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How To Hang A Metal Gate

How To Hang A Metal Gate Metal gates provide good security as well as adding to the appearance of your property. Metal gates are offered in varying widths and heights. A bespoke service is available through your stockist. Please ask for details. Measuring for a metal gate Measuring for metal gates differs from a timber gate in that the size quoted includes the fittings for the gate. When using metal posts these will also have to be added to the gate width. Measure the gap at top and bottom then select the size of gate... Read More


Artificial Grass, Preparing the ground

Getting Ready to install your new artificial lawn There are several installation options available, below is a outline of the most commonly applied methods for your information. we have also provided a helpful guide on, Installation of artificial grass, and how to Maintaining your artificial lawn   How much Artificial grass do you need? When determining the length and width of lawn you require, do not forget to add a little extra that will be lost during cutting. It is recommended to make a draft design, and determine how the turf... Read More


How To Build Arbours And Arches – Preparation

Before you start • Before you start, check all component parts against the parts list. • Have someone available to help you – two people are recommended for the assembly. • Ensure you have a clean flat area of adequate size for the assembly. • Make sure you have the right tools for the job. Tools Required • Tape measure • Power drill • 2.5mm drill bit • No.2 Pozidriv drill bit • Sprit level • Hammer Assembly time is approximately one hour for the construction of an arbour and half an hour for... Read More


How To Build Arbours And Arches – Installation

How To Build Arbours And Arches Follow the instructions below to ensure your Arbour or Arch is constructed properly every time. 1. Assemble the seat 2. Screw the seat to one of the side assemblies as shown. Fix the other side section to the seat. 3. Once both sides are fixed stand the assembly upright and fix the back trellis panel. 4. Ensure the seat is square with the side sections and fix braces. Assemble the roof. This is usually four screws fixed at the apex of the roof as shown. 6. Fit the assembled roof as shown, using... Read More


How To Build Arbours And Arches – Intro

How To Build Arbours And Arches The addition of an arbour or an arch will greatly enhance the appearance of any garden and we offer a wide range of both to suit all your requirements. All are flat-packed for ease of transport. These pages feature simple step-by-step instructions for the construction of an arbour or arch (an arbour can be thought of as an arch with a seat and back panel added).                                                  ... Read More


How To Build A Composter

How To Build A Composter Using a composter to make your own compost saves time and money and, if you want to ‘grow your own’, there’s no better place to start. Compost improves low quality soils by adding organic matter and nutrients, and plants grown in good soil are healthier with a greater resistance to diseases and insects.. Ground Preparation Decide where your composter is to be sited. The area needs to be level and it is preferable for the ground to be forked over before commencing assembly. Assembling Your Composter Place two of... Read More


How To Hang A Timber Gate – Fitting

Fitting the gate Position the gate between the posts and place some 50mm packers under it. Allow for any unevenness in the ground when the gate is opened. Now place wedges either side of the gate to even out the gaps either side and to hold the gate in place while fitting the hinges. Fit the hinges, taking care to ensure that the gate opens as intended. Remove all spacers and wedges and check that the gate swings freely. Fit the latch to the gate at the preferred height and... Read More


How To Hang A Timber Gate – Measuring

Measuring for a timber gate When measuring for a gate remember to add the two post sizes to the gate size and a further 20mm overall spacing to allow the gate to freely open and close. Free standing posts for 6 foot gates should be at least 100 x 100mm (4” x 4”). Supported posts, either with a top cross member or at the sides, may be smaller. If using a top cross member, it should be at least 2m (6’ 6”) off ground level. The hole size for each... Read More


How To Hang A Timber Gate – Intro

How To Hang A Timber Gate Gates usually provide a dual function. To restrict access to certain areas or to keep in children and/or pets. We offer a wide range of gates at a height to suit you. The choice depends on your specific requirements but the basic installation methods will be the same, whatever style you choose.


How To Build a Log Border

How To Fit Log Edging Log edging comes in various forms and is used to ‘finish’ and dress a section of garden. Grange supply two main types: fixed straight boards for when long straight runs are required and flexible edging rolls suitable for curved areas. Both types come in a variety of forms. Log Roll As the name suggests, this form of edging is flexible and takes the form of half-round or full round logs, held together with steel wire. Particularly suitable for curved borders or irregularly shaped garden areas, log roll... Read More