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Archive: March 2021

Growing improved trees for timber

March 22, 2021

"Using more timber can reduce the carbon costs of construction, but where will the wood we need in future come from? Despite political pledges, there has been very little tree planting in England over the last few decades, and almost none of the wood planted is going to yield any timber in the future." says Tom Barnes, introducing the lat...

Five years of success for Brimstone

March 4, 2021

Brimstone: the first British grown thermally modified timber Five years ago, we launched Brimstone, the first thermally-modified timber (TMT) made from British grown hardwoods. Since then it's been chosen for many spectacular projects, including stunning homes and impressive commercial developments. Tom Barnes, MD of Vastern Timber ...

Development Funding from EAFRD supports expansion

We are pleased to announce that Vastern Timber has been granted funds for an innovative project at our Wootton Bassett sawmill, thanks to the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). Work is already underway to build the first thermal modification plant to be located in the UK. The EAFRD is the funding instrument o...

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