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Wooden Staircases and Carpentry Work in Winchester | The Importance of Timber in Construction and Bespoke Joinery

Timber has been used in construction for thousands of years, and remains one of the most popular building materials for exterior and interior design. Thanks to the benefits it offers, such as availability and strength, it is perfect for everything from stud work and kitchen cabinetry to made-to-measure wardrobes and flooring. On this page, our kitchen fitters at KPS Home Improvements highlight the advantages of using wood for your project in Winchester. We offer a complete range of bespoke joinery and carpentry work to meet your needs, including wooden staircases, kitchen refurbishments, and bathroom renovations.

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Because there are so many types of wood available, classified into hardwood and softwood, there is an option suitable for every application. Hardwood is typically used for walls, ceilings and floors, while softwood is perfect for inner structures such as doors, window frames and furniture.

Benefits in Construction

Carpenters and joiners undertake the wooden aspects of building, which can include structural carpentry work, staircases, roofing services, and timber stud work/frames.

The many benefits associated with using timber are as follows:

  • Thermal and acoustic insulation

  • Adaptability

  • Structural stability

  • Better fire resistance

  • Sustainable options

  • Contributes to rural development

Benefits in Interior Design

As a company providing both bespoke joinery and carpentry work, we don’t just use wood in construction. The team at KPS Home Improvements, including our kitchen fitters, also provides an extensive range of services for the inside of your Winchester home. This includes kitchen refurbishments, bathroom renovations, architraves, skirtings, wooden staircases, made-to-measure wardrobes, and much more.

Wood provides a classic and elegant touch to home interiors however, it offers so much more than a beautiful appearance. Other benefits include:


Compared to other materials, such as metal, wood is lightweight, but it is still incredibly strong. It can even support its own weight better than steel, making it perfect for everything from furniture to staircases.


Wood can provide safety benefits because it is an excellent electrical insulator. Certain timbers are also heat and fire-resistant. Furthermore, wood absorbs sound, so can help reduce noise and echoes. This is especially beneficial in large spaces.


With the right skills, it is possible to create nearly anything from wood. Our team of kitchen fitters at KPS Home Improvements produces endless designs for clients in the Winchester area, delivering bespoke joinery products which fit perfectly and complement existing interiors. This includes kitchen refurbishments, storage for bathroom renovations, made-to-measure wardrobes, wooden staircases, and a range of additional carpentry work. You also have the option to stain or paint wood for your desired finish.


Wood is a renewable material which can be locally and sustainably sourced. You can also recycle wooden furniture at the end of its useful life. Furthermore, the manufacturing process of wood results in less environmental impact and wastewater production compared to other materials, like steel.

For more about our wooden staircases and carpentry work in Winchester, call our team today on 0118 9815619 or 07787 530208.