Category: News

Let’s hear it for Great British Timber!

Watch out for our new pack signs which bang the drum for our home grown timber as loads make their way from our mill in Bishop’s Castle to various parts of the UK. Forestry and sawmilling is worth £2 billion each year to the UK economy and creates around 80,000 jobs – mostly in rural… Read more »

Untreated tree posts in next to no time!

At Ransfords we take some pride in being responsive to customer needs. Sometimes that’s a challenge but we do our best. This little clip is just one example!

Whatever the weather

Between the showers yesterday came some quite dramatic light and a great chance for this striking picture to be taken. Our friend Ray Powell brought logs in from Devon and is taking this load of sawn Welsh Larch out to Scotland. Whatever the weather, we (and he!) need to keep things moving!

New kindling production machine up and running

Our brand new kindling machine is now up and running! Using offcuts from the mill the timber is now being cut into kindling bags #nothingwasted The machine makes the process more efficient and easier to run and lets us produce kindling bags much more quickly to keep up with demand. The bags are put onto… Read more »

Why burn money on kindling?

The price comparison almost speaks for itself but we’ll spell it out: Ransfords kiln dried kindling bags are 50p cheaper for a bigger bag than that sold by a major supermarket retailer – and even better value when you buy three. We believe that you won’t find better local value. On sale at the weighbridge:… Read more »

When log delivery becomes an emergency service!

The Wintels is a small development by The Living Village Trust on the edge of Bishop’s Castle. The Trust’s stated aim is to work with land owners, community groups, inspired individuals and enlightened developers to create great places to live rather than soulless housing estates. Environmental considerations are at the heart of all their work…. Read more »

Improvement in capacity for cundy stake treatment

It’s great to see our new cundy stake trolley in action. This piece of kit was manufactured in-house by our own team and  has massively increased our treatment load capacity. This in turn has allowed us to greatly improve our customer lead times on what is always a very popular product.

One for Foden fans

Here’s a sight for sore eyes for anyone interested in older vehicles. The top picture is taken in the 1950s and is a Foden then owned and operated by Ransfords. We think it’s carrying a load of pit props which was a staple product of the mill in those days and for many years after…. Read more »

Happy to help our local primary school

We’re always pleased to help local schools when we can: a lot of us here at the mill attended one or both of them here in the Town or in nearby villages, and now it’s the turn of our children and grandchildren. Bishop’s Castle Primary is well regarded and very well supported by the wider… Read more »

More about that driving instruction

More pictures from Ben Drake, the driving instructor whose idea it was to start ’em young. In a message to us he confirms that the kids love the freedom the site gives them: and the challenge presented by having to manoeuvre the car through our sheds and stacks of sawn timber. All of this training… Read more »