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?
17 Sep
A Guide to Plaster and Plasterboard

A Guide to Plaster and Plasterboard

Plaster or plasterboard? It’s the age-old question that has plagued man for centuries (okay, since plasterboard was first introduced in 1916). The truth is that both plaster and plasterboard have their advantages and disadvantages. If you’re attempting some DIY work on your home, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the most suitable material for…

A Guide to Plaster and Plasterboard
24 Aug
How to Check Your Timber Before Buying

How to Check Your Timber Before Buying

Timber is one of the most versatile and useful types of wood, making it ideal for a range of building projects. But you don’t just want to use any old timber — you want to make sure you’re using the best in the business. If you’ve picked up weaker or defective timber, your building project,…

How to Check Your Timber Before Buying
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 Jul
How to Get a Job in Construction

How to Get a Job in Construction

Many construction jobs employ entry-level candidates with little or no experience, making it an ideal industry to move into if you’re eager for a career change. And because there are so many different areas within the construction industry, you’re bound to find one that fits your skills and interests.  If you’re looking to get a…

How to Get a Job in Construction
14 Jul
10 Most Common Types of Wood Used in Construction

10 Most Common Types of Wood Used in Construction

Wood is a common material found in all kinds of construction projects, but they aren’t just selected at random. In fact, each type of wood has its own advantages that make it suitable for particular applications. If you’re taking on a DIY project involving wood, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the right type….

10 Most Common Types of Wood Used in Construction
29 Jun
Improving The Value of Your Home Through DIY

Improving The Value of Your Home Through DIY

DIY may have just been a lockdown hobby, but did you know the jobs that you do around the house may have an impact on the value of your home? In some cases, you can increase the value of your home by thousands of pounds with just a few simple DIY jobs. In this article,…

Improving The Value of Your Home Through DIY
29 Jun
The Rising Costs Of Raw Materials

The Rising Costs Of Raw Materials

To say the pandemic has thrown our lives into disarray would be an understatement. It has been a tough year to say the least, but we seem to be approaching a light at the end of the tunnel. But while businesses reopen and families reunite, there remain many challenges in supply chains around the world….

The Rising Costs Of Raw Materials
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
01 Jun
Common Tiling Errors and How to Stop Them

Common Tiling Errors and How to Stop Them

So you want to start tiling? Hold on there buckaroo, you can’t just dive straight in, trowel first. Tiling may seem like a simple DIY job, but a few small mistakes can leave you with uneven tiling and a messy surface — and no one wants that! So take a deep breath and read this…

Common Tiling Errors and How to Stop Them