Garden Furniture

Easy ways to declutter your garden shed

Posted on February 22, 2022 at 11:15 pm

Many of us cleared up our gardens before winter and probably the majority of garden items were put into the garden shed but if you cannot now get into the shed because it is so cluttered it may be time to think about giving it a declutter.

It is better to wait until a dry day to tackle this task as the first thing to do is to completely empty the shed. It is possible then to see the items and be able to decide whether there is anything that is no longer needed. A good idea is to make three piles, things to keep, things that are broken and need mending or throwing away and things that are no longer needed and can be donated to a charity shop or sold.

Once you have completed this initial step it is time to sort out the storage spaces. Optimising the space is essential so shelving and storage boxes is a good way to start. Hooks on the walls and ceiling should be used so that garden tools can be hung up and are more easily accessible when needed.

After a good sweep out the shed is ready to have the keeping items stored away neatly making sure you can access all the areas.

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Securing your garden ornaments and furniture

Posted on August 6, 2021 at 1:44 pm

It is a sad fact that in some areas in particular, you have to be very careful about leaving your garden ornaments and furniture on display. Theft is in the increase and lots of people are looking for a way to make a quick buck. Sometimes criminals will steal items to order or to sell on to others but other times you may just fall victim to vandalism.

If you have items in your garden that you want to protect them you may wish to anchor them down using a chain or bolting them into the ground. Having items of value in easy reach of the kerb is never a good idea. Ideally you should try and put them in the back garden or as close to your house as possible.  

Make hanging baskets harder to steal by hanging them on lockable brackets or by threading chain through the basket rim and attaching it to the wall. Marking your items with a UV pen or smart water can often allow you to get them back should they become stolen. CCTV systems are another way to add extra security to the outside of your property. You can often set up alerts on the CCTV system to notify you if movement is picked up within your property boundaries.

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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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Making your Own Wooden Garden Furniture

Posted on July 15, 2017 at 10:33 am

Rather than buying expensive furniture from a shop, why not try a little DIY? Even if you have very little experience, it can be easy to make your own garden furniture from pieces of wood like railway sleepers. These are ideal, as they can be ordered in a variety of sizes. You can easily cut them down to different sizes and modify them. For a more eco-friendly approach, choose sleepers that are recycled or that are made from sustainable wood.

It is simple to make items like chairs, tables and benches from wooden sleepers. If you need some further help, look online and find some guides. All you should really need is a saw, a drill, a screwdriver and some nails. You can easily change the colour of the wood as well, giving it the finish of your choice. Just buy stains and varnishes when you order your wooden sleepers.

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The Advantages of Thermowood Decking

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 2:52 pm

Thermowood Decking is a very popular choice for many homes and business owners, but it can be unsafe, which means that there is a growing demand for not slip decking that allows us to benefit from the strong appeal of the decking without putting the safety of ourselves and others at risk. Non-slip decking is often called anti-slip decking, but the principle remains the same. The problem with timber decking is that, despite its highly desirable appearance, when it becomes wet safety can be greatly compromised. In the UK especially, the chances of the decking become exposed to moisture are always high, meaning that only not slip or anti-slip decking can be considered for outdoor environments. (more…)

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The Benefits Of Commercial Umbrellas

Posted on May 28, 2017 at 1:24 pm

If you’ve been on holiday at a property (resort, hotel etc.) with extensive lounging furniture or patio, there are high chances that you’ve enjoyed the shade provided by patio umbrellas. These large umbrellas are also called commercial umbrellas. You can trust them to be very high quality and durable since they are specifically built for commercial use.

Besides providing protection against harsh weather conditions like rain and sunshine, these versatile umbrellas also offer lots of other benefits to both commercial and private properties. Let’s look at some of those benefits in detail: (more…)

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Benefits of Cleaning Your Awnings Regularly

Posted on March 29, 2016 at 11:39 am

Awnings are quite easy to find. They are made up of a roof-like retractable seal of fabric cloth or other materials such as canvas or plastic. They serve as a shelter over a window, door, storefront and so on. They normally add a nice touch to your doorway and windows. In addition, you can use them to decorate the exterior of your house or shop. They can be used for both residential and commercial purposes. Awnings are mainly used to protect us from the hot sun. They actually cut UV rays both indoors and outdoors. In addition, they provide shade and also reduce heat. They normally come in different types. They are visually stunning which goes together with the architectural design of any home or commercial building. Did you know that cleaning them regularly is beneficial to you? The following are the benefits of cleaning them regularly:

  1. It portrays a positive image to your neighbours.

As a homeowner, if you clean them regularly, you will portray a positive image to your neighbours. In addition, you will not only create a positive image to your neighbours but also to your friends and relatives. It actually shows that you take pride in the appearance of your home.

  1. It helps you to enjoy spending time in your home.

You will realise that you are likely to enjoy spending time in your home because the exterior is not neglected. You can actually call a friend and share stories outside there. It is so enjoyable. (more…)

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Kingston FSC Teak Garden Furniture Set

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 10:07 pm

A great addition to your patio would be The Kingston FSC Teak garden furniture set; the set comes with 6 chairs and a 1.7×0.9m rectangular table.

The chairs have an inward curve on the backrest, and an outward soft curve on the base, each with well contoured arms for comfort. The table has a smooth surface with a flat efficient design; blending nicely with the chairs; all elegantly crafted with a beautiful design with a smooth satin finish.

The durable hardwood has been manufactured using high grade FSC certified teak; the FSC certification carried with this product means that the hardwood has been sourced through sustainable forestry.

As an optional extra, the set can be purchased with a parasol set; consisting of a base and a 2.7m parasol with a choice of either a jade or green colour. The material of the parasol canopy is made of heavy duty fade resistant spun polyester.

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Hanging seeds for birds

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 6:43 pm

A good garden requires three key elements to make it a success; the first is great foliage. You need intelligently places plants, good colour combinations and well trimmed bushes to keep the garden looking tidy and fresh. The second thing you need is a hint of the man made; something to let your guests know that you didn’t just let this thing grow on its own. You had a direct influence in making this garden happen, and you have something to prove it. The final thing you need is wildlife. But it’s easier said than done; animals are creatures of habit and getting them to come to your garden isn’t easy, but there are things you can do.
Something as simple as putting up hanging seed dispensers can be enough to get the first steps of wildlife in your garden. It starts slow, but surely enough birds will start frequenting your garden on a daily basis. After a while trust begins to build up and some are even less intimidated by human presence. Before you know it bird song will greet you, squirrels will scamper up your fences and your garden will be complete.

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Add Quality with Beautiful Oak Beams

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 10:14 am

Kiln dried oak beams exude a traditional, classic look and can work with various other types of materials. For instance, you can use these types of oak beams to decorate your home in a traditional way or mix it with décor made of metal for a more modern feel. Oak wood tends to look better with age, and you will love the fact that with just one primary purchase, you have wood beams that will be sure to stand the stand the test of time. The durability and strength of this wood variety is well known and you can be sure that no matter what you use the beams for, they will last for years without diminishing in strength.


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