Sustainable Design

Reclaimed Keruing chosen for RHS Wisley ‘Back to Nature’ garden

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Saving tropical timber for future generations

Ashwells Reclaimed Timber is the UK’s leading tropical timber reclamation specialist.  From our timber yard and mill in Essex, we reclaim tropical hardwoods such as Greenheart, Jarrah, and Keruing; repurposing the timber for future use in an FSC® certified process that prevents further deforestation, saves energy and mineral resources, and protects architectural history.

“The rainforest is disappearing, fast.  That’s why we’re collaborating with civil engineering contractors and landscape architects, saving tropical timber, and enabling a more sustainable built environment.”
Janine Davies-Tutt, MD

Rainforest Trees Reclaimed
CO2e Saved Annually

How can we help?

Landscape Architects, Designers & Specifiers

Eco-requirements in project briefs continue to rise, thankfully we make it easy to meet your sustainability goals.  Source FSC Certified reclaimed timber products, all designed and engineered following our rigorous quality management system.

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Civil & Marine Engineers

It’s a crime to throw away, burn, compost or recycle reusable timber (EU Waste Framework Directive 2008, UK Waste Regulations 2011) for which there is a market.  We can reclaim your unwanted timber, or re-purpose so you can use again.

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Behind The Scenes

Reclaimed timber is not ready for reuse straight away.  Depending on the state of the timber, our expert craftsmen will reskim, de-metal or resaw before the FSC certified sections are ready for reuse.


Reclaimed Tropical Timber vs Composite, PVC & Soft Wood

When it comes to sustainability, character, and beauty, it’s easy to see why reclaimed tropical hardwood timber reigns over composite, PVC, softwood, or other decking materials.    

Reclaimed Timber in Garden Design: Decking, Structures, Art and more …

Here, we showcase some of the recent garden design and construction projects Ashwells Reclaimed Timber has featured in. And, look at some of the ways you can use reclaimed timber in your next landscape design.

Salvaging and Reclaiming Timber in Marine and River Environments

In this bite-sized guide Janine Davies-Tutt, Managing Director at Ashwells – and the UK’s leading expert on tropical timber reclamation and reuse for over 30 years – shares her top tips to help ease the decision making before the demolition stage.

Practical CPD guides for conscientious salvage & demolition companies,
architects, designers & specifiers.

Unlock the value of
timber salvage

Reclaimed timber in sustainable design

Reclaimed Tropical Timber