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Brand New Engineered Oak Flooring Range posted under iWood News on 08-04-2024

Along with a new website, we have a wide new range of Engineered Oak Flooring which includes the original unfinished prime and rustic options, ready for you to finish with an oil/lacquer of your choosing. We also now have a brand new range of pre-finished which are ready for you Read more...

Planed Oak Planks posted under iWood News on 13-03-2024

As part of the extensive range of products we supply, planed Oak planks, are something that we really specialize in. Not only are we competitively priced for the trade we can also offer a completely bespoke cutting service so you get the sizes you want. We hold a wide stock range Read more...

Using British Softwood for your joists posted under iWood News on 15-01-2024

One question the team is commonly asked is if British softwood, your Larch, Douglas Fir and Cedar are suitable to be used for joists? With them being so cost effective we can understand the query! See, thing is, we can keep the costs of British softwood so competitive because not only Read more...

Woodhenge Renovation - Telford Council Project posted under iWood News on 29-08-2023

Reviving Telford's own "Woodhenge" timber sculpture breathes new vitality, as Telford & Wrekin Council joins hands with iWood and MSM Hire Ltd to embark on an exhilarating journey of conservation and artistic ingenuity. Dating back to 1973, Woodhenge emerged as an iconic local landmark, ingrained in the hearts of the community. Read more...

The ultimate guide to garden sleepers posted under iWood News on 18-05-2023

Transform your outdoor space with our treated softwood sleepers. These versatile and durable sleepers are perfect for a variety of garden uses, including garden borders, retaining walls, raised garden beds, and other landscaping projects. The treatment is completely safe for children and pets, and the beautiful straight edges give a Read more...

Taking Care Of Your Oak Flooring posted under iWood News on 13-03-2023

As with any quality product, aftercare and maintenance is paramount to ensure you get the most out of your purchase. Oak flooring is no different, whether its engineered for that added stability and cost effective price or it’s solid oak hardwood crafted into beautiful traditional oak flooring, both need particular care Read more...

Happy New Year! Bring on 2023 posted under iWood News on 12-01-2023

iWood returns to tackle 2023 We're back after the end of year holiday break and we're keen to get stuck into a variety of projects starting the new year. Excited for what's in store we've got all manner of offers, sales and new product lines in the works to consistently bring you Read more...

Christmas 2022 posted under iWood News on 21-12-2022

We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We are closed from 12pm, 22nd December 2022 and reopen at 8am on 03/01/2023. Until then, we'd like to leave you with a poem which we hope you'll enjoy. Read more...

Using Timber While Working Indoors posted under iWood News on 14-12-2022

With the cold drawing in as winter takes hold, the focus for many turns to inside the home rather than working in gardens and on the exterior walls. Timber can be used anywhere inside the home, whether it’s to bring warmth to a living room or provide a solid underfoot Read more...

2022 World Cup Wallchart posted under iWood News on 15-11-2022

We may love timber but who says we can't love the footy too? Track the upcoming 2022 World Cup with our new wall chart! Follow your favourite team or keep tabs on the teams you've drawn in the sweepstake with the download links below. A3 Wallchart A4 Wallchart Read more...

Thermowood - The ultimate Siberian Larch alternative posted under iWood News on 19-10-2022

What is Thermowood? When it comes to modified timbers suitable for external use, Thermowood is the quintessential product. It’s durability, longevity and resilience are comparable to high grade softwoods yet being only a fraction of the price. Read more...

Ideal Time to fit External Cladding posted under iWood News on 11-10-2022

As we move steadily through October the weather has definitely started to turn. It’s colder - and most definitely wetter - which would leave most looking for indoor work. On the most part this would be the best thing to do, however, it may be the best time to fit Read more...

Tidying up your Oak Beams posted under iWood News on 07-09-2022

What to expect with your oak beams Oak is a sensational product, one of the most aesthetic pieces of timber with some of the most durable properties. Oak beams can be used as exposed timber or for decorative purposes and will create class and sophistication wherever they are used. Overtime Oak beams change, Read more...

British Cedar Cladding posted under iWood News on 24-08-2022

With price rises effecting all industries across the world, we are getting used to having to find products that offer greater value for money. A great example of this is British Cedar cladding, which hasn’t rose too much in price over the last 24-48 months, whereas Canadian Cedar has more Read more...

Timber Companion App posted under iWood News on 23-08-2022

Having always prided ourselves in making things as easy as possible for both clients and suppliers, the one thing that we haven’t managed to crack is an easy, effective way of helping customers build there cutting list. Whether that is coming up with a list of pieces or working out an Read more...

Kiln Dried Oak beams posted under iWood News on 01-07-2022

Can Oak be Kiln Dried Oak can absolutely be kiln dried, infact, Oak is one of the most popular kiln dried joinery timbers. If you've done a bit of digging online you've likely seen that in most cases you use fresh sawn oak externally and kiln dried oak internally, Read more...

Structural Oak Beams posted under iWood News on 16-06-2022

Are Oak beams structural? Fresh Sawn Oak and Air-dried Oak are indeed structural, infact, the construction industry has been utilizing oak for centuries to erect all manner of structures. As I write this article, thousands of structural oak beams are being used in France to restore the Notre Read more...

UK Landowners take notice of the new PIES Project posted under iWood News on 08-06-2022

Ever since the First World War, increasing the UK’s forestry has been high on the agenda for the government in order to increase the use of our own renewable resources and help the planet at the same time. We wrote some time ago about the planting goal of the woodland trust Read more...

Understanding Timber Grading posted under iWood News on 25-05-2022

What is timber grade? Even seasoned timber users have questions on this topic so you’re not alone if you’ve found this article today. Timber is a natural material and as expected, there is a significant variance between each individual piece. To ensure you as a customer receives Read more...

Alternatives to Siberian Larch posted under iWood News on 19-05-2022

In the current climate Siberian Larch is understandably difficult to get hold off. Which is, among other things, a huge shame because it is a great timber to work with that is ideal for cladding and decking. With rising prices for Oak and Cedar, imported Larch quickly because the timber Read more...

American Cherry wood posted under iWood News on 10-03-2022

Amongst other popular American timbers we supply such as Canadian Cedar and American Black Walnut. Cherry wood is another high quality American grown timber favoured for its unique and sought after aesthetic, ranging from a reddish brown to a blond colour with a uniform grain and smooth texture. Known for being Read more...

