From October, 2016

Frighteningly Fantastic

It’s the spooky time of year again when the USA goes Halloween crazy and the UK half-heartedly goes along with it. The Certainly Wood coven love nothing better than to gather around the fire and tell spooky tales. However, pumpkin carving is probably the most revered traditions at Halloween, but have you ever wondered why…

Blowing His Stack – The Chimneys of Gaudi

With a few notable exceptions, most chimneys are added to a building as a necessity, rather than as a feature, especially when it comes to the sometimes mundane contemporary buildings thrown up in haste these days. The same cannot be said of the buildings of Spanish art-deco architect Antoni Gaudi, whose Willy Wonka-esque preoccupation with…

Bring Home the Herefordshire Beef with The Beefy Boys

Herefordshire seems to be inspiring hoards of young foodie entrepreneurs. We told you about The Shack Revolution a few months ago and this month we’re chatting with The Beefy Boys, another of Certainly Wood’s favourite haunts which is also based in our county town. The Beefy Boy’s themselves take up the story. How did it get…

Britain’s Trees Under Threat

We were honoured to have our very own Nic Snell invited to appear on ITV News last week as one of the spokesmen for Woodsure’s Buy British wood campaign. The aim is to stop diseased wood being imported from Europe and increasing the risk of many of the UK’s native species being wiped out. Britain’s…