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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


Pergola – Building The Pergola

How to Build the Pergola Site and install the posts using the chosen method of fixing. Use a spirit level during the installation to ensure that the posts are vertical. Drop the rafters into the post cutouts as shown. Ensure that they are horizontal and that there is an equal overhang at either end. Fix each rafter into place with two screws driven through the posts at either end. Mark the centre position of the fixed rafters and fix a galvanised clip to each rafter. Mark the positions, equally spaced, where the remaining rafters will be situated... Read More

Pergola – Installing Posts

Installing the posts Posts are common to all pergola designs and how you install these will depend on the ground conditions. For solid ground such as a patio or a concrete hardstand area, install your posts using bolt downs fixed with anchor bolts. For soft ground you have a choice of either installing the posts directly into the ground using post fixing concrete (this method will require buying longer posts) or, use drive ins. Whichever method is chosen, make regular checks with a spirit level, during the installation, to ensure that the posts remain vertical. . . . . . . . . .... Read More

Pergola – Ground Preparation

Preparation of the area Consider the location carefully before proceeding. Where will the sun be at the time of day you use it? What access is required? Below are steps that should be followed to put your pergola up correctly for both a square kit and domed. 1. Determine the footprint required for the pergola proposed. 2. Ensure the area is clear and mark out the positions for the posts. 3. Measure diagonally across the area to ensure it is square For a domed pergola project, the best method for determining the positions of the posts is to... Read More


How To Build A Pergola – Info

Building a Pergola Pergolas can be used in the garden to create a passageway or to frame a seating area. We offer a wide range of project kits as well as individual components to allow the creation of your own personal vision. A basic pergola project is explained here, however, the basic procedures, from installing the posts to fixing the rafters, will be the same whatever design you choose.


How To Build A Fence Using Panels

Installing Your Fence Installing fence panels Attach panel clips to the post using galvanised nails. Locate a panel into the panel clips and attach also using galvanised nails. Install another post at the end of the panel and continue in this way until the fence is complete. Fitting gravel boards All timber panels should be isolated from ground level to avoid rot. Gravel boards are used to fill the resulting gaps on both level and sloping fences . Use gravel board clips to attach the boards to the posts as shown. Planning your fence Install your first post... Read More


How To Build A Fence Using Pales

Choosing the most suitable type of fence for your needs Tools Required • Tape measure • Spade • Saw • Power drill • Spirit level • Hammer • Pencil • String Line Materials Required Will depend on the type of fence and type of installation you decide upon. See below for the basic requirements. Panel Fences Uses • Privacy • Marking boundaries • Screening unsightly areas Paled Fences Uses • marking boundaries • decorative boundaries Installing Your Posts Installing posts directly into the ground: If the posts are to be installed directly into the ground ensure... Read More


How To Build A Retaining Wall Using Sleepers

Sleepers Wooden sleepers have a great many landscaping applications, from building a raised bed to creating steps and retaining walls. We carry an extensive range of garden sleepers and are confident that we have the right product to suit your particular project. We have come up with some easy, step-by-step instructions for a couple of our favourite projects, but if you have something else in mind, don’t be afraid to be creative, the basic fixing and fastening methods are the same. Fixing Sleepers There are three main methods for securely attaching... Read More


How To Install Trellis

Trellis has many uses in a garden. It can provide a framework for climbing plants, conceal unsightly areas or act as a division between garden areas. It may also be used to add height to an existing fence – either as a decorative feature or to provide more privacy. Fixing trellis to a wall Wall mounted trellis requires a space between it and the wall to allow plants to grow behind it. The trellis should be mounted on wooden battens to provide this space. The battens should be mounted on the wall vertically so... Read More