Glitz, Glamour… Oak Flooring posted under iWood News on 01-03-2022

When thinking of timber, you’d be forgiven for immediately thinking of Oak. These large strong, often ancient, trees have their roots buried in our culture. Oak’s strength and beauty makes it fit for grand halls, palaces and the lounge of the local public house thus showcasing its ability to morph Read more...

Timbers That Will Put a Spring in Your Step posted under iWood News on 31-01-2022

With January just about to end it might seem a little odd to start thinking about spring. Being in the middle of winter can shorten our sights, as we wake up and go home in the dark we can sometimes forget that the Spring is really only around the corner. Read more...

Christmas 2021 posted under iWood News on 21-12-2021

We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Despite the pandemic we hope you are all OK, stay safe and enjoy yourselves as we usher in what will hopefully be a better year. We are closed from 12pm, 23rd December 2021 and reopen at 8am Read more...

National Tree Week posted under iWood News on 30-11-2021

In 1973 an outbreak of Dutch Elm Disease occurred in the UK and destroyed a substantial amount of Britain's Elm trees. As a result the replantation campaign Plant A Tree in 73’ was born, a year long effort to replace the damages from the Dutch Elm Disease. Where The Tree Read more...

Are British timbers different? posted under iWood News on 22-11-2021

Differences between homegrown and overseas timbers With the recent celebration of British Timbers with Grown in Britain week and the surge of British Timber interest we’ve put together this article together to cover one of our most frequently asked questions. Whilst they do have the same physical properties in terms of Read more...

Calculating Cladding Quantities posted under iWood News on 15-11-2021

When costing a job that needs cladding, it’s important to work out how much material you actually need. There’s nothing worse than starting a job only to realise you are running out of timber before you finish, although finishing and being left with loads of unused material is far from Read more...

What is Timber Cladding? posted under iWood News on 19-10-2021

Why timber cladding is so popular Timber is a fantastic material and has always had its place in the building and decorating industry. In recent years popularity has exploded due to its renewability and highly sought after natural aesthetic. This is especially true when it comes to timber cladding. Timber cladding is Read more...

Grown in Britain Week posted under iWood News on 13-10-2021

What is Grown in Britain? As a nation this week we celebrate all of the timbers grown on British soil. It’s goal is to bring all of those that care about our forests and woodlands together and create a community driven movement toward British forestry and timber harvesting. Who can get involved Read more...

Oak Flooring Fixing Guide posted under iWood News on 06-10-2021

Oak hardwood flooring has always been a highly sought after product in the timber market due to its impressive durability and unique aesthetic. Whilst a premium product, you don’t need a builder to install it for you. We supply our Oak flooring with an easy fix tongue and groove to allow Read more...

What Timbers Are Best For Decking? posted under iWood News on 23-09-2021

The most ideal choice Teak Decking Read more...

Does Larch Cladding Need Treatment? posted under iWood News on 16-09-2021

British Larch Native British Larch is one of the most cost effective timbers we have available due to its impressive strength and durability properties for a very affordable cost. It can be graded to C16 more easily than many other softwoods and is the only softwood species that does not need Read more...

Choose iWood’s Cedar Cladding posted under iWood News on 09-09-2021

One of our most popular products is Canadian Cedar Cladding, naturally durable, it is one of the few timbers that needs minimal maintenance before being fitted to a wall. Its stability means that it doesn’t need to be sealed, although we do recommend treating with a UV protector on all Read more...

What is Green Oak? posted under iWood News on 18-08-2021

What’s the difference between green oak and oak? Firstly, we need to identify what forms of oak there are and why they’re different. Timber is a natural porous material and will absorb and lose moisture throughout its lifespan, once it’s cut from the tree this process still occurs but will overtime Read more...

Can I leave oak untreated? posted under iWood News on 12-08-2021

Can you leave oak untreated? Last week we concluded that treatment of oak is not entirely necessary unless it is kiln dried. You can if you wish to protect it from mold, algae, fungal attack and UV damage, but for the most part you leave it as it arrives fresh Read more...

Do you need to treat green oak? posted under iWood News on 09-08-2021

Should I Treat Green Oak? In short, no it is not necessary. This is because when using green oak you’re likely to be using it structurally or outdoors which is a circumstance where moisture movement does not affect its stability. Whilst oak is very versatile and suitable for use Read more...

What's happening to European Oak next month? posted under iWood News on 26-07-2021

European August Shutdown It’s almost that time of year again where our friends across the pond close their doors and shutdown for the month of August. If you didn’t already know, European manufacturing companies will shut down production throughout August, during which there will be a series of inspections conducted Read more...

Tropical Timbers And Their Diverse Home posted under iWood News on 14-07-2021

Tropics Day, a day of recognition for one of the planets most impactful environments! The recent Tropics day has given some much needed exposure to the importance of the tropics. They are responsible for 80% of the world’s biodiversity whilst only accounting for 40% of its total land mass. Read more...

European Solid Oak Unfinished Flooring posted under iWood News on 25-06-2021

Solid Oak Hardwood Flooring Getting the décor right in your home can be quite a difficult thing to achieve, you’ll be the one to see it day in day out so you understandably want it perfect. As a result, this process can take many years of changes and modifications Read more...

Summer Renovation posted under iWood News on 21-06-2021

Summer is here! It's time to fire up the barbecue's and fill up the garden pools. With freedom day creeping closer, this year is going to be one to remember! What better time can you ask for to make your garden something to be proud of and invite all the friends Read more...

Euro's 2021 Wallchart posted under iWood News on 09-06-2021

For the upcoming European Championships we have made a wall chart so you can track the progression of the team you're supporting, and more importantly the team(s) you've drawn in the sweepstake. Please feel free to download in A3 or A4 below: A3 Wallchart A4 Wallchart Read more...

Oak Beam Alternatives posted under iWood News on 25-05-2021

What's The Situation With European Oak? We are an import to order merchant and many of our products originate overseas, as such with the sharp rise in demand of the timber industry, lead times across the board have been extended. The impact on lead times are amplified in regard to our Read more...

