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.


Timber urgently required

Calling all civil and marine engineers, demolition/building contractors, and architectural salvage and reclamation companies: we need your timber! As the UK’s leading tropical timber specialist, we are always on the look-out for hardwood timber sources to reclaim and repurpose for future use in an FSC-certified process that prevents further deforestation, saves energy and mineral resources, […]

Southend Pier Public Toilet and Viewing Platform

Southend Pier is an iconic local landmark with a wealth of history and heritage. We were delighted to supply reclaimed Balau timber to be repurposed as cladding on the Pier’s new public toilet block, due to complete construction soon. The original toilet block was destroyed by fire in 2005. The new facilities will also incorporate […]

Ashwells champions reclaimed hardwood via The Green Room #Decarbonised podcast

Ashwells Managing Director Janine Davies-Tutt and Operations & Marketing Director Deb Davies-Tutt join Catherine Barratt in The Green Room to discuss the many and diverse advantages of timber reclamation and re-use. 

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