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 […]

How to fit wall panels

  Tongue and groove wall panelling is hard-wearing and attractive, whether you paint it, stain it, or leave it with a natural wood finish. Panelling can cover as much of the wall as you like, although up to dado-rail level is most common, with moulding at each edge to finish it properly. Panelling needs to […]

Skirting, cornices and coving

From period times to those more contemporary, timber and plaster mouldings have graced the most stylish and chic of interiors, decorating walls, doors and windows. Decorative mouldings such as skirtings, cornices and coving remain an ever popular finishing detail; extremely versatile and durable, enhancing the aesthetics of any interior and offering a level of detail […]

Why Should You Choose a Silicone Sealant?

  Silicone sealants were first used to bond glass panels to skyscrapers — a far more demanding job than most home improvement projects. They stay flexible at all temperatures, are completely waterproof, bond well to almost everything and won’t support mildew growth. Silicones are used around sinks, tubs, shower stalls and window frames. These sealants have developed […]


Timber and Building Merchants

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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