Grand Designs Live Gallery

Grand Designs Live 2018 Gallery.

Here's some of the best snaps from the 4-day event that showcased 400+ exhibitors, who welcomed 161k+ visitors.

Replica Wood would like to thank everybody who visited the stand to meet the Replica Wood team - and all the NEC staff for their hard work and fantastic organisation. We hope to see you in 2019!

Replica Wood to exhibit at Grand Designs Live 2018!

Replica Wood to exhibit at Grand Designs Live exhibition 2018!

Thermotec Plastics are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting our Replica Wood Tudor Cladding and NEW Garden Log Edging at the Grand Designs Live show at the NEC (National Exhibition Centre), Birmingham from 10th-14th October 2018.

Based on the Channel 4 series and presented by Kevin McCloud, the show offers visitors top expert advice, new product launches and specialist exhibitors in six project zones;


Whether you’re planning a self-build, renovation or are adding the finishing touches, find ideas and inspiration for your very own Grand Design at this multi-award winning event.

Exhibiting alongside Anglian Homes

Venue Address:

National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

North Avenue

Marston Green


B40 1NT

Venue Tel: 0121 780 4141

Opening Times

Wed 10th – 10:00 – 17:00

Thur 11th – 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 12th – 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 13th – 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 14th – 10:00 – 17:00

Travel Information:

Travel by road
We recommend using the postcode B40 1NT. The NEC will be clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6. When you arrive at the NEC do not follow your satnav, but instead follow the signs for Grand Designs Live. The NEC has over 16,500 parking spaces. The traffic team will on-hand to help you with any further guidance. Once you have parked get the free shuttle bus or walk following the sign-posted footpaths.

Please visit for information on parking charges at the venue.

Travel by train
The NEC is located less than a ten-minute walk from the Birmingham International Railway Station. Direct services run all day. If you are travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, less than a 15-minute journey away.

Travel by air
Birmingham International Airport is located right on the doorstep to the NEC. Take the free fast air-rail link to the Birmingham International Railway station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The trains run every two minutes and the journey itself takes 90 seconds. When you arrive follow signs to the NEC.

Disabled Visitors:
Find out about the facilities at the NEC Birmingham here

Grand Designs Live has appointed Event Express as its official accommodation partner. Event Express have negotiated special rates for visitors and exhibitors.

Click here to book your room.

Telephone: 01905 732737



Replica Wood to feature at Made in the Midlands’ 2018 Exhibition.

Visit us on stand 72 to see how our Replica Wood products could help with your commercial and/or domestic home improvement projects.

Thermotec Plastics are delighted to announce that Replica Wood Tudor Cladding will feature at the ‘Made in the Midlands’ exhibition at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Thursday 21.06.18.

The exhibition will feature over 2,500 industry leaders from across the Midlands engineering and manufacturing supply chain, including automotive, oil & gas, aerospace, retail, defence and medical. The likes of Siemens, RS Components, Ricoh Products and Dennis Eagle to name just a few of the other companies exhibiting.

The event is FREE to attend for all manufacturing and engineering companies with an interest in seeing the sector prosper. For visitors, the Made in the Midlands exhibition is your chance to visit the best of the Midlands movers and makers in one day and network with key decision makers from across Midlands industry.

Seminar Speaker Slots:

The exhibition will be hosting a series of informative seminars throughout the day, discussing current industrial topics that impact the engineering community.

10am: Andy Street, West Midlands Mayor opens MIM Expo

11am: Arthur J Gallagher on ‘GDPR Essentials’

12pm: Lord Whitby, Made in the Midlands on ‘House of Lords Update’

1pm: Lee Price, ADI Group on ‘The industry skills gap’

2pm: Michael Mychajluk, JLR on ‘The automotive supply chain update’

3pm: Alan Norbury, Siemens ‘Digitalisation changes everything

 Register for your tickets today at

Replica Wood Announcement

Thermotec Plastics set to become the sole manufacturers of all future Replica Wood products.

Replica Wood Ltd are delighted to announce that Thermotec Plastics Ltd, an innovative manufacturing company based at a 45,000 sq/ft production site in the heart of Birmingham, are set to become the manufacturers, and suppliers, of all future Replica Wood products.


Applethwaite choose Replica Wood to be installed on new-build homes at ‘Walton Gardens’ in Preston.

11 of the 46 plots at the impressive new-build development ‘Walton Gardens’ will boast a distinct Tudor-style exterior feature installed using our Polyurethane Replica Wood.

Replica Wood was specified as the product of choice by Applethwaite Homes for it’s long lasting and low maintenance characteristics, whilst retaining an authentic oak beam appearance that compliments the developments traditional exterior designs.

Call us today on 01952 457 400 to discuss your Tudor exterior requirements

Development Overview

A stunning new development of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom houses and 3 bedroom dormer bungalows.

These superb new homes are completed to an excellent specification and have been planned meticulously to incorporate the best of modern living with fantastic Dining Kitchen spaces, creating the hub of the family home. Quality fitments include; Designer bathroom with Vitra Sanitaryware and Hansgrohe shower fittings and taps.

