How to use a screwdriver
Screwdrivers are very handy! Aside from anything else, they are great for opening tins of paint, but they come into their own for lots of common DIY tasks.
How to dispose of paint properly
How’s the best way to approach this without polluting the environment and getting fined for improper paint disposal.
How to lay a brick patio in 10 easy steps
Outdoor living space is all the rage and learning how to lay a brick patio is an excellent way to create additional living space for your entertaining
How to remove Wood panelling in five easy steps
Learn how to remove old wood panelling to start fresh!
How to paint the decking like a pro
If you want to learn how to paint decking yourself, you'll be happy to hear that this is a job even an amateur DIYer can tackle.
How to stain a fence
The correct method will depend on the type of fence and fence stain product you have, but the key is preparation if you want to achieve an even finish and for the stain to last a long time.
How to clean paint brushes
How to clean paint brushes properly. Tackle fresh or dried on, oil or water-based paint whether on a roller or a brush.
Different types of drill bits and their main uses
There are 4 main types of drill bits you can use and it's key to know their characteristics to make sure your project goes completely to plan.
Create beautiful decorative Christmas displays from your garden
Our gardens can give us some beautiful gifts this time of year - allowing us to bring the outside right into our homes with foliage and ‘green’ decorations.
Build a Brick Wall
Bricklaying is considered one of the more approachable construction skills, and a lot of self-builders are keen to give it a try. But this isn’t a task to be taken on lightly, especially if you’re building structural walls.
How to install a Skirting Board
Skirting covers the joint between the floor and the wall. It makes a nice decorative border while hiding gaps that are needed to cope with the natural contraction and expansion that will take place in your house.
How to Lay a Garden Patio
With the paving slabs, depending on how much they weigh, you may need someone else to help and assist you. Before you start any How To, please read all the steps carefully
Construct a Sleeper Bed
Creating these sleeper beds is also a very creative way of adding personality to your garden as the design and style of them comes down to how you would like them to look.
Preparing your garden for the summer
At Wood Lane Timber Merchants, we have all you need to make your garden look the way you want, but the hardest thing for anyone is knowing what to use and how to use it. Lucky for you, we are here to help guide you to get that amazing garden you want!
How to fit plasterboard
Plasterboard is an extremely popular choice, thanks to its speed and relatively straightforward installation. One of the key things to remember when tackling this job is to hang your plasterboard horizontally as opposed to vertically.
Three Reasons why you need decking in your garden
In our humble opinion, if you have a garden that is big enough for decking, you should get it. Here are three reasons why you should get decking in your house.
Caring For Your Fence
Your garden fence outlines the boundary of your property, so it must stay looking great all year round. Such tender loving care is required to ensure your fence is freshened up and protected from the elements.
Five Quick and Easy Garden Makeovers ready for Spring
Here are our favourite five that will cost very little, take less than an afternoon to do and have things looking welcoming in no time.
10 Essential Power Tools For DIYers
Having the right equipment is key especially when embarking on some DIY. Whether you are an experienced DIYer or just new to it, having the correct tools can help you tackle your projects with ease.
Three Simple woodworking projects for beginners
Three Simple woodworking projects for beginners to do during Lockdown
Easy steps to protecting your hardwood floors this winter
So, to say it’s been a strange year is an understatement! Summer has already disappeared from our minds (did it even happen?) and the winter months are now in the here and now.
The rise of lockdown DIY
Whilst some people took up baking bread, learning new languages or reading, an even larger portion of the country decided to undertake some home improvements – thus bringing about the rise of lockdown DIY.
10 crazy facts about wood
As we all know wood comes from trees and that’s all the vast majority of us seem to know! However, there are lots of other crazy facts about wood and we thought we would share them with you.
Three woodworking jobs to enjoy this Autumn
Autumn brings with it some nice crisp air and the sun is still shining bright. Although the heat has dropped – there is still a great opportunity to take part in loads of fun woodworking related projects!
Hardwood timber in home building
From skyscrapers to houses, floors to ceilings, timber has been used as a material for building for several centuries. Timber has been used to create spaces where we work, live and socialise.
4 Perfect Woodworking Tasks For The Summer
We thought we would share some of our favourite DIY tasks to make the most of the outdoors! Here are --- that will make your garden look fantastic this summer!
5 ways to improve your outdoor living space
Summer is finally here, and with the lockdown measures that are currently in place, there couldn't be a better time to start some projects outside while the weather is great.
Build Your Own Bar
You will need a fair amount of equipment to ensure that your outdoor bar is safely put together. We have included the equipment to build a platform for your bar to sit on, as well as the recommended shed style for your bar.
10 Tips to Get Your Garden Ready for the Spring Season
So with a new growing season upon us. Are you ready to get the most out of your garden?
