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Fence posts: should I choose timber, concrete or galvanised steel?

What’s the best material to use for fence posts? Deciding on a new fence involves many considerations, your desired look, installation time, physical effort to fit, endurance of material and …

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From planter to plate – grow a three-course meal

If living the good life appeals, why not combat a little of the increasing costs of living and try to grow your own planter to plate fruit and veggies? Fruit …

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Maintaining and cleaning your garden decking

Everyone loves a good bit of garden decking; it opens your home up to so many possibilities giving you the perfect area to relax in the sun, cook up a barbeque …

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Decking with distinction – why composite is king

Should I choose real wood or composite decking? It’s true that soft and hardwood decking can cost less initially, but they do require investment and work to maintain. Composite decking …

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How gardening can put a spring in your step

After the dark months of winter come hopeful spring buds, signalling the start of a new season. Customers to the yard are starting to think about heading al fresco to …

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Garden fencing for Spring

What to do with timber before the bulbs bloom Before the joys of spring take hold, look at the bares bones of your outside space and see the potential of …

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Do I need planning permission to build garden room?

As thoughts turn to preparing gardens for spring, visitors to our yard are increasingly purchasing timber for garden renovation projects – new fences, BBQ areas and decking. Since the pandemic …

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Sound like a load of shiplap?

There are so many wonderful words for wood products – do you know your shiplap from your birdsmouth or your peeled posts from your OSB? Here’s a little information on …

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Know your timber cladding – what’s the difference?

Before we start, we should clarify – what is timber cladding? Timber cladding is a common exterior finish for buildings. ‘Cladding’ refers to components that are attached to a primary …

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What can I build with landscape timber?

Before we start, we ought to clarify about landscape timber rather than assume everyone knows: What is Landscape timber? Landscape timbers are wooden boards with a thickness generally of 3 …

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Autumn garden lighting tips

The clocks haven’t even gone back yet and we’re talking about Autumn we hear you say… But, like it or not, the lighter nights are reducing and we turn our …

BSW Timeless Sleepers Planter

What are railway sleepers and what can they be used for?

Railway sleepers, Garden sleepers, Landscape timber – you might have heard them called any of these names but what are they and what can they be used for? Railway Sleepers …

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