From the East anglian Daily Times, Monday 2 July 1934
Some of the beautiful effects to be obtained by the use of Empire timber are admirably demonstrated on this stand by Messrs. Wm. Brown and Co., of Ipswich, who have erected a complete house, in every detail, of Empire timber, somewhat on the lines of the timber houses of Canada, with most excellent results. This exhibit is bound to attract a lot of attention.
The house is completely furnished and equipped entirely electrically, with modern electric fires, tubular and panel heating and every possible electrical device for the home. British Columbian Western red cedar has been used for the exterior, beams and stud work, the roof being covered with Western red cedar shakes.
In the porch, the pillars, panelling and front door are British Columbian Western Red cedar, while the flooring is Gurjan, from the Andaman Islands. The entrance hall ceiling is of Insulwood Wall Board, which is manufactured in England. The beams and panelling are of British Columbian Western hemlock; the flooring is of rift grain, kiln dried Western hemlock, and the staircase is British Columbian pine.
The dining-room is entirely constructed of British Columbian Western red cedar, with the exception of the flooring which is rift sawn, kiln dried British Columbian pine; whilst the kitchen is lined throughout with Insulated Wall Board.
The bedrooms are panelled with British Columbian Western hemlock, with rift sawn kiln dried flooring to match. The bedroom floors are of Australian silky oak and Australian walnut, the bathroom door of Queensland maple and the walls and ceiling again being of Insulated Wall Board.
The constructional timber is of merchantable quality British Columbian pine. Surrounding the Empire Timber house are various types of fencing, constructed mainly of English oak, converted in the firm's English timber mill at Handford Road, Ipswich. The electrical fittings throughout have been installed by the Ipswich Corporation Electrical Supply Department