How to create the ideal garden for entertaining and working
With many of us confined indoors during lockdown, is it any wonder we want a change of scenery? Even in pre-coronavirus times, the garden has always been a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the company of family and friends. In this article, we’ll take a look at how you can create the ideal garden space for outdoor entertaining and working, that you can use during COVID-19 – and long into the future. How to create a garden for entertaining Outside is the perfect place to reconnect with family, whether that’s during a pandemic or not. But it’s important to make…Continue reading
Anti-Climb Paint Vs Anti-Climb Fencing
Protecting your home from intruders begins with choosing the most effective outdoor security measures. Popular choices include anti-climb paint and anti-climb fencing, both designed to make climbing into or around your premises more difficult. However, you may be wondering which is more effective and whether you should invest in paint or fencing to deter would-be criminals. In this article, we explain the difference between these two techniques and explore the pros and cons of each. What is anti-climb paint? Simply put, anti-climb paint creates a slippery surface when applied that makes it near-impossible to achieve a grip on the said surface….Continue reading
How to Prepare Your Property for a New Pet
Every pet owner has feelings of both excitement and nervousness when they bring their new pet home for the first time – this is natural, as you want the animal to be comfortable, safe and happy in your care. The best way to ensure they settle in easily is to be prepared, so we have made a list of our advice on preparing your home for a new pet, so that you can welcome your new best friend without any worries. Choose a pet-friendly fence One of the main things you need to consider when preparing your property is the fence…Continue reading
Winter-Proofing Your Wooden Decking
Extreme winter weather, such as ice, heavy rain, snow and freezing temperatures, can all dramatically affect your wooden decking. It is important to be prepared before winter sets in, so carry out maintenance and preventative measures on your decking to ensure you won’t have to pay a hefty repair bill after winter. Maintenance to complete before winter: Cleaning Clean the deck on a relatively nice day, so that wind and rain aren’t going to immediately ruin your hard work. Sweep it first to remove all the leaves and dirt, and then scrub the wood thoroughly with a bleach-free cleaner to get…Continue reading
Metal Gates Vs Wooden Gates: Which One Should I Choose?
A quality gate is a must-have for any property, as they can provide security, privacy, and aesthetic appeal. The two main types of gates are metal and wooden gates, and both have their own benefits and can improve your home in unique ways. So you can decide which one is best for you, this article provides a comprehensive list of pros and cons for each. Wooden gates Pros Traditional style: Wooden gates have a classic look. They are aesthetically appealing, and bring a touch of warmth and homeliness to your property. These gates can also suit the majority of houses, as…Continue reading
Can a New Fence Increase the Value of Your Home?
If you are looking for a simple way to improve your home’s market value, an impressive, new fence may be the answer. However, it is important to choose the right fence, and make sure the fence has a purpose which will appeal to prospective home buyers. What is the purpose of the fence? A well-maintained garden fence, installed by professionals, can increase the value of a property by about 20%. However, a fence will only increase the value of your property if it has a relevant purpose, such as increasing security, privacy, keeping pets in, or upgrading and modernising for aesthetic…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
What makes a Good Fence Installer?
If you’ve decided it’s time for a new fence, you may be considering whether to do it yourself or hire a professional. This choice will depend greatly upon whether you have the strength, knowledge, skill and time to carry out the job well. If you don’t feel confident enough that you can complete the job safely and effectively, it is best to leave it to an experienced professional – a fence can, after all, influence the whole look of your property, for good or bad! A good fence installer will have an array of skills which enable them to get the…Continue reading
7 Things to know before installing a new fence
Before installing a new fence, there are many factors you should consider to ensure longevity and to also select the best fence for your requirements. A new fence is an investment, contributing to the overall look of your property, and so it is important you do your research and are prepared before beginning any work. To help you ready yourself for a new fence, the experts at Harrow Fencing have put together some top preparatory tips. What do you want the fence for? Before you decide upon the type of fence you want, you should give thought to what you want…Continue reading
Top Tips for Finding the Perfect Fencing Contractor
Secure, stylish and durable: these are the key features you need to look for when looking for a new fence. But finding the right products is only half the battle because it’s just as important, if not more, to find the perfect fencing contractor to install your fence, too. However, with so many fencing contractors out there it’s difficult to know just who you can trust to safely supply and install your fence. But by following these top tips, you’ll have your ideal fence installed in no time at all. Does the contractor have a professional website? Professional companies are more…Continue reading