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Wood For The Trees 2, on why we manage our woodlands

This year, I’m making a series of short videos, exploring hopes and fears for the future of our forests. The second in the series was filmed on a crisp sunny day as I talked with Dougal Driver, of Grown in… 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 →

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 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 →

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