Sustainable Timber at BALI 2020

At Ashwells  Reclaimed Timber we’re passionate about saving tropical timber from landfill and preventing trees from being cut down unnecessarily.  That’s why the collaborative projects we work on with garden designers and landscape architects are so important to us.  And this year’s BALI award winning Urban Retreat garden is no exception.

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 FSC certified reclaimed oak keel blocking 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.


Deb Davies-Tutt of Ashwells Timber says – “It was an honour to be invited to supply timber for this high-profile garden.  We’re passionate about rescuing tropical timber from landfill, the fact that the timber chosen was reclaimed from UK sites makes these sustainable projects even more poignant.”

About Ashwells Reclaimed Timber

Ashwells Reclaimed Timber is a tropical reclamation specialist based in Bulphan, Essex.   We salvage and rescue beautiful, durable tropical timber.  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.


Civil Engineers: We’re here to help you salvage and remove your unwanted timber.  We can reduce landfill costs by taking away the timber, or resawing so that you can re-use on your site.  Contact us today >>

Architects, interior and landscape Designers: Understand the durable and beautiful potential of reclaimed tropical timber.  We’ll support your sustainability goals.  Salvaging and saving tropical timbers that will add stunning colour to your design.  Our timber will last for 25+ years when in direct contact with the ground, without treatment.  And every piece has a story to tell.  Contact us today >>