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Ako – Our Very Own Wonderous Woman

Celebrating An Amazing Woman – Ako Shillitoe As International Women’s Day arrives again, we enjoy the chance to celebrate the spirit and resilience embodied by women. One of the most inspirational women to us, though, is pretty much as close … Continue reading

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Quooker Tap – The tap that does it all

Introducing the Quooker boiling water tap. Helping to simplify your kitchen life by reducing worksurface clutter and the time spent waiting for the kettle or pan to boil. Did you know that Quooker was the first to launch a tap … Continue reading

Japanese style kitchen

Japanese Style Kitchen – How to achieve the look for your next project

This Japanese-style kitchen is inspired by the family’s travels to the country.  Our client sought to recreate the ambience of a Tokyo noodle bar within the back-room extension of their suburban home in Blackburn, Lancashire. Incorporating several key Japanese interior … Continue reading

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27 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

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41 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

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10 Unusual Kitchen Design Ideas

Do you have a penchant for unusual kitchen ideas as much as us? Well, we’re here to save you from a never-ending doom scroll. In this blog, we’ve compiled all our favourite ideas from the top quirky kitchen idea roundups. … Continue reading

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Plywood Kitchen – Buying Guide – All You Need To Know

Plywood Kitchen – The Modern Choice Plywood kitchens are trending. Once a niche corner of the kitchen market, the desirability for a plywood kitchen has become mainstream thanks to lots of coverage within social media channels, home improvement magazines and … Continue reading

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Induction Hobs – What is an induction hob and how does it work? Everything you need to know about the next generation of cooking

Wondering whether to purchase an induction hob with your new kitchen? Here we answer the most common questions we get asked about Induction hob cooking which is the method of cooking by electrical induction rather than thermal conduction (flame) or … Continue reading

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How To Measure For A Bespoke Kitchen

How to measure your space for a bespoke 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, … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

What is a bespoke 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 function and look. Of course, some cabinets need to be standard sizes to house appliances such as … 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

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Corian Worktops – Everything you need to know about our favourite 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What is Valchromat? – Find out more about this innovative ‘through core’ colour material

Valchromat is the trade name of an engineered coloured wood produced by a manufacturer called Investwood.  Its fibres are coloured, which gives the material a ‘through core’ colour. Don’t be confused though: this material isn’t the same as coloured MDF, … Continue reading

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Hebdenbridge.Org – Wood & Wire talk about the new Wood & Wire showroom on Market Street, Hebden Bridge.   Article no longer available online. Sorry!

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Medite Smartply – Talking Chairs @ Chester Zoo

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

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Living North – Meet The Maker – Jim Leach

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