Archive: June 2020


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The story behind Brimstone, our British-grown, thermally-modified timber

June 25, 2020

In 2016 Vastern Timber launched Brimstone.  It's the first thermally-modified timber made from British grown hardwoods, a high quality timber cladding with a low environmental impact.  Brimstone demonstrates that locally grown trees can become high performance timber products. Thermal modification transforms some of our most abund...

Wood for the Trees: watch part 4 of our series

June 15, 2020

This year, our MD Tom Barnes is making a series of films exploring the future of our forests.  “I’m concerned about the many risks facing British woodland, but hopeful that we can protect and enhance them for future generations.” Part 4 looks at the health benefits of trees and was filmed during the Covid-19 lockdown. Tom ta...


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