Category: News

Sometimes it’s nice to have room to swing a cat

We’ve placed great emphasis in recent posts on the ability of our new firewood delivery vehicle to squeeze into very tight spots. Sometimes though it’s nice to have room to swing a cat as we had on this recent delivery in Bishop’s Castle. Don’t forget that firewood sales are handled by the weighbridge: call 01588… Read more »

A cold morning – and plenty to do!

We’re making great progress on the new building for our in-house engineering department and the new line for adding different finishes to posts from 75mm to 200mm. We’ll show more of that later but in the meantime here’s a reminder of how the weather has turned and the temperatures have dropped: steaming asphalt being laid… Read more »

Breathe in!

There are plenty of narrow roads and tiny lanes in our part of the world which is why we went to some lengths to design our new firewood delivery vehicle so it could cope. This is us out on Saturday morning in some pretty tight spots but the wagon and the hoist coped admirably! Firewood… Read more »

Now this is what you call a full load

We set great store here by being as efficient as we can with our deliveries. A full wagon load is an efficient wagon load: good for the environment and sound business sense. Even we were surprised however by this beauty: 43 cubic metres of air dried timber ready for delivery in a covered trailer to… Read more »

How we make firewood

This clip shows how we turn logs that can’t be converted into useable timber into lovely firewood. As ever, it’s a question of having the right machinery for the job at hand! You can see the finished results in these kiln-dried logs pictured below. To order logs contact the weighbridge on 01588 630916  

Sound sense in Southampton

When the Highways Agency reconfigured the road layout where the M271 meets the A33 in Southampton it was decided that neighbouring residential properties needed protection from traffic noise. Arbus fencing chose Ransfords Noisewall® single-sided acoustic fencing panels and, as we can see, they were installed in a curved configuration to match the road layout. The… Read more »

Latest statistics on UK forestry and sawmilling

The latest National Statistics on forestry produced by the Forestry Commission were released recently in line with arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. They include information on woodland area, planting, timber, trade, carbon, environment, social, employment and finance & prices as well as some statistics on international forestry. Where possible, figures are also provided… Read more »

Our permanent war on waste

Here at Ransfords we ensure that no part of the timber taken into our yards (often from our own forests) is wasted. If any of the timber isn’t good enough to be cut as Great British Timber because of damage or its size we leave it to dry then chip it to run the boilers… Read more »