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Round Wood Wins Best in Show

15 June 2013

Round Wood of Mayfield beat off strong competition from over 120 other stallholders to land the prize for the best non-agricultural stand at this year’s Heathfield show.

Despite torrential rain during the set up phase, an impressive display was achieved. Whilst it showcased their full range of products - including flooring, decking, oak framed buildings and joinery – it was the selection of Home & Garden features on offer that really caught the eye.

First and foremost were two full size cast iron horse statues, indistinguishable to some from their real life counterparts in the parade ring. One even featured a saddle and a Round Wood branded Numnah and proved a popular photo point for visitors.

The Heathfield Show is the second largest country fair in the South of England and is attended by around 7000 people annually. Round Wood exhibits at several trade fairs throughout the country.

Criteria for judging at the Heathfield show was attractiveness and interest to the public and creative and effective use of stand layout.  Round Wood had previously won the best stand prize in 2009 and also a number of second places.

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Movember Boys Raise Thousands!

30 November 2012

The Christmas spirit has come early to Round Wood! Customers, suppliers and friends have rallied to our ‘Movember’ cause, donating in excess of £3,000.

12 of the boys on the staff started the month clean shaven with the hope of raising £1,000 for the charities supported by the annual event, including Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research.

With the support of their ‘Mo Sistas’ they have already achieved triple that target and pledges are still coming in. Round Wood easily ranks inside the top 300 teams inside the country, out of well over 30,000. A final total of between £4,000 and £5,000 is hoped for, along with a top 150 spot. 

Donations have come in from a variety of amazing sources and from all corners of the globe. Various suppliers from China, France, Germany and the UK have chipped in, alongside customers from across the continent. Other sponsors include local MP Charles Hendry and of course many friends and family members.

“The reaction to this month has been unbelievable,” said MD Zac Soudain, who won the ‘Man of Movember’ award after collecting the most sponsorship. “Everybody around us really rallied to our cause; I really cannot thank them enough.”

Commenting on his impressive ‘Trucker’; style moustache, he added: ‘It is really itchy. I cannot wait to get it off; I am looking forward to getting my face back. But it has all definitely been worth it. I am sure we will take part again next year with the aim of raising even more funds.”

Other moustache styles on display at Round Wood included ‘The Mexican’ and ‘The Major,’ as well as one dyed purple.

General Manger Trevor Stratford performed a ‘Reverse Movember.’ He has sported a moustache for 32 years, but maintained a completely hairless top lip for the month.

Round Wood of Mayfield supply a variety of products from their main base on Newick Lane, including oak framed buildings, hardwood decking and oak flooring. Their sister company Round Wood Trading offers a range of home and garden features, including giant replica Easter Island Heads which also ended up with a hairy top lip!


To follow our progress and see a FULL PHOTO GALLERY please visit our facebook page.

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


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From Oak Frames to Floor Boards

9 November 2012

An article shortly to be published in Self-Builder magazine is a good example of the publicity received by our hardwood decking, oak flooring and oak framed building ranges.

From Self-Builder, December 2012

Whether you require an entire building or just a finishing touch, the range of products and services available from Round Wood of Mayfield will appeal, particularly if you are developing to a high specification.

Oak Framed Cricket Pavilion featuring hardwood decking, oak flooring and joinery.

The company consists of several strands that all adhere to traditional crafting techniques and the supply of premium materials. This quality doesn’t cost the earth and is more than worth the investment given the years of service it will underpin.

Round Wood’s involvement in your development can vary from that of a trusted product supplier, if you simply require hardwood decking or flooring, to full build management if you are looking to erect an Oak Frame.

The team behind their ‘Oak Framed Building’ division has planned, erected and finished thousands of projects over the last 20 years. These have included buildings typically associated with oak framing such as garages, gazebos, garden rooms and offices, but also larger scale undertakings such as houses.

One such development offers almost 600 square metres of floor space set across four levels. The structural frame comprises beams of over a foot wide and is topped by impressive bespoke finials that stand in excess of 7 feet.

The house also features flooring supplied through the ‘Quality Oak & Decking Products’ strand at Round Wood. In line with their commitment to high end products only the most durable and attractive hardwood floor boards are offered, including solid and engineered oak and walnut.

The decking they supply is also cut from the most durable species of timber. Toughest of all is Ipe, a South American hardwood that will last over 100 years without treatment. Others include Balau, Garapa and Oak, all of which are far more durable than the softwood equivalents available at standard timber merchants.

