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Do I Need Planning Permission for Exterior Wood Cladding?

Stylish, design-led cladding adds a unique, attractive aesthetic feature to any property. The question is: can I crack on straight away, or do I need to seek planning permission?

Garden Fencing Treatment, Maintenance & Restoration: Tips & Advice

Here’s all you need to know for keeping your fence looking the part — including treatment, maintenance and restoration tips.

Shiplap vs. V-Groove: Which Tongue & Groove Profile Is Best?

Two of the most popular types of cladding are shiplap and tongue & groove choosing between them can be a difficult task. Shiplap and tongue & groove refers to how the panels fit together. This can produce different properties in terms of strength, structural integrity and appearance.

Oak & Pine Compared: Differences, Uses & Benefits

When it comes to the home, oak and pine are two of the most popular and commonly-used types of timber.

Your Guide to Exotic African Hardwoods: Types, Species, Uses and Benefits

Learn about some of the world’s most beautiful tropical African hardwoods, why they’re so good, and what they can be used for.

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!

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.

Building With Timber to Optimise Acoustics: Gateshead Sage Concert Hall

How can timber be used to create an acoustically-perfect environment? For some clues, let’s take a look at one of the many impressive timber projects we’re delighted to have been involved with - the Sage One concert hall at the Gateshead Sage.

Biomass Wood Pellets FAQ: Everything You Need To Know

As the largest stockist of wood pellets in the North East, here’s our go-to guide - almost everything you’ll need to know about wood pellets to prepare for the winter, and where to get them!

Log Cabin Day - a Timber Treat

We’re particularly excited for Log Cabin Day on June 25th.