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The future is Accoya

Accoya is a name given to a timber that has gone through the process of acetylation. In essence, this alters the cell structure of wood making it stronger and more durable.Primarily, Radiata Pine is used, which is generally grown on plantations in Australia…

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Porch Replacement in Southampton

Rot had set in at the base of this post, a common problem. The replacement portion was 800mm long a hardwood key was also inserted to prevent any slip on the joint. I could have also used a stepped Scarf…

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Decking in Southampton

Above are  two examples of decking projects I have recently completed. Decking still continues to be popular and since its popularity in the early 1990s, when the basic deck for many was a simple single level surface comprising timber boards…

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Choosing between Hardwood and Softwood

I am often asked what’s the difference between Hardwood and Softwood and will Hardwood last longer? The first part of that question is fairly straight forward to answer; Hardwood is timber from broad-leaved usually deciduous trees, that is, a tree that looses…

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Refurbishment of a fan light in Southampton

This is the refurbishment of a fan light (the glazing above a door). This particular fan light had rotted because of the failure of the putty, which is a common cause of rot in timber frames and widows. It is important…

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Repairs to a Porch in Southampton

This image shows the repair and replacement of the bottom portion of a supporting post to a porch. The method used is a 45 degree scarf with a timber key machined through to prevent slip of the joint in years…

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Decking and Replacement Steps

These are images of decking and replacement steps. The decking was laid on top of the old tired deck and the steps were replaced reusing anti-slip pads. Tannalised redwood has been used, with a 10 year anti-rot guarantee – not…

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