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High or low pressure treatment: which is right for my project?

There are tons of benefits to using sustainable timber in your structures. It is a renewable, sturdy, eco-friendly building material that suits a wide range of aesthetics, from contemporary to rustic. But it isn’t always the most durable option. Softwoods, in particular, can need a helping hand to ensure they are fit for purpose. This is where pressure treatments come in, designed to give your timber the oomph it needs to last for many years to come.

Hardwood vs Softwood Decking

Decking is an outstanding option to alter the look of your garden or outdoor patio. It can also be the ideal way to hide unpleasant areas or to expand an area such as a sunroom. It can even be cleverly used to level out a sloping garden- making it more user-friendly.

Guide to Treated Wood

If you are a DIY enthusiast looking to update your decking, or even a carpenter or joiner, it is important to be well-versed in the different types of treated wood and their uses. This time, we have put together a handy guide on treated wood that you will be able to easily refer to when you are working on your next project.

Which types of wood are best for timber decking

When it comes to decking for a garden, a larger landscaping project or even a pier, there are a lot of options out there. Depending on both your budget and what you want the decking to look like, there are many options for you to choose from. Here we discuss the different types of wood that are best for decking to help you choose the correct wood for your next project.

The differences between hardwood and softwood explained

Wood is broadly classified into one of two categories: hardwood or softwood. Each category has distinct qualities and characteristics and can help determine its identification as well as how the wood is used and where. Here, we go into more detail about what hardwoods and softwoods are, how they differ from each other and how they are used in our daily lives.

Why you shouldn’t be put off buying tropical hardwoods

People don’t have to stop buying tropical hardwoods, they just need to buy it from independently certified sustainable sources instead. By buying sustainable tropical hardwoods, people don’t just do less damage to the rainforest, they in fact help the rainforest. We explain why that is the case, and how to buy sustainable hardwoods in this article.

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