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Timber Cladding Guide: Best Wood Species, Profiles, Types, Benefits & Other Tips

Contemplating your next exterior cladding project? This is your handy guide to all the cladding basics — profiles, styles, the best types of wood and tips for installation and care. At Duffield Timber, we’ve got over 60 years’ experience when it comes to timber and timber products!

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.

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

Best Types of Timber for Decking: Decking Guide, 2020 Trends & Tips

Let's talk through the best timber species, tips for installing timber decking, how to protect and maintain it, and a few other helpful hints and tips.

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.

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.

Timber Fencing — Best Fencing Species, 2019 Trends, Types, Costs, Installation & Care Tips

Everything we think you’ll need to know about timber fencing for your next project. We discuss the best species, the current trends, how to install your panels and posts, as well as some top-tips for keeping it in tip-top condition!

On-trend Timber: Oak-framed Porch Extensions - Benefits, Types, Treatment & Maintenance

Oak-framed porch extensions have boomed in popularity and are on-trend for 2019 and beyond. With a practical element, their natural elegance lends them towards many houses - and did you know that they can also add value to your property?