Landscaping

Cladding for a Shed

Posted on April 29, 2019 at 9:04 pm

Cladding can be used to make any outdoor area appear more rustic, or more modern – whichever the case may be. Cladding is generally applied to sheds and wooden outbuildings/garages to help them blend in with their surroundings and to give them some extra protection from the weather as well. If you have cladding on your home, you can match the cladding of your external buildings to that on your home so you can ensure you have continuity throughout.

There are various styles of cladding you can choose, including waney edge and feather edge. They are installed similarly – unless you opt for a tongue and groove option where the cladding will slot together to form a neater appearance on completion. The look you choose is entirely up to you, depending on what you prefer for your home. You can choose different types of timber, like oak, cedar, redwood, spruce and larch.

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The Different Types of Hörmann Door

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 5:52 pm

Hörmann doors are well known in the garage door industry. Coming in a range of styles to suit all kinds of customers, Hörmann garage doors are unique and stylish. Made by a German company, they have been sold across Europe for many years and are widely used by consumers. Their excellent reputation for quality has ensured that people still know about them, and still view Hörmann as being a modern, on trend, quality brand that has longevity and won’t go out of fashion.

Hörmann first introduced the Series 2000 range of doors in the UK market over 20 years ago – it was a range designed specifically for the UK market, and consisted of steel up and over doors. Since that time, the Hörmann range has grown exponentially to include doors of many types. There are now many kinds of up and over doors, sectional doors, roller doors, side hinged doors, front doors, bespoke doors, and a series of door openers that can be fitted to existing garage doors. This allows there to be something for everyone who is looking for a garage door for their home in the UK.

When you choose a Hörmann door, you know you are choosing a high-quality door that will last you for years and will keep on looking its best for many years to come. The benefits far outweigh the investment you will need to make when paying for the door. These are the different kinds of doors you can choose, and a little more information about them:

  • Sectional doors. Many people specifically choose Hörmann for their sectional doors, as they are high quality and have all the hallmarks of the Hörmann brand. You can choose various panel arrangements for a different appearance, and select from various colours.
  • Up and over doors. The original Hörmann door, the up and over style has many benefits for you. You can choose from materials like steel, fibreglass and timber, and you can choose a made to measure size for the perfect fit.
  • Roller doors. Featuring an aluminium shutter, your roller door will be strong and will achieve the perfect fit for excellent insulation. The smooth, slimline design will look modern and stylish on any building.
  • Side hinged doors. Perfect for garages that are used as more than a storage space, the side hinged door design will make your garage into an integral part of your home. They also offer you easy pedestrian access to the garage, opening up like an entrance door. You can have a side hinged and entrance door that match to bring the designs together.
  • Bespoke doors. If you want something unique, such as a different shape or a specific size, then you can choose a bespoke Hörmann door.

If you already have a door you want to upgrade, choose a Hörmann door opener. This can easily be fitted onto your door so that it can be opened electrically, improving your door and making it far easier for you to open. Make sure the opener is compatible with the garage door you have.

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How Secure are Garden Fences?

Posted on January 23, 2019 at 8:53 pm

Garden fences can be as secure as you like, with the option of various different kinds of fences that you can install. Fencing technology has come a long way, and fences no longer have to be rickety and wobbly; you can choose strong, sturdy fencing that will last you for many years to come.

The main thing is to choose the right kind of timber for your fencing needs. If you want something that is going to be sturdy and stable, choose a high quality hardwood timber, probably that doesn’t have any kind of fancy design; something like a simple featherboard fence is probably going to be more wind resistant. If you start installing taller fences that are more decorative, then this could mean your fencing is actually not as strong as it could be.

You should also make sure your fence is properly installed to give the best security. Install it following all instructions, or get the help of an installation expert.

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How to Grow Lilies

Posted on July 27, 2018 at 10:35 pm

Lilies are beautiful, versatile flowers that are available in many different colours and varieties, including Asiatic and Oriental. They will add such lovely colour to your garden, and their distinctive shape means they will stand out against other flowers. They will grow back every year, so make sure you plant them somewhere where you want to see them!

These are some tips for growing lilies successfully:

  • Lilies need a bright spot, potentially with a little shade. Sunshine is the most important thing, as they will not thrive if they are planted in the shade.
  • Make sure you plant them in the right type of soil. This will vary depending on the lily variety. For example, Asiatic hybrids will grow best in alkaline soil, whereas other varieties need acidic.
  • You can use a liquid fertiliser with potassium if you want to keep your lilies thriving. The flowers won’t last long, but if you would like them to last a little longer, this could be the answer.

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Keep Your Gardens Beautiful With Lawn Turf

Posted on August 1, 2017 at 12:51 pm

A garden turns out to be more beautiful when it is spotless, inviting, and green. An ideal method for keeping it green is by adding a lawn turf to flavour it up. This post discusses the essential things that you have to think about it.

What is a lawn turf?

This is a term for the grass that is ideal for utilizing as a part of different scenes that are done on lawns. The typical assortments are the St. Augustine, centipede, and the zoysia grasses. These grasses are interesting with the decorative sorts that are for the most part taller, bigger, and more slanted to develop in groups. They are estimated due to their extravagant and perfect covers that relax the ground for private greenhouses, play areas, and games fields.  (more…)

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