Movember comes to Round Wood!

1 November 2012 in Home & Garden Features | Oak & Decking Products | Oak Framed Buildings

The boys of Round Wood are showing their support for the fight against cancer by agreeing to grow moustaches throughout November.

By participating in the annual ‘Movember’ event, they are joining an army of ‘Mo Bros’ that is expected to number in excess of 2 million. Each must begin the 1st of ‘Movember’ with a clean shaven face (as pictured above). 
They must spend the remainder of the month growing and grooming moustaches that must not be joined to a goatee or sideburns.
‘Mo Bros’ ask their supporters to help them through the weeks of itching by making a donation. The number of moustaches on display also helps raise awareness of men’s health issues.
Last year almost £80 million was raised for worthy causes such as Prostrate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research. It is hoped that the 2012 figure will top £100 million.

To follow our progress, please like our facebook page.

To done to the cause, please visit our Movember page.

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E-Commerce now available

16 August 2012 in Oak & Decking Products | Oak Framed Buildings

Whilst we love talking to our customers, it is now possible to purchase products from our range without even picking up the phone. The latest in a series of updates to our website sees the introduction of e-commerce capabilities that offer an intuitive and secure checkout process.

ArchiDecks

 

Given its vast nature, we have not rolled out online purchasing for our entire product range at this stage.

Large, bulky items offered in a number of dimensions and that may require machining - such as decking and flooring - still require ordering over the phone.

This allows us to provide materials as closely as possible to your requirements, provide accurate delivery times and combine shipping charges.

For items that are suited to courier despatch, such as our ranges of ironmongery, flooring oils, decking accessories and even door kits, however, ordering now just requires the click of a button.

Items eligible for online shopping have a prominently displayed ‘Add to Basket’ button.

 

Decking Oils

You can view your basket at any time by using the link in the top banner. We have also introduced an easy to use ‘Prices to Include VAT’ toggle, allowing both retail and trade customers to view prices in a familiar form.

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Fibrestone planter range expands!

16 August 2012 in Home & Garden Features

Our range of Fibrestone planters now includes a Mega (120cm) Faux Lead Chelsea box capable of holding several members of the Round Wood team, (photographic evidence provided).

Mega Fibrestone Planter      Giant Fibrestone

 

Previously, our largest Fibrestone Chelsea planter spanned a not insignificant 60 x 60 x 60cm, making it suitable for medium to large shrubs and trees. When one of our customers approached us with a bespoke requirement for a larger proposition, however, we were happy to oblige.

We are now happy to offer the new model (1.2m x 1m x 1m) as part of our standard range, along with an only relatively smaller 90cm x 90cm x 90cm Giant Chelsea Fibrestone Box. Other sizes are under development.

Fibrestone is an innovative composite, combining fibreglass with stone. So whilst it offers all the durability benefits of fibreglass, it still retains a solid feel. Unlike Fibreclay it will not weather or easily chip.

These new larger models have reinforced walls, so are suitable for large volumes of soil and large plants, such as palm trees. We hope to bring you photos of the boxes in situ shortly.

Siberian Larch Decking

18 July 2012 in Oak & Decking Products

Whilst we specialise in hardwoods, we have recently extended our decking range to include boards cut from Siberian Larch.

Until now, the only softwood we have used for decking is Cedar, as it high levels of natural oils make it particularly resistant to insect and fungal attacks.

Siberian Larch Decking 

Siberian Larch also has outstanding qualities that provide a durability normally only found in its hardwood cousins. It is particularly noted for its dense grain structure and resinous composition.

In its native Russia, the Larch is known as ‘The Tree of Eternity’. It is hardly surprising; buildings constructed from the timber remaining standing in Russia today, most notably in Siberia.

An abundance of trees can be found in the region. For a softwood timber it is extremely slow-growing and is responsibly harvested, so also has strong environmental credentials.

New videos available

6 February 2012 in Oak & Decking Products | Oak Framed Buildings

We now have a total of 5 videos on our YouTube channel that either showcase our product range or detail recent projects, including the Oak Framed Pavilion we built for Mayfield Cricket Club.

