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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 »

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 »

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 »

A sign of real progress

Here’s a sight for sore eyes. Thanks to meticulous planning, the first steel for our new Timber Treatment Centre is hoisted into place. We won’t tell you how many more to go, but we see this as a sign of real progress!

First structural steel arriving for our new treatment plant

With any building project there seems to be a long gap between the first idea and having anything on the ground to show for it. Our new treatment plant, which has been months in the planning, is no exception so it was great to see the first structural steels arrive on site. The new plant, which… Read more »

Glad to be a sponsor of the Long Mynd Batch Burner

The Long Mynd Batch Burner is a 48 kilometre mountain bike challenge which has become a mainstay of the mounting biking calendar. The event is designed to test the mettle of any mountain biker – and to raise money for Norbury Primary School, a tiny rural school located behind the Mynd. This year’s Batch Burner… Read more »

Keeping the noise down with sheer ingenuity

We never cease to be amazed by the sheer ingenuity of our customers and of our own fabrication teams in meeting the often quite intricate requirements of our customers. In this case, the project was in Horwich near Bolton at a furniture factory which needed to suppress the noise of extraction plant for people living nearby. No… Read more »

A busy morning at Ransfords

As the days get longer things have gone from busy to extremely busy at our Bishop’s Castle sawmill. This sequence shows us loading posts for a delivery to a valued customers in the south of England who is also flat out. The vehicle being loaded from our local transport partner DR & FA Ford Ltd… Read more »