14 October 2011
in Oak Framed Buildings
The ‘Chippy’ website that promotes our range of ready to assemble, oak framed kit garages has been relaunched. It has a new design theme and the facility to purchase buildings online.
Whilst internet sales are usually associated with books, CD’s and Xbox games, surfers can now purchase entire oak framed garages without even having to pick up the phone.
www.oakframedgarages.co.uk, which is now e-commerce enabled, markets the standard ‘kit’ garages that Round Wood supply through their ‘Chippy’ range. Buildings are supplied in ready to assemble form, so are ideal for builders, carpenters, general tradespeople and even highly competent DIY enthusiasts.
47 standard designs of garage are offered. Frames vary from one to four bays, are available with gable, hip or barn-end roofs and can include half-bays, aisles and log-stores. All are traditionally crafted and pre-assembled in workshop to ensure fit once on site. The largest buildings have a footprint of over 73m2.
www.oakframedgarages.co.uk is the second in a series of sites being relaunched by Round Wood of Mayfield to cover the four strands of their business. ‘Quality Oak & Decking Products’ was launched earlier this year, whilst bespoke ‘Oak Framed Buildings’ and ‘Home & Garden Features’ are currently under development.
All can be accessed via a new portal at www.roundwood.com and share an attractive, image-led design theme.
www.oakframedgarages.co.uk segments the available garage frames by the number of parking bays they provide. This, in conjunction with logical navigation paths and product feature filters, allows users to drill down into the exact products they require in the fastest possible time.
13 October 2011
in Oak & Decking Products
Due to high demand over the summer, we recently ran low on some widths and lengths of Balau decking - new supplies, however, are just in.
Our latest batch is cut at a width of 145mm and depth of 21mm, a popular combination for a Balau decking board. Lengths range between 2m and 4.5m. Boards have a smooth profile, although we can cut grooves or reeding into the face.
Balau is an extremely popular species of hardwood decking board. It offers outstanding durability, a stunning contemporary aesthetic and is priced very competitively. It can also be used with the ArchiDeck Hidden Fastening System we exclusively supply in the UK.
Stocks of hardwood decking will be maintained over the coming months, despite the onset of winter. Recent years have shown that the seasonal trend in fitting decks has flattened out. This can be attributed to a number of factors, including a more moderate climate and the development of balcony and sheltered decks that are used all year round.
Other species of hardwood decking we supply includes Ipe, Oak and Garapa.
12 October 2011
in Home & Garden Features
We are now able to offer a style of solar light to suit any garden or patio after taking on the full range available from our friends at ‘solar mates’.
Alongside their silver and copper classics are a host of new models, including the large ‘Tube’ and eye-catching ‘Sleek’ solar lights. All provide ambient, warm white LED lighting.
All solar mates are made from stainless steel and feature an automatic dusk switch-on so that power is not wasted during daylight hours. The range is eco-friendly, CE certified and will continue to operate in even extreme temperatures.
In its simplest form, solar power can be described as the conversion of sunlight into electricity. This can be achieved through various methods, but photovoltaic is by far the most common, where power is converted and used directly, (with no intermittent processes).
Please note that as the available energy varies in relation to the amount of sunlight received, run times of all solar lamps will be reduced on overcast and dull days, particularly if positioned in areas of shade.