The Forest Log and Tool Store is a handsome garden structure and, now that winter is approaching, a very useful acquisition. Martyn Loach purchased one recently and here he explains how it is assembled.
Metals garages offer great value for money and are robustly constructed from high quality steel. Guaranteed not to rust or warp, and with no need of paint or preservatives, they are a maintenance free and very practical solution. David Coton considers the various options that are currently available.
Metals garages have come a long way from the dilapidated examples you sometimes see that have been eaten away by rust.
For example, the Yardmaster 10ft x 17ft metal garage is painted inside and out, so there are no expensive rust proofing materials to purchase, and it's guaranteed not to rot, blister, crack or split. Transparent roof panels let in plenty of light, the garage is well ventilated, has excellent headroom and double hinged doors allow easy access.
Shed Baron’s metal garages are also 10ft wide with depths of 15ft, 17ft and 19ft. Made from hot dipped galvanised steel that has three coats of paint, the garages carry a 20 year anti-perforation warranty.
The double doors can be padlocked and another personal access door is thoughtfully provided. A full structural frame and mid wall bracing offers great strength and light streams through a skylight into the interior.
Store More offer a range of four emerald green 'Olympian' garages, wider at 12ft but again made from high quality steel that is powder coated and guaranteed against rot, cracking and warping.
They have large roll up doors with a high apex roof, and another side door. These are very sturdy structures, simple to assemble with great build quality. The largest is 38ft long, so extremely useful in which to park a car and have extra storage space.
Rowlinson, better known for their timber products, have four ‘Murryhill’ 12ft wide garages from 10ft to 31ft deep. They offer strength, space and good looks.
The steel has a tough vinyl coating, said to be five times stronger than a standard finish, and the modular garage is easily constructed to offer fire, rot and rodent resistant environment.
Whichever you choose, there's no doubt that metal garages are a viable alternative to timber and plastic, especially considering their maintenance free qualities, study construction and easy assembly..
With Christmas rapidly approaching, our New Oscott Garden Centre has just taken delivery of that most seasonal of plants – the Poinsettia. These are David Hall's tips on to how to keep these beautiful plants at their colourful best.
Our garden centre has been part of the local community for over 60 years, so when one of our partners, David Coton, received a request to donate a Christmas tree to a nearby hospice, he had no hesitation in helping them out.
Many people believe that Christmas would not have the same festive feel without the scent of a 'real' Christmas tree. They're naturally fresh, giving off a lovely aroma, and here Martyn Loach gives advice on which ones to buy..
There's a huge selection of Premier Christmas Lights, and it's no wonder why they are market leaders judging by the variety and innovation that's on offer. This is Andy Taylor's guide to their range of top quality lights and decorations.