Timber & joinery

Choose the right materials for your DIY project with our advice on buying FSC timber and wood. Learn everything there is to know about man-made timber boards, including MDF, hardwood and plywood. Always wondered what does MDF stand for? Our guide will tell you what it is and what MDF is made from. When it comes to plasterboard, there are many different types for different uses, including thermal-check plasterboard and moisture-resistant plasterboard. We’ll tell you more about each type and where it should be used. Our selection of articles includes expert advice, such as how to do wall panelling in your home and how to fix squeaky stairs. Plus, we’ll explain more about our FSC wood and chain of custody timber – because at B&Q, we believe that forests should be protected.