What You need to Know About Sustainable Wood Flooring

As people lean more towards Eco-friendly options, buying sustainable wood flooring can be an excellent option. Basically, there are three types: reclaimed wood flooring, bamboo and cork. Reclaimed Wood Flooring is timber that has been salvaged from another property and can be reused. • Pros: vintage wood will add value to your home, is aesthetically pleasing, generally very durable, and can be painted, white-washed or stained any colour. • Cons: it can be costly, must be examined to ensure it does not have woodworm, can…

The Best Ways to Protect Your Outdoor Wood Furniture

A nice wood patio set can really give a smart, classy feel to your garden, but to make it last you will need to protect it from the elements. Here are a few tips to help keep your wood furniture looking fabulous. • The best way to keep wood furniture looking nice is to clean, oil and pack it away during the winter months. When oiling use a rich oil in a colour that suits the furniture. • If you do not have the storage…

What is the difference between a solid wood door and an engineered door?

When shopping for new internal doors most people have already decided on the style and colour that they want but will then need to decide on the material of the door. Solid wood doors are doors that are made entirely from solid wood or solid wood panels that are glued together to create the door. Solid wood doors are often more expensive than engineered doors due to the materials used to create the door. Engineered doors are made from inexpensive materials internally with wood or…

What do you need to build your own Pergola

Pergolas are becoming increasingly popular in recent years in the UK due to how beautiful they look and the visual appeal they add to your garden or outdoor space. More and more people are looking to build their very own pergola which is a great idea if you are DIY savvy. When thinking about building one the first thing you will need to consider is what type of wood you will need to use to build it. There are generally two different options that you…

Is it cheaper to build your own shed?

Nearly every single garden in the UK has a shed, they are a fantastic option for storage and come in several different shapes, sizes, and materials. You can even get sheds that are visually pleasing for different reasons. You can buy modern-looking sheds made out of plastic or metal or wooden sheds. With so many resources laying around which you can pick up free a lot of the time on local selling platforms or unwanted wood from local businesses, you can build a shed a…

How to re-oil your wooden worktop

If you are looking to bring new life back to your worn-out wooden worktops, we recommend you oil them regularly. Re-oiling your worktops will keep them looking great whilst providing added surface protection. Follow these short steps to learn how to re-oil your worktops. Step 1 – water test – to check if your worktops need oiling, we advise you perform a water test. Drip water onto your worktops, if the water forms a bead then its still perfectly fine, if the water sits flat…

Timber Merchants – Sourcing Timber for Around the Home

A timber merchant offers a more flexible way to buy timber than a general retailer, who might only have what is in stock at that very moment. Timber merchants can source timber, cut it to size and offer different finishes as well, so whether you want green oak beams, coated timber for outdoor use, or structural beams for a barn conversion, a timber merchant will be your best option. These are some of the uses you might have for the timber you source from timber…

Real Wood Flooring vs Laminates

Installing new flooring in your home will probably bring up one main question if you decide to go for a non-carpet option: real wood or laminate? There are various factors that will affect your decision. These can include the budget you have for your flooring, your aesthetic preferences, and where you are going to source your flooring from. Real, solid wood flooring no doubt will look beautiful, but it will also be the most expensive option. It will have knots that give it individual character…

Getting more Storage for your Home

Storage is one of those things that people don’t prioritise in their homes. Then, when they move in, they realise just how important storage is. Not having enough storage can force you to compromise on so many things, so how do you get more of it? One of the big things you can do is have built in storage, rather than freestanding. This will give you far more usable space that is designed to your specifications. Another thing you can do is to think about…

Having Furniture Custom Built for your Home

Shop bought furniture is ok as standard but if you want something specific, to fill a certain space and look a certain way, then you might have to opt for custom built furniture instead. This allows you to choose the exact specifications of your furniture piece, including the style, the type of wood it is made with and the measurements. It will be made completely bespoke to you so that you don’t have to worry about whether it will fit or how much space it…