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
As part of the construction industry, the timber trade is one of the oldest parts of it. But are we making the most of the timber we use? Could we be more aware? Could we reduce the wastage and
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 hope that you all had a great time celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I think we can all agree that the river pagent on the Thames was spectacular. Without doubt the Barge carrying The Queen and
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