2022 Price Increase
We have been meaning to increase our prices over the last year and held off until we ordered new stock in February 2022 when we got a great shock. There has been between 51% and 65% increase in our cost of MDF since we last ordered – that makes over 100% increase since we last reviewed our prices in 2020.
We have reluctantly had to increase our prices, though nothing like the 100% that our suppliers have. We have raised prices between 20% and 50% on our products. Apologies to customers, but MDF prices have hit the roof in the last couple of years and especially in the last few months.
New Tongue and Groove Panelling kits
We have been getting many orders for just dado rails in the last year and realise that people are buying them because they are ideal for tongue and groove panelling as they have a rebate. Thinking we are missing potential sales here, we’ve decided to do our own complete T&G panelling kits. These include enough T&G panelling and dado to do 4.6m of panelling. Please see our kits page.
New year 2021
We have stocked up on all our products prior to any problems that may arise as a result in leaving the Single Market, so prices will not have to change at least until we start ordering stock again (our products come from Ireland and Northern Ireland). We continue to sell our panelling as normal during these difficult covid-19 times. Potential lower order rates during lockdown may mean a longer wait for small orders – only because it is uneconomic for us to ship small orders unless there are 2 together as we are charged a minimum £30 by our courier for any week that we use them. If an order can be packed so it is less than 1.5m (i.e. longer items cut) then it can go by Parcel Force instead of our courier to save time.
June 26th 2020. It hasn’t been an issue for us in past years, but just recently, quite a few customers have asked us to take their orders over the phone, so we’ve enabled Virtual Terminal by Paypal – it lets us take customers credit card details over the phone, giving another way to pay. We do not store credit card details ourselves, they are processed by Paypal using their secure system in real time. If for any reason, we cannot run the details through at the time of the customer phone call, we will destroy their card details as soon as the transaction is processed in Virtual Terminal.
January 2020. We have refined our shipping costs so that when you make a smaller order (up to about 15kg in weight), the shipping charge is automatically set to £12.50 + VAT instead of the standard £25 + VAT.
Please note that we are charged a minimum of £30 by our courier for any week that we use them, so if we only have 1 order to go, and it is at the lower rate, we may hold on to that order until we have others to send with it. Note that if an order can be packed as a single parcel, less than 1.5m long, we may be able to use Royal Mail Parcel Force so you do not have to wait for our courier to collect.
January 2020. Apologies for this but the latest price increases to MDF mean that since 2016, our raw material costs have gone up over 40%. We have therefore taken the difficult decision to raise our prices by 10%.
February 14th 2017. Our wall panelling kits have made it so much easier to work out requirements. So, we’ve launched a stair panelling kit to make that easier as well. This kit will panel one side of a ‘standard’ staircase, so if you live in a fairly standard house, with a straight staircase, our kit could be just the thing.
Extra wall panelling Kits
February 2017. We have introduced wall panelling kits that swap skirtings for dado for those people who don’t want the trouble of removing their old skirting boards and replacing with ours – you can use an upturned dado rail on top of your skirting and it does the job – easier to fit – and it’s even cheaper.
We’ve got a new website.
Yes at last, we’ve got a website that will work on tablets and phones without having to squint.