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…


Ashwell’s Janine Davis-Tutt wins NatWest female entrepreneurship title

In honour of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8th March, eco-champion and Ashwells Reclaimed Timber business owner Janine Davies-Tutt has been named as one of fifteen winners of NatWest’s #BeTheRoleModel competition.

Saving the rainforest: One tree at a time

To mark the launch of Sustain Essex – a brand new magazine from Essex Wildlife Trust, LoCASE and BusinessTime in Essex – editor Peter Richardson caught up with Ashwells MD Janine Davies-Tutt to examine the Build Back Greener movement and the actions specifiers can take post COP26.

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, […]

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