This week we reclaimed huge oak fenders from Ridham Dock.  The fenders were installed just 10 years ago, but because the timber chosen was Oak they already require replacement.

The issue is one that we come across frequently, and one that can be solved easily by more specific specification.

Rather than specifying ‘hardwood’ for marine projects – as Oak fits the bill – it’s important to specify ‘tropical hardwood’.  This is because timbers including Greenheart, Jarrah and Ekki provide the durability required in marine environments – 25+ years life can be relied upon.

*Oak, reclaimed from Ridham Dock, had been installed for just 10 years before it required replacement.  Reclaimed Greenheart has a marine life expectancy of 25+ years.

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.