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Oak vs. Walnut: Appearance, Properties & Costs

Beautiful and alluring, these two timeless timbers have many similarities and differences. Let’s compare them — which is the best choice for your project?

Siberian Larch Cladding Treatment, Maintenance & Best Finishes

Siberian Larch cladding provides beauty and sustainability to any design. But despite being naturally durable, over time, the outdoor elements can take their toll.

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

Cedar is a gorgeous, dynamic and ever-popular choice for cladding, fencing and decking projects. Here’s all you need to know about treatment, finishing and maintenance for this sought-after timber.

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?

Embarking on a cladding project? You’ll need to make some important choices, such as the timber species you want to use, but also the profile you need.

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!

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.