28 Apr
Most Common Problems With New Build Homes

Most Common Problems With New Build Homes

New builds are commonly favoured due to their condition and perceived safety. It makes sense — the newer the build, the less chance that parts of the house have deteriorated.  However, this isn’t always the reality. In fact, an annual survey commissioned by the House Builders Federation (HBF) and the New Homes Warranty Scheme (NHBC)…

Most Common Problems With New Build Homes
23 Mar
UK Fencing Laws Explained

UK Fencing Laws Explained

One of the biggest matchups of the decade happened earlier this year in the UK. Garden fences battled Storm Eunice in what proved to be a long and arduous struggle. Some came out victorious; others fell victim to the gale. Once the smoke cleared, many homeowners were left with major repair work to tend to….

UK Fencing Laws Explained
21 Feb
Understanding Timber Grades

Understanding Timber Grades

Timber grades mark the quality of timber to help users find the right type for their needs. Understanding the timber grades is key to ensuring you receive wood of a suitable strength, moisture content and aesthetic.  As leading providers of timber across London, we know a thing or two about timber grades. Discover everything you…

Understanding Timber Grades
31 Jan
5 Most Common Plumbing Issues

5 Most Common Plumbing Issues

Unexpected problems with your plumbing can be a catastrophe. Your sink and toilet may not drain away, but your energy and money certainly will.  Unfortunately, plumbing issues can appear suddenly and without warning, leaving you without running water, hot water or basic facilities. When this happens, your options are to either call a professional or…

5 Most Common Plumbing Issues
04 Jan
5 Personalities You’ll Find on Every Building Site

5 Personalities You’ll Find on Every Building Site

Every building site is full of characters. So much so that you could write a whole article about them –  so that’s exactly what we did. From the guy that stumbles into work every morning smelling of Smirnoff’s finest, to the class clown that always takes the joke a bit too far, this is the…

5 Personalities You’ll Find on Every Building Site
03 Jan
What are the Different Types of Bricks?

What are the Different Types of Bricks?

When you think of a brick, you’ll most likely think of the traditional burnt clay brick used for the exterior of most houses. And while the burnt clay brick is the most abundant brick type, there exist many more varieties that are used for a range of applications. Each of these bricks has their own…

What are the Different Types of Bricks?
21 Dec
Common Building Project Management Mistakes

Common Building Project Management Mistakes

Construction is a complex business at times, with every project throwing up its own challenges and obstacles.  That’s why project management is so important, but it’s a big undertaking for any single person – no one wants to be the reason something isn’t finished on time or to be left holding the can when things…

Common Building Project Management Mistakes
22 Sep
What’s Happening With Material Prices?

What’s Happening With Material Prices?

It’s been over 18 months since Boris Johnson announced the first COVID-induced UK lockdown, yet material prices continue to rise. The pandemic has produced ripple effects that are still impacting supply chains today, but it’s not only COVID that has had an effect. It has been suggested that prices may continue to rise for quite some time,…

What’s Happening With Material Prices?
24 Aug
Bank Holiday Hours

Bank Holiday Hours

All our yards will be closed for the bank holiday (30/08/2021). For information about deliveries or to make your order ready for the Bank Holiday, please contact your local branch! 

Bank Holiday Hours
14 Jun
A Guide to Painting Garden Furniture

A Guide to Painting Garden Furniture

Give your garden furniture a new lease of life by sanding, priming and painting it. Whether you’ve found some items at a car boot sale or you’ve got a few pieces in the back of the shed, a lick of paint can completely transform their look. Painting wooden garden furniture is easy! Just follow the…

A Guide to Painting Garden Furniture