Like the rest of the world, but perhaps especially as timber merchants and wood experts, WL West are extremely aware that trees are the planet’s greatest natural filters and renewable resources. Planting trees has long been held as a measure
First things first. Timber shakes or shingles? Lots of people use those terms interchangeably, but while they are both used in roofing, wooden shingles and shakes are different. The key lies in their manufacturing. Roof Shingles are sawn on both
Originally designed as a ‘final jacket’ to improve thermal insulation and resistance to inclement weather, external cladding also serves distinct appearance purposes. This outer layer to buildings can be vertical or horizontal and can consist of materials from timber to
In my last blog I spoke about the fact that there will be specification reductions in Oak, and continued price increases. I also sowed the seed of thought that we should give timber a greater respect. I recently visited
Sustainable? One of the Oxford English dictionary definitions of ‘Sustainable’ is ‘Able to be maintained at a certain rate or level’. But what does that mean in the timber industry? Timber is a sustainable product, we all know that.
We told you in the previous Beam blog about the power of Oak, and its ability to be stronger than bricks and mortar. We weren’t exaggerating when we said that, it is a remarkable hardwood. We have seen examples