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Treatex Colour Tones

29 May 2015

If you are considering fitting our engineered oak flooring boards, you may be interested to know they can be tinted using Treatex Hard Wax Oil.

Whilst the majority of our range of engineered flooring comes pre-finished with two coats of oil we always recommend that, once fitted, a layer of ‘Clear’ Treatex is then applied to seal the joints.  This is available in a matt or satin finish and will only slightly warm the colour of the timber, (as would any moisture).

The option exists, however, to create an entirely different aesthetic as Treatex Hard Wax oil is also available in a range of ‘Colour Tones’. This is applied before still using a final coat of the clear, (as this has enhanced protection qualities), in one or two layers, depending on the final colour required.

The Colour Tone Range

Antique Oak Treatex   Chocolate Treatex   Dark Oak Treatex   Ebony Treatex

Light Oak Treatex   Mahogany Treatex   Medium Oak Treatex   Pebble Grey Treatex

Slate Treatex   Spruce Treatex   Teak Treatex

Please note that colours on screen may not match those of the oil once on timber. We advise experimenting with samples first.

A ‘natural’ tone is also available, designed to replicate the exact colour of the original flooring. This is achieved by the addition of white pigments that compensate for the slight warming caused by the final layer of clear oil.

Whatever look you decide on, Treatex offers outstanding protection for floors, skirting and worktops. It has been developed over 40 years and is often used in high footfall, commercial environments.

Treatex Hard Wax Oil is manufactured on a base of natural sustainable raw materials: jojoba oil, linseed oil, sunflower oil, beeswax, candelilla wax and carnauba wax. It is easy to apply, dries quickly and is simple to maintain as individual areas of an oiled finish can be treated, (unlike a lacquered finish). 

Treatex can of course also be used with our unfinished engineered flooring boards. We would recommned two coats of a colour tone, followed by two coats of clear hard wax oil.

Filed to: Oak & Decking Products


Enter our £1000 competition!

14 May 2015

Whilst you are here, why not enter the amazing prize draw we are holding to celebrate the opening of our new offices.

Oak Framed Office

Things are happening down at Round Wood. In order to aid our continued expansion we have recently completed the build of an eye-catching oak framed office, which doubles as a show building.

Several members of our sales team are already enjoying their new surroundings, which features oak joinery crafted in our workshop and a selection of the oak flooring we supply.

We are also in the process of developing a new mill, a new home for our joinery team and a showroom, which will include additional office space.    

To celebrate, we have decided to stage a prize draw with three amazing prizes: £1000, £500 and £250 to spend on anything we sell at Round Wood, from planters and garden statues to hardwood decking, oak flooring and oak frame buildings

Every entrant will also be invited to the grand opening of the new Round Wood when development work is complete.

To enter, simply use our contact form to email us. Please supply all of the details required accurately and in the message box state ‘Competition Entry’ along with details of where you heard about the competition.

Alternatively, you can visit us at Round Wood or any of the following events to complete an entry form:

- Heathfield Show, (23rd May, Heathfield Show Ground)

- Wealden Times Fair, (4th-6th June, Hole Park Rolvenden)

- Bentley Woodfair, (18th-20th September, Bentley Wildfowl) 

Please note that by entering the competition you agree to receive promotional offers and information via email. Entries are limited to one per person.

The draw will be conducted at our stand on the final day of the Bentley Woodfair, (Sunday 20th September 2015), at 5pm. The winners will be contacted by e-mail the following day.

Filed to: Home & Garden Features | Oak & Decking Products | Oak Framed Buildings


Blue Label Cedar Shingles & Ridge Tiles

13 May 2015

Cedar Shingles are the perfect finish for a number of outbuildings, including; sheds, pergolas, garden rooms and summer houses. Not only do they look and finish an oak frame beautifully, but when fitting you can revel in the perfumed smell of Cedar.

Our customers are huge admirers of Cedar Shingles, as are our social media followers with our Cedar post hitting the top spot for viewers! The reason for this interest is the beautiful tones and finish provide a much desired finish.

