Category: Timber

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Tree of the month: The Indian Bean Tree
18 Jul

Tree of the month: The Indian Bean Tree

This month we take a look at the Indian Bean Tree! Also commonly known as the Southern Catalpa or the Cigar Tree, this luscious specimen is widely grown as an...

What is the best U-Value for windows?
27 Jun

What is the best U-Value for windows?

Known as either U-Value or U-Factor, this simple number can say a lot about the energy efficiency, and therefore the quality, of your new windows. A simple search online will...

Tree of the month: the Handkerchief Tree
14 Jun

Tree of the month: the Handkerchief Tree

This month we take a look at the Handkerchief Tree! Also known as the Dove Tree or the Ghost Tree, this very rare and slow-growing species is known for its...

Tree of the Month: The Wedding Cake Tree
29 May

Tree of the Month: The Wedding Cake Tree

This month we take a look at the Wedding Cake Tree! With its cream-coloured flowers and tiered structure, this very striking tree species certainly catches the eye at any time...

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...