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  • Use WoodBlocX for edging, borders and bases

    Our modular system is ideal for building raised beds, planters, garden furniture, walls and steps and it can be used for a few other garden essentials including edging and kerbing and decking, shed and greenhouse bases too.

    The versatility of WoodBlocX means that all structures can be designed so that they are completely bespoke to your garden, whether it is completely flat or sloped, plus you can build them on soft surfaces including earth and grass or hard surfaces such as concrete, tarmac or paving.

    Edging, borders and kerbing

    Keep flower beds and borders from spilling onto pathways, protect vegetable patches and create beautiful pathways in front and rear gardens using our timber edging, kerbing and border options.

    There are lots of different edging options available on the market; plastic, metal, railway sleepers, wooden boards, brick and other manufactured stone, each has its benefits but WoodBlocX Garden Edging can really help your garden to take shape.

    Just like our other garden structures our edging, borders and kerbing is quick and easy to build, long lasting and requires no heavy lifting, its practical and attractive, the unique modular design means you can follow the contours of your garden, making it one of the best alternatives to railways sleepers available.

    Browse our timber edging, borders and kerbing options here or input your own measurements using the quick calculator tool.

    Decking, shed and greenhouse bases

    WoodBlocX can be used to create a firm and level base for garden structures such as sheds, greenhouses and decking to sit on. The strong pressure treated blocks are made using the strongest part of the tree and are design to stand up to excessive weight and strain, so much so that it can be used for retaining walls, making them an ideal base material for large garden structures.

    Decking, shed and greenhouse bases built in shady areas can be affected by damp and algae growth therefore it is best to select a position in the garden that is dry and gets a good amount of sunlight.

    Working out the size of the base can be tricky especially if the area is sloped or has uneven ground, if you’re unsure or just need some help working everything out get in touch and our team will work with you to create a design that fits your garden and decking, greenhouse or shed perfectly.

    To find out more about WoodBlocX kerbing, border and edging options click HERE or for bespoke bases for decking, greenhouses and sheds click HERE.

  • The ageing process

    All of the best things get better with age, wine, whisky, cheese, gardens and WoodBlocX! A key characteristic of our timber raised beds, planters, retaining walls, steps, ponds and garden furniture is that the wood fades to a beautiful silver/grey colour over time.

    The fading doesn’t affect the quality of the wood, your WoodBlocX timber raised bed will last up to 15 years without any annual maintenance. To ensure our customers get the best lifetime out of their WoodBlocX garden structure we only use slow-grown sustainable Scots pine, not from the heart of the tree which tends to be weaker, all of our wood is locally sourced and rough-sawn to give it a beautiful natural texture. We then pressure treat it using a water based preservative which penetrates almost 100% of the wood and means our products are ideal for organic gardeners or anyone who prefers to steer clear of chemical-based products.

    Colour changes

    Your WoodBlocX kit will go through several different colour stages, on delivery it may be slightly damp (not so much so during the warmer weather) with a slight green tinge (left), this is because all of the wood has been treated before leaving our sawmill, this will fade in a couple of weeks after exposure to sunlight (right).

    Here are some examples of the ageing process of our raised beds. One of our customers installed their original L-shaped planter more than eight years ago and ordered a brand new large raised bed and multi-tiered corner raised bed to border the garden.

    There is no annual treatment needed but if you would like to add a splash of colour to the garden all of our structures can be painted with a quality outdoor paint.

    Our timber raised beds and planters make a fantastic chemical-free, strong, long-lasting and attractive alternative to railway sleepers and wooden boards for raised planting in the garden, our unique modular system can also be used for ponds, steps, retaining walls and seating.

    Browse our pre-designed kits, add your preferred measurements to our time-saving calculators or get in touch with our team to get a free design for your garden.

  • Rob's Allotment - Crab apple trees and perennial vegetables

    Rob Smith knows a thing or two about gardening, he won the 2015 BBC Big Allotment Challenge, is a regular writer for popular magazines; Kitchen Garden and Garden News, he is also a seed guardian for the Heritage Seed Library and has a range of grafted vegetables and cut flowers, its safe to say he’s a busy man!

