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  • Hit the North Superwide Cork Wallpaper

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    Our award winning real cork wallpaper adds instant character to your space with this edgy architectural print by Drew Millward.

    The wallcovering is 130cm (51") wide and sold by the metre (39"). Application is Paste the Wall using standard pre mixed wallpaper paste.
    Please get in touch at if you would like us to quote for your space.

    Design Notes

    'Hit The North' is the result of an exciting collaboration with graphic artist Drew Millward. Best known for designing psychedelic posters for rock bands such as Foo Fighters and Arctic Monkeys, Drew was commissioned to create a Modernist-inspired cork wallpaper celebrating the creativity and industry of the north of England.

    Drew's work is heavily influenced by the post-industrial landscape surrounding his home in Yorkshire, and this can be seen in the bold, monochromatic design featuring factory buildings, hills and circular, sun-like motifs. Drew’s trademark skulls, black cats and owls can also be spotted lurking within this intricate design.

    Printed onto sustainable Portuguese cork, 'Hit The North' is an innovative juxtaposition of graphic art with a natural material, and as such it has been awarded the prestigious Design Guild Mark for 2020/2021.

    This highly distinctive printed cork wallpaper adds instant character to a contemporary space or provides the perfect contrast to period detailing such as exposed brickwork or wooden panelling. Recent customer projects have included a music room (the cork has great acoustic qualities), a games room and a basement powder room. In a contract setting, 'Hit The North' creates a wonderfully textural backdrop for bars, restaurants or wine cellars.

    The design is 130cm wide and supplied by the running metre.

    If you'd like a quote for your space, or further advice and information please don't hesitate to get in touch at

    Product Details

    Find out how much of this wall covering you'd need to buy for your space by emailing your wall dimensions to

    Paper Width: 130cm (51.18'')
    Vertical Pattern repeat: 144.45cm (56.87")
    Match: Straight Match
    Print Method: Digitally printed
    Hanging Method: Paste the Wall
    Substrate: Portuguese cork laminated onto heavyweight non woven FSC certified paper. Manufactured in a British factory complying to an Environmental Management System in line with ISO 1400.
    Fire rating: Highest rated, suitable for contract use. EN15102:2007+A1:2011 meets B s1 d0
    Country of Manufacture: Made in England.

    Please note that we wouldn't recommend using this wallpaper in a splash back area above a sink or cooker unless protected by glass or perspex.

    Sourcing & Sustainability

    Wallpaper printed by Anstey Wallpaper in Leicestershire, England, UK.

    Anstey are Planet Mark sustainability certified and have signed up to the Design for Diversity Pledge to increase diversity in the design industry.

    Printed with water based inks which meet UK and EU REACH standards (REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.)

    Paper is FSC Certified from responsibly managed forests

    Natural cork grown sustainably in Portugal without the use of chemicals

    French VOC regulation ‘A’ rated (a measure of the emissions into the air after installation)

    Environmental Product Declaration Certified

    PVC free

    Delivery & Returns

    We aim to dispatch orders within 3-4 working days.

    Please send us a message with your order if you have any special requests regarding delivery dates and we will do our best to accommodate you.

    Please contact us at if you don't see the delivery option you require.

    UK Delivery

    Samples and swatches - Free delivery

    Orders under £250 - £5.95 tracked next day delivery by DHL

    Over £250 - Free tracked next day delivery by DHL

    Delivery to Europe, USA and Canada

    Samples and swatches - £6 Royal Mail International Standard

    Orders under £500 - £30 tracked delivery by DHL Express

    Over £500 - Free tracked delivery by DHL Express

    Delivery to Australia, New Zealand, Japan and China

    Samples and swatches - £6 Royal Mail International Standard

    Orders under £500 - £50 tracked delivery by DHL Express

    Over £500 - Free tracked delivery by DHL Express


    We recommend that you order a sample before purchasing goods as although we try our best to make sure that our online images are accurate as possible it's best to view colours and textures in the environment they will be used in.

    On receipt, please check that your order is correct.

    We are confident you will be delighted with your purchase. However, if for any reason you are not completely satisfied we are happy to offer a refund on all goods returned to us within 90 days from dispatch, provided they are in the original packaging (where applicable), unused and in a re-saleable condition. To arrange a return please contact us at or call 0113 4503639.

    This policy is offered in addition to your legal rights.

    Do you have a question?

    We are always happy to advise.

    We usually reply within 24 hours - please check your junk folder!

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 8 reviews
    Amazing wallpaper

    I absolutely love this wallpaper, makes my dining room look much warmer and cosier. Even the decorators were raving about it, and so did everyone who's seen it since.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was lovely to meet you in person at our studio, and I hope you enjoy your wallpaper for many years to come.

    Chloe Pendlebury- JDA
    Commercial Hospitality Project

    We approached Charlotte regarding a commercial hospitality project in Salford and I'm so glad we did. The quality of all the products is beautiful and to be supporting local artists is truly so rewarding. From concept through to installation Monkey Puzzle Tree were on hand to assist and we are thrilled with the final result. Customer service was second to none, thank you so much to all the team.

    JDA cannot wait to work with you again very soon!

    Thank you so much Chloe, it was great to work with you and the final project is absolutely stunning!

    Sylvia sykes
    Fabulous hit the north cork paper

    This site has superb customer service, beaten only by this fantastic wall art
    It truly is stunning different unique
    So very pleased easy to work with and dramatic in its excellence
    Highly recommend this site

    Hella Southworth
    Hit the North Cork Wallpaper

    This product is striking and stunning and has received many very flattering comments. It looks superb, was very easy to hang and the company couldn’t have been more helpful in anyway - it was an absolute pleasure to deal with them.
    I highly recommend both the product and the customer service, both excellent!

    Deborah Faulkner
    The search for the perfect paper stops here - Hit The North cork wallpaper

    I had a broken and scratched old cupboard languishing in the hall for months, waiting for me to find the perfect paper for the recycling project. I'd noticed this paper on a piece a furniture renovated professionally by @Relovedmcr and it stopped me in my tracks! It was THE ONE!!
    The beautiful and unique quality of the cork paper and stunning print made easy work of making the tired old cupboard come alive. I don't like to use products without researching the company first and was delighted with the ethical stance of The Monkey puzzle Tree for supporting local communities, careful consideration of environmental impact of products and that they pay proper artist royalties. It was a premium purchase but one that I can honestly justify and will last me a lifetime.