A Wood Idea, a corny name admittedly but with a grain of logic to it, was created in 2011 in a small place called Blaydon in Tyne and Wear, home of the Blaydon races and now home to the best flooring and door outlet in the North East. As the name suggests we sell all things wood: wooden floors, doors and staircases. We also have a team of craftsmen providing a local fitting service second to none.
Too often our homes are built with the emphasis on cost rather than design. Doors, stairs and floors are there for function as opposed to aesthetics. With this in mind and our background in the timber merchant industry, A Wood Idea was founded to supply the finest hardwood floors, doors and stairs. We are passionate about interacting with our suppliers and customers, keeping our range creative, innovative and truly wonderful.
Aims of our business:
- To give our customers a super- efficient, sincere, fabulous and overall exceptionally wonderful experience both in-store and online.
- To be thought of the best place to shop either online or in store for Doors, flooring, staircases and flooring and door accessories
- To provide a family oriented, caring environment for our wonderfully talented staff to work in
Iain Smith – Managing Director
Many, many years ago, back in the heady times of New Romantics, when hair and fashion were best forgotten, a young Iain turned down an offer for Chelsea and Glasgow schools of art. He was a dab hand with a pencil but the world of work and the lure of timber technology captured his heart and imagination. At the tender age of 17, Iain joined the timber industry, working with a Scottish hardwood timber importer and merchant in Glasgow and spent the rest of his career to date cultivating his passion for all things wood.
Andy Brown – Director
Having fallen foul of a dodgy knee which cut short his pro-football career Andy fell into the industry because football management wasn’t challenging enough. This opened a new door for him and has certainly been to our advantage. His passion for Newcastle may be his first love but his knowledge of wooden products is most certainly top of the premier league
Lorna Smith – Director
After working for many years in Customer service for the rail industry, managing National Rail Enquiries customer service complaints team, Lorna decided to take the arguably easier route of bringing up kids for a while. Now that they are both teenagers it is easy to see why she is back working with us at A Wood Idea where she manages our purse strings as well as several other things which Iain and Andy chuck her way
Chris Johnson - Sales
Chris is proving to be an instant hit with staff and customers alike. Has great experience in the industry and is the one to speak to for door enquiries and sales.
Mark Nee - Sales
A new member of staff who has joined the team in 2019, Mark is new to the industry but it has taken him no time in adjusting.
MP Joinery- Joiner
An extremely skilled member of our team, Marc is the man who will carry out your staircase replacement or rennovation. When he isnt doing that, he will hang your door or fit your floor. Extremely skilled in any joinery department.
P. McNichol Joinery- Joiner/Craftsman
Phil fits our staircases and doors, a master craftsman and an absolute delight to have in your home. You are in safe hands if Phil is doing your staircase refurbishment or replacement. Phil can also help with any joinery needs.
MBH Joinery- Joiner
Michael is tasked with doing your staircase whether it is a conversion or new flight replacement. A wonderfully talented joiner who can also fit your floor, doors or anythhing joinery related.
DJB Joinery - Joiner / Floor Fitter
David has been a member of our team since the beginning, he will look after all your needs shall you need a floor fitting, door hung or staircase renovtaed.
Hero Joinery- Joiner / Floor Fitter
Ron fits our flooring and internal doors - whether it is laminate, vinyl, solid or engineered flooring. He will also fit your internal doors whether they are Oak, White or Walnut. A highly valued member of our team.
Irving Floors - Floor Fitter
Andy will fit your flooring, a highly skilled fitter who specialises in solid herringbone floors with or without borders. A real asset to our company.
James Kennedy - Warehouse/Driver
Now a fully fledged member of our team, James oversees operations in the warehouse and deliveries. He is responsible for ensuring our reputation for a prompt delivery service continues.
SC Allen French Polishing - We offer a professional and reliable French polishing service across the North East. SC Allen is one of the leading french polishing companies serving commercial and domestic clients across the North East. Coverted by many, Stuart and his team will polish your staircase or doors to suit your needs.