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.


The Future of Street Furniture? Furnitubes Launches Collab Range with Ashwells Reclaimed Timber

The newly launched Fordham Range, built on a recycled steel frame as standard, is now manufactured exclusively with FSC Certified reclaimed timber supplied by Ashwells.

Restoring the UK’s piers with reclaimed timber

As the UK’s leading tropical timber reclamation specialist, Ashwells Reclaimed Timber has a long history of supporting those responsible for the restoration and care of the UK’s piers, jetties and coastline structures.  For over 30 years, Janine and the Ashwells team have reclaimed and repurposed tropical and temperate timber for piers, jetties, harbours, pontoons, fenders, […]

Reclaimed Timber: Over Two Decades of RHS Show Gardens

Ashwells Reclaimed Timber has a long and fruitful relationship with Royal Horticultural Society show-stopping event gardens. Beginning in the 1990s when Mediterranean and conceptual gardens were pushing boundaries, to today’s gardens which focus heavily on sustainable low-impact garden design. Relive the fourteen award-winning gardens Ashwells Reclaimed Timber has featured within.  Discover 1998’s Cleve West at […]

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