Category: News

Many hands make light work

One of the benefits of being a family owned business is that we can be more flexible when it’s needed – especially when it comes to helping out one of the many local businesses we depend on to make our business work. Take last night when a late running wagon came into the yard with… Read more »

Ransfords is open for business

In the light of the various newly announced lockdown measures we thought it worth flagging up that we are open for business as normal*. Your usual sales contact can give further advice or information on lead times. Local sales on a cash and carry basis are also available. * we will of course be following… Read more »

Back to work…just like that!

Thanks to Sam Evans for this video trickery which is as neat a way as any of showing how how ready we are to get back to it: sharp’s the word and quick’s the action! Happy New Year to one and all!  

Our Christmas Break

Our mill will be closed for the Christmas holiday from 1pm on Friday 18th December 2020 until the morning of Monday 4th January 2021. We send thanks to customers and partner businesses for their support during a challenging year, and our good wishes for a successful and healthy New Year.

Ransfords Timber Treatment – in next to no time!

This short clip compresses an hour in our Timber Treatment Centre into a few short seconds. Treatment to User Class 3 usually takes 2 hours whilst Class 4 takes 3 hours. Our Timber Treatment Centre is one of the most advanced in the UK and dramatically improves both the service we offer customers and the… Read more »

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 »