This month we received the news that Ashwells Timber has achieved Thames Estuary Visionary status.

This means we’ve been recognised as green trailblazers by Kate Willard OBE and her Thames Estuary growth team as an outstanding example of sustainable business in the region.

With the PM announcing his ten point plan for a green industrial revolution – with focus given to 1) protecting and restoring our natural environment & 2) creating new flood and coastal defences in England – it feels like all the hard work Ashwells has done to raise awareness around sustainable treatment of timber waste, and reclaimed timber in sustainable design is having an impact.

The Thames Gateway is currently working on its 2050 plan.  To create 1.3m new jobs and generate £190bn additional GVA for the UK.  The vision running through this is to make the region cleaner and healthier as it establishes itself as the UK’s growth gateway to the world.

Read the Thames Estuary Visionary news announcement here >>

Janine Davies Tutt, Managing Director of Ashwells Reclaimed Timber says: “The tropical timber we reclaim from coastal defences, river and inland waters across the UK would first have been felled in the rainforest many years ago, before being imported into the UK as virgin sections. Too often tropical timber such as this is sent to landfill, burnt or wood chipped.  However, by reclaiming and repurposing the timber we are saving valuable resources and supporting the circular construction economy. We’re positive about the improvements we’re seeing in the sustainable treatment of waste, and sustainable design – and continue to work hard to help save tropical timber for generations to come.”

Kate Willard, Estuary Envoy, comments: “Reclaiming timber and re-purposing it is a beautiful example of good green growth. We are delighted to welcome Ashwells to our Estuary Visionary project. They join other businesses across the Estuary who endorse the ethos of our Blue Green vision.”


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.