Category: gardens

Upgrade your garden with these easy DIYs

Around this time of year, it can be easy to forget about your garden. Here at eDecks, we think they need love all year round. So, roll up your sleeves and get those tools out, it’s time for some quick and effective garden DIY!

Shelf planters

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It can be difficult to find space on small balconies but these shelf planters allow more green in a tight space, making it feel more open. Plants can be especially important in cities where there isn’t as much greenery. Here at eDecks, we have a wide range of reject decking, so these shelves can be made at a low cost and without any environmental impact. All you need are some wood screws, a drill and a saw to cut the pieces to your desired size. This simple DIY will only take a few hours but it will leave you with a beautiful addition to any garden space – big or small!

Floating containers

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This garden DIY is, again, perfect for gardens of any size and make your fencing kinder to the eye. If you have ever grown strawberries you will know how they love to grow as far as they can and take over shared planters but with these small containers, they will stay a manageable size. Similarly, with the shelf planters, these boxes can be made from our wide selection of cheap reject wood and follow the same instructions: get some screws, a drill and a saw to cut the pieces to your desired size – and if you don’t want to use screws, waterproof glue works just as well!

Decorative gravel area

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Creating a zen area is important for gardens of any space, and it may not even require any building! At eDecks, we have a wide range of gravel and aggregates of many colours and textures. All you need for this simple DIY is two different colour gravels, some low maintenance plants and, optionally, some hardwood decking or fencing to bring the area together. Everyone’s idea of zen is completely different, so if minimalist isn’t your idea of perfect – don’t worry, our next DIY will be right up your street!

Raised vegetable bed

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Raised planter beds can be expensive, so making them yourself seems like the smartest option. We carry a range of discount sleepers, that are easy to cut and nail together and have a beautiful rustic look that looks fantastic in any garden, but this oak can be painted any colour! We recommend special sleeper nails for this wood since it is so thick, but the results will be worth it.

DIY jobs can seem intimidating but they are worth having a go! And with such low prices here at eDecks, the costs just make sense, creating things for yourself is much more rewarding.

Looking for the best deals on wood DIY supplies?

Check out our amazing deals here on the eDecks website!

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most DIY projects – and any products we sell online. Contact eDecks here for personalised advice for your project today.

At eDecks you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

48 hour delivery on many products

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eDecks website for more details.

Need wood DIY inspiration? Look no further

Here at eDecks, we love a wood DIY project. Our staff have come up with some fantastic ideas that are sure to get you inspired!

Check out eDecks.co.uk for all your DIY needs!

Sleepers bench

Our sales supervisor Chris has shared a great idea for our oak sleepers – All you need for this project is some of our oak sleepers and steel pins, it could even be completed over a weekend! Often these structures are set into the ground using concrete so they are more stable and aren’t stolen, but if you want the freedom to move yours around the oak is strong enough to stand alone.

Oak sleeper bench.

Get our oak sleepers from just £54.09 each here – https://www.edecks.co.uk/products/2035/35/95/0/Fresh-Cut-Oak-Sleepers-200mm-x-100mm-x-2400mm

And get the best deals on our steel sleeper pins here – https://www.edecks.co.uk/products/7297/35/95/0/Steel-Sleeper-Pins

Sleepers planter

Sleepers have a plethora of uses, like these planters. They are so easy to make you won’t feel like you’ve done any work! The only thing you need is our sleepers and specialist sleepers screws, cut down the sleepers to the desired size and place them together, drill the screws in at a 45-degree angle and voila, the ideal planter in no time at all. We sell a wide range of Ronseal products if you want to stain the wood.

Sleepers planters stained with Ronseal.

Get our oak sleepers from just £54.09 each here – https://www.edecks.co.uk/products/2035/35/95/0/Fresh-Cut-Oak-Sleepers-200mm-x-100mm-x-2400mm

And our individual sleeper screws are only £1.67 each here – https://www.edecks.co.uk/subdept/1146/0/Sleeper-Fixings

Joist bench and planter

Joist timber is strong, inexpensive and easy to work with. Not only does this wood DIY serve as both a bench and two planters but it looks wonderful too! All you need for this DIY is our treated & graded decking joist and our wood screws. Simply line up the timber in the desired place and drill the screws in. A fantastic addition to your home for a low cost and a little bit of time.

