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Make an impact with exterior tiles. PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 16 April 2010 03:31

Whilst tiles most commonly adorn kitchens and bathrooms, they can have a dramatic impact on the outside of houses. Originally from the Middle East, exterior tiles are now filtering down from current architectural trends using bright colours and patterns. For a stylish effect, combine different sizes and finishes with the huge collections of mosaics available. Topps Tiles have a stunning range of exterior tiles in a vast range of materials and finishes to create an impact on outdoor walls and floors.

 
GARDEN OFFICE POD TO BE UNVEILED AT GRAND DESIGNS LIVE LONDON 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 05:27

Introducing the Archipod: the latest in garden room office design and a contemporary alternative to office overheads or that dismal commute to work. The Archipod will be unveiled to consumers for the first time at this year's Grand Designs Live London.

With advances in computer and networking technology, increasing travel costs and road congestion, working from home is becoming an increasingly feasible alternative to the everyday office commute for many professionals.

Designed around the notion that a garden building should be functional yet also part of the garden landscape, the UK-designed Archipod represents the latest solution to the present working from home dilemma, containing all of the modern comforts of a compact office.

Archipod's 'pod' office is unique in that it consists of a 3m diameter sphere rather than the conventional square box that sits in the corner of the garden. It offers an aesthetically pleasing, environmentally sustainable and practical alternative to a traditional garden office.

Designed by founding members Chris Sneesby and Rebecca Thompson and manufactured near York by Archipod Ltd, the 'pod' is constructed predominantly from timber, the world's most replenish-able construction material. It is insulated to a standard exceeding that of current Building Regulations. The structure is prefabricated in sections that are sized to allow all parts to be carried through a house. Alternatively, if the site does have easy access for lifting equipment, the whole structure can be craned into position on site. So, no matter where you live, you will be able to get the 'pod' into your back garden.

 
Sit On a NGS Garden Seat This Spring PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 14:46

 

The Norfolk National Gardens Scheme is encouraging visitors to “sit on a NGS garden seat this spring!”  It is an opportunity for garden enthusiasts to down their own garden tools and admire other people’s hard work, involved in creating these private gardens.  Since 1927 gardens of quality, character and interest have opened to raise money for the nursing, caring and gardening charities of the scheme.  This year seventy five gardens in Norfolk, with fourteen new ones for 2010, all of which have the wow factor, are open, inviting you to sit back and enjoy the view.

 
The British Red Cross are currently running various Open Garden events around the United Kindgom. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 April 2010 11:47

The British Red Cross are currently running various Open Garden events around the UK. By visiting the Open Gardens funds will be raised for the British Red Cross allowing them to continue to work as a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

The Open Garden events offers a rare opportunity to explore the secrets of hidden and private gardens not usually open to the public. The programme has a spectacular list of gardens of all shapes and sizes.

Each garden is unique and makes for a great day out while at the same time supporting the work of the British Red Cross. At many of the gardens there will be additional attractions such as cake sales, live music or guided tours.

 
Innovative new cap reduces the risk of slug pellet overdoses PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 26 March 2010 05:56

Gardeners hate to see their plants destroyed by slugs and often turn to slug pellets to tackle the problem.  But these gardeners are also concerned by the effects on pets and wildlife and want to be certain the impact is negligible.

 
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