Planning your Next Garden Design

Sometimes updating the look and feel of our properties is healthy, and maintenance/decorating work can increase property value, but so too can a garden redesign. There are so many landscaping changes to consider, depending on the outdoor areas you want to create but our suggestions may give you some exciting ideas.

Sheltered Seating Areas

Having a gazebo, a patio awning or a summerhouse can give you the protection you need to enjoy your garden outdoors when the weather is not at its best. We feel all quality gardens should give you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors even when it’s wet.

Tidy Borders

Garden borders are not always maintained, and that can ruin the whole appearance of your garden, especially if weeds have come through and plants are dead. If you have a flower bed border area for example, make sure it’s neat with clean lines. You can then opt for low maintenance bark mulch if you want potted plants instead.

Patio Pathways

A pathway leading down to your garden can change the mood, and you should not have to struggle across your overgrown lawn to get to the bottom of your garden. A nice pathway matching your patio can add style, while lights alongside the path can ooze class.

How to Buy the Best Up and Over Doors

When it comes to buying doors for your home regardless of whether the door is meant for the garage or a room in the house, there is one thing that is very vital and this is usually the amount of space that they will eat up in order for them to function. That is why in most cases, up and over doors are usually preferred since they might not eat up as much space when being opened and closed. Furthermore, they do not pose a danger when they are left open since they have sufficient clearance and one does not have to worry about running into them. However, to be able to reap from what these doors have to offer, one must be able to make the best purchase and these tips will walk through that.

Price

The first thing that you have to consider is the amount of money that you are willing to spend on the door. In most cases, this affects a whole lot of other factors and having this right ensures that you are able to get your priorities right and get a door that can fit your budget. However, it is a big and risky move that can be quite hazardous to completely rely on the pricing since it is worth remembering that you get what you pay for. As such, you might want to make sure that as much as you want to stay within your budget, you do not do this at the expense of quality. Continue reading

Building Restoration – Why it is Important

Building restoration is the first step towards preservation of an existing structure. It stops further degradation of the building and such efforts benefit the community, environment and even the area’s economy. Restoration of old and neglected building revitalises the neighbourhood, giving it an appealing look, away from the old and crumbling feel. It is important to note that a restoration process always aims at retaining much of the old structures’ character and design. There are a lot of reasons why a neglected building ought to be rehabilitated. Discussed below are some of these reasons that could prompt a complete restoration and reconstruction of an old building. Continue reading

Primrose Plants for your Hanging Baskets

Primrose plants are not exactly rare, but the main benefit is the fact that they can flourish during autumn and winter. Harsh conditions don’t stop primrose plants from looking great, and they’re ideal for hanging baskets.

Primrose plants come offer a plethora of colours, while sizes vary too. They don’t need a great deal of maintenance either, making them ideal for borders, window boxes and containers as well as hanging baskets. May gardens seem to look a little bit bland around Christmas and New Years but that doesn’t have to be the case, and the Primrose Plant is one of the most beautiful winter bedding plant species, and you’re always guaranteed gorgeous colours.

If you’re looking to liven up your winter garden, then we’d recommend pansies or primrose, and the more you have the better. They’ll also take you through to the summer period, so they could prove to be a long term investment.

Construction Consultants – What They Do And Why You Should Let Them Do It!

Any construction project should uphold the highest construction standards at all times. For instance, during the construction process it is very important to check on the safety standards and ensure that all construction requirements are precisely met. This is the same story whether it’s a landscaping project or a building project, and all construction regulations should be adhered to.

There is no room for laxity, as any wrong decision will attract lasting consequences.

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Glass Rooms – The Structures Available

The use of glass rooms is a wonderful way to expand your home. In case you live in the UK and you are interested in building a conservatory, garden room, orangery, or swimming pool enclosure, there are many options available to you.

