Re connect with nature

Re connect with nature

Here at QTD we really love to get to know our client's projects. Uni Student, Sara Kliczka, used ThermoWood Ash for her 1:1 final project which was extremely well designed and thought through. We couldn't wait to see the final outcome! Sara: "My project is a gallery...

QTD’s first ever ‘Bite Size Bit’ Video!

QTD’s first ever ‘Bite Size Bit’ Video!

QTD's first ever 'Bite Size Bit' Video! This is QTD's first ever video, here you will see our Director Chris Sidey talk about what 'ThermoWood' actually is and why it benefits the client. Definitely worth watching until the end!! #Bloopers The Novathermowood Process:...

2016 Construction and Engineering Awards

2016 Construction and Engineering Awards

2016 Winners Announced! QTD win Best Decking Supplier 2016 - Berkshire Check us out: http://www.build-news.com/2016-construction-and-engineering-awards 2?utm_content=buffer05215&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Just Finished: Modern Raised Deck in Wimbledon

Just Finished: Modern Raised Deck in Wimbledon

We have just finished this large decking project in Wimbledon today. There have been many challenges on this project as it's a raised deck, but nothing that our guys cannot handle! We are very proud of our guys craftsmanship. The overall aim for the appearance of this...

Sponsorship Update: Emma got in!

Sponsorship Update: Emma got in!

We are proud to announce that Emma has received her official confirmation that she made it into the Great Britain Talent Squad. Even with taking a break to focus on her A Levels she has kept her scores high. Last weekend was the Great Britain Assessment weekend for...

Another Cycle Parklet for London.

Another Cycle Parklet for London.

Its always nice when your customer sends you pictures of their finished project. Our customer Cyclehoop Ltd have just finished installing these cycle parks that we built, they were installed next to Intu Bromley Shopping Centre. They focus their efforts on producing...

Another local project finished!

Another local project finished!

We have just finished a rather large residential project in Finchampstead. We are so excited about this project as it has involved many different challenges and has given our carpenters a nice long project to enjoy and take pride in. Our clients are very happy with...

Lewisham Gateway Part 1 Finished

Lewisham Gateway Part 1 Finished

We have just completed the first part of a roof terrace for a big project in London 'Lewisham Gateway' The project includes roof terrace decking areas with built in Planters and Seating Decking Materials is ThermoWood Ash Hardwood Shallow V-Groove Profile. Benches and...

Landmark Building W.London, gets a cantilevered deck and seating

Landmark Building W.London, gets a cantilevered deck and seating

This Landmark Honda building adjacent to the M4 is getting a complete makeover and part of the overall landscaping was to improve the outdoor open spaces. With the path already in place and not possible to divert it due to existing trees, we had to design a...

Chelsea Sq. property gets high quality Ash Hardwood makeover.

Chelsea Sq. property gets high quality Ash Hardwood makeover.

This Property has 4 different terrace areas including a basement. The Planters are in Corten Steel to compliment the dark Novawood Ash Hardwood and Invizifix fastening system. Once the offcuts have been removed and planting has been completed throughout it will...

Our TMT Ash Boardwalk gets an independent seal of approval!

Our TMT Ash Boardwalk gets an independent seal of approval!

One of the UK's foremost and respected house builders has chosen thermally treated American Ash Hardwood on its Kennet Island Development. QTD were asked to design a concept for an elevated boardwalk to follow the ecological border along the river kennet for its high...

Bike Port roll out across London

Bike Port roll out across London

Another Bike Port project incorporating Bench/Planters as further initiatives are being rolled out across the City of London to encourage the use and safe parking of bicycles whilst enhancing the space for people to congregate with a coffee and chat. The materials...

Maximising views over the Downs

Maximising views over the Downs

This tiered property built on the hillside needed something more appealing and enhancing than cheap DIY decking which was starting to get installed by builders with little understanding of design or aesthetics when it came to outdoor spaces. Fortunately the client...

