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Archive: June 2023


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Carbon Footprinting Webinar with ASBP

June 19, 2023

Join us for a webinar on Carbon Footprinting with the Alliance of Sustainable Building Materials on 29 June.  Our MD Tom Barnes will be part of a panel discussion on how to assess the carbon footprint of an organisation.  Vastern Timber commissioned JCH Industrial Ecology, a respected environmental consultancy, to carry out an...

Tiggins Rewilding Barn

May 11, 2023


MD, Tom Barnes, brings home the Confor Changing Attitudes Award

March 1, 2023

We’re delighted that Tom Barnes, our MD, has been presented with the Confor Changing Attitudes Award. This award recognises an individual, business or organisation that’s promoting the forestry and wood sector in a positive, impactful way.  Tom was presented with the award by Trudy Harrison MP, the Minster for Natural Environment and...

Our first full carbon audit is complete

January 13, 2023

[caption id="attachment_38264" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Tom Barnes at Vastern Timber with Callum Hill, an expert in evaluating carbon footprints[/caption] As part of our efforts to reduce the negative impact of our business activities, and to meet the requirements of Business Declares, we’ve completed our first in-depth carbo...

Grown in Britain Techscope AI project

December 20, 2022

What’s the potential for remote sensing and artificial intelligence to help woodland management and creation?   A new project from Grown in Britain sets out to find the answers. We asked Dougal Driver and the team working on this ‘GiB Techscope AI’ project to tell us more.  GiB Techscope AI Project The ultimate aim of this w...

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...

ACAN Natural Materials Masterclass: Brimstone & Thermal modification

November 7, 2022

On 7 Nov, the Architects CAN Natural Materials group hosted a free webinar on using local timber. The Natural Materials Masterclass on Specifying, Growing and Using UK Timber featured expert speakers including our MD Tom Barnes.  Read on for more about the speakers, and for Tom's slides from his talk on thermally modified timber. Abo...


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