Attending Glee, the leading garden and leisure industry show, was a great opportunity for Nathan Dodd to spot trends and anticipate products that will come onto the market in the near future.
Building an extension to your home is expensive and too much for a lot of people's budgets. David Coton explains that's one of several reasons why log cabins have grown in popularity over recent years.
Another is their versatility, they are ideal for a variety of activities. If you need an office away from domestic interference, a hobby room, gym or even a sauna, then log cabins are the ideal choice.
Sustainably sourced and mostly constructed using top quality softwood from Scandanavia, size and specification ranges from single door, one window structures to much larger models that can be used for both personal and commercial purposes.
Some have enough floor space for several rooms, others have a loft area for storage. Verandahs and patios make entertaining very enjoyable on summer evenings, while during the winter the cabins can be cosy hideaways.
If the log cabin isn't residential, it shouldn't need planning permission, but it's always wise to check with the local authority.
As far as construction is concerned, it's probably easier than you imagined. There's a firm base required, probably concrete, slabs or gravel, a minimum amount of tools and the ability to read easy to follow comprehensive instructions.
If you don't fancy that, check whether construction is offered as an optional extra. If it's not, we may well be able to put you in touch with someone locally who is qualified to do the job.
You shouldn't have to wait long for delivery, Finnlife cabins are usually in stock and can be with you in a fortnight, most others are made to order and take a month to six weeks. Check first if the delivery time is crucial.
Log cabins are cost effective and very adaptable, if you are interesting in purchasing one go to the Log Cabins section on Gardensite or call our specialist advisors on 0121 355 7701.
Create a Halloween party in your house or garden with ideas and suggestions from David Coton that will keep your children and neighbours thrilled and spooked on the 31st October.
Looking for some advice on how to decorate your garden for halloween? David Coton has some great ideas to help you create a horror themed garden to scare your neighbours and any trick & treaters who come to your door.
Used originally to frighten away evil spirits, now placed near the front door to deter trick or treaters, carved pumpkins have been part of Halloween for a very long time. Here Martyn Loach explains the process of creating the scariest pumpkin in your street.
To grow the biggest, scariest pumpkin in time for Halloween isn't easy as they take some time to mature and prefer a warm climate. To have the best chance of success Martyn Loach recommends sowing seed indoors during April and then planting out in late May or June.