British Hardwoods Blog

  1. It's a hot, hot day on Riparian Way!

    It's a hot, hot day on Riparian Way!
    The temperatures are soaring at British Hardwoods today and Dave and Jamie from the office have dressed to suit. This was the sight that greeted me this morning when I arrived at work. Swapping their usual black uniform for matching shades, shorts and hat combo they look as cool as cucumbers. You'll notice that Dave is completing his Englishman abroad...
  2. British Hardwoods Foray Into Football

    British Hardwoods Foray Into Football
    British Hardwoods are delighted to announce a sponsorship link up with local football team Silsden Rams under-9s. The youngsters will proudly wear their red and black strip with the British Hardwoods logo on the front. The link transpired through Sam Fearnley, the son of British Hardwoods head of production Jason.  With the team in need of a kit supplier, Sam...
  3. Paintballing Fun For British Hardwoods' Production Team

    Paintballing Fun For British Hardwoods' Production Team
    Many of the British Hardwoods team recently took part in a team-building paintballing trip at nearby Steeton Paintballing. The majority of the production team and Jamie from the office couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to inflict pain upon their fellow colleagues! In the rough terrain woodland area the boys were split into two teams and given game scenarios that...
  4. Tradition Oak Flooring at the Busfeild Arms

    Tradition Oak Flooring at the Busfeild Arms
    When a local 19th century public house required a new wood floor for their public areas, they needed a product which would reflect the character of the traditional old building. The Busfeild Arms at East Morton in Keighley was built as a school in the 19th Century and converted to a public house in 1880, originally called The Hare &...
  5. A Winning Partnership!

    A Winning Partnership!
    The weekend saw a tennis triumph for our Managing Director - Tony Fillingham along with our close friend and Web Developer - Mark Hewgill. They won the Men's Doubles Final at the Ilkley Lawn Tennis Club Championships in straight sets (6-3, 6-2). Mark and Tony - Top Tennis Champs! It was very nearly a double victory for Tony who was...
  6. External Curved Oak Door - Addingham

    External Curved Oak Door - Addingham
    Although bespoke oak doors are not something we regularly offer, we do sometimes make an exception. This curved European Oak door, is a bespoke project we undertook a little while back for a regular customer. The curve was achieved by glue laminating 20 pieces of oak together. The door featured a lead and coloured glass inlay. Once complete, the door...
  7. How to Measure your Floor Area

    How to Measure your Floor Area
    Customers buying wood flooring for their home often ask us how to work how much flooring they will need. Working out the area of a floor can seem like a daunting task, but is very straightforward if you follow a few simple guidelines. You will need only basic equipment: a pencil, paper, calculator and a metric tape measure. Wood floors...
  8. A Special Hardwood Gift

    A Special Hardwood Gift
    We always enjoy seeing photographs that our customers send us of things that they have made from the wood we supply them. A lovely customer of ours from East Yorkshire has kindly shared a picture of a wooden toy box he made for his Niece's first birthday. The toy box is made from planed prime European oak and American ash...
  9. How to Correctly Store your New Wood Floor

    How to Correctly Store your New Wood Floor
    A British Hardwoods wood floor differs greatly from the ubiquitous, mass produced wood floors available from many discount flooring warehouses. We make all our floors to order, here at our factory in West Yorkshire. We only use sustainably sourced hardwoods and our boards are accurately machined in single, wide planks and long lengths. Importantly, our solid and engineered wood flooring is...
  10. Our New Factory Sign Goes Up!

    Our New Factory Sign Goes Up!
    During the horrible storms in the early part of last December, the sign on the front of our factory blew clean off. Fortunately, nobody was injured by the large metal sign flying around the car park, but it has left us sign-less for the past few weeks. A few customers have struggled to find us, so we are very relieved...

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