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Keeping it very local

The larch posts on this wagon were cut from one of our own forest holdings at Aberhosen in Powys which is just up the road from us here in Bishop's Castle in Shropshire. On their way down from there they will have driven past the site of the new by-pass at...(more)

Noise reduction on the M1

This picture shows our Noisewall single side reflective panels currently being installed by Littlewood Fencing on the M1 in the East Midlands between Junction 23A and 25. This huge project is one by Costain Galliford Try Construction to convert this stretch of road into a Safe Motorway. The re-purposing of the hard shoulder to take...(more)

The new Timber Treatment Centre from the air

When the autoclave was craned into our new Timber Treatment Centre last week it was quite spectacular: a crane rated  with a lifting capacity of 400 tons hoisting a 52 ton object through the building frame and placing it exactly in position 16 metres away. Hats off to Sam Cook of Tremio...(more)

An even bigger lift – and a significant milestone

We'll post a link to some video footage shortly but in the meantime here are some pictures of a landmark event in the construction of our new Timber Treatment Centre(more)

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...(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...(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...(more)