Alternatives to Teak posted under iWood News on 06-05-2021

Teak even before current circumstances was one of the most sought-after species of timber, its lifespan and durability is unmatched and it’s resilient enough to hold its own against the roughest conditions including intense sunlight and fluctuating temperatures. Teak is also naturally resistant to water and wont warp throughout the Read more...

Treating your timber posted under iWood News on 20-04-2021

Each species of timber has its own set of advantages and disadvantages based on where it is grown and the conditions it is grown in. For example, Siberian Larch is an extremely hardy softwood with innate resilience to frost and snow which is due to the harsh conditions of Eastern Read more...

Uses of Fresh Sawn Oak posted under iWood News on 25-03-2021

Fresh sawn oak is a wonderful natural material and is known and used worldwide for its versatility and structural integrity. The construction industry has been using fresh sawn oak as building framework for centuries due to its impressive strength and excellent durability. Fresh sawn oak in ideal circumstances can last up Read more...

Canadian Cedar Cladding Alternatives posted under iWood News on 16-03-2021

Canadian Western Red Cedar Cladding, one of the most sought after and aesthetic looking pieces of timber money can buy. With its light brown base enriched with hues of orange through to purple, its stunning variety is one of its greatest attractions and can be used in a variety of Read more...

Timber on the Move posted under iWood News on 03-03-2021

After a turbulent period post-Christmas, we are starting to import Oak freely again and we are getting back on schedule. This means that supplies of green and air dried Oak are back around the 17-22 working day mark. This is for beams and feather edge cladding. Kiln dried timbers are available Read more...

Looking After Solid Oak Flooring posted under iWood News on 25-01-2021

Oak flooring is a phenomenal product, offering durability and sure footing where it is most needed. The properties of Oak make it ideal for a number of uses and flooring happens to be one of them, there is a caveat though – You must treat your flooring in order to Read more...

Characteristics of Oak Beams posted under iWood News on 15-01-2021

An oak beam is one of our favourite products. Steeped in tradition, this glorious timber has many uses in a structural sense. So, what should you expect from your oak as it ages? What are the main characteristics of this fine material? We answer the most pressing questions. Should oak beams crack? In Read more...

iWood's Christmas Message posted under iWood News on 21-12-2020

We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Despite the pandemic we hope you are all OK, stay safe and enjoy yourselves as we usher in what will hopefully be a better year. We are closed from 5pm, 22nd December 2020 and reopen at 8am Read more...

Workings of the Forestry Commission posted under iWood News on 18-11-2020

Galloway forest is the largest forested area in the UK, boasting 297 square miles of forestland (the next largest being the Kielder forest in Northumberland, England). Galloway is situated to the South West of Scotland near Dumfries. Famed for being one of the only areas in the UK where no Read more...

Woodland Trust Announce Ambitious Programme posted under iWood News on 20-10-2020

The Woodland Trust have announced plans to plant 50 million trees by 2025 in order to tackle climate change. The ambitious goal is definitely achievable despite planting rates being down 30% due to the current worldwide restrictions. As they strive towards helping the government become carbon neutral, they have asked for Read more...

Mahogany Timber posted under iWood News on 30-09-2020

Mahogany is a term regularly thrown around in the timber industry, the trouble is, there are a number of different species it can relate to. As a mixed species there are a number of species that can claim the Mahogany titles, but which ones can you trust? To start with we Read more...

Uses of Marine Timber posted under iWood News on 02-09-2020

As the title suggests Marine Timbers are usually used in marine environments where their superior strength and durability can be used to its full extent. The pressure that water exerts underneath the surface is immense, couple that with its natural ability to wear material down, then only certain timbers can Read more...

Structural Oak Available as European Mills Return posted under iWood News on 26-08-2020

With the return of the European mills comes the improved supply of European Oak in all its splendour. Current supplies of timber are taking slightly longer than usual however this will help ease the strain as we work to regain some form of normality. We will soon have a new selectin Read more...

Larger Sections of Oak Beams Available posted under iWood News on 21-07-2020

We can now offer larger sizes of sawn and planed all round Oak beams than before, including sections up to 400mm (max sawn size) and lengths of 10m (Not always available). These larger beams are usually only available in QP1 and we must check availability, particularly for longer lengths. These beams Read more...

Unsorted Siberian Larch posted under iWood News on 14-05-2020

Traditionally, iWood have always supplied Siberian Larch in a Sawfalling grade, which is a characterful timber. Siberian Larch is a durable timber which can be used for both cladding and decking. Sawfalling is the second highest grade we can supply in Siberian Larch, and we are now offering a higher grade Read more...

The Culture of Oak Beams posted under iWood News on 06-05-2020

Whether cracked, worn and weathered or fresh sawn, green and new, Oak beams are an immensely popular building material. Capable of supporting great loads, Oak is truly a choice of the people. The Oak tree itself is a symbol of strength, longevity and stability whilst playing host to a variety of Read more...

New Species of Decking Available posted under iWood News on 05-05-2020

We have been working hard over the last couple of months to source additional decking timbers. We felt we needed to supply something different to the standard hardwoods on our website, so we have attempted to source some tropical species for you to choose from. Decking built from tropical timber is Read more...

Timber for Home Improvements posted under iWood News on 02-04-2020

Thinking of making improvements around your home? Are you finally finding the time to get around to all the jobs on your list? There are a variety uses for timber around your house. They provide elegant, eco-friendly, finishes and the material is easy to work with. Each species has its own unique Read more...

Species of Constructional Timbers posted under iWood News on 16-03-2020

We supply a range of constructional timbers varying in strengths and typical uses. For all constructional projects it is important you consult a structural engineer to make sure the timber you buy is suitable and can withstand the load you are asking of it. Greenheart Greenheart is one of the, if not Read more...

Deciding on Cedar Cladding posted under iWood News on 10-03-2020

We offer two different variants of Western Red Cedar cladding as well as a large variety of cladding profiles in each, so you need to decide which is best for you. The two on offer are Canadian Western Red Cedar and British Western Red Cedar cladding. Out of the two the Read more...

Treated Timber Cladding posted under iWood News on 26-02-2020

Traditionally all of the timber we sell is unfinished ready for you to treat, paint, varnish or fire-treat yourself. We do realise though that sometimes you don’t have the time to finish your wood so we have a few pre-finished products for you. (including Engineered flooring) The most popular set Read more...

