Category: News

A cracking start…

…and a cracking picture! This is our new Timber Treatment Centre less than one week after the arrival of the first structural steel on site. As you might imagine, we’re more than pleased with progress to date and hoping that the rest of the project goes as well. We’ll keep you posted!

A sign of real progress

Here’s a sight for sore eyes. Thanks to meticulous planning, the first steel for our new Timber Treatment Centre is hoisted into place. We won’t tell you how many more to go, but we see this as a sign of real progress!

First structural steel arriving for our new treatment plant

With any building project there seems to be a long gap between the first idea and having anything on the ground to show for it. Our new treatment plant, which has been months in the planning, is no exception so it was great to see the first structural steels arrive on site. The new plant, which… Read more »

Work under way on our new treatment plant

This is the scene as work starts on the construction of our new treatment plant. Part of a programme of continual investment at the mill, it will greatly improve the efficiency of this part of our operation. Due for commissioning in January 2019, we’ll report further on this project in a future issue of cutting… Read more »

Back to school at Brockhampton

Great to see outdoor learning and play resources being installed at Brockhampton School in Worcestershire using Great British Timber from Ransfords. The school, which is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted has a strategic objective to be rated ‘outstanding’. In our business we know that there is much more to learn than what we see on a… Read more »

The magic of Christmas in Bishop’s Castle

You’d have to be made of stone not to feel at least a twinge of excitement as Christmas approaches. It’s in the air, in the faces of our children and grandchildren, and somehow it’s there in the fact that for whatever reason, people are – for however brief a moment – kinder and nicer to each… Read more »

Old School Visitors

We were delighted to welcome students from Bishop’s Castle Community College recently for a talk about forestry and sawmilling with particular reference to our operations here. Many of the people working at the mill attended that same school and many of the visitors were children, grandchildren or other relations of staff here. We certainly enjoyed… Read more »

Ransfords cutting edge Autumn 2017: our latest newsletter available for download

The latest issue of our newsletter focuses on Ransfords Great British Timber at work in settings that could hardly be more different, the first a luxurious country club in North Yorkshire (pictured above) the second, meeting a huge demand for social housing in Bristol. You can download the newsletter here There’s news too  of the appointment of Karen… Read more »