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Construction Week: 2017 Timber Expo is Go

Why Timber Expo at Birmingham NEC will be a most exciting event for timber merchants and DIY enthusiasts Birmingham NEC: the venue for this year’s Timber Expo (10 – 12 October 2017). Image by Monkey Business Images (via Shutterstock). In just over a month’s time, UK Construction Week is upon us. For our industry and allied trades,…

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V&A’s Plywood Exhibition a World First

Why Christopher Wilk’s plywood exhibition will give the layered wood the attention it deserves The Victoria and Albert Museum: where Christopher Wilk’s plywood exhibition is taking place till November. Image by Ron Ellis (via Shutterstock). If you live in London, or happen to be heading to the capital, the Victoria and Albert Museum has an…

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In Video: Some Carpentry Clips

A compilation of carpentry clips to get you in the mood for making furniture The male model in the distance isn’t called Richard. The female model at the front of this image isn’t called Karen. We cannot comment on their songwriting abilities either. Image by Guru XOX (via Shutterstock). At this time of writing, we…

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Why Use Flameproof MDF?

The benefits of using flameproof MDF and Plywood A feast of (hopefully) flameproof MDF and plywood. Image by Ramann (via Shutterstock). There is a popular perception that anything made of wood is totally inflammable. With the right kind of fireproofing, any wood can be made into a flameproof material. Better still, you can use flameproof…

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Four Generations of Timber Expertise

The roots of Theo’s Timber Theo’s Timber have been based in Manchester since 1990, and owned by the same family ever since. In Manchester, the present story started when Aubrey, Jason, and Theo moved to the city. Going further back, Theo’s Timber and the Noyek family have four generations of timber and woodworking experience under…

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A Selection of Wooden Toy Ideas

Wooden toy design ideas for the summer holidays Woof! Wooden toy dog image by Ivan Sabo (via Shutterstock). The summer holidays are looming large. Apart from enduring six weeks of “Mum/Dad, I am bored”, the cost of keeping children amused can be expensive. If you’re a dab hand with the tool set (or have a…

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Laminate Woods for the Terrified

The uses of laminate wood and its types Laminate flooring is a popular use for laminate wood. Image by Patryk Kosmider (via Shutterstock). Laminate wood is a most popular kind of timber product. It is used on floors and furniture, including table tops. There are various styles, including wood grains and foil colours. We at…

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Save Our Independent Timber Yards!

How gentrification is threatening the future of timber yards An endangered species: independently owned timber yards. Image by Mats (via Shutterstock). We at Theo’s Timber are situated in the north-eastern outskirts of Manchester city centre. Our timber merchants is close to Manchester Victoria station, MOMA, and the Manchester Arndale centre. Its riverside location and proximity…

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Glasgow’s Clydeside Timber Tower

How a seven storey timber tower with views of the River Clyde will be Scotland’s tallest timber structure Views of Glasgow’s iconic River Clyde will be available to those living in CCG’s timber tower in Yoker. Image by Skully (via Shutterstock). CCG Construction are in the midst of building Scotland’s tallest timber tower block. The…

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In Video: The Plank

Why The Plank is an evergreen comedy classic Last seen heading to a board meeting: the plank. Image by Dagmara K (via Shutterstock). DIY or construction themed sitcoms have had a mixed response from viewers and TV reviewers alike, since the haunted fish tank entered our lives. In 1980, there was Roy Kinnear’s Cowboys, a…

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