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  1. Character Oak Flooring Photos

    One of our customers in the South of England has recently sent us some stunning photos of the Character Oak Flooring he purchased from our online shop earlier in the year. The flooring has been installed in a landmark London warehouse conversion, and we're sure you'll agree the photos are indeed beautiful. We have uploaded the images to our Character...
  2. What is Brown Oak Flooring?

    When customers visit our showroom and factory here in Yorkshire they often comment on the beautiful European Brown Oak Flooring that is laid in our reception area, and often enquire about the unusual patterning on the boards and ask how we have achieved it.   Brown Oak Flooring in British Hardwoods' reception The patterning on European Brown Oak, however, is...
  3. Bauen und Wohnen Show, Salzburg

    Bauen und Wohnen Show, Salzburg
    On a recent trip to the "Bauen und Wohnen" Show in Salzburg, Austria, British Hardwoods MD Tony Fillingham met with Raimund Sandhoff of Stamm Design, an old friend with a strong shared enthusiasm for woodworking. Raimund's work with local timber is outstanding and his range of unique tables and sculptures reflect his passion and attention to detail. A visit to...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  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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