A hive of concrete pouring activity

This is the scene at our new Timber Treatment Centre today as the mixer wagons arrive to pour the concrete floor. It's a pivotal moment in the construction: once the floor is set we can get on with the process of installing the autoclave, other equipment and the services which will...(more)

A month on – and we’re pouring concrete for the floor of the new Timber Treatment Centre

It may take just a moment to see what's happening in this wide angle shot. We're looking at the inside of the new building from one of its corners. Everyone is working flat out to get the concrete poured while the weather holds. So far so good. Just two days...(more)

The new Timber Treatment Centre is coming on nicely!

It's less than 3 weeks since the first structural steel for our new Timber Treatment Centre arrived on site. This picture shows the remarkable progress made in that time. Work continues at a pace in readiness for the arrival of the storage tanks and autoclave which will be craned into...(more)

A cracking start…

...and a cracking picture! This is our new Timber Treatment Centre less than one week after the arrival of the first structural steel on site. As you might imagine, we're more than pleased with progress to date and hoping that the rest of the project goes as well. We'll keep...(more)

A sign of real progress

Here's a sight for sore eyes. Thanks to meticulous planning, the first steel for our new Timber Treatment Centre is hoisted into place. We won't tell you how many more to go, but we see this as a sign of real progress!(more)

First structural steel arriving for our new treatment plant

With any building project there seems to be a long gap between the first idea and having anything on the ground to show for it. Our new treatment plant, which has been months in the planning, is no exception so it was great to see the first structural steels arrive on...(more)

Work under way on our new treatment plant

This is the scene as work starts on the construction of our new treatment plant. Part of a programme of continual investment at the mill, it will greatly improve the efficiency of this part of our operation. Due for commissioning in January 2019, we’ll report further on this project in...(more)

It’s f_f_freezing, so please bear with us if there’s a delay in your order

The temperatures have plunged so low here in Shropshire that material is freezing solid even in our fully insulated treatment plant. These order were treated yesterday and left to dry off overnight. As you can see, it was so cold that icicles have formed on the packs. The temperature this...(more)