1. P

    A Roof In the Garden…

    Hello, I have a small business that requires customers to sit outside, I have taken on a small property which had a roof erected in the garden which was perfect. Since I moved in and signed the lease, I found out that the roof that was erected by the previous occupant did not request planning...
  2. D

    Laying Paving Slabs In Garden

    Hi, We have garden paving slabs (430mm x 430mm) in about 6m sq section. There are always weeds growing out of the gaps, have plucked them out several times and also several slabs are slightly uneven with a few cracked. Slabs can be lifted off quite easily as they are just laid on sand. I am...
  3. JD2012

    Slab buying Advice.

    I was out in my garden and noticed one of the slabs on my footpath around the lawn was loose. There was some weeds etc underneath. When i had dealt with all that I put it back level. When I was standing on it it cracked down the middle lol. It was not a proper slab but poured concrete I think...
  4. S

    "tapping off" a garden feed

    Hi all I have a summerhouse at the end of the garden which has a power supply coming from the house via a 16a breaker and armoured cable leading to a consumer unit in the summerhouse. We are building a home office in the middle of the garden. I am hoping to run ( or rather have run) power to it...
  5. CKbuilds

    Decking joists?

    Hello all, so I’m building a small 2.4x2.4 deck this weekend, I’m having a debate with my self about joist sizes. Wickes have got an offer on at the minute so 3x2 (70x45mm) is currently £4.50 per 2.4 length. Would this be strong enough for a low level deck? I’m planning on spacing joists at 30cm...
  6. U

    Patio solutions for low air brick and DPC

    Hi all, I am in the process of planning my garden and I have a bit of an issue which I am not sure how to resolve. I have 2 air bricks at the back of the house which are about 100mm from ground level (cement floor). I DPC is also not that much higher. (maybe another 20mm). Is there a way to...
  7. bettz1

    Best way to attach trellis to existing fence

    Hi I'm looking for the best way to attach trellis to the existing fence. I've done a little search but most vids just show what to do with the fence posts being higher.
  8. S

    Soundproof Garden Chair

    Good day to all! I've got a lovely bit of garden that is sheltered and is a lovely area to sit and enjoy some peace and quiet, that is until a car drives past at 60 on the road 10ft away. I'm thinking of putting a backed bench style seat at the bottom a bit like the one pictured, and I'm...
  9. M

    Advice for a total novice please. What would you recommend for a hedge over this wall?

    We bought this house last year, there's this planter over the wall between us and the neighbours. Previously they kept wildflowers etc but as you can see it's been neglected. All we want is something for a little privacy for our outdoor space (once it's finished) to chill with a beer on a...
  10. N

    Preparation for new lawn where concrete was.

    Hi there, I have moved into a circa 1950’s house and my next project is tackling the garden. There was an old detached garage which had the roof removed due to asbestos. I have since knocked this down and removed and begun knocking up the concrete base, the plan being to turf/seed over this...
  11. JD2012

    Best way to get rid of Clover on Lawn.

    Whats the best way to get rid of clover on my lawn? Its taking over from the grass in some bits lol Its not a huge lawn. Is there a Selective Weedkiller I could buy? Thanks
  12. rayleigh20

    Outside lights via junction boxes

    Hi. Currently have one outside light that has an outside switch fed from the boiler fused spur (see photos). can this be converted using outside junction boxes and conduit so that I can have 3 lights at various positions (see photos). I naturally understand that this is probably a job for an...
  13. R

    Flooded area in patio

    Hello, New slabs and patio was installed last year. It has been OK until this summer where it seems that some slabs have sinked creating a small area of the patio (below the table, in the pics) that now gets flooded when there is medium rain (very often where we are!). Trader is clearly rogue...
  14. M

    Raised patio and steps

    Hi I am planning on making a raised patio with steps up to the back living room (external door due to be fitted) in my garden. I have a few question I hope you can help with: 1) How could I create these 3/4 steps down to the patio from the back living room without breaching the damp proof...
  15. bettz1

    Attaching trellis to existing fence

    Hi we've taken down our shed that was in the corner of our garden and we wanted to add a bit of trellis to the existing fence as there's a car park at the back of us. Any ideas on how we can do this?
  16. T

    Simple Outdoor Garden Light Installation

    Hi there, I'm planning on installing an outdoor garden light (lamp post type with three 60w bulbs). It will simply be wired with a 3 amp plug, as don't wish to wire it permanently into the lighting circuit. I already have the socket available right at the consumer unit which is handy. I'm just...
  17. stratford_noob

    Concrete deck base or subframe?

    Hi, I had taken down my green house and want to put there a deck instead. However the greenhouse had concrete base and because is nicely level, I wanted to leverage that in the deck building. As the deck will be bigger (the pink lines on attached images, I had originally planed to use some some...
  18. C

    New wooden sleepers delivered, all different sizes.

    HI, I'm currently in the process of building sleeper walls in my garden with new treated sleepers. I started this a while back with 2400x200x100 sleepers and now just ordered 5 more of the same size to complete the project. The 5 that arrived all have different widths and depths. I.e one will...
  19. JD2012

    How to fit Lawn Edging?

    I got the plastic lawn edging below. How do I fit this with no stakes? Its was for the edge of the lawn beside my paving slabs edgers. Tthe grass was growing out over them. Someone did suggest I could use galvanised nails . Thanks...
  20. bettz1

    How to stop back gate hitting brick wall

    We've a new gate going on soon and I wanted to stop it from hitting the garage wall. I think the previous owners changed the posts to put in a lock. I'm going to put new brenton bolts on and a latch, I think I'm going to need to remove one of the posts to be able to use the latch. Question is...