Archive: June 2014


English oak and sweet chestnut jointed cladding

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Vastern Timber is proud to sponsor ‘Velocity in British Timber’ design competition

June 24, 2014

Aimed at future architecture and engineering undergraduates, Velocity in British Timber is an inaugural nationwide competition, hosted by TRADA, to design a ‘park and cycle’ super hub with smaller satellite hubs for the city of Sheffield. Like many cities of its size, Sheffield is working towards a sustainable transport system...

The Tower of London drawbridge lifts once more

June 16, 2014

What better wood than the mighty English oak for the reconstruction of the drawbridge at the Tower of London, one of the most famous symbols of our great heritage and history? Originally created in 1834, to allow munitions to be brought into the basement of the iconic White Tower from the wharf, the bridge has undergone various adaptation...


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