    Rob has recently installed two WoodBlocX natural wood raised beds in his kitchen garden that will be used for very different purposes. His garden is sloped and he has his work cut out with the soil, as it is mainly clay and rock, so to successfully grow anything he needs to raise the level of planting and add new soil, making raised beds are the perfect solution.

    “Most of my raised beds are made from corrugated metal, so I plumped for a couple for wooden raised beds to break things up, plus they’re slightly deeper, allowing me to grow a wide variety of edibles.

    "I wanted to make sure that any wooden planter I used was free from chemicals, after all I’ll be eating the plants I grow in them and don’t want anything leaching into the soil. I went for a WoodBlocX raised bed as no chemicals are used in their construction and they're easy to put together, just like giant building blocks.”

    Rob Smith

    Circular raised bed

    Admittedly the circular bed is a little trickier to build than our other raised bed designs, due to its curves and the angles, but the challenge nor the rain on the day caused any set backs.

    Rob selected the circular planter design specifically to install a flowering crab apple tree, which will help to pollinate the other eating and cooking apple varieties he grows, making it a great addition to the garden.

    Since building the circular bed and planting the crab apple tree (the variety is ‘red sentinel’) the base has been planted with box hedging to divide the space into four where flowering plants that attract bees and butterflies will be added.

    Rectangular raised bed

    Lots of our customers buy our rectangular raised beds for growing edibles as the height makes planting, watering, weeding and harvesting much easier. Rob is utilising his to grow varieties of perennial vegetables, which are ideal for busy gardeners, as they will look after themselves all year round with a just little watering and mulching.

    Rob’ top perennial veg varieties include:

    • Turkish rocket
    • Bath asparagus
    • Perennial kale
    • Sea kale
    • Earth chestnut

    To keep up to date with the progress of Rob’s perennial veg and to see how well his crab apple tree pollinates his apple trees over the summer follow him on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

    Shop our circular and rectangular raised beds here, if you can’t find what you’re looking for get in touch and use our free design service.

  • WoodBlocX Planters

    Our maintenance-free wooden planters are ideal for patios, driveways and balconies, made from high quality Scots pine, which is treated with a water-based preservative to make them hardwearing and long lasting.

    If you’re looking to reduce the amount of plastic products you use in the garden a WoodBlocX planter is an excellent choice and it will look great surrounded by terracotta pots too. Here’s six reasons to choose a WoodBlocX planter for your next container purchase.

    Make a statement

    Doorways flanked with planters either side make for an inviting entrance, twisted bay trees, fragrant lavender bushes or shaped buxus. Our Large Planters are ideal for making a statement at the front and rear of the house or at the base of steps and in front of gates.

    Small spaces

    Our planters are available in range of shapes and sizes, they are ideal for gardens of all sizes. The square Small and Large garden planters are popular options for smaller gardens, patios and balconies, whilst the Slender Planter can run along a wall or be used to divide a space.

    Versatile

    WoodBlocX planters are really quick to build thanks to our unique modular system, the lightweight wooden blocks and the simple dowel system means that planters can be built really quickly, in less than an hour in some cases. The lightweight pieces make our planters idea for use on balconies as parts can be easily carried up stairs.

    Indoor and outdoor planting

    Our Small Garden Planters are not restricted to just being outdoors either, conservatories, garden, sun rooms even hallways and kitchens to bring natural planting indoors. Use as a pot for indoor plants such as yuccas, cheese plants, or for olive trees that can be placed outside during the warmer weather and brought indoors when the temperature drops.

    Traditional and modern finishes

    Tailor your planter to your garden style with a choice of capping options, the traditional capping overhangs the planter lightly and is our bestseller. The modern option finishes flush with the rest of the structure providing a more minimalist finish; our Contemporary Planter Bench is a great example of our flush capping.

    Colour

    WoodBlocX planters can be customised with colour, choose a paint colour to brighten up your outdoor space or simply plant them up with plants that provide colour through the seasons, add cascading varieties to really utilise the space.

