Clean slate – or worktop

Now the weather is getting colder there’s less of the outside type jobs to do, or less inclination to do them. It may be that you or your customers are thinking about jobs around the house that don’t involve having all the doors and windows open. Autumn can be a good time to renovate the […]

Decking ideas for your garden

Well crafted decking is the perfect addition to any garden, particularly during the summer months. Compared to most standard patios, a deck made from high quality timber gives you a warmer feel, a softer touch than stone and adds a real touch of class to your home outdoors. Decking is versatile, easy to personalise and […]

How to waterproof MDF

MDF is a fantastic material that is relatively less expensive than many other alternatives, such as plywood. Its smooth and consistent surface makes it a great surface for painting and cutting detailed designs. Highly versatile, MDF can be used for a number of different purposes including kitchen and bathroom furniture and window sills. It has a […]

How to build a stepping stone path

o A stepping stone path is a fantastic addition to any garden… As well as the attractive look, stepping stones also serve the important purpose of protecting your grass, gravel or any other areas you wish to protect from foot traffic. As for the work involved, installing a stepping stone path is actually easier than you […]

Different types of sand explained

Aggregates. It’s a broad term that covers granular materials used in construction: sand, grit, gravel, limestone, granite, right through to various decorative stone and chippings. These materials tend be bought and sold in large batches, often intended for the purpose of a specific building project. As you’d expect, aggregates have a wide range of uses […]


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George Hill is a leading independent timber merchant and building supplies provider in the North West, with branches in Oldham, Manchester, Bolton and Blackburn. Founded in 1919 we’re family run, and have been for 98 years.

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