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4 Reasons Why You Need Garden Decking

Installing a deck on your property creates a focal point in your garden which is ideal for summer barbeques, lazy Sundays and classy evening dinner parties. There are a variety of perks to adding decking to your garden, and we have listed them so you can make an informed decision on how to improve your outdoor area.  Flexible outdoor area Adding timber decking to your back garden creates a flexible space that is suitable for a variety of outdoor activities. A deck is a safe place for children to play, and the perfect spot for you to simply relax on a…

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How to Look after your Wooden Fence

Wooden fences have a timeless quality on any property, and so it is ideal when they are properly maintained and can last for a long time. The best way to keep your wooden fence looking new is to regularly clean off the mould, algae, mildew and general dirt which accumulates on fences over time. So we have some tips to help you learn what are the best cleaning methods and which ones you should avoid.  Why is it important to clean wooden fences? When wooden fences are not regularly cleaned and looked after, they can become unsightly, due to looking aged…

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The World’s Most Famous Fences & Walls [Infographic]

What makes a fence or wall famous? In some cases it’s their historical importance; they act as a reminder of previous socio-political conflicts and symbolise the ideological progress we, as national or global communities, have engendered following the subsequent resolutions. Others reside as geographical landmarks; their cultural influence often derives from a feature of consummate architecture or significant longevity. And for others, it’s because they’re covered in bras. This article is going to explore some of the most famous fences and walls in the world. We’ll be discussing how and why each of these structures have gained the incredible worldwide notoriety…

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Everything You Should Consider About Garden Decking Before Buying

Garden decking is a great addition to any home. It’s customisable in shape, size and design; it’s versatile in practicality and use; it’s easy to maintain, and it’s even easier on the eye. To get the most out of your garden decking, it’s important it aligns with the style and requirements of your garden, is maintained well and is constructed correctly. This may seem like a lot to take in, but finding and installing your perfect garden decking couldn’t be easier. In this guide, we’re going to provide you with all the information you need to do just that. This is…

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UK Timber Prices and the Effects on Garden Decking

Decking has been a popular garden feature for many years. The wooden panelling, available in a range of designs, is used to provide an even, attractive foundation for outdoor events and activities. Garden decking is comprised of timber: the wood prepared specifically for construction and carpenting purposes. As the demand for timber fluctuates, so does its price, and this has a direct impact on the garden decking products and services that rely on it.  In this article, we’ll be exploring the state of UK timber prices and the subsequent forecast for garden decking. Uk Timber Prices up to march 2019 —…

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From Garages and Garden Sheds to Global Markets

Garages and garden sheds have done more than just provide a place of safekeeping for storage and garden ornaments over the years. Some of the world’s largest companies had their humble beginnings in a garden shed, birthing ideas and products that would go on to shape the course of the future. Today, Harrow Fencing are going to delve into these stories and explore how just a few entrepreneurs went from garden shed to the global market. Apple Apple’s beginnings have been unveiled countless times thanks to the many Steve Jobs biopics to hit the big screen in recent years. Steve Jobs…

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How to stop and deter foxes from your garden and bins

Foxes are highly adaptable animals and are, therefore, common sights in urbanised areas as well as in the countryside. Their presence in suburbs and cities puts them in contact with people which can lead to concerns, with many wanting to get rid of foxes from their gardens. If you are someone who wants to protect your garden and bins from foxes, take a look at our helpful guidance below. How to know if a fox has been in your garden? If you are unfamiliar with foxes and you haven’t necessarily spotted one in situ in your garden, you may not initially…

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Summerhouse Trends 2018

A summerhouse is a wonderful addition to your garden from which you can comfortably enjoy the outdoors, without being exposed to the elements. Whether it’s a blustery day, the sun is too scorching or you want shelter from rain showers, a summerhouse gives you a comfy haven nestled within your outdoor space. To truly make the most of your little retreat you should take time when furnishing and decorating it, transforming it into a space you love spending time in. To give you some inspiration, we’ve put together some of the big interior trends for 2018 which would work wonderfully in…

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Simple shed storage hacks

If you want to get the most out of your garden shed, it is critical that you keep it well organised. Sheds can be a very useful space – whether you use it as a place to store outdoors items, as a workshop, or something more unusual – provided you don’t let it become overrun and messy. No matter how you use it, a garden shed will always become a more functional space when it’s been organised effectively. So, to help you arrange your shed successfully, we’ve put together some clever storage hacks. 1. Shelves Utilizing wall space is a great…

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What is the UK law concerning fences and gates?

When you are making alterations or additions to your property related to fences and gates, you should make sure you are aware of the regulations and laws surrounding such work. Planning permissions cover a wide variety of construction work and keep your building in line with national and local guidelines. Most people will not know what kinds of work require permissions and which do not, so we’ve put together these guidelines to help you understand how fencing and gates can be affected by such rules. Rules and regulations Planning permission regulations are in place across the whole of the UK and,…

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