What do you need to build your own Pergola

Pergolas are becoming increasingly popular in recent years in the UK due to how beautiful they look and the visual appeal they add to your garden or outdoor space. More and more people are looking to build their very own pergola which is a great idea if you are DIY savvy. When thinking about building one the first thing you will need to consider is what type of wood you will need to use to build it. There are generally two different options that you…

Is it cheaper to build your own shed?

Nearly every single garden in the UK has a shed, they are a fantastic option for storage and come in several different shapes, sizes, and materials. You can even get sheds that are visually pleasing for different reasons. You can buy modern-looking sheds made out of plastic or metal or wooden sheds. With so many resources laying around which you can pick up free a lot of the time on local selling platforms or unwanted wood from local businesses, you can build a shed a…

How to re-oil your wooden worktop

If you are looking to bring new life back to your worn-out wooden worktops, we recommend you oil them regularly. Re-oiling your worktops will keep them looking great whilst providing added surface protection. Follow these short steps to learn how to re-oil your worktops. Step 1 – water test – to check if your worktops need oiling, we advise you perform a water test. Drip water onto your worktops, if the water forms a bead then its still perfectly fine, if the water sits flat…

Timber Merchants – Sourcing Timber for Around the Home

A timber merchant offers a more flexible way to buy timber than a general retailer, who might only have what is in stock at that very moment. Timber merchants can source timber, cut it to size and offer different finishes as well, so whether you want green oak beams, coated timber for outdoor use, or structural beams for a barn conversion, a timber merchant will be your best option. These are some of the uses you might have for the timber you source from timber…

Real Wood Flooring vs Laminates

Installing new flooring in your home will probably bring up one main question if you decide to go for a non-carpet option: real wood or laminate? There are various factors that will affect your decision. These can include the budget you have for your flooring, your aesthetic preferences, and where you are going to source your flooring from. Real, solid wood flooring no doubt will look beautiful, but it will also be the most expensive option. It will have knots that give it individual character…

Getting more Storage for your Home

Storage is one of those things that people don’t prioritise in their homes. Then, when they move in, they realise just how important storage is. Not having enough storage can force you to compromise on so many things, so how do you get more of it? One of the big things you can do is have built in storage, rather than freestanding. This will give you far more usable space that is designed to your specifications. Another thing you can do is to think about…

Having Furniture Custom Built for your Home

Shop bought furniture is ok as standard but if you want something specific, to fill a certain space and look a certain way, then you might have to opt for custom built furniture instead. This allows you to choose the exact specifications of your furniture piece, including the style, the type of wood it is made with and the measurements. It will be made completely bespoke to you so that you don’t have to worry about whether it will fit or how much space it…

Home Design that Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune

Home design resources often show furniture and decorating features that are very expensive, often in part because they are advertising these products. You might find them overpriced and not good value, perhaps not even in the style you would want for your home. There are always lower cost alternatives, that will offer you much better value for money and will give you more styles to choose from. Use expensive home design resources, by all means, but it’s a better idea to use them for some…

The Difference Between Decorative and Structural Oak Beams

Oak beams are regularly used in property builds of all kinds. They might be used to bear weight, or they may be simply decorative. Either way, it oak beams are going to be used in your home and it is your pride and joy, you want to know that the oak beams you are buying will look great and will be made from high-quality timber. The quality of your property rides on the quality of the materials that make it up, so you don’t ever…

Installing Decking Ready for Summer

Decking can add a touch of class and chic to your garden, as well as giving you a practical outdoor space to use when you want to relax somewhere out of doors. You can also choose to have a deck if you have a yard with no grassy areas, as it will give you a more practical way of enjoying your outdoor space. If you are going to install a new decking area, now is the perfect time, before you get busy in your outdoor…