4 Types Of Gate Opener (Which One Is Right For You!)

Almost any gate can be turned from manual to automatic but the way in which this is done will vary from one gate to the next. Having a gate opener is great for people who want to eliminate the hassle of opening and closing their gates every time they leave …

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Best Surface For Steep Driveways (and Top Options Guide)

You have to be very careful when planning a driveway because the incline of your drive will determine the best material for use on its surface. Many homes feature a sloped driveway and for the most part, this offers something of a grand aesthetic. If you have a sloped driveway, …

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Our Top 5 Best Kerb Ramps (Our Guide to the Kerb Ramps)

If your driveway is unfortunate enough to exit onto the road where there is a decent kerb drop, this can put unnecessary pressure on your tyres and vehicle. But that’s just the way it is, right? Not really! By using one of the best kerb ramps, you will easily be …

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5 Best Door Canopies (Our Top Guide For Rain Protection)

The UK is known for its unpredictable weather and you just never know when the heavens are going to open. Getting out of your car on the driveway and fumbling around in your bag or pocket for your keys is enough time to be positively soaked. However, installing a door …

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7 Best Driveway Gates

Improving the curb appeal of the home is something that we are all keen to do. Perfectly manicured lawns, potted plants, garden ornaments and solar lights are all viable ways of achieving this but a driveway gate can give the exterior or your home an executive feel. Not only this …

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The Art of Laying Tarmac

In our overview article about tarmac laying, we discussed the fact that it’s not really a job for the ordinary handyman. This is because of the skill level required, the expense of getting in the specialist machinery, and knowing how to use it (see Tarmac Options For Your Driveway Or …

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Choosing Hard Patio Materials

If you’ve decided that a hard patio surface is right for you, then your choices are down to material, size, colour, texture, and cost. There’s a wide range of stone, clay or concrete paving available for patios. For this article we’re going to assume that wet laid surfaces, such as …

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When, Where and How to Fit Decking

Decking had been popular in many other countries, notably Australia, New Zealand and America, before it became the must-have patio replacement in the UK. Those other countries have more predictable weather so decking makes more sense. Its growth in the UK, over the last decade or two, can be attributed …

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Options for Paths and Steps

Often when building a drive for your home it will incorporate new or replacement paths to the front door, from the home to the garage and perhaps up to a garden gate, depending on the layout of the house. If you’re Planning To Turn A Front Garden Into A Drive, …

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