What’s so good about Timber?

Here at Chandler Ford Timber, we have over 50 years of experience in supplying timber products from well managed, renewable or sustainable sourced. Thus, with this knowledge we know that timber is the ideal choice, especially for cladding. But why is Timber the ideal choice for cladding? Why is it suitable for all of your needs? Continue reading “What’s so good about Timber?”

DIY Decking


The new year is here and with it come resolutions to improve yourself and your home. One of the most popular DIY project for your home comes in the form of building a deck while dreaming of summer barbecues and open air lunches.

There are many types of decking, the most basic being flat or ground level, followed by a raised decking and those attached to a standing structure such as a building or wall. Keep reading for some tips and advice on how to build a deck.  Continue reading “DIY Decking”

Timber formwork advantages

Formwork is either temporary or permanent moulds which hold materials like concrete.

Timber formwork takes the form of a structure of boards surrounding an open cavity, and also offers several advantages over other formwork types.

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An Overview of Timber Framing

The frame of a house is that of a skeleton.

It gives the building shape and offers it structural support, and provides a base on which later materials will be attached.

Timber is the common material used as framing in residential construction.

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How To: Clean Your Timber Decking

Cleaning your timber decking isn’t as hard as you may think.

Of course you will want to maintain your decking after investing so much time and effort into it! Chandler’s Ford Timber have a simple and inexpensive solution for you to keep your decking in prime condition.

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing Timber Flooring

Solid wood flooring is a brilliant choice regarding its appearance and durability.

Choosing the right timber is incredibly vital as this will affect the overall look of the room and is also important for practical reasons – is it hard wearing enough to withstand a lot or a little football?

Chandler Ford Timber recommend taking the following five factors into consideration when choosing to purchase any type of solid wood flooring.

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Types of Timber Cladding

A timber cladding exterior will protect a home from moisture and air penetration.

Wood cladding has been utilised by builders since the late eighteenth-century prior to the implementation of modern construction techniques.

There are many types of timber cladding, however, there are few that offer unique character to applications.

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Why Exterior Cladding Might Be a Good Idea

Exterior timber cladding is used to provide a protective layer of material which acts in separating a building’s structure and its interior from the outside elements.

Exterior cladding can also be effective against sound and weather, but it is most effective at protecting against any solar damage, water, the wind, and the outside temperature.

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Common Timber Cladding Mistakes & how to avoid them

The properties of timber cladding provide many benefits.

Timber can have an extremely long life, of course, you are getting value for what you pay. However, this may not be the case if you come across these common timber mistakes that many have made. Continue reading “Common Timber Cladding Mistakes & how to avoid them”