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Updated guide to effective specification of acoustic fencing panels now available

We’ve produced an updated version of our guide to the effective specification of acoustic fencing panels for those seeking to reduce the impact of noise from roads, railways, and industrial or commercial activity. The guide addresses key specification issues, environmental and aesthetic considerations and social and economic factors. It also provides details of our range… Read more »

A home town not a clone town – with a little help from some local timber

With so many places turning into clones of each other it’s great to report the success of Craven Building Contractors with this small development in Bishop’s Castle. The homes are built to a really high standard and sit perfectly in tune with their surroundings. The attention to detail is immaculate, no more so than in… Read more »

Welsh three peaks triumph for Chris Offa and pals…..

…and a tidy sum raised for a very good cause. One of our Sales Managers, Chris Offa, and his pals from Builth Wells recently completed the Welsh 3 peaks in 13 hours 49 minutes against a target time of 14 hours.The picture shows the group at the top of Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons – the… Read more »

Staying on the safe side

Many of the logs for our Great British Timber come from forests which are quite close to our mill at Bishop’s Castle in Shropshire. Once milled though, the posts, rails and boards we produce often finish up in quite distant parts of the UK and Ireland. The fencing in these pictures is an exception since it is… Read more »

Full steam ahead on the Bicester line

The Bicester to Oxford collaboration is a large railway engineering project which includes building a new one kilometre section of railway to connect the Bicester Town to Oxford line to the Chiltern main line, widening the existing track bed and doubling over 18km of track. It is expected to deliver a wide range of economic… Read more »

Ringsakiddy expands quietly – thanks to Mulligan Fencing & Ransfords

Ringsakiddy near Cork in the Republic of Ireland is seeing a massive €100m redevelopment of its harbour as part of the general resurgence in the Irish economy. As well as being a key port it is an important industrial centre. This load of Ransfords acoustic fencing panels, ordered by Ireland’s premier provider and installer of… Read more »

Andrew joins the team at Ransfords

We’re delighted to welcome Andrew Masterman to our sales team. Andrew is well known in the industry and has huge experience in timber sales. He will be working in the north, complementing the work of Chris Offa (South West) and Phil Smith (South East). You can contact Andrew on 07799 697729

More pictures from Borders Rail

More images have arrived from contractor Mulligan Fencing showing the important part played by both Ransfords acoustic panels and other timber fencing in the Borders Rail Project. Whilst the acoustic fencing panels reduce the impact of noise, the other timber fencing placed in close proximity to housing provides an aesthetcially pleasing boundary between the homes… Read more »

Ransfords acoustic fencing panels along new Border Railway

The new Border Rail between Edinburgh and Tweedbank in the borders is the longest new domestic line in the UK for more than a century so we’re proud that Ransfords acoustic fencing panels are used at intervals along its length to mitigate noise where the line comes close to housing, schools and station buildings. Running… Read more »

New incising equipment installed and operational to meet new treatment standards for Highways Agency contracts….

The new Highways Agency treatment standard specifies that all timber in ground contact must be incised. In order to deliver against this specification Ransfords have made a significant investment in specialist equipment capable of achieving the Highways Agency criteria. This investment has been made ahead of the results of the WPA field trials which the… Read more »

Quality Assurance audit successfully completed

We have just been audited and found to meet the requirements of standard ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and the National Highways Sector Schemes.
The scope of the certification covers all our output including our noise barriers and our timber …

Those were the days my friend…

Many thanks to Roger Gilbert for sending us this picture which shows his parents alighting from one of our trucks at Bicton in April 1959.For the record the vehicle is a Leyand Beaver. As Roger observes, picking up hitch hikers is pretty much forbidden these days by fleet operators but that doesn’t stop many of… Read more »