Oak Interiors posted under iWood News on 19-02-2020

We supply a wide range of Oak products for the interior of your home. This ranges from finished products like skirting and architrave to cut to size pieces ready for you to work on and turn into whatever you need. European Oak is a vastly sought after resource, it’s good to Read more...

Oak Beams for Timber Framers posted under iWood News on 10-02-2020

We provide Oak Beams for timber framers suitable for construction both sawn and planed for your requirements. Each beam is structurally sound and we can supply sizes of: Section Min: 50mm x 100mm Section Max: 300mm x 300mm Length Min: 1.2m Length: Max: 7m We can get larger sizes than the above however they are Read more...

Oak Specialists posted under iWood News on 04-02-2020

Here at iWood we are Oak specialists and supply it in various states, grades and sizes. Oak is one of the best natural materials on the planet and has a number of uses. While its durability and strength makes it ideal for construction, it is also highly sort after for Read more...

New Year New Offers posted under iWood News on 28-01-2020

We hope you are all having a great start to 2020! Siberian Larch The New Year brings new offers on square edged Oak and some Siberian Larch cladding. The cladding is machined to IWC1, with a 135mm face. The cladding can be fixed horizontally or vertically depending on your requirements. The amount available Read more...

Christmas Message posted under iWood News on 19-12-2019

We hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year and we look forward to working with you in 2020. We close today (19/12/19) at 3pm and reopen at 8am on 02/01/20. But until then we thought we’d leave you with a Christmas timber poem which, hopefully, doesn’t sound too Read more...

Experiments for the Environment posted under iWood News on 18-12-2019

Last week we visited a local forest where we source some of our British timbers from and they told us about some of the experiments they are running on the estate. They include growing trees in amongst other species, trying to get Oak trees to grow faster and testing future Read more...

English Oak – History Tracking posted under iWood News on 11-12-2019

The majority of English Oak we buy is sourced from a forest in Staffordshire which has an interesting advantage. Although all the timber we buy is from well managed sources, the wood from this particular forest can be tracked back in time to when it was planted. Each tree has its Read more...

End of Year Deals posted under iWood News on 02-12-2019

At the end of every year we try to offer a variety of timber packs at exceptional prices to help everybody get in the Christmas spirit and ring in the New Year with a quite fabulous deal. The packs on offer this year are a range of both European Oak Read more...

National Tree Week posted under iWood News on 21-11-2019

National Tree Week runs from 23/11/19 – 01/12/19 and is dedicated to the planting of new trees throughout the UK. There are events dedicated to planting trees running around the country and it is easy to get involved. Every year since 1975 there has been a week every year where we Read more...

Advantages of Oak Frame Kits posted under iWood News on 13-11-2019

Having an Oak frame kit is advantageous for a number of reasons: Professional Drawings Before starting we produce drawings of your structure for you to check over and sign off. If you want to change anything, you can tell us before signing off the drawings. We will then make your structure exactly Read more...

Secrets of Oak Cladding posted under iWood News on 12-11-2019

Oak cladding is available in both fresh sawn and kiln dried forms of Oak. Oak has been used for centuries as external cladding on homes, barns, sheds and a variety of other buildings. The timber has exceptional durability in outdoor conditions and can last for over 20 years. Kiln dried Oak Read more...

Focusing on British Timbers posted under iWood News on 30-10-2019

What makes British Timbers so popular? Are they easily accessible? Are they suitable for my needs? Found out all that and more as we take an in depth look at some of our favourite timbers from our forests. English Oak Oak has been used heavily in construction throughout the years for fully Read more...

Thermowood Cladding posted under iWood News on 21-10-2019

Usually we supply all of our timber untreated ready for you to apply a finish so that you get the end result you require. Recently however, we have started to provide treated timber cladding like our charred and painted black options. The newest of our treated products is Thermowood cladding which Read more...

Uses of American Oak posted under iWood News on 02-10-2019

American Oak is similar in colour to European and can be used for similar internal joinery uses. The timber is also structurally sound and can be used for timber framing, however, the larger beams are rarely imported in Europe, so it’s mainly used structurally in America much like our own Read more...

Blue Staining on Green Timber posted under iWood News on 23-09-2019

Green Timber is also known as Fresh Sawn and it means that the wood hasn’t had time to air dry and that it hasn’t been put into a kiln. Usually the wood is supplied in beam form however some species can be cut down, while still fresh, and machined to Read more...

Buy Oak Slats Online posted under iWood News on 17-09-2019

We are now supplying European Oak slats which can be used as a contemporary slatted screen in the garden. After the success of our Cedar slats we think that Oak will give you a wider range of choice, so you get the product you want. We provide Oak slats in Kiln Read more...

Yakisugi: A History posted under iWood News on 17-09-2019

Yakisugi was first used in 18th Century Japan as a way to treat Cedar cladding and make it weatherproof. As time went on and cheaper alternatives started to arrive in Japan in the mid 1900’s, the design and craftsman began to fade. Although examples were could still be found on Read more...

Rugby World Cup 2019 posted under iWood News on 11-09-2019

The Rugby World Cup is only just around the corner and we have designed our very own wall chart which you can download here! Click on the appropriate link for the page size you would like to download. A4 Wall Chart A3 Wall Chart Follow the progress of the home nations as they bid Read more...

Air Dried Oak Beams posted under iWood News on 03-09-2019

When Oak is left to dry out naturally (not in a kiln) the timber slowly shrinks and as it does it starts to develop shakes, splits and checks along the surface. When left outside the timber will also steadily go silver grey as it is bleached by the sun. This natural Read more...

Fire Treated Timber posted under iWood News on 06-08-2019

We have recently completed a job where we were involved in providing timber for fire treatment. The timber was being used for cladding on a newly built warehouse. The timber was machined to a Rainshield profile and then delivered to the treatment plant. Although we delivered to the treatment plant, we Read more...

Choosing between Green and Air Dried Oak Beams posted under iWood News on 06-08-2019

Our structural Oak beams are provided in three different grades: QPA QP1 Air Dried Constructional QPA and QP1 are both Green/fresh sawn whereas the air dried constructional has been left drying for 1-3 years. So how do you choose between them? Usually your structural engineer would specify what type of oak beams to use but Read more...

