Category: News

Big lifts, with more to come

Nine weeks almost to the day since the first structural steel arrived on site the huge tanks which will store the chemicals used in our new Timber Treatment Centre have been hoisted into place. Next to go in will be the massive autoclave, the vessel into which the timber is placed for treatment under extremely high pressure. We’ll… Read more »

A red letter day in the history of our sawmill

On the 4th July 1978 Alan and Brian Evans stepped in to save the Bishop’s Castle sawmill of Charles Ransford & Son Ltd which was on the verge of bankruptcy. At that time the mill employed over 120 people, all of them local and had the mill gone all of those jobs would have gone with… Read more »

Supporting Ratcliffe’s marketing event

Ratcliffes Timber & Building Supplies provide building, timber, plumbing and electrical supplies for the trade and public in and around Llandovery and Llanwrtyd Wells. They are valued customers with whom we’ve been working for 5 years, so we were happy to support their promotional event this morning to give their customers the chance to meet… Read more »

The virtuous circle of forestry and sawmilling

This picture sequence illustrates perfectly why Great British Timber is such a popular choice for construction and landscaping: it grows on trees and is thus entirely sustainable. That’s provided of course – as all UK forestry operators ensure – that the felled trees are replaced. By specifying Great British Timber from Ransfords you’re helping to safeguard rural employment in… Read more »

Challenging times in the forest

The Tillhill Forestry Challenge held today at Llandegla Forest mountain biking centre involved a 14 mile mountain bike course with 6 Enduro timed stages to sort the wheat from the chaff. We’re delighted to report that our Alex Evans (left in the picture) took 2nd overall and our 4 man team, including a somewhat more mature member of… Read more »

A hive of concrete pouring activity

This is the scene at our new Timber Treatment Centre today as the mixer wagons arrive to pour the concrete floor. It’s a pivotal moment in the construction: once the floor is set we can get on with the process of installing the autoclave, other equipment and the services which will make this one of the… Read more »

The new Timber Treatment Centre is coming on nicely!

It’s less than 3 weeks since the first structural steel for our new Timber Treatment Centre arrived on site. This picture shows the remarkable progress made in that time. Work continues at a pace in readiness for the arrival of the storage tanks and autoclave which will be craned into position in early July. We’ll… Read more »