How to choose hardwood flooring

A kitchen, where oak hardwood flooring is on show, in a parquet pattern.
How to choose hardwood flooring
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Want something truly impressive for an interior floor? Hardwood flooring could be the right solution. Find out how to specify the perfect hardwood floor... Hardwood flooring comes in both solid and engineered forms. To make sure you specify the right product, consider where and how the flooring will be used....
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A balcony failure: the importance of product performance specifications
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Timber Development UK members may have read news reports of the collapse of parts of a balcony at the Weavers Quarter apartment complex in Barking, East London. These reports have mentioned plywood elements that had come loose and fallen to the street below. Seventy seven balconies at the building have...
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Standardised offsite timber vehicle storage solutions
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Scotts Timber Engineering (STE) has revealed a set of standardised timber vehicle storage solutions and porches, for architects, designers, and specifiers to implement sustainable timber into their designs and improve aesthetics. The Easi-Fit range provides solutions for designers and architects that utilise natural materials to offer a sustainable alternative to...
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What is a Sole Plate?
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Sole plates are a critical component of timber frame construction. They provide the interface between a substructure and the timber frame superstructure. Sole plates are usually the first timber components to be installed in a timber frame construction. They provide the basis from which the rest of the superstructure is...
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Why does third-party accreditation matter?
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The final stages of the timber industry preservative treatment action plan are being implemented over the next few months. The Wood Protection Association explores why correct treatment is so important. One piece of preservative-treated timber can look and feel very much like another. But those in the industry know that...
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New chapter for Oxford Story Museum
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Gripsure has played a key part in the transformation of the Story Museum in Oxford. The much-loved attraction has undergone a £6 million revamp, which involved extending, altering and refurbishing a mixture of existing buildings to create space for interactive exhibitions, displays, theatre performances and activities. At the museum's core...
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Graded battens
Grading battens for structural safety
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The timber industry is continuing to experience problems with substandard timber being imported into the UK and incorrectly sold as BS 5534 graded roofing battens. We talk to TDUK member Marley, which is using the new Code for Construction Products Information to fight back. The timber industry has seen a...
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CITB to carry out occupational review in the wood, carpentry and joinery sectors
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The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is about to undertake an occupational review on behalf of the wood occupations, and carpentry and Joinery sector. The review will include the development of Training Pathways and Competence Frameworks, as well as the review of 30 National Occupational Standards (NOS). As the standards...
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Are your treatment plants and those of your suppliers independently audited?
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TDUK is very pleased to announce that the final stages of the preservative treatment action plan are being implemented over the next few months. At the National Softwood Division meeting in early September, committee members received confirmation from the Governing Board that the final timetable for members to implement the...
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Sustainable Accoya cladding adds stunning finish to contemporary farmhouse
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Sustainable Accoya cladding from International Timber has been used for the construction of a self-build farmhouse in Salisbury, designed by award-winning architect practice Adam Knibb Architects. Waldens Farm is a four-bed property located in West Grimstead with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. Accoya timber cladding from International Timber features...
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