Category: Timber

Westbury Windows & Joinery blog.

Tree of the month – Liquidambar (sweet gum)
15 Nov

Tree of the month – Liquidambar (sweet gum)

A rather unknown species, this tree’s bright colours during the autumn months are spellbinding and its sweet-smelling resin is used to produce perfumed and scented products. With the season of colou...

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Tree of the month – Sapele
24 Jul

Tree of the month – Sapele

July's 'Tree of the Month' is the African Sapele tree. ...

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Tree of the month – Redwood
08 Jun

Tree of the month – Redwood

Pinus Sylvestris, or Redwood, is a coniferous evergreen that can live for up to 700 years (if left alone). Its towering height makes it an ideal timber source....

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Timber myths
16 May

Timber myths

There is a popular misperception that solid hardwood is the best product available for external joinery. It’s not. The two things you need from timber joinery are stability and durability....

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Earth Day – Accoya the eco-friendly way of working with wood
20 Apr

Earth Day – Accoya the eco-friendly way of working with wood

Earth Day is on 22 April, an initiative dedicated to promoting sustainability and the environment. Find out more about Westbury's sustainable woods and processes....

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