1. The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey

    The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey
    On the Duke of Devonshire's Bolton Abbey estate sits the Tithe Barn, a 500 year old Grade II listed building waiting to be restored into something quite magical. Permission for change of use and refurbishment was granted by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. The barn is now used as a high quality wedding venue, with a capacity to take...
  2. The Bronte Sportive Cycling Challenge

    The Bronte Sportive Cycling Challenge
    The Bronte Sportive Cycling challenge may not be one of the longest sportives, however, mile for mile, it is recognised as one of the toughest in the UK. With such a demanding challenge, we were proud to have supported one of our members of staff, Nigel, on his quest to attack one of the four routes of the sportive, known...
  3. One Big Oak Log from Kendal

    One Big Oak Log from Kendal
    You could not choose a better day for a trip out to Kendal, situated within the beautiful area of the Lake District. Yesterday, Tony and Jason paid a visit to a local man who had a huge oak log that needed to be moved. They turned up in the morning, armed with an axe, chainsaw and the British Hardwoods truck...
  4. Handcrafted Wych Elm Tabletop

    Handcrafted Wych Elm Tabletop
    If you follow us on our social media channels you will recall a post we made about our MD, Tony Fillingham, showcasing a bespoke tabletop project. The project has recently completed and we couldn't contain our excitement in sharing the photos of the finished product before the customer came to collect it. To give our new readers some background into...
  5. New Batch of Timber Ready from the Kiln

    New Batch of Timber Ready from the Kiln
    We are all so very excited with the recent opening of our 44ft kiln that has carefully dried out our locally sourced hardwood timbers since 3rd March. The load consists of Oak, Lime, Yew, Elm and one that we're all keen to see, Burr Horse Chestnut (also known as the 'Conker'). There are boards, round slices, beams and planks to...
  6. Burr Horse Chestnut Log - Ready for Drying

    Burr Horse Chestnut Log - Ready for Drying
    We have recently acquired this stunning Burr Horse Chestnut (Conker) log, which we have been working hard to prepare for kiln drying. As we cut deeper into the log, you're presented with spalting, ripples and wonderful clusters of burr against areas that are creamy white and streaks of light and dark brown heartwood. You will also see from the photos, that...
  7. Woodwork Course on Tool Sharpening and Maintenance

    We recently held our first weekend woodwork course, led by experienced tutor, Chris Tribe, on Tool Sharpening and Maintenance. Chris demonstrating tool sharpening skills The workshop can take up to four students, who have access to their own custom made oak and beech workbench, an array of hand tools such as planes, chisels, saws, squares, clamps and marking gauges. Workbench and hand tools...
  8. Here comes the groom dressed all in green?

    Here comes the groom dressed all in green?
    One of our very own craftsmen, James, got married on 2nd June 2012! Here are some photos taken at The Coniston Hotel, where our directors, Tony and Mark took all the lads out clay pigeon shooting for James' obligatory pre-wedding merrymaking, 'the stag-do'! As with all stag events, the groom-to-be must stand out from the pack. So he did, in...
  9. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

    The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
    We couldn't resist in sharing this photo, taken by Telegraph and Argus, of Mark (one of our directors) and his energetic dog, Buddy, at their street party celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Buddy certainly knows how to smile for the camera! Such a fabulous photo, wouldn't you agree?
  10. Know Your Wood Flooring

    We hope that this blog will be useful in understanding the differences between Solid Wood Flooring, Engineered Wood Flooring and Laminate Flooring. We really just want to make sure that if you are considering installing wooden floors but unsure what to choose, that this will help guide you through to make a more informed decision. Solid Wood Flooring As suggested...

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