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From fencing and decking to garden ideas, our blogs and guides will help you make the most of your outdoor space.

How To Store And Protect Wooden Garden Furniture This Winter

The sunny summer spell is long gone and the breezy autumn will soon depart too. On the Stewart Timber blog, we have been looking at how to winter-proof your garden, starting with shed insulation. By the time winter settles for the year, it is unlikely you’ll be putting your wooden garden furniture to use for […]

How To Ensure You Have An Insulated Shed This Winter

With the thick of the winter snap looming closer, you should be thinking about how to keep your shed and its contents protected, not only from thieves, but from the elements! Making your raggedy old shed an insulated shed could be the answer you’re looking for. Insulated sheds keep all your tools and equipment safe […]

How To Calculate Your Fencing Price Per Metre

You’re thinking of building a fence for your garden but have no idea how much it’ll cost. Hundreds of different prices are flying all over the place. Prices for fencing boards, posts, rails, post mix. It’s a lot to keep track off, especially if you’re a fencing novice. At Stewart Timber, we’ve developed a nifty […]

How To Construct Your Own Decking Framework

Although building timber decking for your garden is a fairly straightforward job,  it truly adds a whole lot of value to your outdoor space. A deck gives your garden real character and provides a more enjoyable spot to relax/ dine/ hang out. Decking provides the perfect platform to chill with a good book in the […]

5 Ideas For Decorating Your Pent Summerhouse

Just picture it… sipping a steamy coffee on a lazy weekend morning… chatting with friends over a cup of tea… relaxing with a book and a glass of wine on a starry night… all from the comfort of your pent summerhouse. A pent summerhouse is a fantastic spot to take a breather or entertain friends. […]

What Size Apex Shed Should I Buy?  

You’ve decided to invest in a sturdy apex shed? Great! While apex sheds are built to last, they can cost a pretty penny. So it’s important to make sure you pick the right size to meet your needs. Now you’re scanning the market for a new garden shed, there are a few things to keep […]

Can I Build My Own Apex Shed?

An apex shed gets its name from its traditional pointed roof shape design. An apex roof is one of the most common roof designs for a garden shed alongside the pent roof shed. An apex shed has a roof with two slopes that meet right down the centre and along the shed’s length. A pent […]

3 Tips For Making Your Apex Shed Secure

Garden sheds are often used for storing valuable items like garden tools, sports equipment and bicycles. Have a think about all the bits and pieces you’ve got lying around in your shed and add up the total price of your shed possessions. It’s probably quite a lot of money. That’s why garden sheds are a […]

Think Outside The Box: Other Uses For Your Garden Shed

Are you growing tired of your old garden shed? Do you actively avoid it and all its cluttered insides every time you pass it? Well, maybe it’s time for a change. With a little cash and a bit of time, you can turn your garden shed into a creative and unique space. Maybe your kids […]

How to Convert Your Garden Shed Into a Functioning Office Space

Working from home can have many benefits. You can wave goodbye to travel costs, you can take your breaks when you want them and it’s often quieter than in a traditional office. However, if you’ve got kids running about and Netflix blaring in the background, it’s practically impossible to not get distracted when working from […]