Author Archives: Jim Leach

Orange and green retro kitchen

21 Retro Kitchen Design Ideas And Resources

We love a retro kitchen at Wood & Wire so we’ve compiled the best round-ups and ideas featuring 100’s of designs and ideas, so you don’t have to.  Anything missing? Just let us know! About Us? We are Wood & … Continue reading

Induction Hobs – Everything you need to know about the next generation of cooking

Wondering about which hob to purchase with your new kitchen? Here we answer the most common questions we get asked about induction hobs. What is induction hob cooking? Induction hob cooking is cooking by electrical induction method instead of thermal … Continue reading

How To Measure a Kitchen

How to measure a kitchen So that we can get started and provide you with an initial estimate, We’ll need some measurements of your space. If you’ve got an architect or a designer on the project, that’s great! Please ask … Continue reading

mid century modern kitchen

30 Mid-Century Modern Kitchen Design Ideas And Resources

Looking for some mid-century kitchen ideas? Look no further. We love a good midcentury kitchen at Wood & Wire so we’ve compiled the best round-ups and ideas featuring 100’s of designs and ideas, so you don’t have to.  Anything missing? … Continue reading

wood & Wire hebden bridge shop front

Boom in websites supporting local UK shops amid Covid lockdowns- The Gaurdian

Guardian writer Alexandra Topping explores the different actions independent businesses are taking to survive the pandemic. Wood & Wire Jim Leach is quoted discussing the newly launched Totally locally Heben Bridge site. “The site has made a big difference,” says … Continue reading

Black Dekton Worktop

Dekton Worktops – When only the best will do

Dekton worktops A Dekton worktop is as tough as they come. Pretty much indestructible, it’s highly resistant to heat, scratches, UV light and chemicals. The only disadvantage to this material is that it can edge chip on high impact or … Continue reading

Couple make tea in their kitchen

What is a bespoke kitchen?

What is a Bespoke Kitchen? A bespoke kitchen is one that’s 100% custom made. It’s designed and manufactured to how you want it to work and look. Of course, some cabinets need to be standard sizes to house appliances such … Continue reading

Plywood Kitchen Island

Kitchen Island Inspiration – These Three Rooms

The Wood & Wire team are delighted to be featured in ‘These Three Rooms’ latest kitchen island inspiration article ‘Kitchen island inspo: Stunning ideas you need to see’. Kitchen islands regularly feature at the top of everyone’s wish list so … Continue reading

Silestone worktops

Silestone Worktops – All benefits of a stone worktop at an affordable price

Silestone worktops A Silestone worktop is a common choice for those who want all the benefits of a stone worktop at an affordable price. Offering low maintenance, stain and bacteria resistance, Silestone highlights the natural beauty of stone whilst enhancing … Continue reading

plywood kitchen

Plywood Kitchen – Buying guide – All you need to know

Plywood kitchen – The modern choice Plywood kitchens have started to trend. Once a niche corner of the kitchen market, the desirability for a plywood kitchen is trickling into the mainstream thanks to lots of coverage within social media channels, … Continue reading

Corian Worktop with seamless splashback

Corian Worktops – Everything you need to know about our favourite intelligent worksurface

Corian worktops Corian worktops are by far the most popular choice for our clients. They offer a great value, super quality, hygienic solution for the kitchen. They’re firm favourites with those who hate the idea of a lifetime of silicone … Continue reading

walnut and orange bespoke kitchen

Mid-Century Modern Home – 1970’s Renovation – The Yorkshire Post

Sharon Dale of ‘The Yorkshire Post’ takes a sneak peek inside the mid-century modern home renovation of Wood & Wire Co-founder, Jim Leach. In this feature, Jim and his partner Lee share their story of updating their tiered 1970’s self … Continue reading

Bora Hob in yellow valchromat kitchen

BORA Hobs – Giving you maximum flexibility for a perfect kitchen

  BORA Hobs When Willi Brukbauer patented his first BORA hob with downdraft extractor back in 2006 his intention was to make a more attractive kitchen the most important part of the house. With years of experience in the kitchen … Continue reading

Pink Kitchen Accessories

16 Rose Tinted ideas for a cool pink kitchen – Houzz

Gone off grey and weary of white in your kitchen? If you prefer a soft shade with a touch of warmth, pink could be perfect. This rosy hue is becoming more popular with homeowners. In fact, the phrase ‘pink kitchens’ … Continue reading

open shelving and space saving desk

Innovative home storage ideas – Houzz

Georgia Madden (senior writer for Houzz) says “There’s something supremely satisfying about good storage – not only does it contribute to the smooth running of your home, it also gives you the sense (even if it’s only for a moment) … Continue reading

Plywood Cutlery Drawer

Kitchen Planning – Top Ten Tips

Effective kitchen planning at the initial stages of your is crucial if you want to a kitchen scheme that will accommodate all your needs and save you a fortune in costly mistakes. As the most used and abused room in … Continue reading

Valchromat Kitchen – New for 2020

Ten years since launching our signature plywood kitchen we’ve unveiled a stunning new Valchromat kitchen now on display at our Hebden Bridge showroom. The new design builds on our ever-popular mid-century inspired aesthetic, which until now has used birch ply … Continue reading

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Wood & Wire – Hebdenbridge.Org

Hebdenbridge.org talk about the new Wood & Wire showroom on Market Street, Hebden Bridge.   Read the full article here

Interactive Talking Chairs Chester Zoo

Talking Chairs @ Chester Zoo – Medite Smartply

Medite Smartply interviews artist Jane Revitt about her Wood & Wire custom-made interactive talking chairs for Chester Zoo. The bespoke plywood chairs have a sound system installed which are activated when the user presses a button. This fun installation teaches … Continue reading

bespoke plywood kitchen from wood and wire

Jim Leach – Meet The Maker – Living North

Living North interviews Wood & Wire co-founder and director Jim leach in this throwback magazine article from 2015. Jim shares how he got into furniture design, his style and inspiration and his hopes and aspirations for the future. Read the … Continue reading