    Customer photos

    We offer a free bespoke design service to all of our customers so if you need to tweak your planter design slightly to suit you and your garden simply call or email us ad we will be happy to help.

  • Smart Gardening - New dowel design

    Smart products for the garden don’t always need to involve an app or wifi, take our wooden raised beds for example, its a modular system which means the design possibilities are endless, build raised beds, planters, walls, ponds, seats, steps or a combination of all of those using the same materials, we think its pretty clever and our customers do to!

    There is an element of digital wizardry though, we use specially tailored software to create our designs and make sure that bespoke designs fit perfectly to the space and terrain of the garden. We’re always working on new ideas and ways to make our easy-to-build system even easier, we’ve been busy designing, developing and testing a brand new dowel design that can be removed easily allowing our structures to be reconfigured or moved, making our products even more versatile.

    There is an element of digital wizardry though, we use specially tailored software to create our designs and make sure that bespoke designs fit perfectly to the space and terrain of the garden. We’re always working on new ideas and ways to make our easy-to-build system even easier, we’ve been busy designing, developing and testing a brand new dowel design that can be removed easily allowing our structures to be reconfigured or moved, making our products even more versatile.

    SIMPLE!

    Our dowels have always been made from 100% recycled plastic, these, combined with the strong, rough-sawn, light-weight, pressure treated blocks made from FSC accredited scots pine create a garden structure that is solid, will not crack or distort and doesn’t need any annual maintenance.

    We are extremely pleased with the new design not only because it makes the build process even simpler allowing customers to easily dismantle their WoodBlocX products if they need to move them to another position in the garden or would like to take them with them when they move house, but also because we developed them in house at our HQ up here in the Highlands of Scotland and we think that is pretty smart too!

    The new dowel design is currently on available with orders over £1000 and we aim to make it available with all kits by the end of the year.

    To browse our wide range of wooden raised beds, planters, ponds, seats, retaining wall kits, or to use our free bespoke design service click the button below.

  • How to make a raised bed: frequently asked questions

    From how to make a raised bed to where to put it, we have covered the most frequently asked questions to help you make the best choices for your garden.

    Q. What is the best position for a raised bed?

    A. Once you have decided where you would like to build your raised bed, take some time to note where the sun rises and sets. The amount of light that falls on that particular spot will help you decide whether it is the best place to build it or not, for example, if your raised bed has shade cast over it for most of the day certain plants or edibles may not thrive there.

    Q. What surface can a raised bed be built on?

    Most raised beds can be built on any surface and there is no need for foundations or cement, build them directly on soil, grass, paving, tarmac, concrete or even sloped gardens, just make sure that you are building on a solid and level surface. WoodBlocX raised beds are unique in their design, incorporating a series of strong dowels which means they are able withstand ground movement when built on a reasonable surface. To find out how to build a WoodBlocX raised garden bed click here.

    Q. What should I line my raised garden bed with?

    A. We recommend using a geotextile membrane liner as it will allow for better drainage than a standard plastic liner on any sized raised bed or planter to ensure the structure remains in excellent condition.

    Q. What soil should I fill my raised bed with?

    A. This totally depends on what you plan to grow. Raised beds are a great solution for gardens with poor soil as you can select the type you use. Filling the space with a rich compost mixture would work really well but would also be very expensive. We advise customers to use a good topsoil mix and add a soil improver or compost mix to the top layers. Sandy soil is the best all-rounder. Using a bought-in topsoil rather than using up any surplus from the garden gives you much more control over weeds. Soils can be made richer through using your own homemade compost or manure, but check whether these mixes are suitable for what you plan to grow and remember plants and vegetables can be supported with solid and liquid fertilisers too.

    Q. What can I grow in a raised bed?

    A. You can grow almost anything in a raised bed! Many of our customers favour them for growing edibles because the extra height makes the regular cycle of sowing, maintaining, weeding and harvesting really easy. Depending on the surface that your raised bed is built on you may need to consider planting deeper rooted varieties in taller beds rather than low-level beds.

    Raised beds are ideal for organic growing as you can control exactly what is used in them, also ericaceous plants such as rhododendron and camellia can also be planted using an acidic soil mixture.

