• UPVC - How Long Will it Last?

    • Posted on: 6 May 2016
    • By: admin

    None of us here in the UK can have failed to notice the increasing use of uPVC in construction and manufacturing.  It’s on and in our homes, it’s in our gardens, in our shops, in schools, libraries, council offices – in fact it’s just about everywhere and has been hailed as a maintenance free alternative to wood and metal.  Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the third most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer on the planet and comes in two basic forms – rigid and flexible.  The rigid form is used in construction for pipes, doors and windows and is also used to make bottles, non-food packaging

  • Top Five Climbing Plants for your Conservatory

    • Posted on: 5 May 2016
    • By: admin

    Last week we gave you some tips on bringing the garden indoors into your conservatory so over the next few weeks we’re going to take a look at some of the best plants for conservatories.  Today we’re going to concentrate on climbing plants for the conservatory.  Growing climbing plants is a great way of adding a “green wall” and you can use them as room dividers or to screen the windows to add a little privacy to your conservatory.

  • Taking the Weight out of Slate with Tapco

    • Posted on: 4 May 2016
    • By: admin

    Before paper became Slate is a dense, heavy stone, a metamorphic rick formed from an original shale type sedimentary rock that’s composed of clay or volcanic ash.  Sedimentary rocks are formed from layers of particles that settle in place and build up layer by layer.  Slate rock that has been powerfully compressed during its formation can be cut with a specialised tool in the quarry to form smooth, flat sheets of stone which is why it’s so popular as a roofing material.  It can be accurately cut into quite thin layers that are easily cut into regularly shaped tiles. 

  • The Benefits of Bamboo Furniture in the Conservatory

    • Posted on: 29 April 2016
    • By: admin

    Despite the fact that it comes in such long lengths and such a wide circumference, bamboo is not a tree – it’s actually classed as a grass.  This is one reason that bamboo is so popular, so widely available and so much cheaper than timber when it comes to furniture products.  Unlike trees that need to be replaced when they are felled, bamboo regenerates from where it gets chopped off, providing an endless supply of this popular furniture material.  As a grass, bamboo grows very quickly with some species growing as much as 150 feet in just six weeks or so.  Some botanical gardens that featur