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Recreating a Wood Culture: Wood For the Trees part 5

The extent to which we will improve our woodlands, and create new areas of planting in the future will largely depend on society’s view of woodlands. In part 5 of Wood For The Trees, I talked with Gabriel Hemery, forest… Continue Reading →

Wood For The Trees 3: On Resilient Woodlands

I’m making a series of videos, exploring hopes and fears for the future of our forests. In the second film I talked with Dougal Driver, of Grown in Britain, about why we manage woodlands. This February, we filmed at the beautiful Dartington… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Truly sustainable timber

Sustainability has been a dominant theme in construction for many years. We all want the houses we build to be energy efficient and have a minimum environmental impact, and that sentiment extends to the specific materials we use in construction…. Continue Reading →

Tom Barnes Becomes MD Of Vastern Timber

Stronger management structure prepares for growth Tom Barnes has assumed the role of Managing Director at Vastern Timber in a move which sees the family owned company adopt a stronger and more formal management structure ready for anticipated growth. Based… Continue Reading →

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