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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...

How to protect your garden furniture from winter weather

How to protect your garden furniture from winter weather

Winter weather can be harsh on garden furniture. Heavy rain and surface water can cause rot, while high winds can blow over unsecured furniture causing it to break. Here...

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...

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