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Covid Safety Customer Update

Our Wootton Bassett showroom and self selection shed are now open by appointment.

For cladding, beams, plank and flooring we are taking orders by phone and email as usual. For collections please be sure to make an appointment. Deliveries are limited to sites with easy access and forklift offload or a minimum of two people on site for hand offload.

Please do not visit either site without an appointment.

Contact us to find out more.



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Wood For The Trees part 5

This year, our MD Tom Barnes is making a series of films about the future of British woods and woodlands. In part 5, he talks with author, forest scientist and co-founder of the Sylva Centre Gabriel Hemery about ‘Wood culture’ in Britain.  What are the connections between society and trees, and how this might affect […]

The story behind Brimstone, our British-grown, thermally-modified timber

In 2016 Vastern Timber launched Brimstone.  It’s the first thermally-modified timber made from British grown hardwoods, a high quality timber cladding with a low environmental impact.  Brimstone demonstrates that locally grown trees can become high performance timber products. Thermal modification transforms some of our most abundant but underused timbers – like poplar, sycamore and ash […]

Wood for the Trees: watch part 4 of our series

This year, our MD Tom Barnes is making a series of films exploring the future of our forests.  “I’m concerned about the many risks facing British woodland, but hopeful that we can protect and enhance them for future generations.” Part 4 looks at the health benefits of trees and was filmed during the Covid-19 lockdown. […]

In the news: it’s good to be back

We want to thank our customers, colleagues, and our local community for the positive response to the news that we’ve partially resumed work at our sawmills.  Deciding whether to close and when to reopen have been difficult decisions that all companies have had to make, but on balance we feel that shutting quickly and completely […]

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