British Hardwoods Blog

  • 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.

  • NEW! Two Day Course - Working with Wood

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to work with wood? Using hand tools and traditional joinery techniques you'll learn how to make a solid oak Cow Stool in our fully equipped workshop - all materials supplied. This two-day course is suitable for beginners and will be run by Freya Whamond, a talented local furniture designer and maker.

    Places on the course are limited. Call us on 01535 637755 for more information or to reserve your place. More courses coming soon, follow our Social Media channels for dates and information.

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