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Difference between first fixing & second fixing

In the construction industry, ‘first fix’ and ‘second fix’ carpentry is related to the building of both houses and commercial buildings. The first fixing is composed of all the work done to take a building from its foundation to the point of plastering the walls. The second fix is then all of the work after the plastering. Continue reading “Difference between first fixing & second fixing”

The Perfect Finish: Why You Shouldn’t Confuse Varnish and Lacquer

While it’s not uncommon for the terms varnish and lacquer to be used interchangeably, the truth is that they’re quite distinct. This something that any good carpenter will tell you. These professionals have a working relationship with both, so they know exactly when to use them and how to maximise their value.

When searching for high quality carpentry services in Stowmarket, it’s important to be clear about what you want. Whether you’re building a new staircase, restoring antique furniture, or erecting wooden support structures, try to give your carpenter as much information as possible. That way, they can pick materials and finishes which enhance and refine.

Keep reading to learn about the differences between lacquer and wood and some of their common applications.

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