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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.

Win a planter full of strawberry plants for Mother's Day

Win a planter full of strawberry plants for Mother's Day

Wondering what to get for Mother's Day this year? Somerlap is offering a special treat for a Mother's Day prize – the chance to win a timber planter filled with plants ...

Should I paint or preserve my deck?

Should I paint or preserve my deck?

Trying to decide whether you need to paint or preserve your deck? This blog should help... Does decking need painting or preserving? Ideally, any decking should have so...

How to grow your own strawberries

How to grow your own strawberries

Always wanted to grow your own strawberries? Strawberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow and they're very happy in planters, so you don’t need a big garden or al...

Inspiration for your 'she shed'

Inspiration for your 'she shed'

Although sheds have often been regarded as a 'man cave', there is now a growing trend of women wanting to create their own unique haven. The 'she shed' is being used for ...

What to consider when choosing a workshop shed

What to consider when choosing a workshop shed

Sheds can make perfect workshops for everything from woodwork to DIY. Before you buy a shed for use as a workshop, here's what to consider... Does it have enough room? ...

How much does a custom shed cost?

How much does a custom shed cost?

A custom shed from Somerlap could cost a lot less than you thought. Our sheds are hand-built in Somerset by our team of skilled craftsmen using only sustainable timber, a...

How much does it cost to have fencing installed?

How much does it cost to have fencing installed?

Fencing can be a complicated project, even for an experienced DIYer. That’s why all Somerlap fencing comes with the option of professional installation using our team o...

Three easy ways to create privacy with trellis or hurdle fencing

Three easy ways to create privacy with trellis or hurdle fencing

Trellis and hurdle fencing panels are ideal for quickly and easily adding privacy to your garden. It needn't be a big undertaking – just a few panels can create an attr...

Do I need to treat my new fence?

Do I need to treat my new fence?

Just bought a new fence? Wood preservation treatment is essential for ensuring a long life. Here's how to tell if you need to treat your new panels. Pressure treated fen...

Somerlap Christmas Fayre raises over £600 for Stand Against Violence

Somerlap Christmas Fayre raises over £600 for Stand Against Violence

Thank you to everyone who attended the second Somerlap Christmas Fayre. The festive event was a huge success, with twice as many stalls and more money raised for charit...

The benefits of briquettes for wood burners

The benefits of briquettes for wood burners

Have you tried burning briquettes in your wood burner yet? If not, you could be in for a pleasant surprise. The benefits of briquettes are numerous... What are briquett...

Kiln dried logs vs seasoned firewood - which is best?

Kiln dried logs vs seasoned firewood - which is best?

Kiln dried logs and seasoned logs are both a good choice if you're buying logs for your open fire or wood burner. But is one better than the other? In this blog we cov...

How long do real Christmas trees last?

How long do real Christmas trees last?

How long your tree lasts will depend on what type you have and how well it is treated. Perhaps surprisingly, cut trees can stay in the house longer than living trees. ...

Norway Spruce vs Blue Spruce vs Nordmann Fir: Which is the best Christmas tree?

Norway Spruce vs Blue Spruce vs Nordmann Fir: Which is the best Christmas tree?

Christmas trees are not all grown equal, here’s a comparison of the Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce and Nordmann Fir trees to help you choose the right one this Christmas. ...

How much does it cost to buy a real Christmas tree?

How much does it cost to buy a real Christmas tree?

There’s something magical about getting a real Christmas tree – it has a wonderful Christmassy smell, each one is unique and there’s the excitement of going to choo...

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