Three additions sit alongside our original videos: ‘Oak Framed Buildings, Oak Flooring & Hardwood Decking’ and ‘Ipe Decking – A Case Study.'

Mayfield Cricket Club Pavilion – The Build

Our Oak Framed Building team has been involved in a series of interesting and large scale projects recently, such as the development of a new Oak Framed Pavilion for Mayfield Cricket Club.

The building, which also features our hardwood decking and engineered oak flooring, replaces the old structures that were lost to a mindless arson attack at the club's picturesque 'Wellbrook' ground. This video follows the project, which took place in spring 2011, from the ground up.

Oak Framed Buildings by Round Wood of Mayfield

The cricket pavilion also features in this video, alongside several other projects we have completed. It takes a look at a 6,000 square foot house that also includes our engineered oak flooring, a stable complex, a farm shop and a garage with additional garden storage.

Solid & Engineered Oak / Walnut Flooring

Our range of flooring products is continually expanding. This video takes a short look at several styles of board we offer either being fitted or in situ.

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New Garden Statues Available

6 January 2012 in Home & Garden Features

Contrary to popular belief, not all of the garden statues in our range of Home & Garden Features are cast in iron. Whilst this was the medium we first favoured, we have recently introduced statues crafted in a range of other materials, including an innovative concrete/fibreglass composite.

This composite has allowed us to develop a range of giant statues that can be handled relatively simply, whilst still retaining a solid, heavy feel. Subjects included Easter Island Heads, which scale to over 2 metres, and life-size Terracotta Warriors.

Easter Island Statues

Other mediums include stone, limestone and high quality, weather resistant, resin. All are selected for their durability and ability to be hand crafted/finished. As such, our statues are not always the cheapest on the market, but are finished to a very high specification and will provide years of service.

Given its traditional roots and outstanding resistance to the elements, cast iron does remain a firm favourite. It also lends itself beautifully to classic designs such as our cast iron stag and gliding lady. That is not to say that it isn’t suitable for more contemporary themes. For evidence of this, just check out our cast iron Hippo, which is always a winner!

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Fibrestone troughs now available

17 December 2011 in Home & Garden Features

We are now offering Chelsea Troughs cast in Fibrestone following the success of the boxes we introduced earlier this year. Fibrestone offers a harder wearing alternative to the Fibreclay models in our garden planter range.

Fibrestone Chelsea Troughs

 

Fibrestone is an ideal material for the manufacture of planters. It combines the durability of fibreglass, so is strong enough for use in giant models, with a solid, heavy feel, courtesy of the stone powder mixed into the composite

The result is an authentic, attractive planter that provides years of service at reasonable cost.

Unlike fibreclay, another popular medium we offer, fibrestone will not age greatly, so should be your choice of material if you would prefer your garden planter to maintain a consistent appearance.

Our Fibrestone Planter range also includes contemporary boxes and troughs in both white and black.

Full Fibrestone Range details:

Fibrestone Chelsea Troughs – Available Sizes: 50cm, 60cm, 70cm

Fibrestone Chelsea Boxes – Available Sizes: 30cm, 40cm, 50cm, 60cm

Black Fibrestone Contemporary Boxes – Available sizes: 30cm, 40cm, 50cm, 60cm, 75cm

Black Fibrestone Contemporary Troughs – Available sizes: 73cm, 88cm, 100cm

White Fibrestone Contemporary Boxes – Available sizes: 30cm, 40cm, 50cm, 60cm, 75cm

White Fibrestone Contemporary Troughs – Available sizes: 73cm, 88cm, 100cm

Black Fibrestone Tapered Planters - Available sizes: 48cm, 62cm, 92

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New Chippy Site Now Live!

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.

Oak Framed Garages  Oak Framed Garages 

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.

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Balau Decking: new stock

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.

Balau Roof Deck  Balau Roof Deck 

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.

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Solar light range expanded

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.

Tube Solar Light  Sleek Solar Light 

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.

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