This is almost an 11th commandment for people in the timber trade and it’s as important to Ransfords as anyone. The more material we recover from every tree felled the more efficient we are and the more competitive we can be. This short clip shows small diameter round wood (the thinner part at the top… Read more »
These two aerial view of our Bishop’s Castle sawmill were taken about 50 years apart in the 1960’s and earlier this year. We’ve circled two points common to each to help you get orientated. They’re about all that remain of the original buildings. The rest in the modern picture is the result of well over… Read more »
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 Newtown, Powys which is where,… Read more »
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 under extremely high pressure. We’ll… Read more »
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!
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 »
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 »
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 »