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Five reasons why timber is so expensive right now

If you’ve been looking at buying wood lately, you may have been surprised. The price of many of the popular wood species has doubled over the last couple of years. And, while standard building softwood seems to have levelled off or dropped back a bit, more specialist woods like oak are getting more expensive. The […]

Covid safety information

Information for visitors to our sites Our Wootton Bassett showroom is open for visitors, and we’re also taking orders by phone and email. We ask all visitors to make an appointment, so that we can manage numbers in the showroom and ensure we have experts available to help you. If you’re coming to select from […]

Our pledge to give one percent to help our local woodlands

At Vastern Timber, we talk a lot about improving local woodlands. But we know that taking action is what really matters. That’s why we decided to put our money where our mouth is. From January 2022, we’ve pledged to use a minimum of 1% of Vastern Timber’s annual turnover to fund projects focused on creating […]

Forest School Journal: Preparing the ground for Project Grow

Shared Earth Learning is a forest school in Somerset that supports disadvantaged young people. As we’re sponsoring their newest initiative, we’re delighted to hear what they’ve been up to:    It’s become a tradition that Shared Earth Learning Forest School gives the land, and the students, a break in January, while the leaders and volunteers […]

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