Garden Fencing

Installing automatic gates at your home

Posted on February 5, 2021 at 12:33 pm

So many of us are concerned with the security at our property. We are constantly looking at ways in which we can make our homes more secure and one thing to always bear in mind is your outside security. People often think about alarm systems, cameras on doorbells or cctv systems but they sometimes neglect basic deterrents such as fences and gates. Research has shown that gates and fences around a property can be enough to stop a burglar even attempting to enter your property. If they think it is going to take a long time to get in or out of your premises then they are likely to target someone else instead.

Automatic gates are great for not only adding that extra level of security but for also being convenient.

The problem with manual gates is that you have to be able to pull up somewhere to open and close the gates as you enter and leave. If your property leads straight out on to a road, this can be difficult and if it is raining, you probably don’t want to have to get out of your car. Automatic gates can be controlled by sensors or remote controls allowing you to open and close them as and when needed.

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Choosing fencing for your garden

Posted on November 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Whether you are installing a new boundary fence to your property or replacing an old one that has become damaged by gale force winds the selection of fencing options out there is extensive.

The first thing to decide is the material that you want your fencing to be constructed from. There are many types of wooden fencing available from the popular larch lap fencing to open picket fencing. Your choice will depend on your needs for instance if you own a dog then you will need secure fencing to stop the dog escaping. If you do not want to have tall fencing around your property there is always the option to have shorter fencing with open trellising on top in this way it does not feel as if you are hemmed in at all.

If your property is an older one you may have a brick wall surrounding the property or metal fencing or even a combination of the two. To replace these if damaged will be more costly but in order to maintain the exterior of the property it is wise to replace like with like. Some modern properties have metal fencing around patio areas especially if there is a drop down to a lower area of the garden. As metal fencing can be seen through it is not as obtrusive as wooden fencing.

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Car Ports from Samson to Protect your Vehicle

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 6:06 pm

Cars, vans and other vehicles are a major investment and many parts of our lives rely on us having transport. Be it for home or business, we are relying on our vehicles more than ever. The Samson P35 car port is a polycarbonate structure that offer you at-home protection for your vehicle, and what’s more, it is excellent value for money.

Who might make use of a car port? 

A car port is suitable for anyone with a vehicle who wants to give it some additional protection whilst parked up. A car port allows you to cover over your vehicle whilst it is stationary, offering it protection from the elements and other kinds of damaging substances, such as bird droppings. It is a viable option for households who don’t have an existing garage, don’t want the hassle of building one or maybe don’t have room for one at all. With a car port, the construction process will be much quicker and you won’t need planning permission.

Why Samson? 

Samson is a well-known brand in the UK and offer high quality domestic products that will help to improve your day to day living. As a quality brand, you will get quality workmanship on all products, as well as a good guarantee for your peace of mind.

What are the benefits offered by a car port? 

A car port will give you extra protection for your vehicle, which has a number of benefits for you. It will help to keep your car in better condition when it isn’t exposed to the elements – a car port will offer more protection than simply parking your car on a driveway. Its paintwork will not be exposed to harsh weather conditions and bird droppings. You might also find that your insurance premiums are reduced if you inform your car insurance company that you park underneath a car port. If your car port is attached to your property, you will be able to get from your home into your car without having to go fully outside.

The P35 car port 

The P35 Samson car port is a versatile structure that is suitable for homes of all shapes and sizes. It might be used for areas like walkways, driveways and pathways – basically any area where it is easy for you to park your car. If you prefer, you can use it for other purposes as well, such as covering over a play area or creating a covered outdoor area for another purpose, such as sitting outside or for storage. These car ports come with a built-in gutter system to direct water away from your vehicle. It is built into the front support section to and rainwater is then directed down past the front legs of the structure.


The Samson P35 car port consists of an aluminium frame, with guttering, posts, roof bars and polycarbonate roof sheets. The structure is available in various sizes and will be made to order so you can specify the width and projection – projection is available up to 6m. The car port comes in a powder coated finish in a number of different RAL colours.

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Secure Your Home with Driveway Gates

Posted on March 28, 2017 at 1:31 pm

Buying a house is a lifetime investment. We only plan to buy it once unless we have plans to buy and sell or rent other properties as property prices go up and down. Whatever the reason you are buying a property, protecting your property that you have earned with sweat and years of hard work is the first thing you should do. After all, every single penny that we save to own our own personal space is worth a million dollars. We can secure our property by buying an insurance policy against fire, or other natural calamities. As predicting or controlling the fury of nature is not in our hands, at least we can protect our house from intruders by installing quality driveway gates. (more…)

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Installing Garden Gates Liverpool: Here are the Top 5 Considerations

Posted on August 3, 2016 at 1:09 pm

Whether it is about your privacy, making the home blend in with the neighbourhood, or just enhancing the aesthetics of the home, there are several factors that a homeowner needs to consider when choosing a garden gate.

The following are the top five considerations:

  1. Opening the Gate

The gate can swing either outwards toward the street or inwards towards the home. Alternatively, it could slide either to the right or to the left of the boundary wall. The most critical thing in determining how the gate will open is the slope of the driveway and curvature of the wall. A swinging gate would not work efficiently in an upward sloping surface if it opens towards the up-slope. Pedestrians and motor vehicle traffic are important aspects to consider when considering an outward swinging garden gate as these gates may block the pavement. A curved boundary wall cannot be used with a sliding garden gate as it may get stuck.