This bench has multiple uses.

Our treated and graded decking joists start at only £4.29 per metre here – https://www.edecks.co.uk/subdept/103/0/Timber-Decking-Joists

Browse our wide range of screws here – https://www.edecks.co.uk/subdept/657/0/Individual-Screws

Scaffolding board bench

Our sales executive Coral came up with the fantastic idea of a scaffolding board bench! We have a supply of reject scaffolding boards from only £24.07 and the legs can be made from old scaffolding pipes to give an industrial look or support beams made from our sleepers to give a more natural look. For the sleepers version, we recommend our steel sleeper pins to ensure the two pieces are connected safely.

The addition of scaffolding pipes gives this bench an industrial twist.

Shop our reject scaffolding boards are available here – https://www.edecks.co.uk/products/19790/251/836/0/Reject-Unbanded-Scaffolding-Board-(3900mm)

And our individual sleeper screws are only £1.67 each here – https://www.edecks.co.uk/subdept/1146/0/Sleeper-Fixings

Looking for the best deals on wood DIY supplies?

Check out our amazing deals on timber here on the eDecks website!

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most DIY projects – and any products we sell online. Contact eDecks here for personalised advice for your project today.

At eDecks you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

48 hour delivery on many products

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eDecks website for more details.

Shed loads of style with the amazing shed race

With sheds becoming more and more fashionable and with, said shed catwalk being of flamboyance, eccentric and elegance they appear to, not be leaving the runway anytime soon.

It seems people everywhere are carving out their own little hideaway, flight simulator, WWII bunker and Dr who phone box. Yes, someone really has transformed their shed into a flight simulator.

If like us, you enjoy amazing spaces’, amazing sheds, and seeing what other people can imagine and create whilst being lets be honest a touch nosey. Then here is a post to get your creativity flowing.

eDecks Do not just sell sheds!

We sell

A space

A space to create

A space to invent

A space to call your own.

They do not just have to be manly tool sheds either! Oh no, there is a new stream of femininity opening up the shed doors and adding a touch of class to the shed race.  Pink sheds, sheds made to look like retro camper vans there is a plethora out there.

Therefore, if you want to create an indoor hot tub area, bar, painting room or even a wizarding world (very much a Harry Potter fan here) then it’s entirely your choice.

All you need is your blank canvas from eDecks and some creativity.

A recent poll on Facebook suggested that a mere 2 % have an amazing shed and the rest don’t really know where to start.

Well let’s resolve that shall we! Build Your Own Shed with eDecks

Free up valuable garden space in a flash when you build your own shed with our collection of quality shed frame timber and shed boarding. Save money by selecting shed building supplies that are unbeatable on price. Whether you are looking to build your own shed or enhance your existing structure, you can find the right timber for the task with eDecks.

Build your own shed with the best timber in the business. Find treated timber products that will keep your shed looking great for longer. From shed boarding and shed flooring to shed roofing and shed glazing, we offer a huge range of timber in sizes and specifications to suit your needs. Whether you are looking for durable shed frame timber or flawless fixings and fittings, you can find everything you need at eDecks.

Just some of the shed construction timber products and accessories we offer include:

Shed Loads of Style from eDecks

We currently have a clearance on polycarbonate, which can be used as a tinted window for that extra bit of privacy and security or just as a final touch to your own amazing space.

Email us with measurements and your personal requirements for a quick quote from our amazing sales team.

Autumn Maintenance Guide

Well it is that time of year again not quite Christmas but definitely a chill in the air and we already have rock salt stocked and ready to go. The leaves are starting to fall and well, land on your lovely decking that you have enjoyed so much this year.

We have had a lovely summer this year; you will have enjoyed plenty of pool days, BBQ’s and lounging around. We can imagine you are not ready to retire your decking just yet.

Autumn Leaves

Here is an autumn maintenance guide to keep your decking top notch ready for winter and next year’s scorcher (fingers crossed).

