Non-traditional use of flooring gaining popularity

Posted on 18th December 2012

Flooring is not just being used on the ground any more, as many designers are choosing to find new ways to use such materials. Rather than sticking to paint or wallpaper on the walls and ceilings, many companies have decided to put flooring up the sides and top of their buildings. In fact, popular chain […]

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Homeowners urged to take preventative measures

Posted on 10th December 2012

Homeowners have been told that they are best off taking preventative measures in their house, as opposed to reacting to problems. Mark Hebblewhite, director of the maintenance firm Meddo Lincoln, told thisislincolnshire.co.uk that some simple precautions could help people avoid having to pay for expensive repairs when the winter weather properly kicks in. The extreme cold and […]

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Karndean Flooring – Country Retreat Look

Posted on 5th December 2012

You too can achieve a cosy and relaxed ‘retreat in the country’ look in your home with a few helpful hints and tips. Keep your colour scheme quite muted and calming with milky whites and pastel tones. Think greens, duck egg blue, creams and lighter shades of pink. Incorporate painted and rustic looking ‘antiqued’ furniture […]

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Flood damage “could have been much worse”, claims flood victim

Posted on 28th November 2012

An Essex man who was woken by his cat in the middle of the night to find his home flooded has said that the damage “could have been much worse”. Ike Ekpunobi, of Nevendon Road, Wickford, has said in the wake of the discovery that he is both thankful to his cat Tigger, for alerting him […]

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Majority of parents renovate when kids move out

Posted on 20th November 2012

The majority of British parents take the opportunity to renovate their children’s bedrooms after they’ve flown the nest. That’s according to new research from the AA, which found that a staggering 85 per cent of parents can’t wait to take back ownership of one of the home’s rooms again. Citing the research, uknetguide.co.uk writes that bathrooms and […]

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Russdales: Peace of mind coming to real wood customers from March 2013

Posted on 19th November 2012

Real wood flooring customers should gain some peace of mind come March next year, when all timber merchants down the supply chain will be handling wood from legal sources only. According to buildersmerchantsnews.co.uk, from March 2013, all importers, manufacturers and distributors (or ‘Operators’), of real wood products will be subject to the European Union’s Timber […]

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Argyll and Bute Council launches planning permission advice service

Posted on 15th November 2012

Argyll and Bute Council has launched a new advice service aimed at helping local homeowners work out whether their home improvement plans need planning permission or not. According to buteman.co.uk, ‘Planning for Firm Foundations’ will provide free, expert help to all who get in touch. Whilst plans to lay real wood flooring or update a […]

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Timber consultancy and information specialist revamps website

Posted on 29th October 2012

A leading timber consultancy, research and information company has revamped its website to offer an even more comprehensive insight into the use of wood in construction projects. TRADA Technology Ltd (TTL) specialises in offering technical tips, tricks, site surveys, training and certification to any company or individual that either uses wood as a design material, […]

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Time Lapse Video of a Parquet Floor Fitting

Posted on 8th October 2012

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Things to check before the fitter arrives

Posted on 1st October 2012

Areas need to be cleared of old flooring Rooms need to be cleared of old furniture Is there suitable access to deliver goods? Sub floors should be dry flat & sound before fitting Will door clear new flooring? Are there any underfloor services which we need to be made aware of? ie pipes and cabling? We […]

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