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.
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.