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Timber Trends

Although wood is one of the oldest, most reliable building materials that humans know, it’s also one of the most cutting edge, able to provide an emphatic design-led impact on your next project.

Discover our expert insights on the latest timber trends, developments, products and styles.

10 Garden Trends, Ideas & Features To Look Out For This Year

When the weather becomes slightly warmer, attention naturally turns to our gardens. Take a look at our top design tips and trends for levelling up your outdoor space…

Your Definitive Guide To Wood Grain: Types, Patterns, Textures & Terminology

Perhaps its most attractive feature, the grain is what gives wood its distinctive character. Every piece of timber boasts its own unique pattern and texture.

​​Hardwood vs. Softwood: What Are The Differences?

Different projects require different types of timber, and most of us will have encountered the terms ‘hardwood’ and ‘softwood’.

Horizontal vs. Vertical Timber Cladding: Which Is Best For My Project?

When you’re planning a new cladding project, you’ve got a few things to consider. The timber species, the profile — but also its orientation.

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.

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!