Category: Timber

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Tree of the month: The Toffee Tree (Katsura Tree)
25 Apr

Tree of the month: The Toffee Tree (Katsura Tree)

This month we take a look at the Toffee Tree! With its heart-shaped leaves and sweet caramel scent, this is a beautiful and fascinating tree species originating from Asia.

Acoustics: the benefits of using soundproof doors and windows
29 Mar

Acoustics: the benefits of using soundproof doors and windows

Our products outperform industry acoustic standards and deliver unrivalled results, making them ideal for reducing outside noise and creating a peaceful home. Not only do they make everything nice and...

Tree of the month: Pomegranate
14 Feb

Tree of the month: Pomegranate

This month we look at the pomegranate! Known as the ‘Tree of Love’, we think it’s the perfect species to learn about on Valentine’s Day. Providing us with delicious fruit...

Tree of the month: English walnut
18 Jan

Tree of the month: English walnut

This month we look at the walnut tree! Originating from Asia, we’ve had walnut trees in Britain since the 16th century and they've been giving us fuel, food, fabric and...

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. With the season of colour coming to an end as we move into the Christmas period...

Tree of the month – Sapele
24 Jul

Tree of the month – Sapele

July's 'Tree of the Month' is the African Sapele tree. Strong, beautiful and in high demand, we look at the ways manufacturers can reduce their use of this slow-growing beauty...

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.

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.

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.