British Hardwoods Blog

  • COVID-19: Latest Information for Customers

    During the ongoing uncertainty over Coronavirus Covid-19, please be reassured that British Hardwoods is fully operational as an online manufacturer and retailer. The whole team are working hard, as normal, to complete all orders and to continue with an ongoing production schedule. We have good stocks of timber and we are currently manufacturing to full capacity.

    Orders can be placed online, by email, and over the phone with new orders being scheduled into our ongoing production plan. Up-to-date lead times are displayed on individual product pages as normal. Our office team are on hand to answer all your emails, to provide quotations and to give updates about existing orders. The external courier companies we use continue to provide us with a good delivery service.

    Following recent Government advice, our premises are NOT open to the public. We would kindly ask that you contact us by phone or email for the time being.

    We plan to upload our Virtual Timber Shop in the next few days. We hope to have plenty of specially selected boards available, along with special offer multi-packs of native timbers and hobby packs.

    Thank you for choosing us as your trusted supplier. We will continue to provide you with this service for as long as possible. We will post regular updates on our website and on our social media channels, where we will continue to offer advice through videos and other means, so please hop across to one of the platforms and follow us there.

    Warmest wishes from all of us at British Hardwoods

  • Special Offer! Tradition Aged and Oiled Engineered Oak Flooring

    We currently have a 16m2 special offer job lot of our Tradition Aged Engineered Oak Flooring. The boards are 20mm thick with a generous 5mm oak top layer and have been fumed, distressed and wire brushed to produce a stunning authentic aged appearance. The floor has been fully finished with Osmo Hardwax Oil and requires no further finishing once laid.

    Special Offer - Tradition Aged Oak Flooring Special Offer - Tradition Aged Engineered Oak Flooring

    The floorboards comprise a generous 5mm real oak top layer, which has been fumed, distressed and oiled The boards comprise a generous 5mm real oak top layer, which has been fumed, distressed and oiled

    If your room size is larger than 16m2, or you would like more information about our wood floors, please contact us to discuss your own particular requirements.

    Follow the link to view our current special offers >>

  • Timber Air Drying Shed (Phase 1 - Framework)

    We've found that our kiln-drying process works best when the boards have been air dried for a period of time beforehand. As you can imagine, the air drying of timber boards takes up a lot of space. In an effort to maximise our air-drying capacity we have started to build our own Timber Air Drying Shed. Phase 1 took just two days to complete, producing a sturdy traditional framework constructed from our air dried oak beams.

    Tony puts the first piece of the framework in place using the forklift truck Tony positions the first section of the air dried oak beam framework using the forklift truck

    The beams have been machined with traditional draw pegged mortise and tenon joints The beams have been machined with traditional draw pegged mortise and tenon joints

    Tony carefully tamps the joints into place Tony attaches a temporary thin batten to level up the side supports

    Made to measure - the tenons are positioned with ease into the adjacent mortise Made to measure - the tenons are perfectly positioned to ease into the mortise on the front framework

    It's a two man job to control a hardwood framework of this size - Tony and Jason have it all under control It's a two man job to adjust a hardwood frame of this size - Tony and Jason have it well under control

    The forklift finishes the job off nicely - pushing the front framework into place The forklift finishes the job off nicely - pushing the front framework into place - with assistance from Jason

    Now for the roof slats! Now for the roof slats! We reckon our Managing Director Tony's hands-on approach in business is pretty unique

    The framework for the air drying shed is now complete - now for phase 2! Just two days later and the framework for the air drying shed is complete - now for phase 2!

    Our air drying shed is being constructed using our hand planed air dried oak beams. The beams could be used in a similar way to produce a bespoke hardwood gazebo, pergola or carport. If you have a Spring project in mind, and would like to discuss specific sizes, please contact us.

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