Hardwood Timber derives from slow-growing trees that are distinguished by their broad leaves that typically fall off in Autumn. As the wood is grown over a longer period of time than softwoods (which derives from trees that grow quickly), hardwoods have more time to mature and toughen up, meaning that they are generally stronger than softwoods.

Types of Hardwood Timber:

There are a wide range of hardwoods available, including:

 Ash – commonly used in handles for tools, as well as decking and cladding

 Beech – building furniture and tool handles, as well as flooring

 Elm – ideal for both interior and exterior furniture

 Oak – a high-quality hardwood that is a popular choice for interior furniture, including doors and door linings

 Sapele – Similar to Mahogany, used in furniture, including high-end chairs

 Teak – A naturally oily timber that is popular for flooring

At Howarth Timber & Building Supplies we offer a broad range of products manufactured from hardwoods, including:

  • Planed Square Edge (PSE)
  • Small Moulding
  • Window Boards
  • Internal Door Casings
  • Internal Door Linings
  • Skirting
  • Architraves
  • Planed Hardwood Timber Sections
  • Sawn Sections
  • Flooring

 Hardwood Timber is a popular choice, not only because of its strength and resilience, but because it offers a great deal aesthetically and can be purchased to nicely match your internal doors.

We now offer a selection of finishing options for you to choose from, along with a range of Varnishes and Wood Stains to help finish and protect your hardwood furniture and flooring.

We are dedicated to acquiring Hardwood Timber from sustainable sources, with many material being legally sourced in conjunction with FSC and PEFC initiatives.


Confused about Hardwoods? Looking for advice? Get in touch with our Hardwood Timber specialists Phil Barman and Howard Perry at our Bradford branch.