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From the Sawmill: May Newsletter from Vastern Timber

From the Sawmill: May Newsletter from Vastern Timber

Welcome to our May newsletter. We’ve got plenty of news and projects to share with you again this month. If you’ve wondered why the cost of timber has been rising…
Five reasons why timber is so expensive right now

Five reasons why timber is so expensive right now

If you’ve been looking at buying wood lately, you may have been surprised. The price of many of the popular wood species has doubled over the last couple of years.…
From the Sawmill: April Newsletter from Vastern Timber

From the Sawmill: April Newsletter from Vastern Timber

This month we’ve news of the Tree of the Year, and how the situation in Ukraine impacts timber stocks in the UK. We have an update on our remaining stock…
Locally grown Brimstone Sycamore for inspiring West London renovation

Locally grown Brimstone Sycamore for inspiring West London renovation

When Luke Young of Young and Co Architects was tasked with finding wood for the facade of his client’s property in London, he turned to Brimstone. The elegant Edwardian home…
Brimstone cladding for first ‘net zero’ McDonalds

Brimstone cladding for first ‘net zero’ McDonalds

Brimstone timber cladding is used on the first ‘net zero’ McDonalds restaurant in the UK. McDonalds says it is their most sustainable restaurant, and it was designed to demonstrate how…
Proud supporters of Shared Earth Forest School – Vastern

Proud supporters of Shared Earth Forest School – Vastern

During National Tree Week, Vastern Timber is proud to announce our support for ‘Project Grow,’ from Shared Earth learning forest school. We asked Shared Earth Learning to tell us more…
A better future for our woodlands?

A better future for our woodlands?

Wood for the Trees is a series about the future of our forests, from Vastern Timber MD Tom Barnes and film-maker & forest school leader Charly Le Marchant. Over the…
Sylva Wood School students told ‘climate change could beat us, but the opportunity is huge’

Sylva Wood School students told ‘climate change could beat us, but the opportunity is huge’

“There is a chance that climate change is going to beat us.” said Tom Barnes, MD of Vastern Timber, speaking at the Sylva Wood School in Oxfordshire. Tom was asked…
Wood for the Trees film shows rewilding at Knepp

Wood for the Trees film shows rewilding at Knepp

Vastern Timber managing director Tom Barnes and nature film-maker Charly Le Marchant are exploring what the future might hold for British forests in their series ‘Wood for the Trees.’ Tens of thousands…
British grown alternatives to costly Canadian Cedar

British grown alternatives to costly Canadian Cedar

Construction companies and builders are struggling to get hold of timber stock at the moment, with Canadian Cedar in short supply. At Vastern Timber, we believe in a more sustainable…
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