Ideas to inspire a decking project
Considering adding some decking to your garden? Our decking plan thoughts are here to interest you.
Which Sheet Material Suits Your Job
Sheet materials are an extremely versatile material which is why they're used in pretty much all forms of construction. Available in various types, each with different properties that suit specific purposes more than others.
Popular forms of fencing
Wood, vinyl/PVC, aluminium and high tensile steel are the most common types of fencing and each one has their advantages and disadvantages that will ultimately influence your decision on which one to choose for your fencing needs.
Best ways to protect you’re fencing in winter
Here are some of the more common reasons your wooden fence can become weak and ways to give it protection from the elements.
How to Care for Your Decking in Autumn and Winter
Summers on its way out and autumns on its way, no better time of year to do some maintenance to your decking before the cold weather sets in.
Top tips to maintain your garden paving
Paving is the perfect way to boost your kerb appeal, extend your garden, or simply create an appealing edge around your lawn. You will need to conduct some periodic maintenance to maintain and preserve your garden patio. In this blog, we give you a few tips to help you maintain and keep your garden looking nice!
How can I make my fence stronger?
Is your fence starting to weaken? Maintaining your garden fence is very important. It is your main line of outdoor security against potential threats and intruders.
Tips for a residential garden decking
With spring almost being here, homeowners will be looking to either give their garden a new lick of paint or just add some final touches to them.
The Advantages of Composite Decking
For a long time, wood is increasingly being substituted as the product of preference for indoor areas by composite decking. Designed to produce incredible durability, simple servicing and long-lasting simplicity, composite decking provides all the value of wood without the constant servicing hassles.
Our Basic Tips for Installing Trellis
Trellis is used in a garden for various purposes. It can hide unattractive areas, such as the compost heap, support climbing plants, increase the height of an existing fence or divide the gardens between you and your neighbour. There are various ways to install trellis depending on its purpose, and the process is fairly straightforward. You will need the following items when you install trellis
Top tips to get your garden summer ready
Summer is close by, to make sure you get the best out of your garden, please check out our top tips to help you get your garden ready for the summer.
Interior design trends for wood in 2019
Trends change a lot, they are always on the go, interior design trends included. People like to think that interior designs trends as recreated rather than an imitation of history. We like to think this because they’re tradition ideas, linked to the past, they have just been changed by modern practices.
Fresh Fence Ideas for a Summer-Ready Yard
If you're wondering what the best way to bring your outdoor design to life and wanting to add more privacy to your property. Then you’re in the right place. Here is a list of decorative fences that you’ll love.
Removing stains from wooden flooring
Wooden flooring can make your home look very nice and welcoming. Unfortunately, when wooden flooring gets stains and things on it, it begins to look bad. When you see stains forming on your oak flooring you need to remove them, there are some tricks that you can use to try and get rid of them.
Wood Flooring – it’s always in fashion
Sometimes when it comes to interior design, keeping up with the latest trends can be exhausting and you can often find yourself having to keep changing aspects of your home just to keep up.
How to leave your site over the festive period
With most businesses having already planned their closures over the Christmas break, we thought we’d give you a few ideas on how to leave your site with minimal or no staff present.
DIY vs DIFM - Which is Best for My Project?
For many years, DIY has been a dominating trend and the must-do for households everywhere. Since the rise of social media platforms, like Pinterest, the popularity of do-it-yourself home decor rapidly grew, with people choosing to tackle a variety of projects without professional help.
Common DIY Disasters (and how to avoid them!)
DIY Disasters, we’ve all had one at some point or another. But some are easily avoidable with a some care and attention, or an extra tool or two. Here we’ll dive into some common DIY disasters and some simple tips that you can follow in order to avoid falling victim to them.
When to DIY and when to outsource your project
There are two major considerations when undertaking a new project and those, broadly speaking, are time and money. In this post we explore when to do it yourself (DIY) and when to outsource your project to a contractor.
Is DIY becoming a thing of the past?
The UK DIY sector is still bringing in around £5.8bn per year so it’s not on its last legs yet, but this is a 14% decrease from what it was a decade ago.
What is Treated Timber?
It’s quite a wide term, with consideration to both commercial and domestic applications. What we aim to clearly define is commercially treated timber that would be purchased in timber merchants or used in all manner of construction/contract based work.
How to Plan a Deck
Before starting anything involving structural changes you must be aware that there may be building regulations that must be adhered to. Contacting you local council before starting your project is recommended.
Understanding the Importance of Fire Doors
Do you pay as much attention to your fire doors? Do you check the condition of your building’s fire doors? Would you know how to check and identify if they are ok?
Advantages of Timber Cladding
Timber cladding is a fantastic way to protect your home from the wintry weather and the elements. Pieces of timber are installed over the walls of your property to protect it.
