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Creative Garden Ideas with Re-Used Concrete Blocks

August 18, 2017

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Got a few 9″ hollow blocks left over from a job? Looking for a creative, space-saving planter for your garden? Then here’s an idea! In fact, it’s an idea with so many possibilities, it’s worth buying the blocks specially.

If your blocks aren’t the colour you want for your planter, they can be painted with masonry paint.

Be aware that the blocks are hollow right through, so any that stick out proud from the rest will need the hole blocking underneath. A roofing slate cut to size would do the job admirably. And guess what, we sell those too ūüôā

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Or how about this? Same blocks, you’ll note, with some 4″ x 4″ treated fence posts, carefully sanded smooth. The perfect, heavy-duty garden seat!

So why not have some fun working out a design that’s right for your garden, then get building!

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Like This Post? Fence and Gate Accessories from Birkdale

August 18, 2017

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Summer is a good time to get that work done on your fence. The¬†Fencemate range, from Birkdale, offers a wide selection of post supports, specially developed for DIY projects. They’re easy to use, and designed to save time and effort whilst delivering a great looking, long lasting finish.

Whether you’ve got soft ground, firm ground, loose ground, stony ground, hard surfaces, even a concrete hard-standing – there‚Äôs a Fencemate post support for the job. You can choose from:

To work out which support you will need for a particular function, Fencemate offer you a helpful diagram (click to enlarge).

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TBS also stocks Birkdale’s¬†Gatemate range of gate furniture: hinges, catches, latches, bolts and springs, in black or zinc plated finish.

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Look After Your Garden Fence the Professional Way

August 11, 2017

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Every fence needs good protection. Even if your fence has stood strong, if it hasn’t had any loving care for more than 5 years, it’s probably time to treat it again.¬†TBS stocks everything you need to keep your fence (or your shed) looking great and able to withstand the elements.

Particularly on a north-facing fence, panels and posts can start looking a bit green. Everbuild Fungicidal Wash is just the ticket. We sell a 1L spray bottle or a 5L container for painting or spraying. Just treat affected areas, leave for a while, and brush off with cold water.

TBS can supply you with traditional brush-on wood stains and protectors, but we also sell Ronseal Fencelife Sprayable. It’s the quick and easy way to give thorough, lasting protection to your fences¬†and your¬†shed.

Forget the extension leads!

The Ronseal Power Sprayer uses a 6v powered motor for consistent pressure and even coverage. It boasts a precision fan nozzle for accurate and controlled spray pattern.¬† The control trigger is engineered for ease of control. The sprayer has a convenient 2m hose. Clip straight on to a tub of Fencelife Sprayable¬†and away you go. No pumping, no pouring, no mess!¬† The Power Sprayer’s batteries are good for the treatment of up to 40 fence panels, at around 2 minutes per panel.

TBS stocks a range of popular colours

Ronseal Sprayable Fencelife comes in 5 litre tubs. It is wax-enriched for maximum protection. It protects against fading too.

TBS stocks the following popular colours:

Dark Oak     Forest Green     Harvest Gold     Medium Oak     Red Cedar

Sprayable Fencelife is touch-dry in 1-2 hours, depending on the type and condition of the timber.

Ronseal guarantees 5 years of excellent, durable protection to your fences – which means peace of mind for you!

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Taking the Train? Don’t Forget the Sink Plunger!

August 9, 2017

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A brilliant piece of ingenuity! Oh, and by the way, TBS sells these – just click here: Industrial Sink Plunger.

Do we have a new market here: commuters?

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Effective Treatment for Rotten Timber? Send for the Lumberjack!

August 9, 2017

It’s a nightmare! You look somewhere that you don’t normally look (like the rafters in the loft behind your water tank) and the tell-tale signs are there: timber damage. You can’t afford to leave it. Something must be done!

Wet rot prefers timbers with a higher moisture content (above 25%), so it may be caused by inadequate ventilation under floors, the proximity to damp walls, or water leaks from sinks and baths, or poorly-maintained roofs.

Dry rot

Dry rot prefers drier timber, but it doesn’t stop there. It can travel through masonry in its search for food. If you spot white strands between brick and plaster, then you’ve almost certainly got it!

Woodworm

Woodworm refers to the exit holes left by the grubs of wood-boring insects. They exit in the warmer weather, so by now the holes will be there for all to see. Woodworm can cause serious damage to both internal & external timber, as well as wooden furniture. If left untreated, it can seriously weaken timbers, making things like rafters unsafe.

The answer’s in one can

TBS offers an effective all-in-one treatment for these nasties: Lumberjack Triple Action Wood Treatment. We stock it in 2.5 litre and 5 litre cans, and a 25 litre drum.

Triple Action is low-solvent and low-odour.  It contains fungicides, algaecides and Permethrin to actively kill and protect against all known wood rot, decay, fungi and wood boring insects. The fungicides and algaecides are finely dispersed, so they penetrate the wood quicker and get to work right away.

It is fast-drying and non-flammable. You can apply it to wet timbers without loss of performance. So it’s ideal for use on:

  • Sheds and garages
  • Window frames and doors
  • Fencing
  • Farm buildings
  • Roof beams and joists
  • Garden¬† and indoor furniture.
  • Floorboards

Two important notes: do not use on bitumen, plastics or roofing felt, and do not tip residue down drains (as it is lethal to aquatic organisms, good ones included).

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