The Specialist Buyers Guide for Professionals in The Landscape Industry
BSW Timber Group is the largest integrated forestry business in the UK. It is a family-owned business that has four main operating divisions: forestry, sawmilling, timber manufacturing and energy.
The group has seven sawmills in the UK – in Newbridge-on-Wye, Southampton, Carlisle, Dalbeattie, Petersmuir, Fort William and Boat of Garten – and one in Riga, Latvia. The headquarters remain in Earlston, Berwickshire, where the business originated.
BSW Timber Group manufactures and supplies a wide range of quality, FSC®-certified sawn products for an array of industries, including fencing, landscaping, cladding, construction, DIY, decking, and packaging. This covers everything from C16 construction timber to innovative products such as composite decking and acoustic fence panels. The company also offers fencing components – such as posts, rails, and boards – in addition to sleepers, purlins, beams, baulks and large sections (up to 8m long).
Co-products such as sawdust, shavings, chips and bark are also supplied into pulp and paper, chipboard, horticultural and energy generation sectors, while BSW Energy makes use of these sawmill residues – the rest of the log – to manufacture environmentally-friendly wood fuel products.
Having undertaken a £125m investment programme over the last 10 years, BSW Timber Group is committed to supporting sustainable forestry. All the company’s timber is FSC certified – and Chain of Custody certification traces the wood from forest to distribution. This ensures that customers receive timber that is from legal, environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable forests.
BSW Timber Group has 1,300 employees and is passionate about creating a sustainable future for British forests and woodlands, and as such the company is a proud member of Grown in Britain. For every tree BSW harvests, a minimum of three are planted in its place, and the group uses 100% of the log it receives.
The Sculpture Park is the most eclectic sculpture exhibition with over 300 renowned and emerging artists showcasing 600 modern and contemporary sculpture for sale. The artwork is available to buy throughout the year and collectors travel from all corners of the globe.
Sited within ten acres of stunning arboretum and wildlife inhabited water gardens which have been developed with a series of landscaping projects and the introduction of thousands of new plants, bulbs and specimen trees. Taking advantage of the natural contours of the rolling Surrey Hills has resulted in the perfect haven for the display of sculpture, with over two miles of paths meandering through mixed heathland and woodland in a natural valley enhanced by three lakes fed by two natural springs.
Time Circles source, carve, scuplt and deliver natural stone garden features that take their design roots from ancient monuments all over the UK and mainland Europe.
The stones fromTime Circles have many applications - from bringing beauty and structure to gardens, to adding mystery and encouraging exploration in landscapes. They always look fantastic and will enhance any surroundings.
Time Circles offer a complete service: from sourcing the right natural stone, to carving and sculpting the stone, right through to professional delivery and installation of the finished garden feature.
Cheeky Monkey Treehouses produce rustic bespoke tree/play houses, log cabins, elevated platforms, castles, towers and bridges for people of all ages and are built to last.
Our team has over 15 years combined experience in designing and building tree houses of all shapes and sizes. Working in the UK, Europe & the Middle East, we have a long list of content customers who have been more than happy to recommend up to their friends.
Acoustic Arts is an independent UK company specialising in the design and construction of outdoor musical instruments for educational, recreational and therapeutic settings. Since 1995 the team of musicians and craftsmen has supplied high quality installations to clients from Singapore to the USA.
According to recent research there is ‘a vast amount of compelling evidence’ showing the ‘beneficial impact of actively making music on the intellectual, social and personal development of children.’* As the squeeze on creative arts in UK schools continues, the time may have come to look at alternative ways to engage and inspire the Beethovens and Biebers of tomorrow.
Acoustic Arts was set up in 1990 specifically to promote outdoor learning and creative play through music. In addition to providing open-air workshops for schools, arts and community groups, the team has specialised in designing and building large-scale, public percussion instruments that are accessible to all ages and abilities.
The award-winning designs have been installed in museums, theme parks, sensory gardens and family attractions in the UK and around the world. Recent clients include The Horniman Museum in London, Springfield Museum in Massachusetts, The National Museum of Scotland, Willows Activity Farm and The Olympic Park in Stratford.
Acoustic Arts’ products are known for their sound quality and reliability, but the team also places great importance on the aesthetic aspects of its designs. As well as developing bespoke musical sculptures and installations in consultation with clients, the company offers a ready-made range of elegant outdoor musical instruments available from its online catalogue.
Popular models include drums, chimes, xylophones and scrapers. These are accurately and compatibly tuned instruments offering a chance for both individual exploration and for group activities and performance. With minimal effort, the instruments will produce a bright, resonant tone to delight all players, regardless of experience. The all-round access and multi-sensory appeal of the designs help to create a stimulating and dynamic play environment that invites interaction, whether social, emotional, physical, intellectual or otherwise.
The instruments are constructed from re-purposed industrial materials to provide a robust and long-lasting resource suitable for all seasons. Timber frames are hand-crafted from locally sourced English larch. By using naturally durable materials, processing is kept to a minimum and products retain their looks and performance over time with minimal maintenance.
Instruments come with a choice of steel or timber frames to suit different climates and locations. They can be purchased singly or in sets to create a sculptural focal point, a musical trail or a dedicated play and performance area. The EN1176 compliant installations are delivered pre- assembled within 4-6 weeks of ordering. They come complete with galvanised steel legs for concreting into any surface.
*Music Education Council, 2015