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...

New products for Grange 2016

After 2015 was such a successful year for Grange they have decided to introduce new exciting product ranges which we believe will be extremely popular. Grange has released a Contemporary and Urban range. This includes a number of fencing materials, firstly is their new gate (180cm (h) x 100cm (w) ) This gate has been created to match the contemporary garden range. It has integral metal framing and planed and rounded slats to make this gate our most substantial in the range. It matches perfectly with the panels to create a seamless look throughout your garden. Next is the Grange Contemporary Panel. It is a heavy weight panel that combines modern design with strength and durability. It is made with pressure treated timber. As well as the fence panels Grange have brought out a range of garden screens. These uniquely designed screens will allow you to zone off patio and deck areas it compliments the other items of the contemporary and urban range keeping your garden uniformed. The adjustable slat garden screen allows to you have the slats open or tilt them to create privacy.   An addition to the trellis range that Grange currently have is the Contemporary Fusion trellis. It is a unique design which combines wood and metal to create a heavy duty modern design. The galvanised rods add extra support to plants and the overall structure. It has also been pressure treated to prevent the wood from rotting. Planters in various shapes are also part of the range. There is a square, rectangle and tall contemporary planter all of them have been pressure treated and come...