We are thrilled to share that our FSC® certified reclaimed timber features in four of this year’s BALI award category wins.
RHS Back to Nature
- WINNER – Gerald Davies Community and Schools Development garden
- WINNER – Registered Designer and Registered Contractor Joint Submission- Adam White MBALI & Gerald Davies Ltd
Designed by Davies & White in collaboration with HRH Duchess of Cambridge and featuring reclaimed Keruing timber from Southend Pier as its central woodland walkway.
Reclaimed Keruing timber from Southend Pier takes pride of place in Gerald Davies’ winning Community and Schools Development garden – RHS Back to Nature (co-designed by Andrée Davies and Adam White in collaboration with HRH the Duchess of Cambridge). A central feature of the celebrated garden is a woodland walkway. FSC certified Keuring was specified due to its green credentials, durability, and beautiful character; created by the hundreds of thousands of visitors who walked the boards since the timber was installed on the pier in the 1980s. The garden is now on display in RHS Wisley in Surrey.
- WINNER – Registered Designer and Registered Contractor Joint Submission for Jilayne Rickards MBALI & Landscaping Solutions Ltd
- WINNER – Design Excellence Award – Overall Scheme Under £50k.
Reclaimed Oak keel blocking from Chatham Dry Docks in Kent was chosen for the curved bench and timber reclaimed from Bognor beach now enjoys a second life as durable decking and shelving.
Reclaimed timber with a watery past was chosen to feature in the atmospheric Urban Retreat garden; winner of Registered Designer and Registered Contractor Joint Submission for Jilayne Rickards MBALI & Landscaping Solutions Ltd, and winner of the Design Excellence Award – Overall Scheme Under £50k. We supplied an FSC certified reclaimed oak keel block from Chatham Dry Docks in Kent for the curved bench, and timber reclaimed from Bognor beach now enjoys a second life as durable decking and shelving.
Commenting Ashwells Managing Director Janine Davies-Tutt says: “We are thrilled to feature in four BALI award categories this year. We all know the rainforest is disappearing, fast. We also know that finding low-carbon sustainable building methods is the only way to reach net-zero by 2050. Through our partnerships with eco-conscious designers, we’re meeting the challenges of climate change and demonstrating the potential of sustainable reclaimed timber.”
Unsure which timber is best suited to your project requirements?
Contact us today to arrange a visit (by appointment only)to our timber mill in Essex -where we reclaim, repurpose and supply FSC® certified, durable tropical timber and temperate hardwoods for landscape, architectural, civil & marine engineering projects across the UK.
Call 01375 892576.
About Ashwells Reclaimed Timber
Ashwells Reclaimed Timber is a tropical reclamation specialist based in Bulphan, Essex. We reclaim and repurpose FSC certified tropical timber and temperate British hardwoods. From our timber mill we supply hard and softwoods to be re-purposed into bespoke pieces, from garden planters and seating to street furniture and sea defences. We’re also proud to collaborate with award winning landscape designers, architects and civil engineers, and our reclaimed tropical timber can be seen in major projects across the UK, including hotel and restaurant chains, the Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court, The Eden Project and London Zoo.