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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 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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