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Keep up to date with the latest news and updates from Somerlap, plus get garden tips and advice from our knowledgable team.

Protect your shed roof over winter

Protect your shed roof over winter

A good quality garden shed will give many years of secure garden storage. However, as we move into the depths of winter, it's worth remembering that your shed roof can ea...

How to keep your shed secure

How to keep your shed secure

Keeping your shed secure probably isn't at the top of your to-do list, but the contents of your shed are probably more valuable than you realise. The price of replacing s...

What equipment do you need for an allotment?

What equipment do you need for an allotment?

Allotments have always been a popular past time. However, these small chunks of green-and-pleasant-land are in demand more than ever – so much so that most now have a w...

The Somerlap Christmas Fayre returns for 2016

The Somerlap Christmas Fayre returns for 2016

After the success of last year's Christmas Fayre, we're delighted to announce the second Somerlap Christmas Fayre will be taking place on Saturday 26th November, 2016. V...

Why we don’t offer a timber guarantee

Why we don’t offer a timber guarantee

Some timber companies offer guarantees on the life span of their products. Often they will claim their products are more expensive because of this guarantee (something t...

How to decorate your garden for Halloween

How to decorate your garden for Halloween

With Halloween fast approaching, here's some creative ways to make it look seriously scary for the haunting holiday! Get spooky with pallets We love pallets here at Som...

Photo competition with prize of £100 Somerlap voucher

Photo competition with prize of £100 Somerlap voucher

As Halloween approaches, the time has never been better for an exciting photo competition. Somerlap will present the winner with £100 worth of vouchers to spend at Somer...

8 open gardens to visit in Somerset

8 open gardens to visit in Somerset

Gardens can be as beautiful in Autumn as they are in the height of Summer. Luckily, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful gardens to visit in Somerset. He...

How to hang a 5 bar gate

How to hang a 5 bar gate

Hanging a 5 bar gate is not a job for the novice, but it can be achieved by DIY enthusiasts with the right tools and a willing helper. In this blog we cover the basics o...

What to do in the garden before the clocks change

What to do in the garden before the clocks change

It's not long to go until 30th October, which marks the end of British Summertime, when the clocks go back an hour. Here's five jobs to get done in the garden before we...

How to tell if your gate needs replacing

How to tell if your gate needs replacing

Quality garden and entrance gates should last well, however there will come a time when a new gate is needed. Here's how to tell if your gate needs replacing...If it no l...

Types of gates – which gate is right for your property?

Types of gates – which gate is right for your property?

Looking for a gate for your garden or property? Here’s an overview of some of the most popular types of gates available from Somerlap.Types of gatesSide and garden gate...

How to create the ultimate garden

How to create the ultimate garden

If you've already created a decked area, put in a summer house and upgraded your garden furniture, you might be wondering, what next? We think the finishing touches ar...

Transform your garden with painted garden furniture

Transform your garden with painted garden furniture

As much as we love the natural wood look, we also think painted garden furniture can look fantastic. Painting can transform garden furniture both old and new. Here’s ou...

Pre-assembled or flat packed garden furniture?

Pre-assembled or flat packed garden furniture?

Both pre-assembled and flat packed garden furniture have their pros and cons. Here's how to decide which is right for you...Pre-assembled garden furnitureNo time or incli...