Independent Timber & Builders Merchant serving the trade and DIY

At Johnsons of Deddington friendly and knowledgeable staff understand your needs. Whether you are a novice DIYer or an experienced professional, we want to help you and pride ourselves in providing you with superior levels of service.

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Prompt and friendly service awaits you at Johnsons of Deddington whether you are having a lorry load of timber delivered to your job or collecting a box of screws from the hardware shop.

Opening Times

Mon-Thu: 7.30am to 5pm

Fri: 7.30am to 4.30pm

Call us on: 01869 338275

 

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Timber for raised beds

Spring is here and things are beginning to grow. At this time of year we sell a lot of timber for making raised beds to both the trade and DIY. We are often asked by our DIY customers, ‘How to I build a raised bed?’.              Making a raised bed is a fairly simple DIY project. The most common method is to u

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Not all ply is created equal

BM TRADA Q-Mark ply We have found it difficult navigating the diminishing quality of plywood being imported into the UK from the Far East. There are some good manufacturers of ply in the Far East. However, there is a general lack of confidence about the consistency of quality of imported ply from the Far East. Poorer grades of ply have more voids contained within the ply, poor faces wit

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2014

It has been a busy year.   The construction industry has picked up considerably in our part of the country during 2014. There is building work everywhere ranging from large building sites to small DIY projects. Since the downturn in the construction industry in 2008, quality has been of lesser importance to price. From 2008 tradesmen and DIY-ers have been driven by cheaper pric

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Tips for clearing snow

Winter is upon us and we tend to be a less busy during the winter months. With less daylight and worse weather building work and DIY projects do not progress as fast as other times of the year. To complement our extensive range of timber, building materials and DIY supplies  we also sell a range of winter goods from our timber yard in Deddington, including snow shovels and rocksalt.

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Gutter for Conservation Areas

Is Alutec a better alternative to cast iron gutter?   We think so! A lot of properties in our area are old and are situated within Conservation Areas or are Listed Buildings. Traditionally, such properties would have cast iron gutter and downpipes installed. These have worked well but, generally, require repainting every five to ten years. With the costs of labour and scaffoldi

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Timber length conversion table

When ordering timber for DIY and building projects customers use imperial measurements, feet and inches, and metric measurements, metres (m) and millimetres (mm). Most timber is sold in 0.3m increments. This is a result of the timber industry traditionally using feet and inches and the subsequent metrification of the sale of timber. One foot is roughly 0.3m or 300mm. This is very approximat

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How to calculate areas, part 2

Knowing how to calculate areas is an important task when planning your DIY or building project   Last time we discussed how to calculate areas of basic shapes, the square, the rectangle, the triangle and the circle. Click here to read part 1.   When planning your building or DIY project it is likely that your area does not consist of a single basic shape. For

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Types of filler

There are lots of different types of filler available. Here is a guide to some of the fillers we sell and their uses to help you select the right filler for your DIY or building project.   All purpose filler Available in powder to mix with water or ready mixed. Dries to a tough crack resisitant finish.  Holes are overfilled then, once dry, sanded back to a flush finish. Id

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