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  1. How to build a retaining wall

    How to build a retaining wall
    Here in the UK our gardens comes in all shapes and sizes, if you’re lucky enough to have a flat garden you may not need a retaining wall, garden edging or curbing may be better suited to you, but if your garden slopes up or down retaining walls can help to transform the space by allowing you to level the...
  2. How to build a raised bed - the complete guide

    How to build a raised bed - the complete guide
    Our raised beds are really easy to build because everything you need is included in your kit, here we explain how to build a raised bed in one complete guide. The wooden components used to build our DIY raised beds are all pre-cut so there’s no need to saw the wood and there’s no waste, making building quick and...
  3. Planning a raised bed garden

    Planning a raised bed garden
    We asked our designers Lachlan, Calum and Harry to provide some helpful tips to consider when planning a raised bed garden. There are so many benefits to adding raised beds to your garden and our modular system makes it really simple to install them, cutting out labour costs and providing you with a planting solution that is practical, durable and...
  4. Hard Landscaping is nothing to be afraid of!

    Hard Landscaping is nothing to be afraid of!
    Landscaping: a word that has many negative connotations including cowboy gardeners and boring municipal plantings, but which really only means to create a planted area. There are two types – soft landscaping is the planting part, and hard landscaping is the creation of patios, paths and beds, and which usually comes first in the process. Most domestic gardeners would assume...
  5. Winter WoodBlocX getting you ready for spring

    Winter WoodBlocX getting you ready for spring
    In the south, there have been very few really hard frosts, so even some tender bedding plants like geraniums have survived and it means that many of the bugs and other nasties are also thriving! So now is the time to go slug and snail hunting and dispose of them! Really we do need a good old cold snap to...
  6. How easy are modular systems to put together?

    How easy are modular systems to put together?
    Do you need to spruce up your garden fast? Perhaps you need to make some improvements before a big event? Or do you just want to add some finishing touches to a garden without the hassle of too much work? Plants are by far the easiest and best way to bring a bit of life to a bare outdoor...
  7. An easy and effective garden solution

    An easy and effective garden solution
    All too often a great design idea has to be amended beyond recognition because of the practicalities and realities of the garden and the budget. Perhaps all the materials for the garden have to be taken through the house, perhaps there are pets or young children around, or perhaps you’re on a deadline – all these logistical problems and more...
  8. What’s the most durable material for your garden?

    What’s the most durable material for your garden?
    When you are building a garden project it’s reassuring to know that it will last for a good number of years, and that’s where using materials from a specific supplier is useful. Whereas it might be difficult to estimate the lifespan of a raised bed or other construction made from timber planking or recycled sleepers, WoodBlocX guarantee their products...
  9. Durability of Retaining Walls and Terracing

    Durability of Retaining Walls and Terracing
    When it comes to retaining walls and terracing, safety and durability are the main concerns. Construction in stone may be the obvious first choice, but it is expensive, especially once the cost of the builders has been factored in. The cheapest option is timber boards, but these will warp and distort over time. They’re also often impregnated with nasty preservatives and are...
  10. How to Build a Flexible Design

    How to Build a Flexible Design
    Are you struggling with a design for a difficult area of your garden or do you just need something a little out of the ordinary? Have you considered using a modular timber system such as WoodBlocX? Other options in these situations – such as old railway sleepers – could struggle with the dimensions that your ideas require. Modular systems are almost infinitely...

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