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Pergola in a garden

Building and installing a pergola in your garden isn’t as complicated as it may seem. We will take you through step by step and show you what you need and how to do it. What is a pergola? Planning Materials Tools Installation Step 1 – Fixing the upright posts Step 2 – Fixing the main […]

sailor looking out to sea

Do you know your pushpit from your pulpit and your aft from your auxiliary? If you don’t want to be left high and dry, it’s important to know all of the sailing terms before you set sail on the open seas. Sailing jargon, which is packed with technical terms, can seem intimidating at the start. […]

multi-levelled raised garden bed

Have you ever wanted to build a raised garden bed but are unsure of how to go about it? Well we’re here to show you how! Building anything from scratch can seem a little daunting, but we’re here to show you just how easy it is to build your very own raised garden bed! There […]

How to remove rust from metal

Rust, or iron oxide, can be aesthetically pleasing to some, but others may find it unsightly and if not removed or maintained can be the cause of irreparable damage. If you have found a tool, a metal fence or even patio tiles that have succumbed to rust, there are a few ways of removing it. […]

Transyl being applied to a motor

It is very easy for your precious things to become damaged due to the effects of rust. Unfortunately, it’s incredibly easy for metal to rust so we recommend using a rust inhibitor to protect it from the elements. To understand why you need a rust inhibitor, we firstly need to understand what creates rust in […]

grey wood pool deck

Owning a pool is an amazing luxury that when looked after will last you years and years. Whether you choose to use yours for keeping fit and getting in those laps, or you just want somewhere to cool off the main element of pool ownership should never be forgotten; maintenance. If you do not maintain […]

hardwood decking finished with D1 Pro

Having a garden deck has now become extremely popular and due to its popularity, a variety of materials are now available to suit everyone. Hardwood decking was the number 1 material for many years, but as times have changed so have people’s needs and budgets. To get a fair comparison of the two, we need […]

Boat on the sea

Spring is now officially here, so now you can finally get your boat Summer ready! The time has come to de-winterise your boat and get ready to go cruising around the water again. We know this is a task every boat owner wants to get on with, but do you know how to get your […]

How to strip wood

We’ve been tackling the difficult process of stripping wood. Whether you’re stripping wood oils from your decking or paint from your garden furniture we can help you to find the most appropriate stripper and teach you how to use it. Here we are going to cover: The Owatrol Wood Stripper Range Why The Previous Coating […]