First of all, decide what kind of structure will meet your needs. Are you looking to add space to your home? Is it a weatherproof solution that you need? Perhaps you’d like to create an area for guests or for an upcoming event. Whatever the case is, consider going to a company that specialises in UK glass rooms. Continue reading

Bright Lights This Christmas

Most people decorate their houses for Christmas, but the garden can often be completely forgotten. We feel that just should not be the case, and if you have any hedges, conifers or mature trees, then you can light them up and decorate them.

Choosing bright colourful Christmas lights can be a nice touch for your garden, and not just for Christmas, but for the whole of the winter period. Bright lights can add personality, style and vibrancy to your garden, and it can make your features stand out more, whether that’s a pond, a summer house, ornaments or water features.

The more bright lights you have fitted in your garden, the more Christmassy it will feel and the better it will look in general, so don’t forget about your outdoor decorations this year.

Making your Garden More Practical

A British garden doesn’t get an awful amount of hot weather and sunshine, even in the summer months, and you may make your outdoor space more practical by starting again with a completely new design.

Having a summer house, a garden pod, a barn or an outbuilding can give you an area to study, relax or take up a hobby, and the main benefit is that you’re able to have an outdoor space you can enjoy whether there’s sun or rain.

You may also incorporate seating areas into your garden for those rare sunny days, perhaps in the form a patio area, decking or a terrace. Most expertly crafted outdoor designs include different areas for different purposes, such as relaxing, barbecuing, entertaining and gardening, and if you create a more practical garden, you may benefit from a more active lifestyle.

Skylights in Residential and Commercial Buildings

The use of skylights has over the years grown in popularity as more people use them in both residential and commercial buildings. In a matter of speaking, these types of roofs are windows in a sense only that they are positioned atop the buildings. Installing these roofs in the building comes with a host of advantages one of them being that they allows the building occupants to enjoy the beauty of the blue sky while inside the building.

These roofs can be used to bring in more light into the house and this makes them energy efficient as they discourage the need for putting on the lights during the day. They can also help you to enjoy the beauty of the skies at night especially when the moon and the stars are on display. Continue reading

Insurance Repairs and Coverage for Property Damage

More often than not, homeowners will seek coverage for aspects such as fire, flood damage, wind damage, and hail damage. Insurance coverage policies are often confusing. When making a building insurance repairs claim, using a reputable building service that understands the insurance industry will help you receive the compensation that you deserve.

If you own a structure, you will need a building insurance policy to protects you against any damage to your property and requires repairs. It is normally a stipulation of your home mortgage and in case you are a landlord, you will be required to acquire buildings coverage. It is your duty and not your tenants’. While it is optional, if you do own a building, this kind of insurance is extremely important.
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  • Garage Doors

    Garage Doors are an important decision for any home owner. The type of door that you choose will come to define what you use your garage for, and how suitable it is for the task.

  • Garden Decking

    Garden decking can do wonders for improving the look and feel of your garden. Not only do they look great, but they provide you with an optimal seating area, which is ideal for having a sheltered area as well, like with an awning.

  • Fitting Turf to Your Garden

    There are many different garden designs throughout the towns and cities in the UK, and in London you're likely to come across many shaped lawns. Some enthusiastic gardeners are keen to make the lawn a standout feature in its own right, and professional landscapers can easily roll out turf in London so that it complements the additional garden areas, such as the borders, flower beds and patios.

  • Using Real Wood for Exterior Design

    There are clear differences between beautiful real wood garage doors and wood laminate doors. A proper solid oak door feels heavy and secure, while it is unique, with its own colour, texture and individual set of imperfections and knots.

  • Outdoor Design Touches for Commercial Properties

    Outdoor design for commercial properties can be just as, if not more, important than interior design. This is because first impressions are crucial in terms of attracting new customers, and low-cost exterior design touches can make a big difference in influencing customer behaviour. A shop canopy is not only practical and durable, it can also be pleasing on the eye, and whether you opt for a folding arm or drop arm canopy, you’ll get plenty of choice in terms of colours. Many branded, decorative awnings can improve the look of a shop, whilst providing outstanding protection for living and recreation areas.