Category: News

Getting the firewood in…with a little help from our friends

  We’re great believers here in having the right kit for the job so when we decided to step up our local deliveries of kiln-dried seasoned firewood we commissioned this little number which is a tipper for bulk loads as well as having a hoist to lift in bulk bags. As you can see, it… Read more »

Sound sense in West Yorkshire

This impressive load is part of an order bound for West Yorkshire to create an acoustic barrier round a distribution hub being built close to a residential area. Planning authorities, whilst keen to encourage economic development, are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of noise from commercial activities on nearby residents. This has led to… Read more »

3 nations timber – and a pat on the back

Here’s a sight for sore eyes: a full load of Welsh Larch that has been cut at our sawmill in England ready for delivery to a customer in Scotland. Talk about Great British Timber! On the subject of delivery, it was really good to receive this feedback from a customer in Somerset yesterday: “We just… Read more »

We’re in Building Design and Construction Magazine

There’s an extensive profile of our company in this month’s Building Design and Construction Magazine The article focusses on the sustainability of timber as a raw material the advanced processes at our sawmill including our state of the art timber treatment centre the lead we’ve taken in the supply of acoustic fencing panels Specifiers are… Read more »

Bishop’s Castle timber for a Bishop’s Castle school

  Bishop’s Castle Community College is one of our home town’s most important assets and one which as a business we’ve been pleased to support over the years. Many of the team who work at the Mill attended the school, as have their children and in some cases grandchildren. We were especially pleased to help… Read more »

This is what we do…

When people new to sawmilling ask us what we do at Ransfords we have a standard answer which is perfectly demonstrated in this picture: we take round logs and turn them into rectangular-shaped lengths of timber. The trailer on the left has a nice load of 4.9m redwood logs from Savernake Forest to the south… Read more »

Many hands make light work

One of the benefits of being a family owned business is that we can be more flexible when it’s needed – especially when it comes to helping out one of the many local businesses we depend on to make our business work. Take last night when a late running wagon came into the yard with… Read more »

Ransfords is open for business

In the light of the various newly announced lockdown measures we thought it worth flagging up that we are open for business as normal*. Your usual sales contact can give further advice or information on lead times. Local sales on a cash and carry basis are also available. * we will of course be following… Read more »

Back to work…just like that!

Thanks to Sam Evans for this video trickery which is as neat a way as any of showing how how ready we are to get back to it: sharp’s the word and quick’s the action! Happy New Year to one and all!

Our Christmas Break

Our mill will be closed for the Christmas holiday from 1pm on Friday 18th December 2020 until the morning of Tuesday 5th January 2021.
We send thanks to customers and partner businesses for their support during a challenging year, and our good wishes f…

Ransfords Timber Treatment – in next to no time!

This short clip compresses an hour in our Timber Treatment Centre into a few short seconds. Treatment to User Class 3 usually takes 2 hours whilst Class 4 takes 3 hours. Our Timber Treatment Centre is one of the most advanced in the UK and dramatically improves both the service we offer customers and the… Read more »

Christmas is coming…time to think local

After a dreadful year for most and a tragic year for many there is at least the prospect of some respite from the Covid-19 restrictions over Christmas. Here in Bishop’s Castle preparations are under way. This picture shows our Alex Evans (last seen driving our brand new Volvo L90H loader) in the cherry picker helping… Read more »

Business as usual

Demand for our timber is huge at the moment and so in line with Government guidance we’ll be working on through the lockdown planned for November. If you have any queries about delivery timescales please get in touch with your usual sales contact. We can welcome cash and carry customers for logs and other supplies… Read more »

Alex and Sam get stuck in

These two drivers just happen to be members of the family which own our sawmill – and the brothers are no strangers to hard work. You’d most often find Alex (above) working at the family owned Mellington Hall Hotel and Holiday Home Park but since that’s in Wales and affected by COVID-19 restrictions, and since… Read more »

Ransfords from the air

One of things that visitors coming to the sawmill for the first time comment on is the sheer buzz of the place: there’s always something going on as the we take logs in, process them, and then send the finished timber products on their way. One important feature of that process is that nothing in… Read more »

The amazing Great British Timber maze

The keen reader of these news updates will recall that a while back we supplied Great British Timber from Ransfords to Farmer Teds’ Adventure Farm at Ormskirk in Lancashire. It’s good to learn that the timber is performing well and that despite the recent difficulties we’ve all gone through, the attraction has become a firm… Read more »