Let’s start with the leaves we mentioned yes the reds, oranges and yellow colours do make this season magic (it’s a firm favourite with some)  but do not leave the leafs, they will cause havoc with your decking. They retain moisture once wet, moisture plus cold will lead to ice and Icey leaves can be a major hazard. You can try adding these Anti slip-decking strips for added safety.

Cleaning the leaves up early will also, help in the long run as once they start to break down you will have an extra layer of dirt to contend with. So get the blower or brush out and get them shifted.

Next, you will want to prune any overhanging bushes, trees and shrubs, this not only will help with the life of your decking it will also keep it safe and tidy for you to enjoy for a few more months. In addition, if you are a keen gardener this helps keeps your plants healthy (a tip from our green team in the office)
Once you have cleaned off the leaves and removed any furniture take a good look at the decking, is there any mildew forming, dirt or grime. Get the hose on it and clean it like you mean it. Once it’s done it’s done, maybe even something extra to not only clean but also revive from Ronseal. This item opens the pores of the wood allowing maximum adhesion of coatings for a lasting finish.

Now sit back enjoy your hard work and have a safe autumn admiring your hard work.

Garden: The Perfect Easter Egg Hunt Hiding Places

The Easter Bunny will soon be gracing us with his presence, and so to get you well prepared, today we are giving you plenty of ideas of where to hide all of those glorious chocolate eggs in your garden ready for the best Easter Egg Hunt your children could wish for.

easter rabbit

Planters: Our Planters start at just £10.39 and are an excellent place to hide your child’s favourite Easter egg! Of course, they are also an excellent product to grow colourful flowers, plants and herbs all year round. You can read more about our full range of Planters here.

planters

Sheds: If you fancy more of a challenge, then how about building your very own shed? This way you can create the size and design to exactly your requirements and just think of the hiding place possibilities for those Easter eggs – or even the Easter Bunny depending on the size of your shed. You can find eDecks’ guide to building your own shed online here.

shed

Water Butts: Now these probably wouldn’t be the best hiding place when full of water, but once you have finished hiding those treats, water butts are perfect for collecting and storing rainwater. We offer two different sizes to suit your needs and offer a whole variety of accessories including stands upon which to put them.

water butt

Composters: Our wooden compost bins are a garden essential and are available in small, medium and large. They are manufactured from pressure treated timber and can hold a whole range of things, whether it be compost, eggs, or even as a storage unit for your gardening bits and bobs.

compost bin

Pergolas/Arches/Arbours: Our wide range of pergolas, arches and arbours provide a numerous amount of hiding places, as well as offering a peaceful haven within your garden to sit and relax and enjoy your garden, especially in the upcoming Spring and Summer months. You can read our recent blogpost on these online here.

arbour

Log Stores: If you are lucky enough to have a cosy log fire in your home, then you may want to consider our Log Stores. They are available in three different sizes and keep your logs dry, organised, tidy and free from damp. Our log stores are made from pressure treated timber which helps protect against fungal and insect decay. They make excellent hiding places too – whether for an Easter Egg Hunt or simply for yourself when the kids are driving you mad!

log store

Aggregates: If you want to make your Egg Hunt slightly more challenging, then how about burying them under some of our stunning aggregates and gravels? They come in all colours, textures, sizes and shapes and you can read more about them in our Aggregates and Gravels blog post online here.

aggregates

Log Roll: Whilst hiding gifts and treats amongst your flowers, how about adding a log roll to your flowerbed? They are available to buy in different sizes and keep compost, flowers and plants neatly in order without spilling out onto your grass or paving area. They come ready FSC treated and wire backed ready to lay down in just minutes!

log roll

These are just a few examples of excellent Easter Egg Hunt hiding places, but we have many, many more online at eDecks. We hope you have a very enjoyable Easter weekend and we thank you for being our customer, whether new or old!

Love from Everyone at eDecks xxx

Our Easter opening times for placing orders are:

Good Friday 8am-5pm

Saturday 31st March 8am-4pm

Easter Monday CLOSED

Tuesday 3rd April 8am-5pm

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