Outdoor

Things to Consider When Choosing Decking

Things to Consider When Choosing Decking

With so many different brands and materials on the market, knowing what to take into consideration as you browse for the perfect decking is hard. If you’re currently thinking about installing a deck in your garden, the following comparisons of wood, plastic and...

Enhancing Your Decking Area

Enhancing Your Decking Area

Whether you’re in the process of having a deck installed, or you already have one in your garden, there are lots of different ways you can enhance a deck to make it more visually appealing, and potentially more functional. From adding a decking handrail or balustrade,...

How to Make the Most out of the Space in Your Garden

How to Make the Most out of the Space in Your Garden

Knowing how to design your garden can be a daunting prospect, especially if you’re not particularly skilled in the gardening department. The garden is an area that requires a little creativity and planning, especially if you intend to use the space for entertaining as...

How to Prepare your Garden for the Spring

In the UK, there are an estimated 27 million people who regularly partake in gardening. This is a huge portion of the nation’s 64 million-strong population, while this interest also funds a gardening retail sector that’s worth in excess of £5 billion. While it may...

What are wastewater pollutants?

What are wastewater pollutants?

Wastewater is defined as any water that has been recycled back into the sewage system, down your tap, your toilet, from industrial use, farm run-off or a host of other sources. That wastewater has to go somewhere, and usually, it heads to the local processing plant to...

How does a natural pool work?

How does a natural pool work?

The first commercial natural pools appeared several decades ago as a trend in the UK and Europe. They have gradually gained popularity since then, with homeowners and businesses choosing natural swimming pools over conventional chlorinated versions for a number of...

6 Gardening Tools Every Gardener Needs In Their Arsenal

6 Gardening Tools Every Gardener Needs In Their Arsenal

Growing your garden and caring for it is seldom an easy task. Cultivating one’s garden often requires a lot of energy, time and skillfulness. Still, all the knowledge and skill go to waste if you don’t have the right tools with you for the job. Without the proper...

Simple ideas to style your garden shed

Simple ideas to style your garden shed

If your house has even a modestly sized garden, chances are that you also have a garden shed to hold all the tools and equipment needed to maintain your garden. While most of us are very particular about our gardens looking well spruced, neatly organized and...

Touch The Stars: Make Your Attic Into An Observatory

Touch The Stars: Make Your Attic Into An Observatory

Your attic can be turned into the best room of your home. If you install a skylight in it, it can provide the attic with the abundance of light and warmth and give you a unique experience of enjoying the stars at night. However, you need to know a couple of things...

Keeping up with swimming pool maintenance

Keeping up with swimming pool maintenance

Being responsible for swimming pool maintenance may seem like a lot but if you follow a few simple steps, it is possible to have a well-balanced, clean pool with minimal effort. Keep it neutral The first thing to check when maintaining your pool is the pH level of the...

4 reasons why your garage door can come off its tracks

4 reasons why your garage door can come off its tracks

Modern garage doors can improve the kerb appeal of your property and add an extra level of security to your home. But even if you invest in a good quality up-and-over garage door, things can occasionally go wrong with the door opening mechanism. Modern up-and-over...

7 Tips to Build Your Own Self Build Garden Cabin

7 Tips to Build Your Own Self Build Garden Cabin

Rather than take on the humongous of building a garden cabin, some people ease the task by buying self-build garden cabin kits. These utilities can be found in major stores across the country readily available for clients, as opposed to gathering specific materials...

3 Tips for an Ideal Garden Office

3 Tips for an Ideal Garden Office

While many people may not have heard of a garden office, it’s exactly as the name suggests - an office in your garden. Breaking away from the tired ideas of what a home office should look like, garden offices place you exactly where you are most likely to get in some...

Considerations When Choosing a Party Wall surveyor

Considerations When Choosing a Party Wall surveyor

If you do not consent when notified of works falling within the scope of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (‘The Act’) you will need to appoint a surveyor to act for you. As with choosing any professional it pays to do some research in advance but that’s especially true...

Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Winter may be one of the most vibrant and colourful times of year for foliage, but the increasingly cold weather can make it tempting to just close the backdoor on the garden and admire it from the cosy warmth of the indoors until spring. However, while there are...

Beautiful Village Gardens by Amanda Patton

Beautiful Village Gardens by Amanda Patton

Designing a garden isn’t easy – we know. No matter how large or small your garden is, it can be difficult to find a way to transform your outdoor space into somewhere that you’d like to spend all your spare time. However, we found these beautiful images by landscape...

A Stately-Style Home Garden by Barnes Walker

A Stately-Style Home Garden by Barnes Walker

Traditional, stately-style homes are something that we’re a huge fan of here at Flat Pack Houses – especially because the gardens that accompany them are so stunning! When we came across this photo collection by Barnes Walker of a stately-style home garden, we fell in...

Garden Office Design Inspiration by Dome Photography

Garden Office Design Inspiration by Dome Photography

Outdoor flat pack homes don't have to be as the name suggests. The self-build nature of these buildings means that they are built to your own taste - and your own practicality. In order to provide you with some information on how you can create, design and furnish...