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Semi-seasoned oak beams

July 6, 2023


A DIY oak-framed home gym

April 18, 2023


Vastern Timber at Windsor: Beautiful bridges and royal birthday beacons

May 11, 2016

At Vastern Timber we have been pleased to make our own small contribution to British history with two recent projects in Windsor Great Park. Windsor Great Park is one of the most historically significant areas of land in the country. Its royal connections date back a thousand years: from the time when William the Conqueror used the...

The Tower of London drawbridge lifts once more

June 16, 2014

What better wood than the mighty English oak for the reconstruction of the drawbridge at the Tower of London, one of the most famous symbols of our great heritage and history? Originally created in 1834, to allow munitions to be brought into the basement of the iconic White Tower from the wharf, the bridge has undergone various adaptation...

A bridge made of curves. Dartington Hall.

January 20, 2014

The Dartington Hall Trust wanted to improve access for visitors with limited mobility. The necessary funds were successfully raised to build a new bridge within their Grade II listed gardens.  Internationally renowned sculptor Peter Randle-Page was commissioned to create a sympathetic structure which would harmonise with the beauty of th...


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