Category: News

Look what we did

There aren’t many sawmills with the skills and ability let alone the willingness to cut posts like this: 200mm square post with a tenon cut at 100mm square. The mortise is in the support for the roof of a car port so precision was the order of the day. Whilst most of our production is… Read more »

It’s all about teamwork

One of the features of our business is the close relationships we have with other family businesses in the area. One such is David Ford Transport Services who regularly haul logs from the forest to us and finished product from us to the customer. When things get busy we’re not averse to using our Terberg… Read more »

Strength in numbers

Our mill is laid out in such a way that unnecessary movement of product is avoided. The material flows from one stage to another in the most efficient way possible. Of course some movement is unavoidable and, in the end, trailers have to be loaded for the despatch of finished product. These three beauties join… Read more »

Ransfords mountain bikers on top of the world

We were very pleased recently to co-sponsor (with Euroforest) the Forestry Industry Mountain Bike Challenge, even more pleased to take part with two teams from Ransfords, and simply delighted to take first and second place. The challenge involved seven timed stages on a 14 mile course at Llendegla in Wales – pretty gruelling stuff  against… Read more »

Timber fencing: naturally

We’ve been using timber fencing in rural settings since Adam was a lad and this picture demonstrates why. On the left a major new extension to an existing holiday home park, on the right open countryside with sheep safely grazing. In the middle, Great British Timber fencing which is as much a part of the… Read more »

500th load goes through our new Timber Treatment Centre

Less than 6 months since it became fully operational, this is the 500th load of timber being sent into our new fully automated Timber Treatment Centre, one of the most advanced of its kind in the UK. Built at a cost of £2.75 million, the new facility has dramatically increased the efficiency of our treatment… Read more »

Independence day? We have our own anniversary to celebrate!

It is 41 years to the day since the Evans Family of Bishop’s Castle stepped in to save the sawmill from bankruptcy. Alan Evans and his older brother Brian bought the mill for just £100 but along with the mill  came £1.5 million of debts to the bank and trade creditors. Every penny of that… Read more »

Effective acoustic solutions for JJL Design & Build

JJL Design and Build has developed a reputation for providing a high quality full turnkey construction service for blue chip industrial and commercial clients across the UK. The company was founded in 2004, to combine proven expertise with a proactive approach to the design and delivery of new builds, fit-outs and refurbishment projects in a… Read more »

Perfect: a British Larch building in the British countryside

Is there a sight more pleasing than a well made British timber building sitting in the British countryside? We don’t think so. Timber is the original building material and it fits perfectly into rural surroundings like this – so much so that within weeks it will look as though it’s always been there. It has… Read more »

Old meets new in a Volvo family reunion

On the left is a 1978 Volvo F88 which has been owned by the Evans family (who now own the mill) since new. It was used to haul timber for Ransfords and was enjoying its first run out in 2019 on a lovely April afternoon. Amazingly, the old Volvo came across the modern FH Volvo… Read more »