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Save Our Independent Timber Yards!

How gentrification is threatening the future of timber yards 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 makes good reading for property developers. In London, according to an article…

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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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Why Slotwall is a Good Call

A look at the benefits of Slotwall Think of a shop, any shop from the smallest key cutting kiosk to the mightiest department stores and hypermarkets. In most shops, shelving systems change according to seasonal demand or the retailer’s business plans. This is where a Slotwall system allows for fluidity and flexibility. (more…)

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The Rise of the Plyscraper

How developments in timber processing has led to the arrival of the plyscraper and the greater use of timber for load bearing walls Best Supporting Role: Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London, which played a vital part in the development of the Plyscraper and cross-laminated timber buildings. Image by LIeLO (via Shutterstock). Any student of English…

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A Selection of Plywood Project Ideas

Some carefully curated Plywood based project ideas Versatile: plywood is good for model making as well as some types of furniture. Image by Andriy_A (via Shutterstock). Make no bones about it: plywood is a versatile kind of wood suitable for model makers as well as interior designers. For several years, it has been a popular…

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The Wow of a Laminated Worktop

Why a laminated worktop works wonders in your kitchen We at Theo’s Timber offer laminated worktops in a variety of length and designs. Image by Ice Alien (via Shutterstock). If there’s one thing that makes a statement about your home, it is that of a well designed fitted kitchen. Everything in one place; a coherent…

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Railway Sleepers Explained

A look at railway sleepers and their uses in the home Disused railway sleepers image by Jaboticaba Fotos (via Shutterstock). Railway sleepers: we at Theo’s Timber are surrounded by the things. They form part of the Metrolink trams which pass our yard (a Very Belated Happy 25th Birthday by the way). The main line into…

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Bespoke Toilet Cubicles, Made to Measure

Looking for bespoke toilet cubicles? Let Theo’s Timber carry on with your convenience Any colour you want, sky blue and white included. Image by Reenya (via Shutterstock). From the office to the superstore, or a mainline station, the state of your public toilets says a lot about your enterprise. If they are dirty, your visitors…

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A Timber Durability Infographic

Thanks to our friends at Gate Expectations, we like their timber durability chart Image by Yunava1 (via Shutterstock). Ever wondered how long certain types of timber last? We at Theo’s Timber have stumbled across this infographic which details the durability of wood varieties. Using the rings of a tree, this is more of a spider…

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