July 2023 News from the Sawmill

Our job is to help you discover the right wood for your project. So, this month we’re putting the spotlight on our sawn timber. We’ve got some spectacular oak, cedar, ash and elm.

What else can you expect this month? Well, you can see the progress of a beautiful woodwork project from a happy customer. Find out how solar power is now playing a part in transforming British timber. And get free tickets to Build It Live.

Spectacular sawn timber

Look at this beauty! Take a peek at lots more spectacular sawn timber. You’ll find oak, cedar, ash, elm and more, in all kinds of shapes, sizes and grades.

There’s air dried, kiln dried, and semi-seasoned timber to choose from.

If you’d prefer to see our wood in-person, that’s great. You can come and select boards at our sawmill, with the help and guidance of our team – and our forklifts.

Make an appointment with us and we’ll set up some options for you.

Turning pippy oak into a special present

This is a very happy customer, with his stunning pippy oak boards. He’s currently making a table as a wedding gift, and he’s sharing his work in progress on Instagram. We’re really enjoying watching the transformation.

We always love to see what you’ve made with our wood, so please keep sharing your snaps with us.

You’ll find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn, See you there.

Bringing the sunshine to Brimstone

All of our Brimstone cladding is made from locally-sourced timber. We’ve got a new powerful contributor at our Brimstone processing plant: the sun.

Yes, we’re delighted to say that we’ve just had solar panels fitted at our sawmill. This means the sun’s energy is now helping us to turn local woods into durable and beautiful timber cladding.

Take a look.

Carbon Footprint Webinar

At the recent Alliance for Sustainable Building Process webinar, Tom discussed the results of Vastern Timber’s carbon footprint assessment.

You could say, the results aren’t completely straightforward. As Tom explains: “it’s really hard to say if it’s a ‘good or bad’ number, but when we break it down to greenhouse gases per cubic metre of timber it gets interesting.”

Today, there’s a huge variance in reported figures across the timber sector. Take a look at the webinar to find out more.

ASPB members can use this link to watch the webinar now. It will be available more widely next month.

Build It Live South West Show – free tickets

We’re in Exeter on 9-10 September at the Build It Live Show. We’ll be showing off samples of our cladding, and talking to aspiring self builders about using local timber for new builds, extensions and renovations. Visit Build It for advice from industry experts and suppliers and seminars, workshops and tips on creating your dream home.

Use this link for two free tickets.


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