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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.

December 16th, 2022|0 Comments

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, [...]

November 30th, 2022|0 Comments

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 [...]

October 31st, 2022|0 Comments

Janine-Davies Tutt awarded Freedom of the City of London

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Ashwells Timber founder and Managing Director Janine Davies-Tutt has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London, ahead of her application to The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames.   The ceremony took place at the historic Chamberlain's Court at Guildhall on 31st August. It [...]

October 6th, 2022|0 Comments

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, [...]

August 11th, 2022|0 Comments

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 [...]

July 21st, 2022|0 Comments

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. 

June 27th, 2022|0 Comments

Ashwell’s Janine Davies-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.

March 8th, 2022|0 Comments

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.

February 23rd, 2022|0 Comments

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, [...]

November 18th, 2021|0 Comments