Category: larch fencing

Whatever the weather

Between the showers yesterday came some quite dramatic light and a great chance for this striking picture to be taken. Our friend Ray Powell brought logs in from Devon and is taking this load of sawn Welsh Larch out to Grangemouth in Scotland. Whateve…

Improvement in capacity for cundy stake treatment

It’s great to see our new cundy stake trolley in action. This piece of kit was manufactured in-house by our own team and  has massively increased our treatment load capacity. This in turn has allowed us to greatly improve our customer lead times…

Treatment Centre Update

Hard to believe that our fully automated treatment building has been up and running for almost five years now. The first picture shows the facility under construction exactly five years ago and alongside it the building now from the same spot. In that time we have processed thousands of loads of timber in what to… Read more »

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A jigsaw puzzle solved

We’re always keen to ensure that wagons leave our mill with full loads of finished timber even if it means loading up with orders for more than one customer. This load is more than usually efficient in that way. It ‘s going to five different drops and includes untreated cladding, timber treated to UC4 and… Read more »

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A jigsaw puzzle solved

We’re always keen to ensure that wagons leave our mill with full loads of finished timber even if it means loading up with orders for more than one customer. This load is more than usually efficient in that way. It ‘s going to five different drops and includes untreated cladding, timber treated to UC4 and… Read more »

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“Seeing the wood for the trees” report calls for more action on domestic tree planting and timber production

Not only are trees and woodlands vital to the provision of timber, but creating new woodland is also widely agreed to be crucial for the UK to meet its 2050 net zero target and nature recovery targets, says the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, members of which visited Ransfords earlier this year during its… Read more »

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When the chips are down you can count on Ransfords

What more effective or attractive way to enhance the setting for an outdoor wedding than dressing uneven ground with woodchips? This Welshpool couple had exactly that idea when the time came to erect the marquee for their recent nuptials. The ground on which the marquee was to stand had been churned up by heavy vehicles… Read more »

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Trailer loads ready to roll

Nothing gives us greater pleasure than fine weather for landscaping and construction and lots of trailer-loads of timber products ready to leave our yard. In the background are full loads of treated and untreated boards and rails. In the foreground, one of many future loads of acoustic fencing panels which are destined to go round… Read more »

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Read all about it!

We’re in Fencing and Landscaping News this month talking about the significant investments we’ve made in the business recently. It’s quite a story which you can read on the magazine’s blog here.
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The snapper snapped!

We’ve all enjoyed the stunning images shared with us by AW Jenkinson driver Ray Powell. We managed to turn the tables on him at the mill so here is in the one of our sheds loading up some of our Welsh Larch cladding for a delivery to Scotland. We had to work quickly mind you:… Read more »

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As were saying about the importance of forestry and sawmilling…

Here’s another illustration of the importance of forestry and sawmilling – not only to the nation but also to its rural areas. This picture is taken above our sawmill in Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire. In the last few years over £25 million has been invested here to make it one of the most efficient mills of… Read more »

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The resaw at Ransfords – a longstanding workhorse

We’ve been talking a lot about our new machinery lately but here’s a clip of a longstanding workhorse. This EWD twin band resaw beavers away every working day cutting big blocks of 3.7m Spruce which are eventually transformed into feather …

It’s taken a year but it’s well worth the time and effort

Our new tray sorter for heavy items like gate posts is now up and running almost exactly 12 months after we started preparing the ground. Click below to check it out….
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Chris Offa becomes a Ransfords director

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Chris Offa from Sales Manager to Sales Director and his appointment as a director of the company. Chris joined Ransfords in February 2013 and has been instrumental in transforming the company’s sales efforts over that period. “Our business has enjoyed a sustained period of growth in the… Read more »

A rapid response thanks to our flexible friends

Yesterday was our first day back at work so it was nice to hear from a customer who wanted a load of posts. Trouble was that they were needed in Cornwall this week! As luck would have it we had a log wagon in the yard unloading, so, we loaded it up with the posts… Read more »

New firewood from an ancient forest

This load of Beech was delivered to us just before Christmas courtesy of Euroforest and AW Jenkinson and their driver Ray. The logs will be turned into kiln dried firewood in very short order. The load is especially interesting since it comes from Savernake Forest which covers around 4,500 acres in Wiltshire – and has… Read more »