Boiler Room – Staffordshire

This week JWF have been removing this very tired old boiler at Abbots Bromley School for Girls.

After getting rid of all the black cobwebs, we set to work on removing the existing boiler and replacing it with a modern alternative. This would be much more economical for the client. Saving them some pennies, which is always lovely!

Care Home – Crewe

We are pleased to be part of a project which refurbishes house to make them suitable for less able members of society.

This was an extremely rewarding opportunity and we hope to be completing more of these kind of projects in the future.

Shop fit in Hilton

This tired old newsagent’s in the lovely village of Hilton was in search for somebody to give it a little spruce up, and JWF did just that!

After clearing the entire space out we created a white box. This is perfect for a number of different businesses to set up shop….what will it be?

Cobwebs Abbots Bromley

The JWF & Tall Poppies team have been for coffee again this week at our fav coffee shop where we can get a great cup of coffee but even better home made cake.

JCB digger training!

Members of the JWF team jumped at the chance to do some digger training with JCB.

Wood n Beyond


Wood flooring is a fantastic backdrop in residential and commercial interiors.  These floorboards are available in either solid or engineered construction, so the decision as to which type is suitable in your project isn’t always clear. Help is at hand.

Solid Or Engineered Wood Flooring

Solid wood flooring is the most popular. Each floorboard is made from 100% solid hardwood such as Oak or Walnut. Due to its solid construction, this floor will last up to 100 years and will react well to sanding, a process that can rejuvenate an old looking floor. The strength of the floorboard makes it particularly popular in commercial settings as it can cope with high footfall.

Engineered Wood flooring is the more veritable of the two. Each floorboard is made from a top layer of solid wood, but the core is made from plywood and mdf. On one hand the floorboard does not have the same service life as the solid type, however on the other hand it can be fitted across the entire interior even in wet and high humidity areas such as the bathroom and kitchen (in conjunction with waterproof UV lacquered coating).

Wood Flooring Fitting

JWF Building Solutions can help you fit your wood flooring using one of two common fitting methods. The two are nail or glue down vs floating installation.

Nail or Glue Down – This method relies on nails or bonding agents to secure the floorboards directly to the subfloor. Engineered wood floor may be fitted using this method or the next, however solid wood flooring must be fitted using nail or glue. The weight of the solid wood is simply too heavy for anything but the most secure method.

Floating – This method replies on each floorboard holding its counterpart in place. An underlay is highly recommended with a floating installation to prevent contact between the floor and the subfloor and more importantly to serve as a moisture barrier and insulation. Engineered wood flooring is suitable for floating installation, but not solid wood flooring.

Contact JWF Building Solutions to discuss your options. Written by WoodnBeyond.