Cut to Size Timber posted under iWood News on 31-07-2019

We have been working hard to improve the content on our cut to size timber pages in order to give you as much information as possible about the timber you would like to buy. We have incorporated all new information not just about the timber but the trees themselves, so Read more...

English Walnut – The Table Topper posted under iWood News on 22-07-2019

We were recently asked to source a piece of Waney Edge English Walnut (Juglans regia) for a bespoke table-top. We searched high and low for the perfect rustic looking piece which would be turned from a rough diamond into the finished article! The work that’s gone into turning this piece of Read more...

Differences Between British and Canadian Cedar posted under iWood News on 09-07-2019

The two different types of Cedar we offer are a great example of how the environment can have a huge impact on your timber. You see both the British and Canadian Cedar are actually the same species (Thuja Plicata) but are both very different. Distribution Canadian Cedar is distributed across the Rocky Read more...

English Oak and the Forestry Commission posted under iWood News on 20-06-2019

The Forestry Commission’s (FC) role is to maintain and develop forestry across England in order to provide sustainable resources to the domestic timber industry. When founded, the FC was responsible for the whole of Britain but over the last few years Scotland and Wales have established their own agencies – Read more...

Underwater Logging posted under iWood News on 21-05-2019

Underwater logging allows businesses to salvage timber from underwater forests which have been created by the building of dams and reservoirs. This process is occurring in select locations as they try to get back valuable resources which have been lost. Often when a dam or reservoir is built trees become inundated Read more...

Uses of Ekki Timber posted under iWood News on 20-05-2019

Ekki Timber is one of the few timbers which is ideal for marine use and is more readily available than some of the others like greenheart and teak. The durability and structural strength of Ekki Timber makes it ideal for lock gates and boat hulls where the timber is constantly Read more...

Samples Available to Order posted under iWood News on 15-05-2019

You can request a small sample of timber today, just let us know what you would like and we'll do our best to match your request Read more...

A Trees Natural Defences posted under iWood News on 07-05-2019

Trees are one of, if not the, greatest natural resource the planet has to offer so it is in all of our interest to protect against deforestation and make sure that forestland is sustainable. There are many steps that we can take to defend trees, but, what natural defences do Read more...

Fence Slats and Decking Ready for the Summer posted under iWood News on 23-04-2019

Summer is drawing closer and closer so it’s time to get your garden up to snuff ready for the warm weather and much anticipated BBQ season. As a natural resource timber is used commonly in gardens to bring a natural feeling to your home. After the trials and tribulations of winter Read more...

English Oak – Voyages Across the World posted under iWood News on 08-04-2019

Oak has been used throughout the centuries and has been relied upon by many for its quality. As a constructional timber English Oak has been used to frame and clad entire buildings as well as being a boat building necessity. So, what starts as a humble acorn, can travel across Read more...

Available Charred Wood Options posted under iWood News on 27-03-2019

We have loads of options for charred wood/Yakisugi as popular cladding alternatives to our untreated timbers. Charred wood takes a lot more work to prepare because after the timber is machined / sawn to profile the wood must then be charred the right amount and treated before it is ready Read more...

Why should I choose Engineered Oak Flooring? posted under iWood News on 25-03-2019

When choosing what wooden flooring to put down it is important to recognise how solid wood and engineered boards will act and in what environments they work best in. Our engineered oak flooring is an ideal product for use throughout your home and can be comfortably laid on top of Read more...

Get engineered wood flooring for the right price posted under iWood News on 22-03-2019

When you are looking to fit a new floor in a room, maybe you’re freshening up an old room or redecorating your new home, there is a lot of different products for you to choose from. You can go for carpet, laminate or wooden (which is the one we’re interest Read more...

Different kinds of timber framing posted under iWood News on 18-03-2019

Timber framing has been used to build all kinds of structures throughout history by a myriad of different cultures and civilisations. This means that there are many different types of framing techniques that have been used throughout the centuries with huge success. Box Frame Box frame is the simplest framing method and Read more...

Painted Black Cladding posted under iWood News on 12-03-2019

We are now selling painted black cladding which we are able to deliver within 3-5 days (larger orders may take longer depending on stock availability). Painted black cladding is only available in our newest profile IWC14 which is a rebated feather edge profile with relief grooves behind. The IWC14 profile which Read more...

Oak Gazebos and Pergolas now available posted under iWood News on 12-03-2019

We often get asked about supplying wood to build garden structures which people are going to either work on themselves or ask a joiner for help with. So, we have now decided to provide Oak Gazebos and Oak Pergolas in kit form, so they are ready be assembled on delivery. We Read more...

Introducing Solid Oak Gazebos and Oak Pergolas posted under iWood News on 25-02-2019

iWood Timber is proud to announce a new range of bespoke-made Oak Gazebos and Pergolas. Suitable for residential or commercial customers, they offer beautiful additions to any garden or landscape. Read more...

Oak Beams in Gardens and Landscaping posted under iWood News on 21-02-2019

In garden and landscaping Oak beams are constantly used for a variety of reasons including and not limited to: Pergolas Gazebos Porches Garden Rooms Sleepers Pergolas and Gazebos are the structures that heavily rely on Oak beams as they tend to be larger and the beams are used not only for the base structure but also Read more...

Buy Greenheart Wood today posted under iWood News on 20-02-2019

As the demand for quality and durability grows, we are selling more and more tropical timbers like Greenheart which are ideal in construction and marine environments. Both teak and Greenheart wood have exceptional durability and they are each designed to be used in the most strenuous of circumstances. Greenheart is more Read more...

Greenheart timber used for strengthening Ship Hulls posted under iWood News on 05-02-2019

In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s greenheart timber was used to strengthen the hulls of two ships, the Fram and the Endurance, so that they would be strong enough to tackle the icy conditions of the Arctic and Antarctica. Both of the ships were at the forefront of wooden Read more...

Understanding How Oak Beams are Graded posted under iWood News on 23-01-2019

We have a few different grades of European Oak Beams for sale, ranging from the highest visual grade of QPA with few knots and tight rules, right down to sleeper grade which is at the other end of the spectrum completely. How do we decide which beams belong to Read more...

