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Styling Your Decking

Decking blog

Your decking deserves more than a rickety table and some boring chairs. You can transform your whole garden with composite decking alone; but styling it with fun, unique furniture, plants and a fireplace takes your garden that one step closer to perfection.

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How to: Build a Garden Trellis

Garden Trellis

Bring a sense of peace to your property with a garden trellis! A free day, basic tools and cheap materials are all you need to build a simple garden trellis that will add charm your garden.

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Choosing Your Own Christmas Tree

Choosing Your Own Xmas Tree | Hillborough Fencing

Traditions are probably the best part of Christmas. They’re one of the things we remember forever and usually carry on with our own children – or memories we will treasure for life!

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DIY vs Professional: Landscaping

DIY vs Landscaper

Hiring a landscaper to design your garden will, without a doubt, take your garden to another level, but it comes at a price… and typically not a small one!

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8 of the UK's Best Winter Walks

Winter Walks

It’s only natural to want to be indoors next to a warm fire when winter strikes, but you’re missing out on all the beautiful sights of nature! In the UK, some walks and views are best enjoyed in winter with the glistening frost on the ground and crisp air nipping your nose.

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Versatile Sleepers

Versatile Sleepers | Hillsborough Fencing

There are so many different ways to use sleepers in the garden, and it doesn’t just have to be steps or a firepit! Sleepers are an extremely versatile material, indoors and out... Take a look for yourself.

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Preparing for the First Frost

Preparing for the First Frost Hillsborough Fencing

Don’t get caught off guard by the first frost of Autumn!

With the first frost hitting the UK, on average, every year at the end of October – beginning of November, we know we have a window of opportunity to protect our plants before the frost strikes.

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Reclaimed Sleepers: Architecture

Reclaimed Sleepers - Architecture

Architecture with sleepers can be astounding – the small details, the curves, the edges, it all looks so perfectly put together and thought out!

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Picturesque Balconies

Picturesque Balconies

This may come as a surprise, but you are not obliged to buy uncomfortable patio furniture for your balcony! There are so many options… You can completely transform your balcony and turn it into and place you want to be!

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Modern Ways to Use Sleepers

Hillsborough Modern Ways to Use Sleepers

We’ve noticed that in the past decade trends have repeated themselves in regards to everything; fashion, interior design, colour, food etc. In the 50s and 60s wood panelling was all the rage, but quickly fell out of fashion in later decades and was replaced with bright, vibrant coloured wallpaper. But like we said, trends repeat themselves – meaning wood panelling is back! 

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