WLT Brochure 2018
Take a look at the new 2018 Wood Lane Timber Brochure
How to make wood last longer outdoors
The preservation of wood in the outdoors is of vital importance, Without proper protection, moisture, salt, sun, rain, frost can have dramatic effects on the stability and appearance of wooden structures.
The benefits of artificial grass
Mow, water, fertilize and repeat. Sound familiar? Then you might be ones of the many people who are tired of the struggle to keep their lawn looking healthy and attractive year-in-year-out.
How to Choose, Cut, and Bend Sheet Metal
First of all you will need to decide what thickness you’re going to require, this is one of the most important decisions you will need to make. Sheet thickness will be measured in gauges, with higher numbers indicating thinner sheets.
How to protect your external wood for the winter
It’s getting dark in the evenings and the weathers getting cold, wet and gloomy. It’s about time to start protecting your external timber to prevent it from getting damaged by the weather.
What is Joinery?
If you need help on woodwork in your house a joiner is the professional that you want. So what is a joiner and what is their skill set?
Who are Velux?
Velux is a worldwide designer and manufacturer of roof windows and modular skylight systems including sun tunnels, blinds, shutters and accessories.
Benefits of wooden fencing in the summer
If you're willing to do a little maintenance, wooden fencing is a much less expensive solution that others. They can last many years with regular maintenance and careful initial installation.
Wood Lane Timber Listed In East Midlands’ Top Merchants
We’re very happy to report that we’ve been listed as one of the top timber merchants in East Midlands by the online DIY advice website Decking Hero.
What is uPVC?
If you are looking into building materials you've probably heard of but not know exactly what uPVC is?
Our new yard is now open for business.
Our new yard is now open for business. A big thank you to all the staff at Vaughandale Construction for a superb job on the build.
We are moving to our new yard Monday 8th May
We are moving to our new yard Monday 8th May. Details of new stock lines will follow shortly.
Hardwood v Softwood Furniture and Decking
Contrary to popular belief it's not necessarily anything to do with whether the wood feels hard or soft.
How do DIY stores and Timber Merchants differ?
When you go to a DIY store, you’re going to be bombarded with all manners of products for all types of projects, from plumbing & heating to decorating and garden items.
As stated in our previous two blogs, timber generally comes in three different types, which are construction timber, decorative timber and finishing timber and all of them will often be more costly than man-made-boards.
Best types of timber for finishing
Finishing timber is generally used for ‘finishing’ construction where visual appearance is a priority.
Best types of timber for construction
Generally timber will come in three different types; these are construction timber, decorative timber and finishing timber and all will normally be more expensive than man-made boards. In this blog the use of construction timber will be the focus.
Making a frame for a stud partition wall with timber
A stud wall made using timber consists of a timber frame which is secured to the floor, walls and ceiling and then is generally covered in plaster to create a partition in a room, essentially making one room in to two, in most cases.
New yard starting to take shape!
Our new yard starting to take shape! What are your thoughts?
Development of our new yard is well underway
Development of our new yard is well underway. Relocation planned for late April or Early May. Check back for more updates.
Building a backyard decking area
Building your own decking area in your garden can increase the appeal of your garden by a mile, but before embarking on any project of this type it is always best to check with your local authority about any permits needed or regulations that you need to abide by; and remember always wear protective equipment when working with power tools.
Send your finished project pictures in to us!
Did you know now that you can send your pictures to us at Wood Lane Timber of finish worked, to then be posted on our website!
We are moving...
We are investing £750,000 in a new 1.5 acre yard. The build starts on Monday 19th September and will include a much bigger Trade Counter & Showroom.
It’s FSC Friday this September!
September 30th is the date and FSC offices, members, partners and certificate holders will be hosting a series of events around the globe to raise awareness about and celebrate responsible forest management, wood and paper sourcing and how FSC plays a role in it all.
Wooden Garage Doors
Wood has been a material of choice for making garage doors ever since its use in roman times, it has style and elegance and remains one of the most popular choices for garage doors despite the availability of alternative materials.
A little about the FSC and the PEFC
Though there are over 50 different certification programs across the globe all addressing lots of types of forests, the largest of these international certification programs are the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
Spruce up your garden with lighting and show off those great bits of timber
Spotlights are a great way of highlighting a feature in your garden but you should try and not over saturate an area with them. Keep them for accenting an otherwise equally lit landscape.
Timber Cladding Solutions
At Woodlane Timber we offer a variety of different external timber cladding products suitable for a range of different projects from sheds to commercial building projects. Exterior timber claddings are an attractive and sustainable option when finishing a building.
How to maintain your decking all-year round
Decking is an investment that needs to be taken care of all year-round for everyone to enjoy, but it doesn’t need to be a painful or strenuous task.
