Monthly Archives: May 2010

  1. Easy fence post installation

    There are a number of different sized metal post support spikes available on the market for different fence heights.  Using a metal spike means that you can avoid digging a big deep hole within which to place your fence post.  Keeping a timber fence post out of the soil (above ground level) also helps to reduce the likelihood of the post rotting.

    The most common sizes of metal spike include:

    A 600mm (24 inch) spike – this will support fences up to 1.2m (4 feet) high.
    A 750mm (30 inch) spike – this will support a fence which is 1.8m (6 feet) high.

    In order to drive the spike into position you will need to use a sledgehammer and/or driving tool. Remember to check the ground for underground services before starting.  To protect the socket end of the fence support w

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  2. Create a focal point in your garden with a beautiful garden arch

    With warmer weather upon us; what better time to think about sprucing up your garden? Make the most of the weekend and get ready for summer by adding instant appeal to your garden with a quality timber garden arch.

    Whether you’re a gardening novice or a DIY expert, We supply a wide range of garden arches in simple kit form. Here, we show you how to create a charming focal point in four easy steps with the Rustic Rose Arch:

    Step 1

    Lay the components onto the ground, checking and familiarising yourself with the pieces.

    Step 2

    Build the roof section by standing the two short sections onto their sides. Nail the mitred ends together with the nails, producing a ‘V’ shaped section.

    Step 3

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