  1. Style of the Gate

Residential estates may have certain requirements or restrictions on types of gates that may be used. For instance, garden gates Liverpool may have to adhere to a certain standard of construction according to neighbourhood or street. However, that is not all the homeowner needs to think about. Matching the gate with the house’s style can do a lot to improve the aesthetics of your home. Townhouses and grand old residences look good with aluminium or tubular steel gates that come with ornate Classique or Gothic tops.

  1. Gate Colour

The colour of the gate, style, and material your gate is made of, is the first impression visitors and passers-by will get about the home. Painting the gate an attractive colour serves to enhance garden aesthetics while showcasing the owners personality. Besides, Aluminium Garden gates Liverpool can be made more durable through powder coating which could add years of use to the gate.

  1. Accessing the Home

Depending on the privacy or level of security required, there may be several options on using the gate.

  1. a) Manual Access: Opening the gate by hand is one of the oldest and simplest ways to get into your home. However, it can be quite inconvenient since it requires either a key, a code, or padlock. These would call for special arrangements or wait times when the household is entertaining guests, people are in a rush, or are dealing with bad weather.
  2. b) Remote Control Access: Easy to open the gate particularly when approaching an outward swinging gate in a vehicle. Depending on settings, it may be possible to allow guests into the property without needing to go out to let them in.
  3. c) Intercom Access: Coming with a security camera, the intercom is one of the safest ways of access that allows for the utmost levels of security and privacy.
  4. Powering the Gate

Unless the owner goes for manual gates, there is a need to determine how the gate will be powered. The easiest solution is running electrical cables from the house to the driveway. Alternatively, they can go for solar powered gates, which not only save them money, but are also eco-friendly. Moreover, the inconvenience of being locked out of the home during a power outage, or the risk of underground cables being cut, is eliminated in one stroke.

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Putting up fence panels, and dealing with fence posts.

Posted on December 18, 2015 at 10:55 pm

Putting up new fence panels in your garden is no easy task; you first have to check who owns the fence you’re taking down, as in the land the fence is on, or the land the new fence is to be built on. The land could belong to you or your neighbour; if the land belongs to your neighbour, it is generally their responsibility to put a new one up, or if there is no fence, then you can put one up on the boundaries of the land on your side.

If the boundary line for the fence is on your side then it’s ok to put up the new fence; you may have to take down the old fence if one existed, and if one did exists previously, you need to check whether the old posts are concrete metal, or wood, and ascertain whether they can still be used with your new fence.

With wooden posts, the wood may be rotten and the remnants of the fence posts will need to be dug up, and then removed; if not rotten, it might still be best to take them up anyway.

With metal posts, the metal may have become twisted and warped, or even rusty and would have been fixed into place with a concrete base; they will be difficult to remove, but with a bit of smashing, digging and jiggling you can get them out.

With concrete posts, they are most likely going to be in good shape, and may still be usable if the fence panels are for a shorter fence which can be seen over. If you’re looking to build a higher fence, and thinner panels, you won’t be able to fix the panels to the posts and they will need to be removed; the way to get them out of the ground is similar to how you get the metal posts out, but it will require two people to do this and carry the posts away safely, as they can be quite heavy to lift.

Alternatively if the posts are half way on the neighbours side of the land, and they don’t mind, you can get away with leaving the concrete posts where they are, and then drilling three holes into each of them and using coach bolts to fix wooden posts against them, that are flush to the ground; the problem with this is that you have to check whether the old post fence line is level and straight with the garden, otherwise you’re going to have to improvise and find a feasible work around, as well as re-level the garden, so the panels line up level on the top when fixed in place to the posts.

As a side note for the concrete posts option, if you left the posts in and fixed the wooden posts in front of them with coach bolts, and the new fence is up and looks awesome on your side, then you may encounter problems with the neighbours who are suddenly not ok with how the fence looks on their side. In this case you can either ignore them or talk nicely about building a raised wooden flowerbed on their side of the fence, flush against the fence that contrasts nicely with the concrete posts; this is always a good thing to do to keep the peace with annoying neighbours when building fences.

If you have to put new posts in, and the old posts have to come up because the new panels are longer, then you will have to be aware of tree and shrub roots, as well as rocks and even the lumps of concrete left over from the old posts if one of them lines up where one of the new posts has to go; some people even have power cables running from the house side of the garden to the shed, and you will have to watch out for them too (if in doubt check if there is any power in the shed such as a light or a power socket and follow the cable down and move it out of the way carefully).

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A Picket Fence for your Front Garden

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Picket fences can be traditional, smart looking fences, and they’re extremely well suited for front gardens. Having a fence to enclose your front garden gives you a lot more safety and security, which is ideal if your house is situated on a corner, meaning individuals won’t cut over the corner of your front garden.

Picket fences are often finished in white paint (in America) and this look can work extremely well for cottages, perhaps the type with a white exterior and a thatched roof. Traditional picket fences tend to be relatively low, and they’ll have a matching gate to give access.

If you want to shut off your garden with a cheap and popular method, then consider a picket fence. It can be finished to the colour of your liking, and it can close off your property, stopping people and their pets passing over your front garden.

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