What you need to know about Timber Screens for privacy

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Occasionally you might find yourself thinking that you’ve really had enough of looking at your ugly iron fence, or maybe your neighbours have a perfect view into your yard, or vice versa. Maybe you feel like your yard is a bit of a fishbowl?

These days, larger homes are occupying ever-smaller lots, and as the demand for outdoor living areas grows, privacy is at a premium. It’s only natural to make the most of the space we have available and that’s where timber screening can give you the privacy you need without looking like an iron curtain. (more…)

Chain of Custody of Timber

Timber chain of custody

One of the most remarkable things about timber, other than its ability to be great building material, is that it’s an organic and sustainable product that provides net benefits to the environment. Not only does timber store carbon through its life cycle but it is recyclable. The production and processing of timber products also use less energy than most other building materials, which in turn results in fewer emissions and less pollution. There is no question about timbers benefit to the environment, and Softwoods along with environmentalists worldwide greatly value it as a resource. (more…)

Building a Pergola ? 6 Hints to help

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It’s time to get your pergola project started, but it’s a good idea to get some advice to make this project run smoothly as possible and get the best outcome. If you’re going down the DIY path, it makes sense to do as much home work as possible. Softwoods commitment to helping DIY customers has always been to provide advice and assistance to help you get the result you want, and guide you through the build until you are all done. Have a quick look at some testimonials from our customers to see that we will help you from the beginning to the end of your project. This blog post will help you getting started with the planning of your pergola. (more…)

Safe working practices for timber

Timber safe working practices

Since the beginning of time, mankind has used timber for building. It’s a living breathing product supplied by nature to be used for the benefit of people and the environment.  Many species of timber are a food source to termites and insects. Timber is also naturally at the mercy of rot, and degradation. These are good reasons to use properly treated timber when building to prevent deterioration and ensure a lifetime of protection. In using timber that has been treated it’s a good idea to have knowledge of safe working practice to ensure that you don’t endanger yourself in any way. (more…)

How to install polycarbonate roof sheets

Install polycarbonate roof sheets

First things first make sure you have all the correct safety equipment , if working high up its best to have a safety harness and a scaffold. Always exercise extreme care when walking on a roof, appropriate footwear is also necessary, Never walk on or apply your weight directly to sheeting. (more…)