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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.

How to create a garden sanctuary

How to create a garden sanctuary

Spending time in the garden can be incredibly restorative, especially if you make your outdoor area into your own personal garden sanctuary. Here's how to create your own...

Low maintenance and long-lasting benches

Low maintenance and long-lasting benches

Here at Somerlap, we have a passion for garden benches. They have to be one of the nicest ways to sit and enjoy the outdoors. They're perfect for most home gardens, as we...

Somerlap's Kevin and George swim Pier to Pier for British Heart Foundation

Somerlap's Kevin and George swim Pier to Pier for British Heart Foundation

Somerlap’s Kevin and George Bond recently joined over a thousand swimmers in the annual Pier to Pier swim in Bournemouth. The event took place on 15th July and particip...

The best groundcover for walkways

The best groundcover for walkways

Groundcover is ideal for creating interesting walkways in any domestic garden. It's also perfect for golf clubs, caravan parks, campsites and arenas. We look at the benef...

5 reasons to choose fencing made in Somerset

5 reasons to choose fencing made in Somerset

Looking for timber fencing for your home or business in the local area? Here's five reasons to choose fencing made in Somerset. 1. Made in Somerset for over 35 years Co...

Fun ideas to try in the garden during the summer holidays

Fun ideas to try in the garden during the summer holidays

Here's some great (and simple) ideas to keep the children from getting bored in the summer holidays – whilst making the most of your garden. 1. Camp out in the garden ...

Somerlap softwood garden furniture - now permanently better value

Somerlap softwood garden furniture - now permanently better value

At Somerlap, we're committed to offering quality timber products at great value prices.  We continually review our prices to ensure they represent the best possible val...

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...

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