Archive for February, 2017


The Face in the Timber

February 28, 2017


Wonderful knotting and splitting patterns in a piece of softwood. Could it be dogwood, perhaps? Or fur tree? Does it bark?


New at TBS: Cottage Style Internal Oak Doors

February 28, 2017



At TBS we have started stocking these attractive internal doors from XL Joinery.

The Oak Internal Suffolk is an oak boarded, cottage-style door that will give an authentic feel to any home.

Available in 3 sizes:  1981 x 686 x 35mm (27″) ; 1981 x 762 x 35mm (30″) ; 1981 x 838 x 35mm (33″).

All of these are currently at a great introductory offer price of £99 + VAT.


Wipe Away Stubborn Marks From Almost Anything

February 28, 2017

Looking for the best way to remove stubborn marks? TBS may have the answer you need: Wonder Wipes, from Everbuild. They’ve become the first choice wipe of the nation’s builders and tradesmen.

Just look at what these beauties can do! They’re specially formulated to clean hands, tools and surfaces from all sorts of nasties:

wet and semi-cured paint     

sealants      polyester fillers

adhesives      polyurethane     

expanding foam        bitumen

oil and grease             silicone               epoxy resins

They are particularly useful when there is no water on site.

Wonder Wipes will also remove finger marks, dirt, grime, oil, grease, petrol, inks, and food stains.  At TBS we clean our counters with them.

Wonder Wipes contain lanolin and vitamin E to condition skin and prevent dryness and cracking, there is no need to rinse hands after use. And that’s not all! Wonder Wipes now contain a powerful anti-bacterial additive. They’re resistant to MRSA, salmonella, Listeria and E.Coli.

TBS sell Wonder Wipes in dispensing tubs of 100. They’re multi-use, so you can return a wipe to the container if it still has plenty of life left in it.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Wonder Wipes should not be used on porous surfaces such as untreated wood. You can find all the technical data here.


Get the Right Cover: Manholes Made Simple

February 24, 2017

If you’ve ever tried buying a manhole cover, you’ll know how daunting it can be. There are so many types, with complicated alpha-numeric codes on them. So, let’s try to simplify it, using examples from TBS’s own supplier, Clark Drain.





First up, domestic / pedestrian covers. These have an A15 rating (According to British Standard EN124:1994). Technically, that’s 1.5 tonnes, and you may think your car weighs less than that. But when it’s turning on the drive, the load on a wheel may be a lot more. That’s why under-rated manhole covers bend and crack.





For driveways, then, you need covers in the B125 range, which can be anything from 6 tonne to 17 tonne load capacity – depending what you use your drive for!





Then, for the main highway, you need top whack, the D400 covers. We stock a range of 38, 40 and 44 tonne models, including D-Tri and hinged drain covers.





Finally, if you need a more concealed cover, there are the recessed variety. Square (300×300 mm or 450×450 mm) or rectangular (600×450 mm) models are intended for block paving or concrete filling. The round version can be filled with landscaping material like earth or gravel.

We hope that helps. Don’t hesitate to ask our nice Sales teams for further information – and about our attractive prices!



That Horror Moment in Construction

February 24, 2017


You have to feel sorry for the poor guy. His face says it all!

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