Rainbow Tiga Wood Cladding Now Available posted under iWood News on 16-01-2019

We have now put the Rainbow Tiga Wood live on our website so you can work out prices and order online today. Rainbow Tiga Wood cladding is our newest product and is supplied pre-stained and treated. On the website we are offering five different colours to choose from: Red Yellow Orange Green Blue The cladding is Read more...

What Shiplap Cladding is Available? posted under iWood News on 16-01-2019

Shiplap Cladding is one of the more common types of cladding we supply and is available in two different profiles: IWC6 IWC7 There are two main differences between the two: The face width of IWC6 is 135mm whereas and the face width of IWC7 is 128mm (they are both 145mm wide in total) Fitting Method When Read more...

Get Ready for Summer with our Garden Decking posted under iWood News on 08-01-2019

Summer will soon be with us in 2019 so if your looking to upgrade your garden with a decking area, or replace the decking you already have, look at what we have on offer. We supply garden decking in a range of timbers including: - European Oak - Siberian Larch - Teak Our decking is high in Read more...

Make sure to get all your cladding accessories posted under iWood News on 02-01-2019

Not only do we supply top quality cladding we also provide the accessories to go with them! For all the different species of cladding on offer we supply: Fascias Fascias are used to house the roof of the structure you are cladding so that the underside cannot be seen. Corner Pieces Corner pieces are Read more...

Have a Great Christmas and a Happy New Year posted under iWood News on 20-12-2018

We hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year and we look forward to working with you in 2019. We close today (20/12/18) at Read more...

Tiga Wood with a colourful twist posted under iWood News on 10-12-2018

We have recently had huge success with our charred and Tiga Cladding and we are now working on bringing even more options colourful options for you to cast your eyes over. We have started to stain the Tiga wood in different colours, so far we have used: Blue Green Red Purple And as you can Read more...

Waney Edge Timber posted under iWood News on 09-12-2018

Usually used for cladding, Waney Edge Timber is a valuable cost-effective resource that is used to get a non-uniform look. The boards are overlapped horizontally to cover the wall/side you are cladding by around 25% of the width of the board (It can vary as the width of each board Read more...

What are the benefits of Siberian Larch Cladding? posted under iWood News on 03-12-2018

Due to the harsh Siberian environment that the tree is grown in Siberian Larch is one of the most durable timbers we supply and is ideally suited to outdoor use. The wood is stable, so there is minimal movement, and is naturally impervious to infestation and most diseases. When cladding with Read more...

Air Dried Beams – Constructional and Decorative posted under iWood News on 03-12-2018

Beams are a top constructional resource commonly used not only for barns and garden structures but within the home as well. Oak is regularly used for roof joists, wall plates, ridge beams and sill plates because it has great structural integrity (When buying timber for constructional use please contact a Read more...

What to expect from Air Dried Oak posted under iWood News on 26-11-2018

Air dried Oak is a structural timber which is supplied after being cut from the log and left to dry for 1-3 years. The beam will have splits on the surface of the timber which appear as the timber moves as moisture enters and leaves the wood. It’s important to Read more...

Cut to Size and Planed Oak Planks posted under iWood News on 13-11-2018

As Oak specialists two of our best selling products are cut to size and planed Oak. These two products allow you to get the right starting point for your project and our Kiln Dried Oak (be it prime or light character) is always high quality. The difference between cut to size Read more...

Oak Kiln Dried Boards posted under iWood News on 02-11-2018

Timber is Kiln Dried to dry the boards without it weathering and checking like wood that’s air dried. This means that the timber shrinks considerably as the moisture leaves it which is why we can’t get the sizes in Oak kiln dried boards as you would in green or air Read more...

Go Traditional and use Waney Edge Cladding posted under iWood News on 31-10-2018

The majority of timber we supply as Waney Edge cladding is British (with the exception of European Oak). These timbers are all fresh sawn and are either merchantable or character grade timber. Waney Edge cladding is different from our other forms of cladding because it is in no way “uniform” with Read more...

The Highest Quality Decking Timber posted under iWood News on 24-10-2018

Decking is one of the products that we supply machined to profile ready for you to treat and install. Our best selling decking timber is Oak and for good reason, not only is it durable and easy to work with, it is also look’s great and is ideal for external Read more...

How are Oak Boards Supplied? posted under iWood News on 24-10-2018

Kiln dried oak boards are ideal for internal and external joinery and is supplied ready for you to work on. You can shape/machine the timber to your own specification and we supply the wood sawn to your dimensions which you can specify (Please bear in mind that there is a Read more...

Green and Air Dried Oak Posts posted under iWood News on 23-10-2018

We are supplier of both green and air dried oak posts which are ideal for use in construction. Both air dried and green oak have their uses despite being at different stages of the oak’s lifecycle. So, what’s the difference between green and air dried Oak? Green or fresh sawn oak is Read more...

Buying Cedar Fence Slats posted under iWood News on 22-10-2018

All of our slats are supplied in set lengths so you will most likely need to cut them down to size on site and we supply two section sizes of 45mmx18mm and 95mmx18mm. These slats are provided in both the British and Canadian Cedar so you can choose the look Read more...

Guidance on fitting Oak Tongue and Groove Cladding posted under iWood News on 19-10-2018

This article will give an overview on how to fit your cladding. All of our products are designed to be fitted by a professional with previous experience and this overview isn’t a replacement for professional fitting advice. When it comes to fitting your cladding there are few accessories that we recommend Read more...

Shiplap Cladding Makes Your Money Go Further posted under iWood News on 18-10-2018

If you are looking to get the most out of your money when it comes to buying cladding it hard to look past shiplap. With Shiplap cladding you are not only buying high quality machining but the best designed cladding on the market with more benefits than any other form Read more...

Using Green Oak posted under iWood News on 15-10-2018

Green oak is often used as a constructional timber as beams. The timber is fresh cut from the log and as such will be subject to moisture movement as the wood naturally dries out. You’ll need to take this into account when using the timber. As constructional grades of timber QPA Read more...

Rainscreen Cladding posted under iWood News on 12-10-2018

Rainscreen cladding is a popular contemporary cladding solution. When fitting the boards you are usually looking to form a grid with a straight seam which gives a uniform look to your cladding. If you are looking to clad a home office in your garden or a garage rainscreen cladding could be Read more...

