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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...

Why we independently test our windows and doors
12 Jul

Why we independently test our windows and doors

Faced with ever changing planning conditions and building regulations for new builds, many architects, developers, and self-build homeowners are specifically opting for windows and doors with higher performance ratings. Make...

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 – Sweet Chestnut
04 Oct

Tree of the month – Sweet Chestnut

Most commonly known for its edible nuts at Christmas, we don’t tend to use sweet chestnut timber in the UK, despite it being remarkably similar to oak. With chestnuts falling...

Tree of the Month – Radiata Pine
17 May

Tree of the Month – Radiata Pine

Radiata Pine is a tree which gets a bad reputation because of the softness of its timber, however its ability to be modified gives it amazing new qualities which might...