Welsh three peaks triumph for Chris Offa and pals…..

...and a tidy sum raised for a very good cause. One of our Sales Managers, Chris Offa, and his pals from Builth Wells recently completed the Welsh 3 peaks in 13 hours 49 minutes against a target time of 14 hours.The picture shows the group at the top of Pen Y Fan...(more)

Staying on the safe side

Many of the logs for our Great British Timber come from forests which are quite close to our mill at Bishop's Castle in Shropshire. Once milled though, the posts, rails and boards we produce often finish up in quite distant parts of the UK and Ireland. The fencing in these pictures is...(more)


What do you do with 520 wooden posts and 8km of wooden boards? The answer, if you're is: build a maze! Farmer Ted's Farm Park is a family attraction near Ormskirk in Lancashire and, as part of a programme of development, they have undertaken the construction of an intricate...(more)

Keeping the noise down with sheer ingenuity

We never cease to be amazed by the sheer ingenuity of our customers and of our own fabrication teams in meeting the often quite intricate requirements of our customers. In this case, the project was in Horwich near Bolton at a furniture factory which needed to suppress the noise of extraction...(more)

Question: how do you get 350 close board fencing panels on one trailer?

Answer: ask the despatch team at Ransfords - they really do like a challenge. When we needed to get 350 close board fencing panels on one load for our customer Mulligan Fencing who are working on the N17 in Galway, the problem wasn't weight but volume. The answer as you can see...(more)

This is what we do

This picture is a perfect illustration of our operation here at Bishop's Castle. On the trailer in the front a load of logs from a nearby forest. On the trailer at the back a load of finished acoustic fencing panels headed for the M8 improvements near Glasgow to be installed by our...(more)

Where would we be without wood?

Walkers Logs who are based in the heart of the Cotswolds produce kiln dried firewood and kindling to customers throughout the UK. It felt like a virtuous circle being completed when we supplied some of our own Great British Timber recently to be used in the construction of their new...(more)

The trailer with added manoeuvrability!

TA Jones of Welshpool undertake a lot of our deliveries so it’s great to see them investing in the kind of kit that makes them (and us!) more flexible. Whilst at first sight this looks like any other of their vehicles it’s actually towing a rear steer trailer for sites...(more)