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2021 Lockdown update

Following Government guidelines for suppliers of building products, we are open to service trade customers, who can continue to select and collect timber by appointment. We ask that all visitors wear masks indoors and outdoors when on our premises.

Our customer showroom is closed. For cladding, beams, plank and flooring we can take orders by phone and email as usual. Collections are by appointment only. Deliveries are limited to sites with easy access and forklift offload or a minimum of two people on site for manual offload.

Please do not visit our sites without an appointment and a mask.

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Future Trees Trust Trials funded by Vastern Timber

We are proud to support the work of the Future Trees Trust. The FTT is the only UK charity dedicated to improving broadleaved trees by selective breeding. Selective breeding can produce healthier plants and better harvests, and we’re supporting a sycamore trial looking to find the best seeds for the future. We asked Tim Rowland, […]

The Virtual Homebuilding Show

On 16th and 17th January we’re at the Virtual Homebuilding Show, presenting a few highlights from our wide range of timber cladding products. The January HomeBuilding and Renovation show is usually held at the Bath & West Showground, but this year we’re going online. Register here to join this free event: https://www.futureevents.uk/hbrwintervirtual Our stand at […]

The benefits of building with wood

A new BBC series looks at proven ways to save the planet, including increasing use of timber in construction. “There are so many solutions to climate change, some proven and growing, others possible yet craving uptake.” says presenter Tom Heap in ’39 Ways to Save the Planet.’ He described the many benefits of building with […]

Season’s greetings & Happy new saw!

Christmas came early at the Vastern Timber sawmill when the new Primultini band mill carriage saw was delivered. Safely unloading this huge machine took a little time…  (video best with sound) Come next year we’ll be cutting even faster and better than before with this fine machine. If you’d like to hear more of our […]

Tom Barnes talks to Parliamentary Group

“You wouldn’t talk about agriculture without talking about food production but I hear continuously about tree planting with absolutely no mention of management and wood production.” Tom was invited to speak at a Parliamentary meeting on 10 December, to discuss “a co-ordinated UK-wide approach to tree planting, and planting targets, recognising that the UK needs […]

Vastern Timber pledge support to Future Trees Trust

Today we announce a three-year partnership with tree improvement charity Future Trees Trust. Vastern Timber is donating £5000 a year, for the next three years, to support the costs of Future Trees Trust’s work with sycamore. We will also feature Future Trees Trust’s work as part of our “Wood for the Trees” film series, to […]

Small woodland management: Wood For The Trees # 6

Tom is on a quest to understand the factors that will shape the future of British woodland. Working with film maker Charly Marchant, our MD is producing and presenting a series of short films called ‘Wood For The Trees’. For each film Tom talks to experts about the future of Britain’s trees, woodlands and forests. […]

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