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Hardwood

Hardwood from Howarth Timber & Building Supplies covers an extensive range of quality hardwood products, from PSE American White Oak KD Timber, to Western Red Cedar Offset Cladding, to Oak Timber Skirting and Architrave.

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  • PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried 11mm x 33mm

    PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried 11mm x 33mm

    With a long and proud tradition of supplying quality timber, timber products, and associated services, Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has established an enviable reputation for its versatility, reliability and expertise. Quality and range of...
  • PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried 20mm x 95mm

    PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried 20mm x 95mm

    20x95mm PSE American White Oak timber, kiln-dried for a greater reduced moisture content. This timber had an attractive appearance and is plane finished for a smooth edge. This makes it a popular choice for interior joinery projects. This planed square...
  • PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried 20mm x 145mm

    PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried 20mm x 145mm

    20x145mm PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried timber is an attractive looking timber, plane finished with a smooth edge making it a popular choice for interior joinery projects. This planed square edge hardwood timber is multi-purpose and easy to work with...
  • PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried 20mm x 220mm

    PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried 20mm x 220mm

    20x220mm PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried timber is an attractive timber, plane finished with a smooth edge making it ideal for interior joinery projects. This planed square edge hardwood timber is multi-function and easy to work with. PSE white oak is...
  • PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried 20mm x 45mm

    PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried 20mm x 45mm

    With a long and proud tradition of supplying quality timber, timber products, and associated services, Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has established an enviable reputation for its versatility, reliability and expertise. Quality and range of...
  • PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried 20mm x 70mm

    PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried 20mm x 70mm

    20x70mm PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried timber has a smooth, attractive finish making it ideal for interior joinery projects. This planed square edge hardwood timber is multi-function and easy to work with. PSE white oak is commonly used for interior...
  • PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried 45mm x 95mm

    PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried 45mm x 95mm

    PSE American White Oak Kiln Dried timber is ideal for interior joinery projects when a smooth, attractive finish is desired. This planed square edge hardwood timber is multipurpose and easy to work with, commonly used for interior trim applications,...

Hardwood

Why should you choose hardwood over softwood or MDF alternatives?

  • Durability: Hardwood timber comes from slower growing trees than softwood, producing a more complex makeup which is naturally stronger and durable enough to be a long-lasting solution that can handle knocks and scrapes. It is particularly desirable in homes with pets and/or children.
  • Environmentally friendly & sustainable: Hardwood timber derives from a natural and renewable source. It has a low carbon footprint where production uses less energy than the production process of other materials. The lengthy growth process of the trees pulls toxic co2 gases out of the atmosphere and stores them. All our high-quality hardwood timbers are purchased from sustainable sources.
  • Weather resistant: Hardwood is the perfect choice for external applications such as timber cladding boards and weather bars for exterior doors, due to its strong resilience against the elements. It can also be used to clad interior walls in rooms with high levels of moisture, such as bathrooms or changing rooms.
  • Aesthetically pleasing: The slow-growing pace of hardwood allows for a more complex grain structure to develop with a typically deeper and richer colour than softwoods. This gives the timber an attractive appearance which looks great in both modern and traditional homes.
  • Strengthens fastenings: Hardwood has a better hold of fastenings such as nails in comparison to alternatives such as MDF which can loosen over time. Hardwood is a reliable timber choice.
  • Low Maintenance: As a tough and durable material, hardwood requires very little in terms of maintenance, as most minor damage is subtle to the eye.

What is hardwood?

Hardwood is manufactured from slow-growing trees, often giving them a higher density than softwoods. Hardwood timber is durable, weather resistant, low maintenance, and easy to work with, making it the preferred choice for applications that require an aesthetically pleasing finish as well as strength. Hardwood timber is commonly used for cladding, and mouldings including skirting and architrave due to its suitability for a decorative finish.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is oak a hardwood?
Oak is one of the most popular varieties of hardwood timber, other types of hardwood include cedar, walnut, mahogany, maple, and ash.
What is the difference between hardwood and softwood?
Hardwood comes from slower growing trees making it stronger and denser than softwood. Hardwood trees are deciduous (lose their leaves each year) whereas softwood tends to be evergreen (doesn’t lose its leaves annually).

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