We have large stocks available of Cedar Shingles which are sold per bundle at just £47.40 including VAT, as well as the Hip and Ridge Tiles which are available in packs of 36 at only £48.00 including VAT. We also offer online ordering and home delivery!


If you have any questions or would like to place your order, contact us or call our helpful team on 01435 867 072.

Filed to: Oak & Decking Products


Fibreglass planters in any colour!

6 May 2015

Our range of Fibreglass planters can be custom finished in any RAL colour.

When designing your perfect landscape or interior, we know colour is key. As such, we offer our Fibreglass range in a choice of RAL colours, which are produced with the custom finish upon ordering. Fibreglass boasts a finish which is easily wiped down and kept clean, as well as being lightweight and easily portable.

Fibreglass is available in a selection of designs including cylinders, boxes, troughs, tall cubes, tapered vases and dishes! All of these are available as standard in the grey/black finish (RAL 7021). As many of our customers like to use the Fibreglass as an internal planter, these are sold as standard without drainage holes, however these can be drilled upon ordering, if required.


Need a different size? We also offer some of the designs in bespoke sizes. Allowing you to not only change the colour of your planter but the size too! Regardless of whether you are finishing your garden at home or planning a huge commercial development, our custom options allow you to create the desired finish.

Filed to: Home & Garden Features


Large stocks of Hardwood Decking!

29 April 2015

The season of sun has begun and we are prepared with large stocks of Balau, Ipe and Oak: hardwood decking. We also have Radiata Pine, Cedar and Siberian Larch for those looking for a softwood deck with hard wearing credentials.  Whether it’s for outdoor eating, garden parties or to surround your Jacuzzi - we have the decking to suit your needs.


We understand that it is difficult to get a feel for the decking when looking at a picture. As such, we supply up to 3 free decking samples which we send directly to you in the post. To order your free sample contact us at sales@roundwood.com or call us on 01435 867 072.

If you are looking to maximise the appearance of your deck, our Ipe (140mm and 90mm) and Balau (90mm) can be fitted using the ArchiDeck hidden fixing system. This system is ideal for those looking to lay a deck, yet not spoil the surface with unsightly stainless steel screws. The other fitting option is to screw the decking into the joists and use plugs of the same species to cover the screw head. 


If you have any questions about our decking, or would like to receive a quotation please email your requirements to sales@roundwood.com or call our helpful team on 01435 867 072. 

Filed to: Oak & Decking Products


Clayfibre planters now in stock!

7 April 2015

We are pleased to announce the launch of our faux lead Clayfibre range; a selection of planters we have worked hard to source following the withdrawal of Fibreclay from the market.

Gardeners and landscapers were left scratching their heads late last season when the owner of the Fibreclay brand temporarily ceased production of their planters. 

The range had spearheaded the growth of the faux lead container market over recent years, (even leading to a spate of imitation materials that never quite matched up), so the gap in supply has been hard felt across the sector.

As such, we have recently invested a significant amount of time in sourcing suitable alternatives, solving the problem of where to turn to for excellent value, high quality and attractive lead style planters.

The result is our new Clayfibre range. Like Fibreclay, Clayfibre is manufactured using environmentally friendly materials and techniques that require only of 10% the energy used for ceramic and plastic equivalents. In our opinion, it boasts a superior finish that will weather naturally as the natural salts in the material are emitted.

Clayfibre is available in all of the classic designs including Chelsea, Mayfield, Windsor and Lionhead as well as being available in boxes, troughs, cylinders and tall squares.

As we have only just taken our first delivery, stocks are currently limitied, so please order as soon as possible to ensure availability. 

The links below have pictures, dimensions, weights and further detail. Please note, we will be adding new models and sizes to the range shortly.

If you have any questions about the new stock, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone on 01435 860 888 or by using the contact us form. 


