Making planters out of sleepers, simple and easy!

Sleepers have many different uses in the garden but one of the most popular is using them to create planters or retaining walls. You don’t need to get in a professional landscaper to do it, these simple and easy instructions are perfect for DIY! Firstly, you need to mark out the area that you want to create into a planter. Once you have purchased our sleepers you need to decide what shape you want the planter then cut the sleepers down to the correct size  (Kebur do offer a sleeper cutting service however we don’t recommend cutting the reclaimed sleepers). Once these are cut you need to lay them out on the area into the shape that we want your planter to be. You need to butt them up end to side at the corners. Then using a shovel make our the area into the grass on the outside perimeter of the sleepers. Now that you have marked out the area you need to dig out a trench around the edge which the bottom sleepers will go in half of their depth. Arrange them so the butt end of one meets the side of the next in a clockwise fashion. Using a 4-foot level and framing square, level and square the four timbers, adding or removing gravel as necessary.  Next you can place the next sleeper on top screw them together at the 90 degree corners, allowing at least 50mm (or 2″) of the screw to go into the adjoining sleeper. Kebur sell hardened steel, self drilling, timber framing screws. Black coated for extended corrosion resistance. These landscaping screws are an ideal...

Kebur’s latest landscape project!

Karl and Daryl from Kebur Landscape Division have just completed this great project!   The paving slabs used are Kebur’s Kandala Grey mixed size patio packs. These natural sandstone slabs come in 4 different sizes 900×600, 600×600, 600×300, 300×300, the total patio pack cover 15.3m2. They then have created a pathway using Bradstone Woburn Rumbled in Graphite, this block pavior comes in mixed sizes or one single size. They have also used these blocks for the driveway which keeps the front and back garden uniformed. Hardwood sleepers where then used to edge the patio and create these unique steps down to the lawn, this style is becoming more and more popular. They were also used to create planters at the back of the garden, a lot of people prefer using sleepers than walling blocks because it looks more natural. Lastly the Kebur Landscapers installed Grange Closeboard panels using concrete posts and gravel boards. The benefit of using concrete posts is that they are much longer lasting and won’t need replacing any time soon! Any questions or if you  would like some more information on how to get this look call us on 01252 517571 or email us on...

June 2015 Update

June 2015 Update Lots has been going on at Kebur this month. Starting off with a new product, our Hardwood Sleepers. Just last week we got in our first load of New Treated Hardwood Sleepers they come in the size of 2.4m x 200 x 100. They are either Alder, Aspen or birch wood and have more consistent edgings and are less likely to split than the oak sleepers, all are pressure treated brown and cost £26.00 Inc. VAT. We often have customers coming in to see our driveway block paving. We now have a brand new Bradstone display showing the ranges that we offer, these include the Woburn Rumbled, Stone master, Woburn Original block paving and others, so please come down to have a look at the colours and ranges that Kebur offer. Our last new arrival is our brand new Nissan Cabstar! This month it will be painted Kebur orange and white to match the rest of the fleet then it will be on the roads to deliver. Our brand new tipper can take 1.4 tonne loads and is much smaller than our other vehicles which means it can fit up the more fiddly delivery...

August Update

We have been having a pretty good year at Kebur and with the weather so much better than it was last year people are spending more time in their gardens. Our landscape division has been busy and continues to expand.  The guys have completed a number of great projects.  The highlights being a job in Mapledurwell where some Finesse Limestone was laid around a swimming pool, a blue-black slate patio was installed with dark grey granite sett paths and New Oak Sleeper planters.  Patios in Natural Sandstone featuring sweeping curves were laid in Fossil Buff and Silver Grey in Farnborough and Camberley respectively.  Images of the jobs can be viewed on the Installation page of our website.  The various jobs currently on highlight the diversity of projects the guys get involved in with artificial grass going down in Ash, decking in Farnborough and a patio and garden wall in Arborfield. Since launching our new range of artificial grasses in the Spring we have seen sales rise quite dramatically.  We are now offering superior products at a much more competitive price.  The popularity has risen as technology has evolved and the grasses have become much more realistic.  People love the low maintenance factor and with children it offers a safe and clean playing surface. We have a few new products at Kebur.  We now supply the driveway/patio cleaners Oil-Away and Salt-Away (efflorescence remover).  The popular Geo-Fix jointing compound is now also available as an all-weather product meaning you can apply it in the rain.  We are also now stocking 4” by 1” timber for shuttering as we often get asked...

Review of Summer 2012 Landscaping Jobs

It’s been a busy first summer for the new Kebur Garden Materials Landscaping Division.  Managed by business partner David Booton, the experienced landscapers of Dom and Clive along with Sean have been working all around the local area, installing new patios, erecting fencing and carrying out all sorts of landscaping projects.  We have been very pleased with the results and most importantly our customers seem to be too. The team aim to work closely with their clients to achieve the garden design that they desire and help provide some inspiration.  David will provide a no obligation site visit and a clear quotation in the first instance. For those that require a clearer view of the finished design they can arrange for a small fee, a to-scale hand drawn design to be done. A full portfolio of a number of the jobs carried out can be view on the installation page on the Kebur website and below we look at some of these jobs. Representing great value and creating beautiful patios mean that Natural (Indian) Sandstone continues to be a firm favourite and so the Landscape Division have laid many of these patios and also incorporated edgings, walling and steps to suit. Some customers have chosen to have a curved edge to the patio whilst some have gone for more traditional rectangular patio.  You will see from the pictures below that there are a range of colours to chose from with each colour having natural variations in shading helping to create a stunning look. One of the favourite jobs done to date was in a fairly small garden in a new house in Guildford. ...