    Q. How do I work out the soil quantity for my raised bed?

    A. If you are filling your raised bed completely then a simple way to work out how many litres is length(m) x width(m) x height(cm). If you plan to add a drainage layer to the bottom, subtract the height of the layer from the equation.

    Q. How do I maintain a raised bed?

    A. Our raised beds are maintenance free, the wood is pre-drilled and then pressure treated, we expect them to last 15 years or more without rotting, cracking or warping. Our structures are joined by a series of dowels that help to create a rigid structure which can withstand tension forces (each dowel joint will withstand up to 0.9 tonnes of shear force in our tests).

    Q. Can I build raised beds on a slope?

    A. Yes! WoodBlocX raised beds are ideal for sloped gardens, the beds can be designed to match the contours of your garden and with the addition of ground spikes, which will help hold the structure down on slopes, helping to prevent the structure from slipping sideways down the hill. Ground spikes are placed on the first layer of all WoodBlocX structures and are also located in every buttress. Many of our customers also use WoodBlocX for retaining walls to landscape their gardens. We recommend using our Free Bespoke Design Service for these projects as our experienced team can help you work out exactly what you need.

    Q. How deep does a raised bed need to be?

    A. Raising the height of your garden beds and borders makes gardening instantly more accessible, but you also need to consider the layout of the rest of the garden. Paths and steps can prove troublesome, opt for wider paths if possible, especially between raised beds if you have more than one. Our wooden raised beds can be built at heights between 0.25m - 1.05m and each structure is strong and sturdy enough to sit or lean on. Our helpful calculator tools will help you to understand the best height to suit your needs, as you select the different height options you will see details of the different benefits that particular height offers.

    Read our accessible gardening blog here.

    Creating an accessible garden
    Creating an accessible garden using raised beds
    Creating an accessible garden using raised beds

    Q. How often should I water my raised bed?

    A. This totally depends on there time of year but during warmer weather water twice a day, early morning and in the evening to prevent the sun scorching the plants. Solar or electric watering systems are a really good option if you struggle to lug watering cans around the garden. Raised beds also warm up quicker in the spring and cool down slower when the weather turns cold, which is brilliant for growing in general.

    Q. Do raised beds need drainage?

    A. Raised beds can be accessed without having to walk on them, this prevents soil compaction, which also improves drainage, helping plant roots to grow more freely and take on more nutrients. WoodBlocX raised beds of all sizes allow for drainage through the air gaps between each block, customers building our raised beds directly on patios, tarmac and concrete could benefit from a drainage layer at the bottom if the bed - stones or gravel can be used for this.

    If your garden is particularly susceptible to collecting surface water and feel you need an additional drainage source you could add a French drain to the base of the wall, this requires you digging a small trench, adding a perforated drainage pipe, which will needs to be directed away from the wall to either a main drain or to somewhere where it can easily soak away. Then simply fill with Type 1 or subbase and cover.

    Q. Can I build a raised bed on a roof or balcony?

    Yes! WoodBlocX is perfectly suited to balconies and roof gardens thanks to the small light weight blocks which can be easily moved around, whereas lengths of timber and heavy railway sleepers can be difficult to get up stairways and into lifts. Our raised beds and planters can be made to fit tight or narrow spaces and will instantly add character to your outdoor space.

    Find out about our free design service here.

    How to make a raised bed
    How to build a raised bed
    How to make a raised bed

    Q. What weedkillers or fertilisers should I use when growing plants in a raised bed?

    A. This is entirely up to the individual, we recommend using products that are kinder on the soil and environment, check for products that are clearly labelled natural, biological or have the stamp of approval from organic growing organisations such as the Soil Association or Organic Farmers & Growers Association. For weeds you can remove by hand or, if you're keen to use the no dig method, and have a space that you're starting from scratch with you can cover it with a sheet to stop the light getting in and then remove the weeds once they have perished. If you're keen to make your own natural weedkiller there's helpful information over at Garden Organic.