Hardwood decking boards also hold a considerable advantage when it comes to catching the eye. They feature beautiful grain swirl and deep, rich colouration that can vary widely in some species. This can look really striking on a large deck, particularly if the boards are finished with hidden fastenings that cut out the need for unsightly face screws.

Whilst decking and flooring is provided on a supply only basis by Round Wood, they do have recommended fitters and are always on hand to lend advice. Their oak frames can also be purchased on this basis if you have your own works team.

The most recent project where these elements have been combined was for the construction of a new pavilion for Mayfield Cricket Club. This project was led from inception to the completion of a building that stood 21 metres wide, 19 metres deep and 7.5 metres tall. In addition to decking and flooring it also included oak joinery supplied by Round Wood, including 5 sets of bi-fold doors, 2 sets of garage doors, 3 standard doors and 9 windows.

Through its sister company, Round Wood also supplies ‘Home & Garden Features’. These tend to have a reclamation style focus and include cast iron statues, urns and benches and wrought iron furniture sets. Recently they have also developed a range of garden planters. These are crafted in a variety of materials and designs, including faux lead jumbo boxes, troughs and cylinders.

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E-Commerce now available

16 August 2012

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.



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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New videos available

6 February 2012

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 Chippy Site Now Live!

14 October 2011

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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Photos: Pavilion opens for first time

1 August 2011

The Oak Framed Pavilion we recently built for Mayfield Cricket Club opened its doors for the first time on Friday 29th July.

The occasion was marked by an event at their ‘Wellbrook’ ground featuring a match between players selected from the clubs three teams in the East Sussex Cricket League, a drinks reception and barbeque.

The whole day was extremely well attended, with Mayfield’s residents turning out in large numbers to lend their support to a project developed with the local Community in mind.


In addition to the standard facilities you would expect to find, the pavilion features a large external veranda and social area which is also available for hire to non-club members.

In addition to constructing and erecting the Oak Framed Building, we supplied hardwood decking, oak flooring and a soon to be fitted external oak staircase.  For photos of the build process, see our blog entry: Cricket Pavilion nearing completion.


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Photos: Mayfield Cricket Pavilion almost completed

22 July 2011

Our Oak Framed Building team have been working on a series of interesting projects recently, including a new Pavilion for Mayfield Cricket Club.

  Oak Framed Pavilion Oak Framed Pavilion Oak Framed Pavilion

In addition to housing storage and changing facilities that a David Lloyd Health Club would be proud of, the building features a large external veranda and fully equipped bar that is available for use by the whole community.

Members made the decision to build a Pavilion that the whole of Mayfield could be proud of after a mindless arson attack reduced their previous structures to ashes last year.

Oak Framed Pavilion Oak Framed Pavilion Oak Framed Pavilion

In addition to constructing and erecting the oak frame, we also supplied and fitted an external oak staircase, hardwood decking and engineered oak flooring; making it one of the most extensive builds we have worked on.

Our teams were on site for several weeks and several pieces of heavy plant had to be brought in given the size of the frame. Elements of the build process can be seen on our promotional video outlining the range of products we offer and a dedicated feature will be available soon.

Mortise and tenon joints Hand Wrought Ironmongery 

The Pavilion is officially due to open on July 29th when snagging is complete, although a couple of games have already been played on the recently re-laid turf at the picturesque ‘Wellbrook’ ground.

The club has three teams competing in the East Sussex Cricket League, with their firsts winning Division 4 last year.

  Mayfield Cricket Club Pavilion

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Video: What we do!

28 June 2011

This video offers an insight into the Oak Framed Buildings, Hardwood Decking, Oak Flooring and Quality Oak Products we supply.

In addition to showcasing some of our timber products, the feature takes a brief look at some of the work that goes on behind the scenes.

People are often surprised at the extent of our timber ranges. Regardless of their scope, however, the different strands of the business all share a common belief in traditional crafting techniques and high end materials.  This includes our sister company Round Wood Trading, who offer Home & Garden Features from our base in East Sussex.

Our Oak Framed Buildings, for instance, are manufactured using traditional woodworking techniques, including oak pegged mortise and tenon joints, and the only decking we supply is cut from extremely durable hardwoods.

Our doors and joinery items are handmade in our workshop, whilst our flooring is either offered in solid oak, or as an engineered board with a chunky top wear layer that makes it indeterminable from the real thing.

The materials and manufacturing processes we manage ensure that these are all products suitable for projects being carried out to a high specification, in terms of both the appearance and durability they provide.

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Round Wood of Mayfield
Newick Lane
East Sussex
TN20 6RG

01435 867 072

Opening hours:
8am-5pm Monday to Friday
8:30am-12:30pm Saturday