

I’ve been asked to speak to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry and Tree Planting today. This is what I’m planning to say: Last time I presented to you I talked about the benefits of using home-grown timber and… Continue Reading →

Season’s Greetings, and Happy New Saw!

I’d like to send hearty Season’s Greetings to all after this very unusual year. It’s not been easy for anyone, but despite the difficulties, our customers have clearly been busy this year and we have been flat out to keep… Continue Reading →

Reflecting on ‘Wood for the trees’ film 2

Filmed on 11 Jan 2020 So, that’s another day’s filming done in our series about the future of British forests, and today we’ve been talking about woodland management, what it is and why it’s important. I’ve been lucky enough today… Continue Reading →

Wood for the trees: films exploring the future of our forests

In 2020 I’m working with a team of activist filmmakers to record a series of conversations with experts about the future of our forests. I have worked with wood all my life, as have the past three generations of my family,… Continue Reading →

2019 Highlights and plans for 2020

It’s been a very busy couple of years, and I’m about to head off to the Vastern Timber Christmas party as we close for the festive break. But before I do I’ll share a few highlights from 2019. What a year! We… Continue Reading →

Brimstone thermally modified British ash makes its house build debut…

Our new Brimstone product has had a fantastic reception since we launched it in March, but there’s nothing quite like seeing it being used in a real-life build. Here’s how Modernarc – a very impressive, innovative design and construction company… Continue Reading →

Brimstone shortlisted for top award for timber industry innovation

There was more great news for Vastern Timber recently, as we learned that our Brimstone thermally-modified wood product has been shortlisted for the 2016 TTJ Timber Innovation Awards, sponsored by TRADA and Timber Expo. These are the main awards in… Continue Reading →

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