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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.

Buy recycled woodchip for biomass fuel

Buy recycled woodchip for biomass fuel

At Somerlap we are always looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly. One way we're helping the environment is by recycling timber pallets into woodchip. This c...

5 ways gardening is good for you

5 ways gardening is good for you

Gardening isn’t just about creating a beautiful flower bed or productive veg patch, it’s also good for your body and mind. 1. It’s a cardiovascular workout Sever...

Custom made gates

Custom made gates

When it comes to gates, one size doesn’t fit all. The site and use of the gate will affect the size and opening side, which is why we offer custom made gates, rather th...

Increase security with custom-made gates and fencing for schools – delivered and installed

Increase security with custom-made gates and fencing for schools – delivered and installed

Security is a major concern for all schools, not just around the main buildings, but also school land such as playing fields and sports areas. Custom-made gates and fenc...

The best flowers for planters

The best flowers for planters

No soil? No problem! With timber planters you can have a plant-filled garden even if you only have a patio, balcony or decked area. They’re also great for small spaces ...

How to make your garden pet friendly

How to make your garden pet friendly

Dogs and other pets love gardens, and with a few small tweaks most can be made into a pet friendly haven. Secure your garden The first step before letting dogs and othe...

Timber gate treatment: paint vs wood preserve

Timber gate treatment: paint vs wood preserve

Any timber gate treatment you plan on using will depend largely on whether your gate is hardwood or softwood. Untreated softwood gates Any untreated softwood timber gat...

10 reasons for choosing a timber gate

10 reasons for choosing a timber gate

If you're planning on buying a garden, field or entrance gate, here's 10 reasons to choose a timber gate over alternatives like metal and PVC. 1. Natural appearance U...

How to attract bees to your garden

How to attract bees to your garden

Why would you want to attract bees to your garden? The answer is simple: bees do an incredibly important job – they play a vital part in the production of nearly a thir...

Wooden fences, planters and bench for Blagdon Primary School

Wooden fences, planters and bench for Blagdon Primary School

Somerlap are proud to have provided a much nicer and safer outdoor play area for Blagdon Primary School by installing smart, new wooden fences. We were also happy to dona...

Congratulations to our Mother's Day competition winner!

Congratulations to our Mother's Day competition winner!

Congratulations to Mark and Lynn Perry from Weston, who were the lucky winners of our Mother's Day planter competition.  Mark and Lynn entered the prize draw while they...

Decking inspiration for your summer garden

Decking inspiration for your summer garden

Spring is here and summer is on its way, time to think about getting your garden ready for summer. Decking is always popular as it works well in all sizes and shapes of ...

Wood decking vs composite - which is best?

Wood decking vs composite - which is best?

Wood is the original decking material, but recently composite has emerged as an alternative. So which is right for your garden? Wood decking Wood decking is normally ma...

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...

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