Tag: Ransfords

Sometimes it’s nice to have room to swing a cat

We’ve placed great emphasis in recent posts on the ability of our new firewood delivery vehicle to squeeze into very tight spots. Sometimes though it’s nice to have room to swing a cat as we had on this recent delivery in Bishop’s Castle. Don’t forget that firewood sales are handled by the weighbridge: call 01588… Read more »

A cold morning – and plenty to do!

We’re making great progress on the new building for our in-house engineering department and the new line for adding different finishes to posts from 75mm to 200mm. We’ll show more of that later but in the meantime here’s a reminder of how the weather has turned and the temperatures have dropped: steaming asphalt being laid… Read more »

Breathe in!

There are plenty of narrow roads and tiny lanes in our part of the world which is why we went to some lengths to design our new firewood delivery vehicle so it could cope. This is us out on Saturday morning in some pretty tight spots but the wagon and the hoist coped admirably! Firewood… Read more »

Now this is what you call a full load

We set great store here by being as efficient as we can with our deliveries. A full wagon load is an efficient wagon load: good for the environment and sound business sense. Even we were surprised however by this beauty: 43 cubic metres of air dried timber ready for delivery in a covered trailer to… Read more »

3 nations timber – and a pat on the back

Here’s a sight for sore eyes: a full load of Welsh Larch that has been cut at our sawmill in England ready for delivery to a customer in Scotland. Talk about Great British Timber! On the subject of delivery, it was really good to receive this feedback from a customer in Somerset yesterday: “We just… Read more »

Bishop’s Castle timber for a Bishop’s Castle school

  Bishop’s Castle Community College is one of our home town’s most important assets and one which as a business we’ve been pleased to support over the years. Many of the team who work at the Mill attended the school, as have their children and in some cases grandchildren. We were especially pleased to help… Read more »

This is what we do…

When people new to sawmilling ask us what we do at Ransfords we have a standard answer which is perfectly demonstrated in this picture: we take round logs and turn them into rectangular-shaped lengths of timber. The trailer on the left has a nice load of 4.9m redwood logs from Savernake Forest to the south… Read more »

The amazing Great British Timber maze

The keen reader of these news updates will recall that a while back we supplied Great British Timber from Ransfords to Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm at Ormskirk in Lancashire. It’s good to learn that the timber is performing well and that, despite the recent difficulties we’ve all gone through, the attraction has become a firm… Read more »

Even more (solar) power to our elbow!

Here’s a dramatic picture to start the week with. It’s taken on the roof of our Timber Treatment Centre where we are installing solar panels to add to the 2000 panels already installed on various buildings at our mill. The energy generated is used to power the mill. This means that the same solar energy… Read more »