From neglected 1960’s bungalow to forever home with West Fraser’s CaberDek


When Mark and Jayne Holdsworth bought a neglected 1960’s bungalow in Leeds, they could already envisage a fantastic forever home. The extension programme comprises demolition and renovation stages as the couple reconfigure their home and construct a three-storey extension to take advantage of the stunning West Yorkshire countryside.

Predictably, there have already been challenges and, with the building situated on a steep slope, the floors needed to be installed to take the levels of the house up before making the building watertight. The Holdsworths’ builders’ merchant, Howarth Timber, recommended West Fraser’s CaberDek and the results spoke for themselves! Mark said,

“We needed a hard-wearing heavy-duty product that provided protection from the elements. With CaberDek that’s exactly what we got!”

The boards with their peelable film were used to create the kitchen floor on the first-floor extension and on the entire second floor. Mark explained,

“The boards are good quality and they went down easily without any challenges”

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CaberDek, part of West Fraser’s CaberFloor range, is designed to withstand the elements for up to 42 days  between laying the floor and fixing the roof, when installed according to manufacturer’s instructions.  Samples of CaberDek, and West Fraser’s other engineered wood-based panel products, can be ordered on the website. Head to the housebuilder page on the website to download a selection of tools including a fully-interactive guide to all West Fraser products and a checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your build.

All West Fraser panel products produced in the UK are net carbon negative and manufactured in mills that have obtained the coveted environmental ISO 14001 accreditation. Responsibly sourced, the panels are FSC certified and created from locally grown timber, cutting embodied carbon from transportation.

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