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New Bank of Solar Panels

Friday, July 17, 2015

Thorogood Timber is going even greener with our newly installed bank of solar panels just in time for the summer! With 332 units covering an area of 500M², we are now not only capable of producing up to 76% our own power, but also of feeding energy back into the local grid. Carefully situated on the rooves of our storage buildings to catch the most sunlight possible, this new investment should secure us clean, carbon neutral energy for years to come; yet another reason to enjoy the sunshine!


Cladding Expertise at Thorogood

Thursday, July 31, 2014

During the last five years there has been a growth in the use of external timber cladding, with applications ranging from private and social housing, to leisure, commercial and public buildings. Sustainability is one of the most important factors driving market growth for timber cladding as it has a unique combination of environmental, social and economic benefits that are of value to both urban and rural areas. There is proven energy efficiency, it offers good flexibility for both traditional and contemporary housing design, it can offer lower transport costs for remote sites and is not weather dependent to erect as masonry.

We are delighted to have Cladding Specialist Mark Miller
at Thorogood

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Bringing over 30 years experience of Clear Western Red Cedar he has followed its wide range of applications across diverse projects. Mark is able to draw on his considerable knowledge and expertise of Cedar to advise clients, as well as being able to discuss timber alternatives, including Siberian Larch and
Redwood Thermowood.

Working with architects and customers early in the design process can be very beneficial, allowing all the options to be considered at the outset, ensuring the project is successful.

If you have any cladding questions, or are considering its use, don’t hesitate to call Mark on 01206 233100 and he will be delighted to help you specify the right timber for your project.