Sustainable Design

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

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FSC Certified Timber

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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Eco-design Best Practice

Here’s a few of our favourite reclaimed tropical and temperate timber projects…


Timber for Raised Beds

In this guest blog, an Ashwells customer shares her experience of remaking her vegetable garden and the benefits of selecting reclaimed Greenheart skimmings VS scaffolding boards for the construction of raised beds.  Part 1. Decision time! Vegetable gardening is a quiet passion of mine:  like so many people especially during the last couple of years, […]

Reclaimed timber at Berkeley Group’s ‘Green Quarter’

Explore this shining example of timber reclamation and reuse in action.  43 mixed species crossing timbers were used as part of this stunning amphitheatre at the heart of new green space.

Reclaimed timber stars at RHS Chelsea 2021

After a year out due to Covid, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show returned for a wonderful autumnal spectacular.  Amongst the asters and dahlias, trees full of fruit and berries, grasses and seed-heads, another natural highlight stood out … characterful reclaimed timber. This year the show was an inspiring showcase of the wide range of species […]

Reclaimed Tropical Timber

How to include reclaimed tropical timber in sustainable design

A practical CPD guide for responsible architects, designers and specifiers

How to include reclaimed tropical timber in sustainable design

A practical CPD guide for responsible architects, designers and specifiers