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Building a Retaining Wall with Railway Sleepers

| April 9, 2015
Building a Retaining Wall with Railway Sleepers

Reclaimed wooden railway sleepers are an excellent alternative to using bricks of blocks for building retaining walls for raised beds.

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How to Clean and Seal Decking

| April 9, 2015
How to Clean and Seal Decking

Learning how to clean a deck properly will not only keep it looking good, but will also help to prolong the life of the timber. Deck cleaning can be a quick and easy process, as long as you do it fairly regularly.

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Building a Patio

| April 9, 2015
Building a Patio

Laying a Patio successfully requires planning and preparation, along with a solid foundation. Learn how to lay a simple paving slab patio that will look fantastic and last for years with little or no maintenance. The advice and tips shown here can be applied to a patio two metres square, or 20 metres square. Marking […]

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Installing Driveway Gates

| April 9, 2015
Installing Driveway Gates

Whilst fitting a set of driveway gates may not seem like the most complicated of tasks it should be remembered that they can be very heavy and therefore will place a large amount of strain onto existing brick pillars. For this reason, if there is any doubt as to the suitability of the pillars professional […]

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How to Install Decking

| April 9, 2015
How to Install Decking

Decking is a great addition to almost any garden, providing you with an attractive and useful seating area.

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Building a Paver Path

| April 9, 2015
Building a Paver Path

There are several different ways to create garden paths, but one of the most attractive is to use pavers.

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Replacing Shed Roof Felt

| April 9, 2015
Replacing Shed Roof Felt

Replacing worn and split felt on the roof of a shed is essential if you want your tools and other garden equipment to stay in good condition.

Learn how to remove and replace old, worn or ripped shed roof felt in this step-by-step guide.

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Shed Maintenance

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Water is one of the biggest enemies of any building, it makes it uncomfortable for the inhabitants and it rots the fabric of the building. There are three main routes to keep the fabric of your shed dry

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Tools for Creating a Sub-Base

| April 9, 2015

When constructing a driveway, path or patio, the most important step is creating a firm sub-base for the paving or gravel to sit on.

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How to Clean Glass and Polycarbonate Roofs

| April 9, 2015
How to Clean Glass and Polycarbonate Roofs

Cleaning and maintaining the roof of your conservatory or sun room is one of those once or twice-a-year jobs which is as important as it is frustrating. Failing to clean and maintain the glass or polycarbonate roof of your conservatory is just storing up problems for the future, as moss, dirt and debris can attack […]

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Patching Shed Roof Felt

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Patching Shed Roof Felt

If the felt on the roof of your shed has been damaged somehow, it is very simple to apply a patch of new felt rather than replace all of the felt.

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Choosing a Garden Shed

| April 8, 2015
Choosing a Garden Shed

A shed is many things to many people, from a sanctuary from the wife and kids to simply a space to store that spare half a bag of compost and a few tools.

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Setting Timber Posts in Concrete

| August 11, 2014
Setting Timber Posts in Concrete

Whether you are putting up a fence or building a raised deck, being able to securely set wooden posts into concrete foundations is a useful skill to have.

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Make Your Garden Shed Secure

| August 11, 2014
Make Your Garden Shed Secure

Even if you only have a couple of bikes and a few tools in your shed, the cost of replacing them could still be several hundred pounds. On top of that, tools stored in your unsecured shed could be used to gain access to your house.

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Installing a Water Butt

| June 30, 2014
Installing a Water Butt

It seems that no matter how much rain the UK sees throughout the year, a few weeks of good weather will see the threat of hosepipe bans hitting the news all too frequently. Being able to tap into your own supply of rain water for things like watering plants or washing the car has considerable […]

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Erecting Wooden Panel Fencing

| February 21, 2013

Adding Wooden Panel (or Close Board) fencing along the boundary to your property is not only good for privacy and security, if done properly and maintained well, it can also add to the appeal of your home.

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Building Ground-Level Decking

| February 21, 2013

Building a ground-level deck is by far the easiest option if your available space is flat and sound enough to take it. There are no real foundations to create, not posts to fix and you won’t usually have to worry about creating steps or balustrade. It could potentially even be taken with you when you […]

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Building a Garden Pond

| June 9, 2012

With a bit of forward planning and the right equipment, this DIY job shouldn’t cause you too many problems. Just be aware of the safety issues of having a pond with small children in the household.

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Anchoring Posts With Concrete

| June 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

When anchoring wooden posts into soil in your garden there are a couple of quick and easy options available to you, including using metal post spikes. Depending on what your post is for (fence post, pergola frame, etc) and what type of soil you have…

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Laying a Gravel Path

| August 30, 2011 | 0 Comments
Laying a Gravel Path

Gravel paths can look very attractive and can also provide an extra security measure for your home (the noise it makes will prove a deterrent to intruders).

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Laying Turf Correctly

| May 30, 2011

Arrange for your turf to arrive no more than 1 day before you plan to lay it. When it arrives, if the weather is hot and dry, soak the outside of the pallet with water, making sure to apply plenty water to the ends of rolls that are showing. You should order an appropriate pre-turfing […]

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Creating a Raised Bed

| March 11, 2011

Creating a raised bed in which to grow your vegetables is a great idea. Soil in a raised be warms up faster than the surrounding soil, meaning you can make the most of your growing period.

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