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“The Kissing Bench”is shortlisted for Wood Award

We’re delighted that “The Kissing Bench” by Alison Crowther has been nominated in the Wood Awards. “The Kissing Bench” at Glyndebourne, designed by Alison Crowther, oak from Vastern Timber, photo by Jacqui Hurst “The Kissing Bench” is shortlisted in the bespoke furniture category. Made of English oak cut at our Studley sawmill, it’s a beautiful […]

Ian Wallace, Hampshire Homes

“The overall service offered by Vastern has been Excellent. The office contact has been first class with the delivery on time. The driver arrived as suggested and was extremely helpful. Well done Vastern. The product is excellent.”

Choose English oak for durability, beauty and sustainability

English oak stands the test of time Oak is much loved for its beauty, heritage and prestige. As well as a wonderful aesthetic, oak has durability and strength. And oak is a sustainable building material when it is sourced responsibly. “All our English oak comes from well-managed woodlands, many of them within just 100 miles […]

See how well wood weathers, at our “weathering station”

Cladding and decking on display at Vastern Timber’s weathering station Thanks to an innovation grant from the Forestry Commission, Vastern Timber has set up a unique weathering station at our Wootton Bassett sawmill. The station helps prospective customers see how cladding could look on their building after a period of natural weathering. It will also […]

Best Grade British larch cladding launched by Vastern Timber

This spring, Vastern Timber proudly launches Grade A British Larch. It’s the latest addition to the popular range of British timber cladding from Vastern Timber, the sawmill that specialises in homegrown wood.  British larch cladding has a lighter environmental impact and lower cost than many alternatives, and a beautiful tendency to naturally silver. “We’re proud […]

Book now for Woodfest! Timber Talk and Sawmill Tour on 12 June

We’re hosting a talk and sawmill tour next week as part of Woodfest Reading, an event from our friends at Wood For Good. Click here to book your place. Tom Barnes, managing director of Vastern Timber, will present his ‘CPD’ (Continuing Professional Development) talk on ‘Selecting Timber Cladding.’ He’ll discuss timber cladding choices, and explain the […]

Vastern Timber to exhibit at Build it Live Bicester on June 8-9th

Vastern Timber will be at Build it Live in Bicester showcasing their range of British grown exterior timber cladding. We are looking forward to meeting home builders and self-builders at the show, where we will showcase our range of British grown timber cladding. Vastern Timber’s range includes British cedar, larch, oak, sweet chestnut and the […]


I have found dealing with Vastern Timber an absolute delight! The customer support were very helpful & more importantly, very “adviceful”. They had the patience to send me various quotes, depending on profile chosen & bits I’d forgotten to add, added. Once the order was decided, Dee was particularly efficient in arranging split date deliveries […]

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