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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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Plans Unveiled for All Timber Stadium

Eco Park project in Eastrington, Gloucestershire, includes environmentally friendly all timber stadium for Forest Green Rovers The village of Nailsworth, the birthplace of Forest Green Rovers. By the end of this decade, they could be having an all timber Football League standard all seater stadium. Image by Martin Fowler (via Shutterstock). By the end of…

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Timber Imports Highest for Nine Years

But timber imports are still lower than 2007 figures From the Timber Trade Federation’s figures, there has been a boost to the UK’s timber imports. So far, provisional totals for 2016 are 5% higher than 2015. In 2016, UK timber imports have amassed a volume of 9.8 million cubic metres. 2016 figures in the fourth…

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A Sound Investment from Recycled Logs

How a retired footballer became a product designer and turned recycled logs into audiophile speakers After hanging up their boots for the last time, a lot of footballers continue as managers, coaching staff, pub landlords or shopkeepers. Some footballers, if illustrious enough, become broadcasters, have a portfolio of property, or buy local non-league sides. One…

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What is Sundeala Board Used For?

A look at the applications of Sundeala board For the last 80 years, Sundeala has been the last word in recycled board products. The company, based in Cam, Gloucestershire, is a maker of presentation products including pinboards. They offer bespoke products and off-the-peg designs with education, health, and construction sectors their main client base. Theo’s…

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The Correct Use of Particle Board

Some suggestions on how to use particle board Whether for flooring or furniture, particle board – or chipboard – is a versatile material. It is made from thousands of densely packed wood chippings and can be stronger than solid wood, especially when supplemented with foil or veneer. As well as being good for furniture, it…

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Brexit Blitzes UK Timber Prices

Is Brexit to blame for a rise in the cost of construction materials like timber? Is it churlish to say that the era of low inflation is about to end? Perhaps, as the cost of building materials may have an effect. According to an investigation by the Mail on Sunday, it is claimed that Brexit…

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MDF: Medium Density Fibreboard for Beginners

What is medium density fibreboard used for and how does it compare with conventional timber? For a time in the late 1990s (thanks in no small part to Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen), ‘MDF’ bounced around our television screens as much as ‘baking’ does today. Thanks to programmes like Changing Rooms, it was the wonder material for shelves,…

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