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Groundworks trading is a manufacturing and procurement company that are solid wood suppliers of wooden windows and doors.

Solid Wood is a term most commonly used to distinguish between ordinary lumber and engineered wood, but it also refers to structures that do not have hallow spaces. Engineered wood products are manufactured by binding together wood strands, fibres or veneers with adhesives to form a composite. Engineered wood includes plywood, oriented strand board (OSB) and fibreboard. The fact that a product is made from solid wood is often touted in the advertisements. However, using solid wood has advantages and disadvantages.

Perhaps the greatest advantage of solid wood is that the wood is the same all the way through, so repairs are relatively easy. Repairs to veneer are much more difficult and sometimes impossible.

Solid wood furniture is strong enough to easily satisfy all furniture applications, and it can last for centuries. The jury is still out on whether furniture made of plywood can do the same.

Plywood and the other engineered wood products used to make furniture are typically covered with a veneer such as a Cherry.

Unfortunately, it is common today for furniture manufacturers and retailers to advertise such veneered plywood furniture as made of “wood solids with cherry veneers”. Most customers naturally believe that to mean solid planks of less expensive woods such as poplar, etc. with expensive woods such as cherry used for veneers. However, “wood solids” is simply a term of art. The so-called “wood solids” are simply plywood or another engineered wood product.

The Federal Trade Commission doesn’t allow furniture to be advertised as made of “solid wood” unless all exposed surfaces are in fact solid wood.

Solid wood is expensive. Engineered wood (often advertised as wood solids) is not.

One of the most frequently made hallow wood structures are hallow core doors. Hallow core doors are much lighter than solid wood doors, cheaper and are easier to install. However, sound travels more freely through them, which can be a problem if the house is noisy or the occupants desire a lot of privacy. Also, hallow core doors should not be used as doors to the outside because they can more easily be broken open by robbers.Solid wood doors are slightly more fire resistant because the fire has to burn through more material, however, using a steel door will increase fire resistance by a much larger margin.

Included in our product range are a wide range of wooden windows. Which are made to size and are made from high quality, durable and long lasting wood.

Should you require more information on Groundwords Tradings wooden windows and doors, contact us.