Indoors/outdoors blend into one entertaining space.

Indoors/outdoors blend into one entertaining space.

This L-shaped property has been re-built and enlarged to maximize the great views on a sloping plot. The focal point of the property is the large open plan kitchen with bi-fold doors. So rather than building steps down to the ground which was a 900mm drop, we...

Sponsorship Update: International Match

Sponsorship Update: International Match

Our Emma in the international match for the Great Britain Junior Rifle Squad, She did so well! #KeepItUp! Four days of competition in ISSF rifle, Sporter rifle and pistol events with competitors from as far afield as the USA and South Africa and many European...

The First on street Parklet project for London

The First on street Parklet project for London

We are pleased to announce that QTD Ltd were commissioned by Cyclehoop to build the first on street Parklet which is now positioned in the Borough of Hackney in London. The idea of a 'Parklet' is a relatively new one in the UK. The first formal public parklets in the...

QTD’s at the Chelsea Flower

QTD’s at the Chelsea Flower

Show Stand is our ThermoWood Ash Hardwood Having built the deck in the pouring rain we needed to wait for it to dry out before oiling it and then dress it with fruit sculptures. No mean feet given the timeframe and wet weather that prevailed at the time. However the...

Published Case Study on ITN Project in Thermo-Ash.

Published Case Study on ITN Project in Thermo-Ash.

It is very rewarding when an Independantly produced case study is published by the TDCA and the American Hardwood Export Council. Due to QTD's extensive work with its partners Novathermowood, heat modified hardwoods and softwoods (Thermowood) are being recognised as...

New Golf Simulator building for Wellington College-Crowthorne

New Golf Simulator building for Wellington College-Crowthorne

Wellington Private College-Crowthorne External materials used on this project were Thermowood Ash Hardwood for the balustrading and fascia, Millboard composite deckboards, Oak framed canopy and western red cedar for the cladding. All of which will nicely age to a...

Floating Hardwood Stairs

Floating Hardwood Stairs

Whats the quickest route from the Kitchen to the Roof Terrace for entertaining and childrens parties? Up the outside was the solution avoiding drinks and food spills through the house. A clean and contemporary cantelever structure in IPE hardwood with child gates top...

QTD gets a Bronze Medal FORS Certified

QTD gets a Bronze Medal FORS Certified

QTD have successfully attained Bronze Medal status FORS Certification. This is fast becoming an essential requirement in the construction industry.​ Light commercial vehicle fleets are increasingly being affected by Transport for London’s Freight Operator Recognition...

QTD’s Millboard Outdoor Deck Display Area.

QTD’s Millboard Outdoor Deck Display Area.

If you are wondering what high quality deck materials look like and want to see something more than a 100mm sample or panel in a showroom. Then we can provide you with the unique opportunity to view the complete range of Millboard Decking with Remote LED lighting,...

Timber structure stands the test of time

Timber structure stands the test of time

One of our existing clients contacted us again recently to request a quote for another deck structure. Their reason was entirely down to the fact that 13years ago we built the riverside deck that you can see below on the Loddon River. Since that time and apart from an...

Warner Bros roof terrace at ITN Headquarters.

Warner Bros roof terrace at ITN Headquarters.

As you can see from the photos the terrace just had boring concrete slabs covering the area. We subsequently replaced these with a substantial framework supported on adjustable pedestals to accomodate the undulating slab beneath. We surfaced it with Thermo-Ash...

The Contemporary Carbonised Charred look

The Contemporary Carbonised Charred look

The customer had a split level patio with central steps and a dwarf wall along the front. This made for a very un-child friendly area so after removing the slabs we set about constructing a level area using the Carbonised Charred Millboard. The balustrade consisted of...

Private School gets a sports area upgrade in High Wycombe.

Private School gets a sports area upgrade in High Wycombe.

