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Solar power for prize-winning British timber cladding

July 14, 2023

Exciting news. We’re now using solar panels and the sun’s energy to transform local British wood into our Brimstone timber cladding. It’s our aim to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. And the installation of solar panels to power our timber cladding plant is an important step in the right direction.  If you’re not already...

Ash from Bathurst estate

June 8, 2023

Where’s this wood from? This amazing ash is from the Bathurst estate, in Gloucestershire.  The Bathurst estate is one of the country’s oldest privately owned parks. It was originally laid out in the 1700s as a deer park. In the First World War it became a military camp. It’s now open to the public and contains a number of woo...

A hat trick of awards for Vastern Timber

March 6, 2023

Normally, we let the quality of our timber products and our promotion of local woodlands speak for itself. But just this once, we’re going to toot our horn, fly our flag and bang our metaphorical drum.  Why? Because we’re celebrating winning not one, not two, but three national awards. And, as you can tell, we’re pretty chuffed....

Brimstone wins ‘People’s Prize’ at Sustainable Product Awards

February 28, 2023

BrimstoneWood.co.uk our locally grown, durable timber cladding has won the people's prize at the ASBPawards The recognition really means a lot to us. Since day one, our goal with Brimstone was to create a successful, sustainable product that supports local woodland. Brimstone is the proof that it’s possible to make competitive t...

We’re in the final for the ASBP Product of the Year Award

February 8, 2023

The Alliance of Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) has put Brimstone on the list of finalists for Product of the Year 2023. We’re delighted to have reached the final for an award by the Alliance of Sustainable Building Products (ASBP). Our thermally modified wood, which is grown and manufactured in the UK, has been recognised in th...

Built demonstrator project from Material Cultures, supported by the 1% Woodland Tax

December 13, 2022

‘Clearfell House’ is a built demonstrator project from Material Cultures, supported by our 1% Woodland Tax. This project explores the impact of plantation woodlands on the landscape, using timber from local forests. We’re looking forward to seeing the completed project in 2023, and we asked the team to tell us more. "The new ...

Sawmill & Show Home tour for DEFRA delegation

November 24, 2022

Last week, Vastern Timber, Veya Homes and Grown in Britain welcomed a delegation from DEFRA and the Forestry Commission. Guests were taken on a tour of Vastern's sawmill, and then visited a new house build from Veya Homes, highlighting the potential of British grown timber in sustainable construction. The group of DEFRA officials a...

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