How To Build With WoodBlocX

How To Build With WoodBlocX


If you have ever thought about adding a new growing area or revamping your garden? Then WoodBlocX is an ideal place to start.

This short video takes you through just how easy it is to build with our BlocX.

WoodBlocX can just as easily be integrated into an established garden as a new garden setting or a small city garden as a more dramatic landscape. Leave out the wedges and you can disassemble your project for reconfiguration at a later date.

WoodBlocX designs don’t just have to be standard squares, rectangles or circles. Our unique, easy to use system allows you to incorporate curves, angles and layers into any planter or raised bed design, giving you the opportunity to create something individual and bespoke for your garden.

The unique WoodBlocX system – as seen on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den – is the best choice for creating raised beds, ponds, seats and walls in your garden. It is easy to use, light but strong, and will last many years, putting it head and shoulders above other wooden garden structures, railway sleepers and wooden boards.

It is also a great solution for kerbing, corner boxes, low walls, terracing and decking supports. We have a whole host of pre-designed kits as well, just click the link to browse online today.

Free Bespoke Design Service

If your looking for something that is a little more bespoke for your garden, then our free garden design service is ideal for you. We have a team of designers in-house who are more than happy to tackle any ideas which you might have for redesigning your garden. Whether it's a curved planter, a new seating area or a pond, our team have a wealth of experience that can help you achieve the results you're looking for. To get started visit the link below.

Why not just use railway sleepers, stone or boards?

  • Railway sleepers are often impregnated with nasty chemicals that can leach out into the soil. They are also incredibly heavy and difficult to work with, and often expensive to buy. Plus, they are so thick that a lot of potential growing or path space is lost purely on the sleepers themselves.
  • Stone is expensive and requires mortar and foundations, as well as the skills to build with it successfully. WoodBlocX is also comparably cheaper than bricks.
  • Building with boards can be complicated, and requires screws and the power tools to apply them. Boards can also warp and bow over time. With WoodBlocX there’s no need to work out how much timber you need or factoring in offcuts, we do all the calculations for you and send you precisely what is needed to build your structure. Boards – both new and recycled – can also be impregnated with nasty chemicals.

WoodBlocX are:


All the wooden components are made from the highest-quality timber – we do not use the heart of the tree, which is weaker. The wood is then pressure-treated and because WoodBlocX are pre-drilled, the treatment penetrates to almost 100% of the wood. We warranty any individual component for 15 years, but they can be expected to last even longer.


WoodBlocX has more strength than masonry in some situations because it can withstand tension forces as well as compression. It will not crack with ground movement or frost. WoodBlocX is put together with many joints and each dowel can withstand 0.9 tonnes of sheer force. The structure forms a single solid unit that will not easily distort like many other flimsy timber products on the market.


No technical skills are needed to build a WoodBlocX structure. We will supply you with specific instructions for your build, and general assembly instructions. There’s also a video to help you. The BlocX go together quickly and easily, with no need for power tools or specialist equipment.


WoodBlocX are so light even a child could help with construction. There is no heavy lifting involved in a WoodBlocX build, and all the parts fit into an average-sized car. There’s also no need for foundations or cement, and they can be sited on any surface – soil, grass, tarmac, concrete, paving – including slopes.


The rough-sawn wood is attractive in itself, and needs no varnishing. It will naturally fade to a grey over the years. If you want to, you could also paint them. Any water-based exterior paint will do it, so choose a colour you like which will fit in with the rest of your garden.


We source the timber from sustainably-managed forests, and our treatment process involves no chemicals that might leach from the wood, unlike the heavily treated sleepers. The dowels are all made from recycled plastic too, and we continue to work hard to reduce our carbon footprint in everything that we do.

The unique WoodBlocX system means that it can be adapted to almost any garden situation, and any size or design that is needed. There are hundreds of pre-designed beds, planters, ponds and more, but we can also help you to design whatever it is that you need, so that it fits perfectly into your space.

Once the design is finalised, delivery only takes 3-4 days, and the WoodBlocX are so simple to construct, your garden could be transformed by the end of the weekend!

Use the menu to navigate to the type of product that you need to view our predesigned kits, use our online calculator to work out the price of your own design, send us a sketch with your requirements, or simply give us a call on 0800 389 1420 to talk things through. Click here to order our catalogue and information sheet.

5 Reasons why WoodBlocX are great for your garden


Nothing lasts as long as stone, but we can't all have the expertise or money to build beautiful stone walls. WoodBlocX provides a simple alternative that will last much longer than made-up wooden structures. Because it is pre-drilled the pressure treatment penetrates almost 100% and it can be expected to last 20 years or more.


WoodBlocX has more strength than masonry in some situations because it can withstand tension forces as well as compression. It will not crack with ground movement or frost. WoodBlocX is put together with many joints (each dowel withstands 0.9 tonnes shear force) and forms a rigid structure that will not easily distort like other timber products.


Here WoodBlocX really comes into its own! It is light and easy to carry and all the parts fit into an average car. To put it up you need no elaborate foundations, no cement mixer or water, and only a hammer and some common household tools. It is quick! No waiting for cement to dry.


WoodBlocX has a really neat attractive appearance. If desired it can be painted with exterior wood paints or just left with its natural colour which will last for several years. Because it retains its shape WoodBlocX will generally look much neater than assembled-on-site wooden products.


Naturally stone is expensive to buy and to build. WoodBlocX is comparable to brick, and less expensive if you do it yourself. Other wood products that are cheaper to buy are not so durable or attractive and are generally much harder to put up.

With WoodBlocX Raised Beds, Boxes and Planters you’ll rediscover the pleasure in gardening. Our kits can help you build raised beds that are beautiful and practical, giving you extra height and adding shape and structure to your outdoor space.

It couldn’t be easier to create a raised timber pond that’s perfect for your garden from WoodBlocX. The versatility of our products means they can be used to build koi ponds and water features of any shape or size, creating a fantastic centrepiece for your garden.

It’s easy to bring your garden to life with WoodBlocX. A little landscaping and the slopes and hills can be turned into terraces, borders and flat lawns, with additional built in features such as steps, benches and pillars. And it's much easier to build with than sleepers.