Traditional exterior design together with 21st century interior comforts combine to make fantastic new homes ideal for family living.

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Wood Norton Retirement Village to be installed with mock Tudor Replica Wood

Wood Norton Retirement Village to be installed with mock Tudor Replica Wood.

Replica Wood Ltd are delighted to announce that our mock Tudor Replica Wood has been chosen to feature on the Tudor-style exteriors of the stunning 'Wood Norton Retirement Village' currently under construction in Witney, Oxfordshire.

Construction of the development will be undertaken by BAM Construction, who secured the contract with BUPA-owned client Richmond Care Villages, and is due to be completed in September 2018.

The new development will create 48 village apartments for independent living, 46 suites for assisted living, and a 60-bed care home providing nursing and dementia care. In addition, there will be a wellness spa, lounges, library, terrace café, restaurant and garden bar. It will be lavishly landscaped as is the norm for Richmond Care Village developments.

Our Polyurethane Replica Wood was chosen as the suitable product for the Tudor-style exteriors thanks to its long lasting, durable characteristics and authentic natural oak appearance. The lightweight planks also offered the client a cost-effective alternative to using natural wood as installation times are kept to a minimum, and future maintenance requirements are as low as possible.

Call us today to discuss your mock Tudor new-build or refurbishment requirements

01952 872 256

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Replica Wood Tudor-style decorative corner features now available!

Replica Wood Tudor-style decorative corner features now available!

Transform your home exteriors with our authentic, low maintenance mock Tudor Replica Wood and NEW mock Tudor corner features.

Specially developed to replicate the stunning, intricate designs added to original Tudor buildings, our lightweight, easy-to-install decorative corner features will further enhance the style and character of your home exteriors.

Call us today on 01952 872 256 to discuss your mock Tudor refurbishment needs.

Your Tudor style, our modern materials.

Our Replica Wood Tudor-style corner pieces are manufactured using a textured grain identical to natural oak, and will be available in the matching colour to your chosen Replica Wood planking.

Call us today on 01952 872 256 to discuss your mock Tudor refurbishment needs.

Mock Tudor Replica Wood to be installed on Jones Homes Developments at ‘Kings Meadow, Lancashire’

Mock Tudor Replica Wood to be installed on Jones Homes Development 'Kings Meadow, Lancashire'

November 2016

We (Replica Wood Ltd) are delighted to announce that we have started deliveries of our Polyurethane replica oak Tudor boards to the site of Jones Homes new-build developments at 'Kings Close, Lancashire'.

With construction well underway, the project is expected to be completed in the Autumn of 2017 and will consist of a large number of Tudor-style property's being installed with our Polyurethane mock Tudor Replica Wood.

'Kings Close' is a prestigious development of stunning executive 4 & 5 bedroomed homes set in the picturesque village of Staining on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire.

Our Replica Wood manufactured to a bespoke ‘Aged Golden Oak’

In keeping with the traditional aesthetics of these luxurious homes, Jones Homes wanted a number of plots to have a Tudor style feature that would compliment the property's character, without the need for installing and painting heavy, high maintenance oak.

After finding our lightweight Polyurethane Replica Wood as the ideal low maintenance, authentic solution - they asked us to develop a two-toned 'stained' finish Tudor Board that would suit the appearance of the other exterior features.

We promptly helped them with a range of specially designed samples, amended them accordingly to their feedback, and developed our 'Aged Golden Oak' Replica Wood (as in image).

Please call us today on 01952 872 256 to discuss your mock Tudor refurbishment or new-build development needs.

House Types containing our mock Tudor Replica Wood

The Knightsbridge II

A detached family home with five bedrooms and detached double garage offering a spacious layout. The ground floor comprises of the lounge with patio doors leading to the rear garden, a dining room, study, a utility room and WC cloakroom.

The open plan kitchen with Neff appliances boasts french doors to the rear garden. The first floor presents five bedrooms with two en-suites and a beautifully finished fully tiled family bathroom with Villeroy Boch fittings.

In addition to the double garage with lighting and power, the spacious driveway provides ample parking.

The Banbury

An impressive four bedroom detached family home with integral garage. The ground floor features an open plan kitchen/family/dining room with a separate utility room. The formal lounge provides the perfect space for the evening with plenty of room for relaxing.

The first floor provides four double bedrooms, with the master bedroom boasting an en suite shower room, whilst the three remaining bedrooms are served well by fully tiled modern family bathroom with thermostatic shower.

The garage and drive provide plenty room for off road parking.

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Please call us today on 01952 872 256 to discuss your mock Tudor refurbishment or new-build development needs.

FAO Trade Customers: Lead time update

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Temporary production queue


Dear customers,

Due to an unprecedented high demand for our Replica Wood in recent weeks, we would like to make you aware that our production queue is currently operating at a lead time of 10-14 days as we have sold out all stock of mainline sizes and colours for our Tudor boards & Shiplap Cladding.

We aim to replenish our stock levels and return to our normal service of next day delivery as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause for you or your customers in the coming weeks.

We hope this update is of some help to you. Thank you for your understanding.

Please feel free to email us at or call us on 01952 872 256 with any questions and we will be happy to help you further.