The brief was to upgrade and make accessible the area alongside the Tennis and Netball Courts for Spectator viewing of competitions. The bank was a steep 1 in 4 gradient running down to the court fencing. Not the easiest of areas to construct in especially given all...

Open plan, simple and functional in ThermoWood Ash Hardwood.

Open plan, simple and functional in ThermoWood Ash Hardwood.

This project needed to be stylish, functional, open-plan with easy access to the garden. Wrap around steps and a deck that was wide enough to comfortably seat friends and family around a table. Built to the door threshold also eliminates any awkward steps and provides...

Out with the Old and In with a New elevated Hardwood Deck.

Out with the Old and In with a New elevated Hardwood Deck.

We removed the existing deck due to rotten timber which was due to poor construction where internal carpentry and joinery skills were used externally creating a number of water traps that accelerated the timber deterioration. Requirements were that we had to use the...

QTD Awarded Pro-Installers of MILLBOARD

QTD Awarded Pro-Installers of MILLBOARD

The Approved Pro-Installer Certificate for 2013 - 2014 above has been awarded to QTD for their continuous high quality standard of work they have produced when using Millboard products in the Commercial and Domestic markets.

Elevated deck replaced in North London.

Elevated deck replaced in North London.

Another distastrous deck waiting to collapse due to the poor use of materials and construction techniques. Our task was to design and construct a new one that provided a better use of the available space and a dry play area for the children using modern building...

QTD’s Director awarded ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’

QTD’s Director awarded ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’

He's chuffed to bits to be awarded 'Entrepreneur of the Month' Thames Valley Area yesterday. Wasn't expecting it but it does help boost confidence to keep implementing loads of good stuff to push the business forward and make it successful in the timber construction...

Hot-Tub Heaven

Hot-Tub Heaven

Challenge! An existing Hot tub that was 100mm off centre. Sorrounded by frost cracked bricks and an old twisted deck. The Hot-tub was also the only thing that was level compared to its sorroundings. Solution! To create a Circular Fan Shaped deck with individually...

Do you suffer from a Dirty Deck?

Do you suffer from a Dirty Deck?

Afraid to walk on it when its wet in case you slip over on the dirty surface? Don't want to spend a nice weekend cleaning and oiling it when you could be out enjoying life? We had this 8 year old Western Red Cedar deck to Clean and Oil which had been neglected for 3...

S-Bend Deck created with FSC ThermoWood Ash Hardwood

S-Bend Deck created with FSC ThermoWood Ash Hardwood

After years of potting up on her old deck and writing about the many different plant species aswell as covering the RHS 'Chelsea' flower show and 'Hampton Court' to name a few. Pattie needed to replace her crumbling elevated deck down on the 'South Coast'. IPE...

Garden Journalist Pattie Barron gets her wish.

Garden Journalist Pattie Barron gets her wish.

After years of potting up on her old deck and writing about the many different plant species aswell as covering the RHS 'Chelsea' flower show and 'Hampton Court' to name a few. Pattie needed to replace her crumbling elevated deck down on the 'South Coast'. IPE...

Thermo-Ash covered Stairs to a Property in Kensington, London.

Thermo-Ash covered Stairs to a Property in Kensington, London.

The existing wrought iron stairway to the front door of this property required a face lift. So we covered the steps with Thermo-Ash Hardwood, then machined a bullnose radius to the leading edge to make it more robust and applied an extra grip strip for the freezing...

Outdoor Room at the Top – Penshurst, Kent.

Outdoor Room at the Top – Penshurst, Kent.

Four floors up with cracking views over the Kent countryside and with a 100m2 of useable roof space on two levels and two seperate kitchen terraces for those coffee breaks. We set about designing in some practical features using a Driftwood colour Millboard. We...

QTD to the rescue! Elevated Deck Collapses while in use.

QTD to the rescue! Elevated Deck Collapses while in use.

Unfortunately this is a typical example of poor external construction techniques together with poorly treated timber which lead to this structure failing while the clients were using it. Luckily it was a 6' drop onto sloping earth rather than the 10' drop to a...

