Category: News

The vital SpArC

Our Friends at the SpArC Gym and Swimming Pool here in Bishop’s Castle are sprucing up the area around their building so we were happy to help with the gift of some landscape materials. You can see our versatile local deliveries wagon unloading some bulk bags in the picture. For those who don’t know it… Read more »

Visit by Euroforest

It was good to welcome colleagues from Euroforest, one of our main suppliers of sawlogs, for a catch-up. Their visit came just in time to see the new post inciser and pointing line testing for the first time after a 6 month installation. The new equipment, which can incise, point and cut weather toppings should… Read more »

TWELVE STEPS TO SUSTAINABILITY #5

Our mill is powered in part by a vast array of solar panels generating around 20% of the electricity we use. The sun that powered the growth of the trees thus powers the machinery in the sawmill.

TWELVE STEPS TO SUSTAINABILITY #4

We mill the timber using some of the most advanced sawmilling technology in the UK enabling us to achieve the maximum yield of useable timber from every log.

The first post

? The construction of the new incisor and post pointing line is now virtually complete and this clip shows the very first post being pointed. A great day for Ransfords and a fantastic achievement by everyone who has been involved in the project.

New kit on the block

A new Volvo L120H has joined our team after an 18 month wait. These vehicles handle the co-products which arise from our sawmilling operation. In fact, 38% of what we cut ends up as sawdust, chip and bark which are sold on for a wide variety of uses. You can see the pride our operators… Read more »

How an old concrete floor becomes a new forest road

People who know Ransfords will know that we don’t waste anything*. We’re like the butcher using every part of the pig but the squeal – except the fact is we’d probably try to find a way to use the squeal. This picture shows the floor we’ve just dug out in the building where the new… Read more »

What a difference a day makes!

This is the new floor in the tray sorter area. The new tray sorter will sort, cut, and stack sleepers and gate posts which are at the larger and heavier end of our product range. The new system will be much more efficient and will also put an end to the need for manual handling.

A hive of activity

Scenes of feverish but well organised activity here as the concrete is poured for the new floor  in the building where the new tray sorter will be housed.. The new tray sorter will sort, cut, and stack sleepers and gate posts. These items are at the larger and heavier end of our product range so… Read more »