Clayfibre Chelsea Designs

Chelsea Boxes

Chelsea Troughs

Chelsea Cylinders


Clayfibre Mayfield Designs

Clayfibre Mayfield Boxes


Clayfibre Windsor Designs

Clayfibre Windsor Boxes

Clayfibre Windsor Trough


Clayfibre Lionhead Designs

Clayfibre Lionhead Boxes

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Why choose Engineered Flooring

4 April 2015

We take a look why engineered flooring boards are now far more popular than their traditional, solid equivalents. 

Stability benefits

Our engineered flooring has a cross bonded multi-ply backing, which adds strength and durability to the oak veneer and overall floorboard. This engineered flooring can be fitted straight from the pack, so there is no need to acclimatise it for weeks before laying. Once laid you can add a tint or clear oil to create the required overall finish, and would be hard pushed to distinguish the difference between engineered and solid flooring.


Use with underfloor heating

As above, not only does the cross bonded multi-ply backing provide strength, but additionally the layers are easier for the heat to penetrate and for you to feel the benefit. Timber has a naturally warmer feel than other flooring compatible with underfloor heating such as tiles, adding to the benefit.


Long lasting

There are countless reasons why engineered flooring is the preference for many, including the ability to “patch up” scratches. This can be done by simply sanding the area and re-applying treated hard wax oil, unlike laminate or tile where only a replacement tile or board would be sufficient. We also provide a treatex oil hardener to toughen the surface, perfect for high traffic areas.


Adaptable with changing tastes

When buying a floor, we all expect it to last the test of time. The great advantage of engineered oak and walnut flooring is the ability to stain the timber when styles and tastes change, allowing you to renovate a room by simply re-oiling your floor.

Filed to: Oak & Decking Products


Prices cut on Fibrestone planters!

26 February 2015

We have lowered the price of many models in our range of Fibrestone planters, including the classic faux lead Chelsea box. Fibrestone is fast moving, and with the price cuts will be moving quicker, so don’t hesitate in placing your order.

Fibrestone is a new and innovative material ideal for the production of garden planter containers. It provides all the benefits associated with fibreglass, such as durability, but offers a more solid feel courtesy of the significant amount of stone powder added during production. Unlike Fibreclay, Fibrestone does not emit salt so maintains a more consistent finish. These flower pots are available in the classic faux lead Chelsea range, and the black or white garden planters, perfect for creating a more contemporary look. These pots and planters are available in boxes, troughs, cylinder and tall tapered pots.

Below are just some of the planters lowered in price:

Faux Lead Chelsea Box 30cm – WAS £31.00 – NOW £20.00

Faux Lead Chelsea Box 40cm – WAS £62.00 – NOW £45.00

Contemporary Trough Black 73cm – WAS £50.00 – NOW £44.00

Tapered Contemporary White 62cm – WAS £50.00 – NOW £32.00

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Walnut Engineered Flooring - Back in stock

10 February 2015

Our engineered walnut flooring, ideal for those looking to achieve a luxurious, contemporary finish, is now back in stock.  With its warm rich tones and a cross bonded backing for outstanding stability, it has proved extremely popular in both commercial and residential properties.

Our range comprises two board thicknesses. A 189mm x 21mm for structural purposes and a 189mm x 15mm with a slightly thinner wear layer, (4mm as opposed to 6mm).

The boards have been pre-finished with two coats of hard wax oil, saving you both time and fitting costs. We recommend that once laid an additional layer of protection is added using Treatex Hard Wax Oil, which will also help seal the joints. 

Walnut Engineered Flooring 189 x 21mm £53.40 inc. VAT


Walnut Engineered Flooring 189 x 15mm £45.00 inc. VAT

Filed to: Oak & Decking Products


Oak Frame Buildings Simplified

15 January 2015

Purchasing an oak framed building can appear a daunting propsect, so we have put together a quick step-by-step guide for prospective customers.

It has recently been published in a number of leading lifestyle magazines. The version here is taken from the Wealden Propery Magazine where it was featured as a front page lead. 

If you require any further information or a copy of our brochure, please do not hesitate to call our sales team on 01435 867 072.

Oak Frames Simplified

A guide by Round Wood of Mayfield

An important consideration when looking at any new property is its potential for improvement. This is often achieved by extending the main residence or adding and replacing outbuildings such as a garages, porches, garden rooms, and gazebos.. 

