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Written on Nov 4, 2016

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Turn Your Log Cabin into a Garden Office

More and more people throughout the UK are working from home – whether you’re self-employed or telecommuting, you can face a huge range of distractions if you don’t have a set space dedicated to work. Homeowners can turn to loft conversions and house extensions as a way to create more space at home, but a log cabin is a much more cost-effective way to create a work space that separates business and pleasure.

Written on Sep 8, 2016

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DIY Weekend Project – A Raised Seating Area

At Lawsons, our staff are just as creative as our clients. Working around building materials every day means that a lot of our staff start thinking about how they can use our timber, decking, or railway sleepers and how they can improve their homes.

Written on June 13, 2016

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Why you Need a Workshop

A garden workshop is a must have if you have any hobbies, passions or even fledgling business ideas.

Adding what essentially boils down to an extra room to your home is as simple as purchasing a ready-manufactured workshop and installing it in a suitable area.

Written on May 17, 2016

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Log Cabins – Providing More Space for Growing Families

As house prices rise and more and more families find that the idea of moving to a larger property is simply out of their reach, so innovative space-saving ideas move to the fore with many people thinking out of the box when it comes to finding new ways in which to fit the family in.

Written on May 5, 2016

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Keeping Your Garden Organised All Year Round with Garden Storage

Gardening enthusiasts will know the frustration of keeping their beloved green space tidy and beautiful no matter what the time of year. In the UK, the weather alone causes some serious challenges – add to that the frustration of Autumn and wildlife and you’ve got a real issue.

Written on Apr. 21, 2016

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Summer Houses, Man Caves and She Sheds

Just about everyone needs a little time out for themselves don’t they? No matter how large or small your home, no matter how many or how few people there are in it, we just sometimes need to get out and spend some quality alone-time.

Written on Apr. 8, 2016

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Install a Timber Plank Wall at Home

DIY plank walls are an increasingly popular trend – whether you just want to add some texture to your walls or want to follow the reclaimed wood trend, adding a plank wall to your home is an easy project that’ll really transform the entire room.

Written on Dec. 21, 2015

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How to Build Your Own Pergola

Pergolas are a beautiful addition to any back garden, offering shelter and shade in the summer months as well as an attractive frame for vines and climbing plants.

Written on Oct. 21, 2015

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Maintenance for Wooden Garden Sheds, Summerhouses and Log Cabins

As with most products the lifespan of garden buildings can be dramatically prolonged by taking a bit of time throughout the year to look after the building and tend to any repairs before they become more serious.