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How To Revamp Your Summer House
June 9th, 2020

How To Revamp Your Summer House

If you have a summer house, you know how much of a benefit it can bring to an outdoor area. It’s a great asset to your backyard that can be used as a place to relax, a place for your children to play, or to get your BBQ ready for those warmer evenings. Read our guide to getting your summer house back to being the life of your garden.

5 Alternative Ideas for Your Garden Shed
Sep 30th, 2020

5 Alternative ideas for your garden shed

Traditionally garden sheds are used as a storage area, where most of your tools are stored and where the unwanted clutter ends up. Tradesmen and DIYers may also use their garden shed as a workshop area but generally it is used for bulk storage. In more recent times, garden sheds are being used for different kinds of purposes and in this blog we explore ideas on how you can use your shed.

Your Guide to Garden Buildings
Jul 15th, 2020

Your Guide to Garden Buildings

Your garden is a place where you can enjoy the beauty of nature and somewhere to relax and refresh with your loved ones. To enjoy the natures beauty all year round, you should consider installing a garden building. A garden building is simply a structure built in your garden and there are many types of garden buildings available to you, so choosing the right one might be a hard choice. Read our blog below to find out more about the different types of garden buildings available and find out which type is right for you...

How to Prepare Your Shed for Winter
Dec 18, 2019

How to Prepare Your Shed for Winter

Garden sheds are built to be durable, strong and long lasting, which means they usually require very little maintenance. However, there are some really easy ways to care for your shed, which will protect it from the harsh winter weather and help to enhance its lifespan.

3 Brick Garden Wall Ideas
Nov 19, 2019

3 Brick Garden Wall Ideas

Adding a brick wall to your garden is a great way to incorporate the style of your property into your outdoor space. Brick walls are also ideal for adding decoration, improving security and increasing privacy. There are many different ways you can use brickwork to enhance your garden. To help give you a little inspiration, here are our three favourite brick garden wall ideas.

How to Build a Retaining Brick Wall
Aug 29, 2019

How to Build a Retaining Brick Wall

Retaining walls have many usages; as well as being a great way to help with erosion and water drainage they also create a beautiful usable garden space. And thanks to interlocking, stackable blocks, projects can be completed quickly.

Top 5 Garden Storage Ideas
Jul 4, 2018

Top 5 Garden Storage Ideas

Sometimes a standard shed just isn’t enough for all your garden needs – that’s why we have put together our five favourite garden storage options; all of which will keep your garden organised and your belongings safe and easy to find throughout the year.

How to Choose a Kennel for Your Dog
May 16, 2018

IHow to Choose a Kennel for Your Dog

Choosing the right kennel for your dog can be a little more complicated than people think. There are size requirements laid out by the RSPCA, as well as further practical considerations. However, once your kennel is up and running it’ll provide a shelter and a safe space for your dog out in one of their favourite parts of the house.

Is That Allowed? Sheds, Cabins and Planning Permission in the UK
Mar 22, 2018

Is That Allowed? Sheds, Cabins and Planning Permission in the UK

The best way to approach any new outbuilding which you’re thinking of adding to your property is like this: if you think you have to ask then make sure you do. Any significant change to your property’s exterior or interior should always be run past the appropriate authority.

How to Use Your Summerhouse in Winter
Nov 15, 2017

Garden Buildings

Due to the name, people tend to associate summerhouses with, well, summertime. But you can get plenty of use out of summerhouses or log cabins when it gets cold, especially when it’s dry. You just need to make some small adjustments to make the space warm and cosy, and you can enjoy a calm, quiet spot to read, think, or spend time with friends.

Why It’s Never Too Late for a Summer House
Aug 18, 2017

Garden Buildings

A quality summer house offers a beautiful, secure, and comfortable way to enjoy anything that the British weather throws at us – whether that’s a bit of shade in the heat, or reading your book as you listen to the (inevitable) summer rain in your garden.

4 Signs You Need to Replace Your Garden Shed
Aug 1, 2017

Garden Buildings

Replacing the garden shed is something most people would prefer to avoid – it takes time, money, and means you need to clear everything out. However, it’s important to check on your shed to make sure that it’s still doing its job of keeping its contents safe, clean, and dry. If you see any of these signs, it’s important to change your shed as soon as possible to avoid damaging or even completely losing the contents.

Tips to Help You Build Your Own Chicken Coop
Jun 29, 2016

Log Cabin

Chickens are an increasingly popular pet throughout the UK – unlike rabbits and cats, they earn their keep by offering 150-300 eggs per year per hen! There are a number of different breeds, including a number of friendly, affectionate, and docile breeds that will enjoy socialising with the family.

Build Your Own Playhouse
Jun 22, 2016

Log Cabin

Lawsons offer a great range of playhouses and other garden buildings, along with an expert installation service that ensures a safe set-up. However, the one thing that could make having a playhouse even more exciting for your children is if you build it yourself. It could be a wonderful and very rewarding family project that lasts for years to come. All it takes some planning, the right tools and a little motivation! Oh and perhaps some nice weather.

Turn Your Log Cabin into a Garden Office
Nov 04, 2016

Log Cabin

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.

DIY Weekend Project – A Raised Seating Area
Sep 08, 2016

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.

Why you Need a Workshop
June 13, 2016


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.

Log Cabins – Providing More Space for Growing Families
May 17, 2016

Log Cabins

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.

Keeping Your Garden Organised All Year Round with Garden Storage
May 05, 2016

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.

Summer Houses, Man Caves and She Sheds
Apr 21, 2016

Garden Buildings

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.

Install a Timber Plank Wall at Home
Apr 08, 2016

Timber Plank Wall

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.

How to Build Your Own Pergola
Dec 21, 2015


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.

Maintenance for Wooden Garden Sheds, Summerhouses and Log Cabins
Oct 21, 2015

Garden Buildings

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.