07 Aug
The 6 Most Common Types of Wood Joints

The 6 Most Common Types of Wood Joints

Whether you’re having your first crack at carpentry or just want to brush up on your joinery knowledge, you’re in the right place. And when it comes to joining wood, there are more than a few ways to put one-and-one together.  In this article, we’ll take you through some common kinds of wood joints, what…

The 6 Most Common Types of Wood Joints
18 Sep
Carbon Footprint of Timber

Carbon Footprint of Timber

This month, we’re looking at the carbon footprint of timber and the effect the transportation of timber is having on the environment, ultimately discussing whether or not timber is an environmentally friendly option for your project. Government targets to combat climate change As humanity’s impact on the earth became more clear, the UK government started…

Carbon Footprint of Timber
07 Sep
Most Expensive Woods in the World

Most Expensive Woods in the World

Timber is famed for its ease of use, versatility and low prices – all features which make it a fantastic tool for construction. However, not all woods are the same, and whether it’s due to the strength of the wood, its attractive aesthetic or just its rarity, there are some rather expensive woods in the…

Most Expensive Woods in the World
15 Aug
Types of Wood Cuts

Types of Wood Cuts

Different types of wood cuts produce different qualities in timber. Choosing the right cut for your project can make the difference between a long-lasting, strong and durable structure and a weak or faulty structure, so the more you know about the cuts, the better. Here we’ve got the run down of the three most commonly…

Types of Wood Cuts
21 Jul
C16 & C24 Timber Properties & Strengths

C16 & C24 Timber Properties & Strengths

C16 and C24 are the most common used softwood timbers within the UK. They are widely used in both domestic and commercial projects, but with the two timbers ideally suited to different and specific loads, it can be difficult to know whether you are using the best timber for your construction. Here we have a…

C16 & C24 Timber Properties & Strengths
11 May
Timber Frame vs Steel Frame

Timber Frame vs Steel Frame

Although it comes down to personal preference, and there’s no definitive answer to the question of which building material is best, with steel becoming an increasingly popular material for construction, we’re looking at the pros and cons of both steel and timber to see how the two measure up.   Speed of construction A timber…

Timber Frame vs Steel Frame
22 Apr

How To Fell A Tree

Felling a tree is a task which requires the relevant know-how and technique to be done properly. There are various stages involved in the felling of a tree, and here we break these down to make the task as simple as can be: Prepare Familiarise yourself with your chainsaw before setting to work, making sure…

How To Fell A Tree
29 Mar

How Is Timber Graded?

Any timber that is to be used in construction must be graded in terms of its strength and stiffness. Timber grading is a process through which timbers with similar structural properties are sorted into different groupings. Though there are, naturally, significant overlaps in properties in the groups, there are still noticeable and verified differences which…

How Is Timber Graded?
18 Feb

What’s the difference between timber and lumber?

Timber and lumber are often grouped together with one another and this, for the most part, is not wrong; the two are fairly synonymous of one another. There is, however, a difference between timber and lumber which separate these two terms. Wood is the product yielded once a tree has been felled, but it is…

What’s the difference between timber and lumber?
08 Feb

Timber Timeline: Journey of Timber Infographic

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Timber Timeline: Journey of Timber Infographic