    Q. What is the best wood for a raised bed?

    A. Wood is by far the best material option for making raised beds, in most cases its easy to obtain, comes pre-treated and good value for money. The best wood for building raised beds depends on your preference. The most common varieties for for building raised beds, planters and even garden edging is pine or oak. Oak is generally much more expensive than pine. You can find out more about the different materials that can be used to build raised beds here.

    Q. What is the best wood preserver for raised beds?

    A. Buying a product that has pre-treated with a pressure treatment or wood that has been pre-treated is the best option. We drill the holes in our wooden blocks that our dowels fit into before we pressure treat the wood to ensure that the treatment penetrates almost 100% of the wood, this is why our structures will not rot, crack or warp. A pre-treated railway sleeper that is then drilled exposes untreated parts of the wood to moisture which, over time will lead to rot.

    To browse our full range of wooden raised beds, ponds, planters, walls, seats and more or to find out about our FREE design service click below
  • What is the best material for making a raised bed?

    What is the best material for making a raised bed?

    There are many different types of materials that can be used to build raised garden beds from wood through to brick, our customers tell us they spend time researching the options to find out which material is best suited for what they want to achieve in their garden. So what is the best material for making a raised bed?

    The aim of this blog is to include all of the information you need in one place to save you time searching and to help you make the right choice for your next garden project.

    We’ve listed the different materials you could use and included approximate costs based on raised beds of similar sizes, Options listed are in price order.

    Brick raised beds

    Raised beds can be made from either brand new or reclaimed bricks, you will need to include foundations to build on to create a stable structure. To build it you could set yourself a challenge but you will need to ensure that the bricks are laid straight and level and the mortar mix is correct. If you’re not confident in bricklaying it is best to enlist the help of a skilled tradesperson.

    • Brick raised bed maintenance- Repointing of mortar joints, plus frost-damaged bricks may need to be replaced as and when
    • Materials - Bricks, concrete for the footings, sand, cement and, coping stones
    • Costs - Based on L 2.25m x W 1.5m x H 0.45m - approx £500 for materials (if buying directly from a trade counter), plus additional for labour costs if you are not building the wall yourself
    Brick raised bed
    Railway sleeper raised beds

    Railway sleeper raised beds

    Building wooden raised beds out railway sleepers is fairly straightforward, you can buy lengths from timber merchants or garden and DIY retailers in hardwood and softwood varieties (pine or oak), the lengths will need to be cut to size, and you will need to drill holes down through the sleepers and insert reinforcing bars to hold them together. Most new railway sleepers are pre-treated with a preservative, older sleepers or reclaimed sleepers tend to be treated with creosote which is harmful and not recommended for using in the garden.

    • Railway sleeper raised bed maintenance - Use an annual wood preservative treatment to prevent rotting, creocote (not creosote mentioned above) is the recommended option for this. The are untreated and treat varieties  option available.
    • Materials - Treated softwood sleepers, reinforcing bars, sleeper brackets / angle brackets. The traditional / standard railway sleeper size is 2400mm x 200mm x 100mm - shorter and thinner versions are available.
    • Costs - Based on L 2.25m x W 1.5m x H 0.45m - approx £22 - £28 per sleeper £330 and £100 for screws, brackets, reinforcing bars.

    WoodBlocX raised beds

    An easy-to-build, waste-free option, no cutting or drilling is required, the pieces are similar to Lego and are built up like brick-work and held together with a series of dowels, these combined with the layers of blocks make a strong structure which will last for 15 years or more. No special skills or tools are needed to build a WoodBlocX raised bed and each kit comes with a set of step by step instructions.

    • WoodBlocX raised bed maintenance - No annual maintenance required, the blocks are pre-drill and then pressure treated making the wood extra strong and durable
    • Materials - (All included in your kit) wooden blocks, capping, dowels and wedges, angle plates, step by step instructions
    • Costs - Based on L 2.25m x W 1.5m x H 0.45m - £412.50 - this model can be viewed here
    What is the best material for making raised beds

    Wooden board or decking board raised beds

    By far the cheapest option for building raised beds, however, wooden boards and decking are only really suitable for low-level planting as the boards are not strong enough to hold the weight of large amounts of soil. To build simply cut the boards to size and use 3” 2” timber as stakes and to reinforce the corners and to create a frame to build to. To answer the question; what is the best material for making a raised bed? We'd say that wooden boards or decking boards are a good option for allotments to separate beds.

