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2021 Lockdown update

Following Government guidelines we are open to service trade customers, who can 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. Collections only by appointment. 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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Growing improved trees for timber

“Using more timber can reduce the carbon costs of construction, but where will the wood we need in future come from? Despite political pledges, there has been very little tree planting in England over the last few decades, and almost none of the wood planted is going to yield any timber in the future.” says […]

Five years of success for Brimstone

Brimstone: the first British grown thermally modified timber Five years ago, we launched Brimstone, the first thermally-modified timber (TMT) made from British grown hardwoods. Since then it’s been chosen for many spectacular projects, including stunning homes and impressive commercial developments. Tom Barnes, MD of Vastern Timber said “We’re proud to have developed a successful product […]

Development Funding from EAFRD supports expansion

We are pleased to announce that Vastern Timber has been granted funds for an innovative project at our Wootton Bassett sawmill, thanks to the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). Work is already underway to build the first thermal modification plant to be located in the UK. The EAFRD is the funding instrument of […]

Agroforestry: Wood For The Trees film 7

Tom Barnes, MD of Vastern Timber, is making a series of films dedicated to the future of British forests,  “where I try and balance my deep despair at the declining state of our woodlands with a healthy dose of optimism.” In part seven, he visits a Somerset farm to discuss agroforestry, and discover how integrating […]

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 […]

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