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DIY: Creative Wooden Christmas Decorations and Gifts Inspiration

Winter has descended and soon we'll be decking out our halls and homes to call in the festive season. Making your own wooden decorations and gifts is as traditional as it gets, so here's a handy guide with tips and inspiration on creating handmade items for your home and family this Christmas!

Your Guide to Western Red Cedar: The Species, Qualities & Uses

Western Red Cedar is one of the most popularly-specified timbers. It’s no surprise why.

Garden Shed Cladding: The Best Wood Species, Profiles & Treatments

An unsightly outbuilding can immediately downgrade your garden. So, what’s the ideal type of wood for cladding the exterior of your good ol’ shed, we hear you ask?

The Future of Duffield Timber: Relocating and Upgrading Our Mill Production

Duffield Timber has a long tradition of expansion and innovation, and 2022 will bring our biggest ever single investment. Our mill, warehouses and machinery are all being upgraded, allowing the next generation to provide a quality of service we have taken pride in for the past 60 years.

DIY: Creative Wooden Halloween Decorations Inspiration

Halloween is the perfect excuse to have fun, but those expensive decorations quickly add up, and with the drive towards a more sustainable, eco-friendly future, why not dump the tacky plastics for unique, hand-made wooden creations that will last a lifetime... maybe even an after-lifetime!

​​Hardwood vs. Softwood: What Are The Differences?

Different projects require different types of timber, and most of us will have encountered the terms ‘hardwood’ and ‘softwood’.

Your Guide To Slatted Fencing: Planning Your Project

An increasingly popular option amongst garden designers, slatted fencing allows you to make a contemporary statement whilst maximising natural sunlight in your outdoor space.

Do You Need to Seek Planning Permission for Decking in the UK?

A quality timber deck can take your outdoor space to the next level. But do you need to seek planning permission from your local authority before starting your project?

Timber Cladding Ideas, Styles, Designs & Trends for Architect & Designers in 2021

Timber cladding has a unique, transformative power — a stunning, natural finish for any property. Explore our eight ideas and add value to your project with a stylish, eye-catching cladding design.

Western Red Cedar Substitutes: Which Woods Work Just As Well?

With its alluring reddish-brown colour, excellent natural durability and sweet scent, Western Red Cedar is often the go-to timber for any outdoor project. But, if you’re after something slightly different, there’s plenty of other woods that step up to the job superbly!