Garden Trends 2016
As we head into another year; there’s no better time to look into the crystal ball for a peak at what will be the hottest garden trends of 2016.
Caring for your Wood in the Winter
After you have spent the summer months in your garden it can be hard to know how to care for it once you have to return indoors. Maybe you’ve splashed out on some new fence panels, treated yourself to a new deck or perhaps treated yourself to a new shed - and you want to keep them all looking lovely. You need to protect your new wood to prevent it from splitting and warping.
Shed Safety in the Winter
Sheds provide a great space for storage, a workshop or just place to escape, but unfortunately they can also be an easy target for thieves. Now that the colder months are upon us, and the clocks have rolled back, the dark evenings make sheds more accessible for thieves and opportunists.
We’ve put together these few tips to help you make sure your property is secure!
Why Sustainable Timber is so Important to us!
Once upon a time, someone could simply go out and buy wood without thinking too much about where it came from and how it was harvest.
Why people love wood flooring!
There are so many reasons to choose wood flooring for your home! It may look beautiful, but that’s only one of the many, many benefits! So why should you choose wood flooring...
Why wood makes a great work top!
Wood is often an over looked material when it comes to kitchen work tops, and we can’t figure out why!
Maintaining your Decking
In our last blog, we discussed how you can use timber decking to create a lovely summer patio area. In this blog we’re going to talk about what you can and will need to do after the installation of your decking area to keep it looking beautiful!
Creating a lovely summer patio area
Finally summer is here! Although there was a slow start, we are expected to see plenty of blue skies over the next few months – and it’s about time! This means that we will be wanting to get back outside into our gardens, hosting barbeques and enjoying family gatherings in the sunshine! So how can you make your garden looking extra special? With a fresh new patio area of course!
Are you on the fence about a new fence?
Are you 'umming' and 'ahhing' over whether or not you should fence off your garden or outdoor areas? Here at Wood Lane Timber Merchants Ltd, we think a solid wood fence really makes a garden look 100 times better! Clean, fresh and bright, a new timber fence will give your garden the facelift it deserves!
What’s so great about Timber?
Buildings consume a huge amount of energy and resources which can generate a significant amount environmental damage. Attempts are being made to consume fewer resources, and to minimise adverse environmental impacts of new building projects and renovations.
Using timber throughout a building is a good choice for so many reasons.
Stairs from Wood Lane Timber
Are you looking for a new staircase? Are you renovating your home and need to move you staircase, or are you in the process of building your own home?
Flooring from Wood Lane Timber
At Wood Lane, you can find floors in all sorts of woods, colours, and textures suitable for any property, all from top suppliers including the following....
Doors & Windows from Wood Lane Timber
Choosing the right doors for your property requires a lot more thought than you may initially anticipate. Here is a guide to windows and doors from Wood Lane Timber.
Get your garden ready for the winter
Have you prepared your garden for the winter months? Here are some quick tips...
A quick brand guide to our worktops
Here at Wood Lane Timber Merchants we can supply & install kitchen worktops for a brilliant price. Here is a quick brand guide to our different worktops...
Builders Merchants News
We are mentioned in Builders Merchants News!
It seems the last signs of Summer have disappeared for the year and preparations are being made for the change in temperature, weather and outdoor conditions.
Enjoy your summer garden by hitting the deck
If you’re one of those people who won’t be able to enjoy a vacation this summer then a “staycation” is the perfect opportunity for you, your family and friends to enjoy your back garden and the work and effort that you’ve put into it, particularly with this wonderful weather that we’ve been experiencing recently.
National Shortage of Fence Panels Except at Wood Lane Timber
There have been several reports recently regarding a national shortage of fence panels. This has partially been because of the vast flooding that took place in the South at the beginning of the year, and also because it is the season when people are most likely to have their fencing done. There may be a shortage of fence panels across the country but not at Wood Lane Timber Merchants where you can find a range of high quality Fence Panels to choose from.
What is Artificial Grass?
This is artificial grass, which you do not need to mow, weed, feed or water, so why not choose this type of grass and enjoy the perfect “Green Carpet” whatever the weather, all year round.
Artificial grass has been around for 45 years but it is only just taking off in the UK in a big big way. People are starting to choose fake lawns because our climate is changing, but our gardens in the UK are getting smaller and people just simply don’t have enough time to look after their lawn.
FSC and PEFC Accreditation
Here at Wood Lane Timber we are pleased to announce that we have now attained both FSC and PEFC accreditation.
We won the Hucknall Business of the Year Award
This award was presented by the Ashfield District Council. This event was for local businesses and caring volunteers who have worked hard over the past year to make Ashfield a better place to live and work in.