Whilst many types of structure are available, oak frames are increasingly used as they offer a stunning aesthetic, outstanding durability and are treated sympathetically by planners. Their recent recently rise in popularity ensures they add to the value of any home, whether new or existing.

The prospect of purchasing an oak framed building can, however, appear daunting, particularly if you have limited experience of construction projects.  As such, here is a quick guide that breaks the process down into a series of stages that can be managed to a level you feel comfortable with. A good supplier will value any input you wish to give, but should be equally happy to oversee the entire process.

Obtaining a quote

The enquiry process will be far easier if you have a good idea of the type and style of building you require.  Your first point of contact with a supplier should be to request any brochures they have. Along with their website and magazines, these are a rich source of inspiration 

During your research it is also well worth ascertaining if a ‘kit’ building can meet your requirements as they can represent great value. Round of Mayfield, for instance, supplies 47 variations of standard garages and 12 off the peg garden rooms!  

You may, however, have specific needs and therefore require a bespoke design. Whichever path you take, several decisions will need to be made. You can save time by considering these before contacting a supplier to obtain a quote. You will need to provide information on the following:

Dimensions: You will need to give relatively accurate details of desired footprint & height.

Roofline: Where appropriate, you will need to choose from a selection of profiles:

Gable - Front & rear rooflines tiled to apex. No tiling to sides.

Hip - All four sides of roofline tiled to apex.

Barn Hip - Front & rear rooflines tiled to apex.  Side rooflines tiled from halfway.

Bricks/Tiles: Do these need these to keep in style with surrounding buildings? 

Joinery: Do you require doors, windows or a staircase? Many frame suppliers also have joinery workshops.

Space: Do you require partitions or living areas, which may have planning implications?

Construction: Who do you want to carry out the build?  The build process can be broken down into three stages: groundwork, frame assembly and roofing. The supplier of your oak frame will have in-house teams for each.  Whilst it is possible for you to source your own contractors - which can prove more cost effective if they are nearby - this is only recommended if you are prepared to manage the project to a high degree. 


Before proceeding with any quote you will obviously need to meet all planning and building regulations in your area. If you are considering a large frame and your local authority is considered to be strict, it may save time to enquire about any conditions you may have to meet before even contacting an oak frame supplier for a quote.  

There are several useful planning resources at your disposal. Most councils offer a pre-application advice service and a wealth of information can be found on the ‘Planning Portal’ website, where applications can be made online.  

Most established frame suppliers, however, will be happy to guide you through the regulatory process and often employ dedicated staff members.  This tends to be the simplest option given their experience and contacts in the field and knowledge of the buildings their company supplies. If your project is relatively small, they may be able to tell you immediately if planning permission is even a requirement.

Going Ahead

If you decide to take the plunge after obtaining your quote and planning permission, the next stage involves signing off on plans. Unless you have supplied these via an architect, your oak framer should draw these up for your approval. A site visit may be required depending on the nature of the project.

“After a quote is approved, we will contact the customer to discuss the fine details,” explains Anna Baldwin, CAD operator for Round Wood of Mayfield. “Plans will then be drawn up and sent to them for sign off. If they have any revisions, the plans are amended.”


Watching your building go up is the fun part, especially if you have decided that your framer will manage all of the necessary teams! The first phase involves the groundworkers digging out the foundations, pouring the concrete slab and then laying the necessary brick work.

Then the assemblers move in. First, they will fit a soleplate to the brickwork. Some of the upright green oak posts are secured to this using steel pins, whilst those that stand independently rest on staddle stones. The eaves beam, tie beam, rafters and ridge complete the frame assembly.

Studwork and bracing is then fitted, on to which the external weatherboard is fastened. This can be supplied in either oak or softwood, depending on budget. Next the rafters are put in place, ready for the tiles to be fitted by your final team – the roofers.

Filed to: Oak Framed Buildings


Round Wood of Mayfield
Newick Lane
East Sussex
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01435 867 072

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