Quality Timber Supplies website upgraded for 2013

Quality Timber Supplies website upgraded for 2013

Our upgraded supply website went live just before Christmas and has already generated a lot of interest and sales as everyone looks forward optimistically to the coming year and better weather. With our unrivalled knowledge in designing and building, we are able to...

ThermoWood Pine Flooring – Eversley, Hants.

ThermoWood Pine Flooring – Eversley, Hants.

ThermoWood Pine Softrwood boards were secured directly to the joists covering the entire floor area including bedroom and bathroom in this loft conversion. The surface was then sealed with a varnish. Because these boards are a solid 26mm thick they offer excellent...

Roof Terrace S-Curve Deck – Regents Park, London.

Roof Terrace S-Curve Deck – Regents Park, London.

A simple Roof Terrace Deck 8 floors up overlooking Regents Park featuring an S-Curve profile in Millboard Golden Oak with a contrasting Coppered Oak Bullnose edging. The holes in the vertical fascia will house the downlights which will be hard wired .

Futurescape Exhibition 2013

Futurescape Exhibition 2013

A snap shot of our stand at the one day exhibition visited by many Landscape Architects and Designers last week.The panels from front to back were FSC ThermoWood Ash HArdwood, ThermoWood Iroko Hardwood and FSC ThermoWood Oak Hardwood These timbers tick all the boxes...

McCarthy and Stone Retirement and Lifestyle Homes Phase One

McCarthy and Stone Retirement and Lifestyle Homes Phase One

An interesting project that required disbled access ramps for wheelchair users linking up with a landing deck built flush to the door threshold. Using the latest Millboard deckboards and vertical shadow boarding to allow water to pass through should the area flood...

Our Elevated Boathouse deck on Grand Designs TV Show

Our Elevated Boathouse deck on Grand Designs TV Show

We built the Elevated Boathouse Deck a few years ago so it was great to see it on this weeks Grand Designs programme. Standing proud next to a very contempory new build on the neighbouring plot. This waterfront property in Sonning is a brand new, mock Georgian...

The New Prestigious Holland Park School – Kensington & Chelsea

The New Prestigious Holland Park School – Kensington & Chelsea

Groundworks and Framework complete on Phase 1 of 3. The architectural balustrade will be installed next before finally installing the Millboard. Phase 2 will run through the trees seen at the top of the picture. The protected trees and their roots will be a challenge....

Ben Hunt-Davis & our Director sharing a Golden Moment this week!

Ben Hunt-Davis & our Director sharing a Golden Moment this week!

Meeting up with Ben on the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games at the NEC, Birmingham . Ben is the Rowing 8 Gold medalist. He was their to promote his book and re-counted his experiences in the lead up to winning the Gold.Very inspirational. Chris Sidey: 'The medal and...

Bridge over water-National Grid – Kent

Bridge over water-National Grid – Kent

This bridge was built to incorporate two different levels with flush access at each end. For security reasons it spans across a moat and has two reinforced bollards. Flush fitting lights illuminate the pasageway. Due to the high levels of security and health and...

Kichen / Outdoor Living Space

Kichen / Outdoor Living Space

Before pictures show the open plan kitchen and bi-fold doors that will form the central part of a hardwood entertaining area. This will wrap around the rear of this property, linking up the garden to provide the final piece to the jigsaw. Despite the wet weather the...

Bramley Steps Public Open Space – Ealing, West London.

Bramley Steps Public Open Space – Ealing, West London.

Before , During and After pictures of our project that required a design and build solution to provide safe access up the steep bank to the landscaped open space. Adhering to part M of the building regulations which requires shallow steps and a gentle gradient, meant...

Eco Building

We have now started construction on the foundations to a sustainable Eco building which will be used as a workshop and storage facility covering 175 sq.m (1500sq.ft). Ground excavation, retaining walls and footings. Followed by drainage systems.