Archive: September 2021


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“Where the magic will happen”

September 30, 2021

"This is where the magic will happen" said Tom Barnes, at the site where Vastern Timber’s new thermal modification unit will soon be installed. "This is a brand new unit, the first of its kind in the country." said Tom, managing director of Vastern Timber, speaking at the Wootton Bassett site where the new building is under cons...

Customer notice: electrical work planned for 29 Sept

September 28, 2021

Electrical infrastructure works are taking place at our Wootton Bassett site as part of ongoing work to expand our  production capacity. These works require a short power outage which we expect to affect our operations for a few hours on 29 September. We may be unable to respond to messages for a brief period, and we expect our paymen...

“Use British-grown wood to restore Parliament”

September 17, 2021

"To genuinely try to use local material we have to start very early and look at what's possible," said Tom Barnes. This September, Vastern Timber MD Tom Barnes joined the All Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry and Tree Planting, to discuss the role that British timber could play in the repair and renewal of Westminster. Tom told ...

British timber summit at Sylva Wood School

September 8, 2021

This week, Tom Barnes, MD of Vastern Timber, visited the Sylva Foundation. He gave a short talk on the British grown timber supply chain to Sylva Wood Summer School students, and then joined a fascinating tour of the Sylva Wood site - which includes a young forest,  several woodworking workshops, a teaching 'barn' and more. Later that da...

The timber store is a treasure trove

September 3, 2021

The Timber Store at our showroom and sawmill, near Wootton Bassett, is a treasure trove for timber lovers. It's where the 'smaller' pieces from our sawmill are on sale. The selection varies, but there's plenty to choose from, including oak, elm, yew and sequoia - and most of the timber is sourced from UK forests. Please note that items ge...


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