D.G.Heath (Timber) Products Ltd

D.G.Heath have been supplying flooring, decking, fencing, timber and a whole range of other products since 1985 in the Swansea and South Wales area and our range of products includes everything from solid wood flooring to garden fencing, garden decking, internal and external doors, garden arbours, playhouses, cabins and so much more...

When designing the decor for your home your inside or out you want the best quality and the best value which is why we are able to offer a wide range of home improvement products to suit your budget.

With modern techniques such as parquet engineered flooring you can achieve any look and any finish you desire.

Visit our main website at www.dgheath.co.uk to see our full range of timber products or visit our display area and showroom.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Quickstep Massimo Engineered Wood Flooring

Quickstep Massimo Engineered Wood Flooring New for 2018

Engineered wood floorsWooden flooring


As a buyer in a wooden flooring company I tend to spend a large amount of my time looking at current trends in the market place, with an almost endless supply of flooring products available this isn’t always the easiest of tasks to get right.

When deciding which ranges to bring into stock I will take a number of factors into consideration these include –

  • Quality.
  • Aesthetics.
  • Price
  • Warranties.
  • Availability.
  • Stocking Requirements.


The new quickstep Massimo is one of those products where the jury is currently out, quickstep as a manufacturer of Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Vinyl Floors are the BEST hence from a quality and warranty point of view there will be no issue.



The engineered range itself is beautiful with bags of character large knots and all of the aesthetic qualities that you would expect from a solid wooden floor board of this nature. As explained by quickstep “ the collection is characterised by handpicked boards containing large knots, cracks giving a vibrant effect. As the filling is carried out manually the knots will retain their natural authentic character. The result will be that your floor will always have lively variation in colour and structure as well as a charming Rustic appearance “.


One sticking point on the Massimo

There is however one aspect of the range that is making me think twice about bringing it into stock  “Will this product be suitable for the majority of customers” ?, I am a little concerned due to the fact that the majority of rooms in the average house are generally sized between 15m2 to 30m2 so is the size and width of the Massimo floor board going to put customers off?  Granted in a 40m2 room this engineered flooring will come into its own but these days how many people have rooms that large.


My opinion of the Massimo Engineered Board

I think that we will have to wait and see. I am sure that in 6 Months time I will be eating my words as is usually the case. Quickstep as a company generally get it right with market research and design the main priorities when implementing new colours into their ranges.

It was only a year ago that I was grumbling about all the Grey variations that had suddenly appeared in the brochures however only 12 months down the line we are finding that grey flooring ranges are over taking sales from the more traditional Oak designs.

If I could predict floor fashion for 2018 based on this years sales I would say Rustic, Rustic, Very Rustic mixed in with a little grey.  However im sure more will be revealed as we progress through 2018.

For further information on a wide range of flooring products visit our Hardwood flooring showrooms in Pontardulais Swansea South Wales. Alternatively visit our Website at www.dgheath.co.uk or call our dedicated sales team on Swansea 01792 8848287.

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Stainless Steel Balastrade

Stainless Steel & Glass Balustrade

With the introduction of Maintenance free Decking and the overall  lack of enthusiasm that Garden owners seem to have for maintaining external products customers often quiz us as to what balustrade options are currently available that need very little upkeep.

One of the products that we show customers is Stainless steel and Glass.Stainless Steel BalustradeMetal Handrail

There a number of reasons why stainless steel balustrade is being considered the most favourable option as an external handrail.

  • low maintenance – Cleaning of swarf and excess metal needs to be carried out on a yearly basis.
  • Lifetime of use – Grade 316 Stainless Extremely Durable does.
  • Does not require Treatment or Preservative to maintain.
  • Aesthetically pleasing – Beautiful contemporary look and feel.
  • Strong – Stainless balustrade offers a structurally sound alternative to Timber or Metal Balustrade options.
  • Meets current BS Standards when fitted correctly.
  • Does not restrict view – Stainless steel is often added to glass to give a balustrade that you can see through.

So what are the downsides to stainless steel

It isn’t all good news as there are areas that need to be considered when deciding if stainless steel is the right way to go ?

Cost – Stainless steel balustrade is far more expensive than your traditional wooden balustrade option.

Installation – Stainless steel can be more difficult to work with. Even though the system is modular and is generally quite user friendly there are areas for example the corners and steps that will need a skilled tradesman to install.

Little or no tolerance – When working with stainless steel and glass balustrade there is very little tolerance especially if the glass panels are pre-drilled. It’s a case of measure twice cut once.

Design – Where stainless steel handrailing gives a beautiful contemporary look this isn’t always the desired effect in the more traditional British garden.


Our opinion of Stainless Steel Handrail

The system that we currently specify is a modular system and is therefore very easy to use, it will however require a small amount of cutting and drilling on the corners. 

For further information on a wide range of Decking products visit our extensive display areas and showrooms in Pontardulais Swansea South Wales. Alternatively visit our Website at www.dgheath.co.uk or call our dedicated sales team on Swansea 01792 8848287.

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