Category: News

Christmas is coming…time to think local

After a dreadful year for most and a tragic year for many there is at least the prospect of some respite from the Covid-19 restrictions over Christmas. Here in Bishop’s Castle preparations are under way. This picture shows our Alex Evans (last seen driving our brand new Volvo L90H loader) in the cherry picker helping… Read more »

Business as usual

Demand for our timber is huge at the moment and so in line with Government guidance we’ll be working on through the lockdown planned for November. If you have any queries about delivery timescales please get in touch with your usual sales contact. We can welcome cash and carry customers for logs and other supplies… Read more »

Alex and Sam get stuck in

These two drivers just happen to be members of the family which own our sawmill – and the brothers are no strangers to hard work. You’d most often find Alex (above) working at the family owned Mellington Hall Hotel and Holiday Home Park but since that’s in Wales and affected by COVID-19 restrictions, and since… Read more »

Ransfords from the air

One of things that visitors coming to the sawmill for the first time comment on is the sheer buzz of the place: there’s always something going on as the we take logs in, process them, and then send the finished timber products on their way. One important feature of that process is that nothing in… Read more »

The amazing Great British Timber maze

The keen reader of these news updates will recall that a while back we supplied Great British Timber from Ransfords to Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm at Ormskirk in Lancashire. It’s good to learn that the timber is performing well and that, despite the recent difficulties we’ve all gone through, the attraction has become a firm… Read more »

Even more (solar) power to our elbow!

Here’s a dramatic picture to start the week with. It’s taken on the roof of our Timber Treatment Centre where we are installing solar panels to add to the 2000 panels already installed on various buildings at our mill. The energy generated is used to power the mill. This means that the same solar energy… Read more »

A sight to gladden any mill worker’s heart

We joke in our sawmill that what we do is best summed up as taking round logs in and cutting them up to send square bits of timber out. Doing so efficiently and using the best equipment available lets us take huge pride in what is an essentially straightforward process. Making sure that none of… Read more »

There’s tidy for you

Many of our customers never get the chance to visit the mill (although those that do always enjoy the experience) so we like to post pictures from time to time to show how things are. These shots were taken from a cherry picker undertaking some maintenance work, Above we see the area around our Timber… Read more »

PPE storage for Llanidloes Ambulance Station

We were delighted to help out the Llanidloes Ambulance Station of the Ymddiriedolaeth GIG Gwasanaethau Ambiwlans Cymru (Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust) with this bespoke unit which is being used to store the team’s Personal Protective Equipment. According to the Trust the unit is already proving to be a vital piece of furniture within the… Read more »

A milestone for Steve!

It’s astonishing but true: it is 43 years to the very day since our Company Secretary Steve Green (pictured) joined Charles Ransford & Son Ltd. Steve came to work here in the accounts office but was very soon in charge of the whole accounts function and it was from that vantage point that he realised … Read more »