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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.

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...

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...

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