Category: News

Where would we be without wood?

Walkers Logs who are based in the heart of the Cotswolds produce kiln dried firewood and kindling to customers throughout the UK. It felt like a virtuous circle being completed when we supplied some of our own Great British Timber recently to be used in the construction of their new log drying shed, pictured above…. Read more »

The trailer with added manoeuvrability!

TA Jones of Welshpool undertake a lot of our deliveries so it’s great to see them investing in the kind of kit that makes them (and us!) more flexible. Whilst at first sight this looks like any other of their vehicles it’s actually towing a rear steer trailer for sites with tricky access. The trailer… Read more »

Remembering Alan Evans

Around 500 people from Bishop’s Castle, from Shropshire and the midlands, and many from much further afield (including Holland!) gathered at St John the Baptist Church on Saturday 14th January for the funeral of Mr Alan Evans, a major shareholder in Charles Ransford & Son Ltd. His family have been deeply touched by the many… Read more »

Mr Alan Evans 1942-2016

We are sad to report the death of Mr Alan Evans, a major shareholder in Charles Ransford & Son Ltd of Bishop’s Castle and a Director of the company. Alan was one of the key players in saving the sawmill from bankruptcy in 1978 when he and his older brother Brian bought the mill for… Read more »

Time was when Cavan in Ireland had its own railway lines but they are long gone. So, when  Neil McGovern of Euroforest needed some sleepers for his Mum’s garden and he was heading back for Christmas he turned to Ransfords. We were not only happy to oblige, but, as you can see, took the chance… Read more »

Christmas and New Year shut down

We’ll be closing for Christmas at lunchtime on Wednesday 21st December and coming back to full operation on Thursday January 5th 2017. We send our best wishes to all for a very happy Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Christmas in Bishop’s Castle

We were very pleased to donate a tree to the volunteers in our home town who have worked to create the right atmosphere for Christmas this year. Like the timber we mill, all of which is British Grown,  the tree is relatively local and came from our holding at Taylors Wood near Presteigne in Powys around… Read more »

Sometimes, the old ones really are the best!

We’ve never known a busier run-in to the year-end so it’s a case of all hands on deck and of calling in some old friends from retirement – in this case K100 SAW, a 1992 Scania 143 which we have owned from new. The vehicle has covered an astonishing  1.7 million kilometres in its time,… Read more »

Good fences make good neighbours

We are well used to our acoustic fencing panels being installed close to road, railways and industrial activity but we’re finding them increasingly being installed to reduce noise in a domestic setting.  Here are some double sided panels which, because they’re for a local resident in Bishop’s Castle, we not only manufactured but also installed…. Read more »

Intelligent logistics

This might not be the best picture in the world: it’s taken on a ‘phone on a gloomy North Yorkshire November morning but in it’s way it speaks volumes about the times we live in. The picture was taken by the driver just a few minutes earlier than this web posting and shortly after picking up a load… Read more »