What makes British Cedar Cladding So Popular? posted under iWood News on 05-10-2018

Exterior cedar cladding is one of the most sought after products for cladding a structure. The British is a great value timber which looks superb when used on any structure you are looking to clad. Its knotty characterful appearance is a big draw when people are considering what species to Read more...

Cost effective, traditional feather edge cladding posted under iWood News on 04-10-2018

The most traditional form of cladding is feather edge because of the way the boards overlap and the rough sawn finish. This type of cladding is instantly recognisable and is frequently used as a low-cost way to clad sheds and garages. We supply feather edge cladding in two standard profiles, however, Read more...

Tongue and Groove Cedar - The Rolls Royce of Timber Cladding posted under iWood News on 03-10-2018

There aren’t many timbers as eye catching as cedar and it is easy to see why, the vibrant colours and identifiable aroma of the timber. We are long time admirers of tongue and groove cedar because it offers everything you need from a cladding material: Cedar is durable, so has a Read more...

Recommended and Cost-Effective Tongue and Groove Cladding posted under iWood News on 21-09-2018

We recommend Tongue and Groove cladding because it has all of the weather protection you would expect with added security. The T&G fixing that the boards use means that it is more difficult to prise the boards apart to get inside. Tongue and groove cladding is the ideal middle ground if Read more...

Why Shiplap Cladding is the Best There Is posted under iWood News on 19-09-2018

Shiplap cladding offers slightly more protection from the elements than T&G because of a long running lip that runs across the face of the board. This allows water to drain away easier along the cladding helping to prevent It getting behind the boards. This lip makes shiplap only suitable for Read more...

T and G Cladding Machined To Profile posted under iWood News on 12-09-2018

We supply a wide range of T&G cladding by supplying five profiles for you to choose from in seven different species. Each species is suitable for outside use, however, we recommend that you treat them accordingly (you can find more information on treatment when selecting your cladding). All of our T&G Read more...

The Advantages of Hardwood Flooring posted under iWood News on 07-09-2018

Flooring, by its very nature, needs to be durable. Wherever it is laid it will come under immense stress whether that is because it is in an area where it is walked on a lot, is in contact with moisture or must withstand the weight of your household appliances. Hardwood flooring Read more...

Cedar Slats – The Modern Garden Screen posted under iWood News on 07-09-2018

As a modern, vibrant garden screening, Cedar slats are brilliant. The amount of natural colour variation that cedar has, particularly in Canadian species, is remarkable and will bring your garden to life. These screens are becoming a popular choice as a replacement for the traditional fence panel. the slats are fitted Read more...

We Are Now Selling Cedar Slats! posted under iWood Website on 31-08-2018

We have now added Cedar Slats to our website as a product after demand has started to rise. These slats are available in both Canadian and British Cedar. They are ideal for creating contemporary garden screens which let through a little sunlight. The main Differences between the Canadian and the British Read more...

Is Solid Oak Flooring suitable throughout my home? posted under iWood News on 30-08-2018

Oak is such a good resource that you can use it through out your home for many different applications and Solid Oak Flooring is one of the best. Oak flooring is durable enough to be used in any room in your home from the bathroom to the hallway. When used in Read more...

Do I need to buy Oak Flooring with relief grooves? posted under iWood News on 28-08-2018

Our solid timber floors can be machined into two profiles for you to choose from. Our IWF1 which only has the tongue and groove on either side and our IWF2 which has relief grooves cut into one side of the board. Relief grooves are designed to allow the timber to Read more...

Solid Oak Tongue and Groove Boards posted under iWood News on 23-08-2018

We supply high quality oak flooring which is both durable and looks great. Our solid flooring is machined to fit together perfectly and consistently across your floor. We produce and deliver the exact amount of timber you require in random lengths of 2m-4m. Unlike our engineered flooring which has an Read more...

Do I need to Treat My Timber? posted under Timber Knowledgebase on 25-07-2018

When purchasing timber, we recommend that you look into what you need to do to treat and maintain it. There’s a vast array of treatment products out there and they all have different jobs to do. Each species of timber has different requirements when it comes to being treated. For Read more...

Teak Wood for Sale posted under iWood News on 24-07-2018

iWood are now supplying Teak for the first time online. At the moment we can’t provide instant pricing but if you send through your requirement on our Teak wood for sale enquiry form we will get back to you ASAP with a quote. Unfortunately, because of price fluctuations we would Read more...

Teak Boards For Decking posted under iWood News on 23-07-2018

Depending on the project you are working on Teak boards are usually suitable and capable of doing the job. Teak is an outstanding resource which is backed by its popularity for use in harsh environments where other timbers would be subject to movement and warping. Teak’s most popular use is for Read more...

Teak Hardwood posted under iWood News on 16-07-2018

Teak hardwood is the most durable timber we supply making it one of the most sought-after timbers. Teak not only looks great but is so durable that the only treatment it needs is UV protection if you want to keep the colour from turning silvery grey which is entirely your Read more...

Larch Wood For Sale posted under iWood News on 12-07-2018

We have two types of larch wood for sale, British and Siberian, which are both good for outdoor use. Siberian Larch is a pale creamy white in colour whereas the British is a more Orange/Red colour. Both Larches contain knots, however, the Siberian is a little cleaner but not by Read more...

Machined Larch Boards posted under iWood News on 03-07-2018

We provide machined larch boards in various profiles for all your cladding and decking needs. We have set profiles available for each product which you can find the drawings for on our website. We find that these are fit for purpose for most projects however if you require a different Read more...

Siberian Larch Timber posted under iWood News on 29-06-2018

Larch is a softwood which tends to be used for cladding and decking. This timber is great for outdoor work and is a cheaper alternative to Oak and Cedar whilst being very durable. Larch Timber is grown in Siberia and here in Britain however there are a few differences between Read more...

Oak Sleepers and Posts for Landscape Gardening posted under iWood News on 27-06-2018

Landscaping your garden is a great way to get the most out the land on your home. It can turn a dreary, weed ridden lawn into a place of beauty. Instead of a boring patch of green, you can have an array of colours with flower beds bordered by Oak Read more...

Teak Wood Uses posted under iWood News on 14-06-2018

Teak is an incredible timber and is one of the most sought after because of its immense durability. The lifespan of teak wood is unrivalled and long enough to mean that treatment has no effect. The timber is suitable for outdoor use as well indoor environments with high moisture content Read more...

