There has been plenty going on this winter at Kebur Garden Materials. Traditionally in our trade it is a quiet time of the year, but there has been a lot happening in our yard on Lynchford Lane in Farnborough, culminating in this, our first ever blog!
The weather has worked in the favour of the garden landscaping trade. Other than the recent cold snap it has been a pretty mild winter with little rain and no snow (yet!). This has meant there has been plenty of hours for landscapers and DIY enthusiasts alike to keep working outdoors. January saw a period of strong winds which resulted in a huge demand for fencing, helping to get 2012 off to a fruitful start. Lap panels continue to be the most popular choice and the Grange Professional Laps that we keep keep in stock are of a very high quality.
We recently had some new pallet racking installed to house our decorative chippings. It now holds more pallets than the old racking it replaced and virtually all of the racking in the yard has now been replaced over the last two years. Last winter new racking was put up to store the Bradstone Old Riven Paving, Thakeham Regency Paving and the coping and edging stones.
The Old Fir Tree Public House located at the front of our yard is undergoing major redevelopment. Two new flats are going in and after several months they are nearly complete, along with a new office space downstairs. Plans are afoot for a new outdoor show area at the front of the building to display much of the Bradstone Natural Stone Paving range. Watch this space for further news!
Hopefully passers by on the A331 will notice some new signage that was put up this week. It’s amazing how many people drive up and down this busy road each day and don’t know we are here, so hopefully the new signage will help solve this.
We recently welcomed new recruits Gavin and Charlie to our ranks and they have been kept busy working in the yard, especially in light of Mini Me’s little mis-hap last week when out on his push bike one evening, he had to break sharply and ended up going over the handle bars and breaking his arm in two places. So we wish him a speedy recovery as do all the delivery drivers coming into our yard whom have to suffer longer waits being unloaded, because nobody is as quick as our Mini!
The days are starting to draw out now so hopefully more and more people will be turning their attentions to the garden once more. We now have the new 2012 Bradstone and Stonemarket brochures in store and we look forward to welcoming everyone at Kebur Garden Materials.