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Blog - Garden Buildings

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

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.

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

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.

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.