Tag: Ransfords

TWELVE STEPS TO SUSTAINABILITY #7

When we deliver to customers we make sure that we run the delivery vehicles with full loads for either a single or multi-drop, whenever we can. Like much of what we do here this efficiency not only makes good environmental sense, it makes good business sense too.

The first post

? The construction of the new incisor and post pointing line is now virtually complete and this clip shows the very first post being pointed. A great day for Ransfords and a fantastic achievement by everyone who has been involved in the project.

New kit on the block

A new Volvo L120H has joined our team after an 18 month wait. These vehicles handle the co-products which arise from our sawmilling operation. In fact, 38% of what we cut ends up as sawdust, chip and bark which are sold on for a wide variety of uses. You can see the pride our operators… Read more »

A hive of activity

Scenes of feverish but well organised activity here as the concrete is poured for the new floor  in the building where the new tray sorter will be housed.. The new tray sorter will sort, cut, and stack sleepers and gate posts. These items are at the larger and heavier end of our product range so… Read more »

TWELVE STEPS TO SUSTAINABILITY #3

Wherever possible we allow forests to regenerate naturally as shown here where new growth is coming from the seeds scattered by the trees that once stood here. On average, trees absorb one tonne of CO2 for every cubic metre of growth. They also produce the oxygen we breathe – an average of 727 kilograms of… Read more »

We’re cracking on!

Old floor dug out, new floor well on the way in the building where the new tray sorter will be housed.. The tray sorter will sort, cut, and stack sleepers and gate posts – items which are at the larger end of our production. It will make for a much more efficient operation but also… Read more »

Drum roll please for the next project!

Work has now started on the next phase of improvements. WBC are pictured here removing concrete ready for a new floor for the tray sorter. The tray sorter will sort, cut, and stack sleepers and gate posts – items which are at the larger end of our production. It’s all part of our continuing policy… Read more »

TWELVE STEPS TO SUSTAINABILITY: #2

We replant after felling with seedlings that are grown on specialist nurseries like this one from seed of native origin. Great British Timber is British from the very start.

More progress on the new production lines

Work on the new lines for adding various added-value finishes to posts from 75mm to 200mm s coming on very well thanks to a superb team effort. Above we can see the new 4 head saw being installed and, below, we can see our new inciser being loaded onto a truck in Oregon, USA ready… Read more »

Our new line is coming together nicely

As you can see from this image we’ve made huge strides in setting out the new lines for adding various added-value finishes to posts from 75mm to 200mm. There’s still a lot to do and even more equipment to arrive – but we’re getting there!