Designers, architects, engineers and makers regularly choose to use our reclaimed topical timber.

They choose us because we help them to re-create today’s civic and domestic spaces using incredibly durable and versatile centuries-old timber: timber that has travelled half way around the world to these shores.  Timber that should never go to landfill.

You see, by making a choice to reclaim and upcycle topical hardwood, we are helping to protect tropical habitats for future generations.

Our website has plenty of information for you to browse, but for starters here is a snapshot of some amazing projects that have used reclaimed tropical timber from our collection.

We provided timber for this photo shoot at the Ralph Lauren’s London branch. 

We have also supplied seating and cat walks for London Fashion Week.

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Greenheart timber travels full circle! 

The Greenheart tree is an evergreen that grows in the rainforests of Guyana, South America.

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This bespoke hand-made bench was crafted from a keel block salvaged from the dry dock in the Royal Docks at Chatham.

It was displayed as outdoor seating at The Chelsea Flower Show.

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What we do

We at Ashwells reclaim tropical hardwoods for creative people working on a wide range of structural projects throughout the UK.   Our timber can be seen in places as diverse as restaurant and hotel chains, London Zoo, private gardens and river works.

Our clients rely on our knowledge and the fact that we provide a transparent and traceable chain of custody for all our timber, whatever its source.

And we actively share our knowledge through blogs, our community forum, focus sheets and events.

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Testimonials

Wishing to work with and collaborate with Ashwell Reclaimed and Recycled Timber for interiors, exteriors and structure of our Resort Treehouses Project, I love the idea of working throughout in reclaimed/re-used timbers that have a providence – as you relax, cook or sleep in the luxury treehouse each timber is marked/identified as having previously been a coastal pier or London department store or sea-defences – just awesome – sold the idea to our client today, so let’s get to work and create something beautiful!
Paul Cameron, Treehouse Life Ltd
‘Absolute gold mine of a timber yard’
If you have an interest in wood then please go check out Ashwell Timber, as it’s an amazing local resource for interesting and unusual wood materials for any creative out there that want to make something a bit different.
Christopher Schubert, Maken Designs
We approached Ashwell’s looking for a quantity of trees for our Hanuman monkey enclosure. We found the individual service we received to be excellent. Janine took great care in sourcing the ideal trees and took part in a road trip to see them whilst still in the ground! The trees were due to be turned into firewood but we ensured they got a second use.
I have no hesitation in recommending Ashwell. Janine was professional, super organised and patient with our many requests and phone calls. She made sure all of our needs were met from size, delivery and the weird shapes that we were looking for.
The trees are now in situ in the hanuman monkey exhibit at the zoo and look fantastic, exactly how we had imagined the exhibit to look. We are delighted with the trees that were supplied and the service we received.
Tracey Lee, Team Leader, Mammals South, London Zoo