Should you attach a Catherine Wheel to your Fence?
Catherine Wheels are a favourite on bonfire night, but they're often mounted incorrectly, creating an unsafe situation. They are easy to secure and ignite in a safe manner. Read more here...
Time to spring forward and spring into action.
We know it’s a busy time of year for installers too who start springing into action taking advantage of the extra daylight hours. It makes sense. In London, the shortest day in December is only 7 hours and 49 minutes long – not much chance of overtime there! In comparison the longest day is over twice as long with 16 hours and 40 minutes of daylight. Easily space there for a couple of extra hours on the clock and still time for 9 holes of golf before sunset!
How Galvanised Fence Posts can Galvanise the cost of Fencing
There’s a fairly new financial concept in the construction industry that probably hasn’t quite got to home-owners and their garden fences yet. It’s called Total Cost of Ownership (normally abbreviated to TCO) and it’s about budgeting not only for the cost of build but the cost of maintenance and repair across the life expectancy of a construction or installation.
Great fences of the world.
This blog goes out in part to our friends in the fence building community as, in one respect, it must the mother of all installation and maintenance contracts. But in part it also addresses important issues of sustainability and bio-diversity – a cautionary tale of what can happen when you fence things out as well as fence things in.
10 Reasons to ‘See the Light’ and make 2023 The Year Of The DuraPost
At this time of year, it’s natural to feel the weight of winter on your shoulders as you reflect back on another year of hard work. That’s especially the case if you work with concrete fence posts where life is all about doing the heavy lifting and then some.
The Ins and Outs of Chinese Walls – and why a DuraPost fence is better
You don’t need to be Chinese to erect a Chinese Wall. What’s more they cost nothing to build – no materials and no labour involved. Then again you wouldn’t want one around your garden as it wouldn’t keep anything in, and it wouldn’t keep anything out. ‘Chinese Walls’ are entirely virtual, a conceptual ethical barrier designed to prevent the exchange of information and communication that dates back to the Wall Street Crash in 1929.
Fencing things out - When Security Matters
Mostly you build a fence around things – people talk about ‘fencing things in’. Fences can be elegant, add architectural structure to your garden and act as a great backdrop to planting. They give you a feeling of comfort, of not being overlooked, of having your own space or even creating an outdoor room.