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6 Decking Ideas, Trends & Styles for Architects, Designers and Self Builders in 2020

A variety of 6 traditional and contempory ideas to liven up your new decking project or to bring dated decking back to life!

Shou Sugi Ban Japanese Technique for Charred Wood: A Designer Cladding, Decking, Furniture and Fencing Choice

It’s hot at the moment — Shou-Sugi-Ban® is a technique for treating timber with fire, leaving it with a charred surface. Seems a bit extreme? Well, it’s actually a traditional Japanese method that has made a modern comeback.

9 Cladding Styles, Ideas & Trends for Architects, Designers and Self Builders in 2020

Looking for some cladding inspiration for 2020? If you’re a home improver, self builder, architect or designer in search of the latest designer cladding styles and trends, we’ve got you covered. Read on to discover what’s hot on design-led profiles, trendy species, or fixing styles

What is the difference between timber, lumber and wood?

We often see and hear people asking about the precise differences between timber, lumber and wood. There are regional variations in usage of the terms, so it’s sometimes a source of contention. Let’s try and break it down for you!

Timber Cladding: Best Wood Species, Benefits, Profile Options & More Tips

You might be wondering what timber cladding is, and about its benefits. What are the various profile styles? With over 60 years’ experience when it comes to timber and timber products, allow us to guide you through the cladding basics!

Cedar or Larch Fencing? Plus Design Ideas & Inspiration!

If you’re looking to create that ideal enclosed space or define your property, these two often come top of the list. Their physical, technical and aesthetic attributes lend themselves perfectly to the job.

As Seen On TV: Duffield Timber’s Joinery & Woodworking Centre

As part of the show — The Wonderful World of Crafting — Mike, who had given up his job in architecture to follow his dream of woodworking, was doing what he loves: perusing timbers for next furniture project. If you tuned into Channel 5 at 8PM on 10 October, you might’ve spotted Duffield Timber!

Best Types of Timber for Furniture: Six Woods You Should Choose for Interior DIY Projects

Are you looking to try your hand at an interior DIY furniture project? Creating your own chair, table, shelf, drawer, cabinet, desk or bed frame? You’ll probably be interested in learning which wood is going to be best for your project.

What Are the Best Species of Timber for Wood Carving?

What kind of wood is good for hand carving? That’s a fair question. The answer? Depending on your project, usually lime wood or oak. But, in truth, you’re spoiled for choice. With so many suitable timber species, deciding on the perfect one for your needs can be surprisingly difficult.

Western Red Cedar: The Best Finishes, Treatments and Stains and How to Maintain It

A classic timber choice. If you're after a gorgeous, natural finish to your interior or garden project, you can’t go far wrong with Western Red Cedar. Fashionable, durable and versatile, this species of timber is suitable for decking, fencing, cladding and more.