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Timber

16/05/2018
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THE LIGHTEST PLYWOOD PRODUCT IN THE WORLD FLOATS INTO THE UK

  THE world’s lightest plywood is now available in the UK for the first time and is immediately proving popular with a vast range of users, from luxury yacht and motorhome builders through to packaging manufacturers and furniture producers. The product, known as Banova Plus, is being sold exclusively by Arnold Laver.  It features an innovative design that combines a balsa core with lightweight hardwood surfaces, to create a product that typically weighs half as much as conventional plywood, whilst being just a strong and robust. In addition, Banova Superflex... Read More

25/04/2017

Top 10 Facts on Timber

1. Timber is the most sustainable of all building materials 2. The terms hardwood and softwood refer to the type of tree the timber comes from, they have nothing to do with the strength of the material. 3. Following on from that, hardwood comes from deciduous trees and softwood from evergreen. 4. Wood is carbon neutral due to the tree’s absorption of carbon dioxide and in turn produces the oxygen that we breathe. 5. More trees are planted than harvested within the European Timber industry. 6. It can take up... Read More

27/03/2017

Hardwood or Softwood?

A common question often asked is what is the difference between softwoods and hardwoods. It would be easy to think that these terms mean the timber is hard and soft but it refers to the type of tree that the timber comes from. Softwood comes from deciduous trees while Hardwood comes from evergreen trees. Softwoods are renowned for their versatility and strength. Sourced from all over the globe, with a large breadth of applications and a remarkably aesthetic appeal, softwood can be used across a broad range of internal and... Read More

07/12/2015

Top Home Timber Trends of 2015

So the end of another year is almost upon us, isn’t it crazy how time flies? Over the last 12 months we have seen so many great uses of wood in home interior design and there has undoubtedly been a few trends that have stuck out for being the most popular. As a kind of round-up of this year, we thought we’d make a list of some of these prevalent timber trends of 2015, and without further ado here they are: Grey wood – It is safe to say grey... Read More