    • Wooden board raised bed maintenance - Replacing rotten and warped boards, every few years, treating or painting
    • Materials - Lengths of board available in a variety of sizes, 3” 2” timber for securing the boards in place, screws of varying lengths
    • Costs - Based on L 2.25m x W 1.5m x H 0.45m - approx £110 for boards, £10 3” 2” timber and £10 for the screws

    What is the best wood for raised beds?

    Wood is by far the best material option for making raised beds, in most cases its easy to obtain, comes pre-treated and good value for money. The best wood for building raised beds depends on your preference. The most common varieties for for building raised beds, planters and even garden edging is pine or oak. Oak is generally much more expensive than pine.

    Other materials

    There are metal raised bed options available, made from galvanised steel, kits are fairly simple to put together using bolts and prices start at around £450. There are also plastic options for low- level planting but these are not built to last.

    In conclusion...What is the best material for making a raised bed?

    Research is key when buying a raised bed, you need make sure the material you choose is right for you, whether it is wood, metal or even recycled plastic.

    You might want something that is long lasting for your forever home, or low budget to keep your allotment beds in check, an accessible planter that is wheelchair friendly or show stopper investment ready for when you put your house on the market.

    To browse our wide range of wooden raised beds, planters, railway sleeper style raised beds, ponds, seats, retaining wall kits, or to use our free bespoke design service click the button below.

  • The benefits of raised beds

    The benefits of using raised beds
    We know a thing or two about the benefits of raised beds. After all, we have been designing, manufacturing and delivering them to gardens across the UK and Europe for the best part of a decade.
    Here's just some of the benefits of raised beds
    • Create better soil conditions – ideal for new build homes or those with poor soil
    • Improve drainage
    • Build at a depth to suit you - Easy access for sowing, growing, weeding and watering
    • Build on patios, concrete, tarmac, grass or soil
    • Pest control – keep rabbits out
    • Use them to landscape sloping gardens
    • Extended growing season - raised beds warm up quicker in spring and retain heat for longer in the autumn
    • Add value to your property

    We've gone into a little more detail below on some of the key benefits of raised beds.

    Use raised beds to create better soil conditions

    Raised beds are a great addition for boggy or clay soil too as, providing improved drainage. New beds need to be filled and you have a choice of using surplus soil from your garden or adding brand new soil. If you choose the latter you will generally receive a fresh, weed-free mix which you can add nutrient-boosting soil improvers or compost to, giving you greater control over what your produce is grown in.

    Raised beds can be used to grow annuals, perennials, shrubs and even plants that need to be grown in specific soil, including ericaceous varieties such as azaleas, rhododendron and camellia as you can adapt the soil to suit. 

    The benefits of raised beds - improved soil conditions

    Improved drainage

    Raised beds built directly on soil or grass do not require any drainage, those built on patios, tarmac and concrete could benefit from a drainage layer at the bottom if the bed - stones or gravel can be used for this. WoodBlocX raised beds of all sizes allow for drainage through the air gaps between each block. We recommend lining WoodBlocX raised beds with a damp proof membrane.

    Raised beds can be accessed without having to walk on them, this prevents soil compaction, helping plant roots to grow more freely and take on more nutrients, which helps them to become more resilient to disease and frost.

    The benefits of raised beds - build on any surface

    Build raised beds at a depth to suit you

    Many people choose wooden raised beds for growing vegetables and fruit because the extra height makes watering, weeding and pest control much easier.

    The depth or height of a raised bed is totally dependent on its end use and end user. Low level raised beds (0.25m) are ideal for dividing up growing areas and growing shallow-rooted plants. For controlling pests such as rabbits or for keeping pet dogs away from your planting, a raised bed up to 0.45m will keep them at bay, and for ease of access, a tall raised bed from 0.55m is ideal. Read more over at our Size Matters blog.

