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Timber innovation: Rooted Landscapes investigates broadleaf glulam construction.

We were delighted to donate timber to Connie Beuchamp, a student who is completing her Masters in Architecture at the University of Arts London. Connie’s ‘Rooted Landscapes’ project explores topics that are very close to our own hearts. We asked her to tell us more about the project: I am an architectural designer and material […]

What is the best wood for timber cladding?

We’re often asked this tricky question, and in truth, there is no “best”…. but there are better options depending on your taste, budget and project. The first question to ask is: what wood is available? On the back of Brexit, Covid and the Ukraine war, many wood species have become very expensive and, in some […]

Community forestry film supported by the 1% Woodland Tax

Thinking deeper on community forestry: A new film supported by the 1% Woodland Tax A new film on community forestry has received a grant from the ‘1% Woodland Tax,’ a fund from Vastern Timber to help forests thrive. Filmmaker Alice Carfrae has been commissioned by Timber Strategies to make a documentary film that explores what community […]

Project Grow pilot gets “10 out of 10”

Pilot project for young people has shown huge potential Project Grow is an outdoor learning project for 15-18 year olds who aren’t in work, education or training. The pilot project recently scored a ‘10/10’ rating from its participants. This initiative, which was set up last autumn, offers a supportive space for young people to develop […]

Wood Back Stories: Larch from Hen’s Wood

Beautiful British-grown larch logs from Hen’s Wood Where’s this wood from? These exceptional larch logs are from Hen’s Wood, a privately owned woodland on the North Eastern edge of Savernake Forest in Wiltshire. The woodland is home to mixed broadleaf trees and areas of productive conifers such as Douglas fir and larch. Public access to […]

Apply for funding to help British woodlands

Is your organisation striving to protect, improve or expand British Woodlands?  If you’re nodding enthusiastically, you could apply for one of our grants.   How does it work? We’ve recently created our 1% woodland tax. A pledge to donate 1% of our annual turnover to help keep local woodlands thriving. We’re using this money to […]

About Our Timber Purchasing Policy

Since 1904, our timber purchasing policy has been to source wood locally. Our timber purchasing policy document was last updated in 2021, and it is available to download below. Here’s a summary:   Our Responsibility  We understand that we have a responsibility to the environment, our staff, customers and suppliers.  This means we will do […]

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