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British Hardwoods Blog

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Christmas Festivities 2013

    Christmas Festivities 2013
    Even though the run up to Christmas has been extremely busy this year, we managed to fit in a quick Christmas party. The British Hardwoods team spent a very enjoyable evening at our local Indian Restaurant - Zolsha (just round the corner from us). Below are just a few snaps from the evening. It's always nice to relax and enjoy...
  6. A Double Workbench Triumph

    A Double Workbench Triumph
    Just in time for Christmas, Managing Director Tony and Flooring Supervisor Jason have completed two very important Christmas presents. Coincidentally, Tony and Jason both have boys called Sam, born in the same year. Like most boys their age, they love hammering and nailing and working with tools (just like Daddy!). Surrounded by a factory of full of kiln-dried hardwoods, Tony...
  7. Annual Timber Sale 2013

    Annual Timber Sale 2013
    A super day was had by all at our Annual Timber Sale last Saturday. By 8.30am the car park was already filling up nicely. Squeeze in - there's plenty of room for everyone! With more than 500 "lots" to choose from - this year was our biggest sale event yet. The calm before the storm The woodturning demonstrations were as...
  8. Fitting Wood Flooring around a Radiator Pipe

    Fitting Wood Flooring around a Radiator Pipe
    When laying your new wood floor it is the finishing touches that can really make a difference to the overall quality of fit. Here is a very quick guide on how to fit your floorboards around radiator pipes. Step 1:  Carefully measure and mark the position of the pipe.  Step 2: Drill a clearance hole  Step 3: Mark out a...
  9. Finishing your Wood Flooring with Lacquer

    Finishing your Wood Flooring with Lacquer
    Following a recent blog on finishing wood flooring with hardwax oil, here is a short piece on how to apply a lacquer finish to your wood floor. Lacquer is generally a two-part waterborne polyurethane system which requires a little more skill in application than oil, but produces an extremely long lasting and hard-wearing finish. Lacquer is not microporous and does...
  10. Give your exterior wood a summer coat

    Give your exterior wood a summer coat
    The dry, cool weather we are experiencing at the moment provides perfect conditions for catching up with all those exterior wood preserving projects, shelved throughout the winter months. Osmo UV Protection Oil Extra 420 is a clear, satin-matt finish, ideal for all vertical exterior woods such as doors, windows and window sills, carports, timber cladding, balconies, screens and fences, pergolas...

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