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What Is the Best Wood to Use for a Pergola?

A pergola — great for adding a classy touch to your outdoor space. But what are the top timbers for the job?

Your Guide to Siberian Larch: Facts, Properties, Durability & Uses

Need a wood that stands up to the elements? Say no more, we've got the answer...

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.

Your Guide to Pale Woods: Types, Uses & Interior Design Tips

They say blondes have more fun — and creamy-coloured timber is attracting a growing number of fans. It’s not hard to see why.

What Are the Best Species of Timber for Wood Carving?

Wood carving is one of the oldest hobbies we have, yet one of the most rewarding. There’s nothing quite like creating your own unique masterpiece — but what types of wood are the best for the job?

Cedar vs. Larch Cladding — Which Should I Choose?

When it comes to cladding for home improvement or commercial projects, cedar and larch are two timber big boys. With durability, versatility and eye-catching beauty in abundance, it should come as no surprise why.

The Best Types of Wood For… Outdoor Furniture & DIY Garden Projects

Looking to add a touch of natural, bespoke beauty to your garden? Timber’s just the ticket.

Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Flooring — Which Is Best For You?

Researching your next flooring project? You’ll probably have heard of two very popular flooring choices — solid hardwood flooring (also known as solid wood flooring) and engineered flooring.

What Is the Best Type of Timber for Garden Shed Cladding?

What’s the ideal type of wood for cladding your good ol’ garden shed, we hear you ask? Luckily, we’ve pulled together the top timbers that are more than up to the job — as well as some advice on the best cladding profile.

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!