Shotley Pier: Reclaimed timber at heart of renovation

Shotley Pier will open to the public once again, thanks to an incredible community project and 20 year coastal revival project. We're thrilled to be providing a selection of FSC certified reclaimed Greenheart for the rebuilding of this historic landmark.

Waste management. Where good practice in sustainable construction should begin

All too often, construction is stuck in a linear model where waste management and procurement exist in separate silos. Here we look into how this is holding the circular economy back, and suggest that waste management becomes the starting point of any procurement process.

How an interior design firm is rethinking timber in the workplace

While some are still debating sustainable design strategies, and how to best specify materials that reduce carbon emissions, BASE Interiors has chosen action.

Timber in the UK’s Circular Economy

Fresh from the Landscape Show, we address the hot topic on everyone's agenda...sustainable design. Looking at the circular economy, and the role reclaimed tropical timber plays in reducing the environmental impact of construction.

Reclaimed Greenheart puts the smile back into playtime

Reclaimed sustainable timber demonstrates its circular economy potential once again.  As John O’Driscoll and the award-winning Adventure Playground Engineers re-use Greenheart timber re-claimed from the Woolwich Ferry Terminal in an ambitious design for Berkeley Homes.    At Ashwells  Reclaimed Timber [...]

Ashwells supports European 50% reclamation targets

Ashwells supports European 50% reclamation targets As the new Europe wide FCRBE initiative launches, Ashwells joins Salvo’s action group, and pledges to do all it can to help increase the reuse of [...]

Eco-Friendly Design that’s Durable and Stable

Eco-Friendly Design that’s Durable and Stable Reclaimed sustainable timber proves its landscape design credentials once again.  As the celebrated Davies White ‘Back to Nature’ design - featuring reclaimed tropical Keruing - takes [...]

Sustainable Timber at RHS

Sustainable Timber at RHS Reclaimed sustainable timber has taken pride of place at this year’s RHS Chelsea, with Ashwells Reclaimed Timber featuring in both the Back to Nature and Facebook: Behind the [...]

The Day Countryfile Came to Visit

The Day Countryfile Came to Visit After numerous phone calls and fact checking the day finally arrived. Everyone at Ashwells was thrilled that the BBC had decided to feature our company on a nationally [...]

Neptune’s Back Garden

Neptune’s Back Garden The customer wanted the materials to have the texture qualities of something that had been in contact with the sea Imagine a 16 m x 400 x 400mm Greenheart Pile, the [...]

Reclaimed Pitch Pine Fenders

Reclaimed Pitch Pine Fenders Pitch Pine grows in America; it grows over a wide geographical area-from central Maine to New York to South Carolina. It gained its name due to it being a major source of pitch and [...]

Ashwells Timber Ltd: Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Improvement and Design Professionals in the UK and Around the World January 18, 2017 – Ashwell Timber Ltd has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, [...]

Railway sleepers

Railway sleepers Were originally used in the construction of the nation’s railway network. Reclaimed sleepers were obtained when railway lines were upgraded or renovated.  However there are a wide range of different types [...]

Monkey’s Need Structure!

Monkey's Need Structure! We were approached by Tracey Lee; Team Leader for the ‘Mammal South’ section at London Zoo, who informed us ZSL (Zoological Society of London), had decided to create an enclosure [...]

A Well-Travelled Timber!

A Well-Travelled Timber! We recently visited Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. As many people before us, we were blown away by the size of the Giant [...]