Wood Beams in Architecture posted under iWood News on 23-05-2018

Wood Beams have been used in architecture for centuries and some of the most impressive structures in the world are wooden. The workability of timber means that architects can really get the most out of their design, for anything, from arks to temples and bridges to stadiums. Ark Encounter The Ark Read more...

Oak Wood in Construction posted under iWood News on 17-05-2018

Throughout the country there are both old and new buildings that have been built using oak wood. The timber sets the building alight and is one of the first talking points for people seeing the building for the first time. When used to form the frame of a building, Oak, is Read more...

Structural Advantages of Oak Timber posted under iWood News on 16-05-2018

As a constructional material oak is one of the most durable you can get and is quicker to construct than bricks. Oak timber is instantly recognisable, being one of the most traditional building materials, and gives character to any structure it is incorporated into. However, the advantages of using oak Read more...

Boat Building posted under iWood News on 16-05-2018

One of timbers most popular uses is boat building. From the canals of Birmingham to the harbour of Monte Carlo you will find wood at work. The variety of Timber that can be used on various aspects of boats is truly astonishing and produces some truly magnificent vessels. Whether you are Read more...

A Renewable Material posted under Logging and Deforestation on 09-05-2018

Wood is not only a popular building material because of its structural and aesthetic properties. It’s also one of the worlds leading renewable sources of building materials. iWood are proud members of both PEFC and FSC® and we fully support sourcing wood from sustainable forests. The forests certified by these two Read more...

Planed All Round Or Cut to Size posted under iWood News on 09-05-2018

Planed all round and cut to size (Sawn to Size) are two of our most popular products. But which one should you choose? Planed All Round Planed All Round Timber is delivered ready to use to your specified cutting list. Typically planed all round is planed on the four longs sides and sawn Read more...

FAS Quality posted under iWood Website on 09-05-2018

FAS stands for “First and Second” and is typically found in American and African Timbers such as: American White Oak American Ash Tulipwood Iroko Sapele Utile However there are some European species which are also available in the grade. The standard of FAS timber is strictly monitored and both faces of the wood must meet certain regulations, including Read more...

Mobile Website, More Packs Online, Data Protection posted under iWood News on 15-03-2018

Morning, we have three pieces of interesting news we’d like to share with you today. iWood’s New Mobile Friendly Website Firstly, you may have already noticed that the iWood website now automatically resizes itself to fit on the screen of any device you’re using. This makes the site a lot easier to Read more...

The Timber Lifecycle posted under Timber Knowledgebase on 25-08-2016

We've put together a page showing how iWood's timber goes from forest, to felling, to sawing and drying in preparation to supplying to our customers who turn it into a finished product. Read more...

New Customer Galleries Section posted under iWood Website on 23-01-2015

A growing collection of project photographs sent in from iWood customers. Thanks to everyone who's sent pictures in so far. Read more...

Cladding Accessories Extended posted under iWood News on 14-05-2014

A quick note to say our Cladding Accessories are now available in British Timbers to match our main cladding products. You can now order your fascias and corner pieces in the same British Species as your main cladding. Before now, if you ordered cladding in a British Timber, we only Read more...

9 Ridiculous Titles We Won't be Using To Promote our New Oak Pack Builder posted under iWood News on 08-05-2014

We’ve just launched our new, unique Oak Pack Builder, a page on the iwood website that lets you build your own oak packs, pic n' mix style. While seeking inspiration for writing an article about it, I came across a website that generates titles and headlines for you. You type in Read more...

New Western Red Cedar Cladding Information Section posted under iWood News on 23-04-2014

Because of the current increase in Western Red Cedar interest, we've put together a small fact-file on the tree and its timber.  Read more...

Cladding Accessories Now Available posted under iWood News on 12-02-2014

Cladding corner pieces, fascia boards and battens are now available to compliment our solid timber cladding. You can buy all the timber for your cladding project in one place. Read more...

The iWood Timber Chooser posted under iWood News on 16-01-2014

Did you know the iWood Timber Chooser will suggest timber species for you based on your intended use, preferred colour, durability requirements and even density? Have a play! Read more...

iWood Advocates the use of Oak in Landscape Architecture posted under iWood News on 15-01-2014

Backed up by years of timber expertise and customer support, iWood makes it easy for landscape architects and designers to specify timber for their projects. Read more...

British Timbers Launched on iWood Website posted under iWood News on 26-11-2013

Due to increasing demand for native British timbers, iWood would like to announce a special collection of Constructional Beams and External Claddings that have been grown in Britain. Read more...

Alice Holt Forest Visitor's Centre - Photo Gallery posted under iWood News on 21-11-2013

iWood supplied various timber products to the Forestry Commission for their visitor's centre in Alice Holt Forest. Timber included Douglas Fir Beams, Larch Cladding and Sweet Chestnut Decking. Have a look at the photo gallery. Read more...

Customer Testimonial - European Ash for Stair Treads posted under Customer Project on 21-11-2013

Mr. Barker has been in touch with a great picture of the stairs made from the European Ash ordered from us. I think you'll agree they look great. Read more...

Dover Castle Visitor's Centre - Photo Gallery posted under iWood News on 21-11-2013

Area manager John Howell digs out a series of photographs from when he supplied Dover Castle's Visitor Centre with their internal and external oak cladding. Take a look at the photo gallery. Read more...

iWood November Newsletter posted under iWood News on 19-11-2013

How Can You “Trick” the iWood Website into Giving Better Prices? Why is iWood’s Timber on the TV? iWood Celebrates Best Month Ever – Is the Industry ‘On the Mend’? What’s Next for iWood’s New Website? It's the November Newsletter! Read more...

iWood Oak Cladding at Huntley Wood posted under iWood News on 08-11-2013

In 2012 iWood supplied One Square Edge, One Waney Edge oak cladding to the Huntley Wood Outdoor Events Venue in Cheadle, Staffordshire. In this photo series we go back a year on to see how the timber was used and how it's fairing.  Read more...

Search for specific things on the iWood website posted under iWood Website on 24-10-2013

After the launch of the new iWood website last month, we’ve rebuilt the site search function to help you find specific things on iWood. The search box is available at the top of the screen just to the right of the iWood logo. Read more...