    Use raised beds to landscape gardens

    Raised beds are an easy solution for landscaping sloping gardens. Stepped raised beds can be used for both flat and sloped gardens. Use them to add height and interest to a patio area, or to add different sections for planting or use them to landscape a sloping garden.

    Lots of our customers opt to add steps to run alongside the raised beds that are used to landscape the garden to tie everything together. To see exactly how our structures work retaining earth to landscape a garden click here.

    We recommend using our Free Bespoke Design Service for sloping  garden designs to ensure you get exactly what you need for your project.

    WoodBlocX retaining wall ideas
    The benefits of using raised beds
    The benefits of using raised beds

    We use sustainable and non-toxic materials

    Wood is one of the best materials for raised beds and ours are made from the highest quality timber, the wood is pressure-treated and because WoodBlocX are pre-drilled, the non-toxic treatment penetrates to almost 100% of the wood, making our structures durable, long-lasting, and a great alternative to railway sleepers which tend to be chemically-treated. We use rough-sawn wood which will naturally fade to a grey over the years and doesn’t need any maintenance or treatment. 

    To find out more about our wide range of wooden raised beds and planters and to find out how simple it is to build beautiful long lasting structures for your garden click the button below

  • Size matters - choosing the right height planter to suit you

    Raised beds not only need to look good in the garden, be durable and long lasting, they also need to be convenient, therefore selecting the right height to suit you is one of the most important considerations. Here’s our recommendations...

    Some people use our raised beds to divide up the growing space in their gardens at ground level to tidy up their plots. This is ideal for growing shallow-rooted plants and vegetables, and a height of 0.25m is ideal for this.

     

    If you have young children and would like a growing space for them, the raised bed doesn't need to be very high at all. We know from our work with schools that youngsters prefer gardening within a boundary rather than in direct ground, so a low-level raised bed between 0.25 and 0.35m will work extremely well.

    Rabbits can be a problem in a lot of gardens and a short raised bed built at a certain height (anything from 0.45m), will guarantee to keep them out. This will also do the trick if you have an unruly dog who likes to dig up your garden!

     

    It doesn’t matter how old you are, an hour or so sowing, tending to or weeding at ground level can put a strain on your back. The beauty of a tall raised bed is that you can work your way around it very easily; you can even sit on the edges and reach over to perform most tasks. We recommend heights from 0.55m in height.

     

    Our handy raised bed calculator tool allows you to input your preferred measurements and will instantly tell you what benefits the different heights offer.

  • Sit back and enjoy the summer with our beautifully crafted benches

    When the summer weather is good we tend to spend a lot of time outside in our gardens. Whatever the size or shape, they act as an extension to our living space and it's important to make the most of it.

    There are lots of options for garden furniture; from metal to plastic, but naturally we prefer wood! It’s long-lasting, renewable and looks beautiful in the garden.

    Why are our seating options better than the rest?

    • Our wood is clean and unlike other new or recycled timber, requires no initial or year-on-year treatment 
    • The wood will age naturally to a soft grey, or they can be painted any colour you like
    • Our seats can be placed on both soft and hard surfaces, so they can be put anywhere in the garden: on grass, bare earth, paving, tarmac or concrete
    • The components are light and easy to build into the seat. No power tools or technical knowledge is needed to assemble. All the components are supplied
    • WoodBlocX are made from pressure-treated, British, wood and are guaranteed to last for at least 20 years without rotting or distorting, so you can be sure your seat is safe, sturdy and durable

    Off the shelf

    We have a popular range of seating options that can be purchased directly from our website, from simple benches to stunning planters with integrated seating.

     

    Bespoke

    Many of our customers require something that fits their garden perfectly, so we offer a free design service to help each customer get the best result for their garden. The beauty of the WoodBlocX is the unique patented system means the design options are virtually limitless.

    Seating can be integrated into raised beds, ponds and retaining walls or can be seamlessly integrated into a complete garden redesign. We can help you achieve the ultimate bespoke design for your garden to enjoy this summer.

     

    To find out more head to the seats section of our website

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