September 2022 News from the Sawmill

This month, join us in Longleat Forest to see where our newest oak and ash is coming from. Find out what ‘waney-edge’ cladding is and why it’s a winner. Take a tour of a stunning new build in Bath clad with British grown Cedar.  And we share Tom’s response to the government’s call for evidence on sustainable timber.


Wood Backstories – Oak and Ash from Longleat

Last month we headed off to Longleat Forest to select oak and ash for our sawmill. The woodland here has qualities that make it unique in the South West. Find out more about the 4,000 acre site – and what makes the wood so special.

Head to the forest

Case Study: British Cedar, Bath

Feast your eyes on this beautiful new home in Bath. The owner shares the story behind the timber framed, timber clad build. And explains why she loves the cedar wood and bath stone colour combination.

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What is waney edge cladding?

Waney edge larch cladding is our most cost-effective timber cladding. It’s also great for projects that need a natural, rustic look. So what is a waney edge cladding? And why is it such a big hit? Take a look at our latest FAQs to find out.

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Calling for a National Timber Strategy

The Environmental Audit Committee called for evidence on sustainable timber and deforestation. As you can imagine, we had a few things to contribute.

You can read about our submission, including our very diplomatic assessment of the government’s forestry policy, in our blog. You’ll also find out why our MD, Tom, is calling for a National Timber Strategy.

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Timber Strategies is now Evolving Forests

Exciting news. Timber Strategies has become Evolving Forests, adding ecological enhancement and storytelling to their timber product development business.

Director, Jez Ralph said “we are trying to help clients create compelling products and compelling narratives around them. With support from Vastern’s 1% fund we’re making a documentary about community owned forestry around the world.”

Previews are coming soon, and the film will feature in the Evolving the Forest Film Festival next May.

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ASBP’s Sustainable Materials webinar

Today, more and more of us are seeking out sustainable building products and nature-based solutions. But with greenwashing on the rise, how can we make informed product choices?
Join the Alliance of Sustainable Building Materials’s lunchtime webinar tomorrow to get the lowdown.

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