British Hardwoods Blog

  1. Oak Flooring Grades

    When choosing oak flooring, customers often ask us about the different grades of wood available. This choice can be made even more difficult by the terminology used by different manufacturers/suppliers; one supplier’s “barn grade” might be another’s “country grade” and so on. Here is a quick guide to the different British Hardwoods oak flooring grades. Classic Grade European Oak Flooring...
  2. James Becomes a Fully Qualified Wood Machinist

    James Becomes a Fully Qualified Wood Machinist
    British Hardwoods machinist James Bowdin has this week received his NVQ Level 3 in wood machining. Hardworking James has spent 2 years working towards the qualification and can now boast a number of woodworking awards including furniture production, wood machining, joinery and applied numeracy. The course specialised in producing sawn, planed and profiled products, resolving wood machining problems, producing computer...
  3. Annual Timber Sale 2012

    Annual Timber Sale 2012
    We would like to extend a huge thank you to all our valued customers who came to our Annual Timber Sale on Saturday. It was our busiest sale day yet, with some loyal customers travelling hundreds of miles just to attend the event. Timber sorted into lots - before the sale In previous years the timber has sold very quickly...
  4. Staining or Fuming - What's the best way to darken oak flooring?

    Oak flooring is naturally light in colour with golden, honey tones. Although oak will mellow and darken a little over time, it takes hundreds of years to develop the rich dark patina of aged oak. If you have existing dark oak furniture or more traditional décor, you may prefer a dark oak floor to match. There are two ways of...
  5. 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...
  6. 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?
  7. 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...
  8. Manufacturing in Britain

    Manufacturing in Britain
    Last year Business Secretary MP, Vince Cable, launched the 'Made by Britain' campaign in attempt to place manufacturing at the forefront of the public's minds during the Olympic Games in 2012. There will be 30 industry experts chosen to help spearhead the campaign that will culminate in an exhibition of the best of British manufacturing during London 2012. British Hardwoods...
  9. Annual Timber Sale 2011

    Annual Timber Sale 2011
    What a cracking day it was for a timber sale, selling over 300 lots of rough sawn and planed hardwood timber in just an hour! We also had members from the Birstall woodworking club hold demonstrations on woodturning techniques, which is always a big hit with our keen hobbyists. This year we decided to add a new format to the...

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