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The buildings are delivered directly within approx. 4-6 weeks, dependent on seasonality.

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Liveoutside garden products are committed to innovative product development and manufacturing. Our products are manufactured to the highest standards. Advanced treatment process with permanent wood preservative provides complete protection against rot and insect attack for up to 10 years. Please notice that 10 years guarantee applies only to products which have no contact with the ground. Otherwise durability of the wood is reduced.

The life of a building depends upon it's foundations. It is vitally important that your base is firm, level, square and large enough to accommodate the building you have ordered. Ideally, your garden building should be installed on a flat concrete slab which is unlikely to sink or break up. A thickness of 50 to 100mm is required, depending upon the size and type of building that you have ordered. As an alternative, concrete paving slabs or decking bases may be laid but they should still be level, unlikely to sink at any point and completely cover the area of base required. If you have any doubts concerning the base seek advice from a local builder.


All of the timbers are pressure impregnated using the most advanced formulation of permanent wood preservative which guarantees our products for many years against decay, weathering and insect attack.

Pressure treatment is a lifetime preservative treatment. The preservative is forced into the timber under pressure in a vacuum and penetrates below the surface. All other treatments apply a coat of stain to the surface of the timber only. With pressure impregnated timber, the chemicals are permanently fixed in the wood.


All liveoutside garden buildings can be delivered to your door complete with a professional full installation service for as little as £345.

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Fencing & Trellis

  • What to grow in the garden instead of a lawn?

    Probably everyone would like to have a nice lawn in their garden. Such a dream is not always easy to fulfil. Many owners of small gardens, and even experienced gardeners have a problem with establishing and maintaining a lawn. The English like to say that all it takes is to sow grass seed and then mow at least twice a week for 100 years. Are they joking? Yes, but the joke contains a grain of truth.

    The lawn is always that element of the garden that needs the most work, and yet the results are often less than satisfactory. Grass must be mowed at least once, and preferably twice a week, and in addition needs to be fertilized and regularly watered and aerated. The larger the lawn, the more work and costs. Not everyone has that much time and patience to properly cultivate a lawn. So perhaps it is worth replacing it with something else? The easiest way is to plant a flower meadow that you need to mow just twice a year. This solution is cheap, but the effect is not to everyone’s taste. A flower meadow looks natural or even wild and so does not fit into most people’s idea of a garden. You can also replace a lawn with a so-called gravel garden, but this is quite expensive. However, it’s a one-time expense, and in addition, such a garden requires no care, apart from picking up any rubbish that the wind blows in. Both these solutions are, however, quite radical. A much more effective and easier solution is to reduce the surface of the lawn in favour of other garden arrangements pleasing to the eye.

    A great idea is to set up an arbour, pavilion or garden house. No one needs convincing about the functionality and usefulness of such structures. It is nice to enjoy an afternoon cup of tea in an arbour. If you do not have a sufficiently large garden, and you want a substitute for a secluded corner, surrender part of the lawn in favour of paths, along which wooden flowerpots can be set. Above these you can install pergolas, and at the end of the path place a bench, or a special arched pergola with bench. Climbing plants planted next to this will grow quickly and make this a peaceful corner, in which you will be able to read or take a nap.

    Where grass refuses to grow, which is usually in shady parts of the garden, you can arrange a place in which to relax. Wooden decks are ideally suited to this. Thanks to pressure impregnation, when once these have been laid on a bed of sand, they will serve you for many years without any maintenance. Such a wooden terrace is an ideal place for setting up a hammock, swing, or a set of garden furniture that will fit in nicely with the architecture of the garden. Another equally interesting solution is to build a pond with a waterfall. The murmur of the water, the view of colourful fish, and watching birds arrive to take a drink has a calming effect. Great pleasure will be had from admiring the pond from a small bridge built over it. If you do not want a pond, you can create a large flowerbed, the construction of which will require the use of stakes driven into the ground side by side, flowerbed borders, railings, roll borders or even railway sleepers. Within the flowerbed or outside it you can plant a herb garden. Ideally suited to this is a hexagonal hotbed. If you like the smell of herbs, you should locate your herb garden near the house, to be able to catch the fragrance of fresh herbs even through the window. There are many interesting alternatives to a lawn in the garden. Of course, the decision to get rid of the lawn needs serious thought. What‘s most important is the owner’s imagination and inventiveness, because the possibilities are truly enormous.

  • Choosing the right fencing for your garden

    In selecting the right fencing product for your garden, you should consider a few things first. Do you want total privacy above all else? Are you looking for something decorative? Where is your fencing going to be situated?

    For privacy

    Ripon and Shutter panels provide that all-important privacy for your garden in a simple and effective way, whilst also being nice to look at, especially with the right fence post caps to set off the look. Canterbury and Beverley panels with their diagonal slats provide a little more sophistication and elegance, whilst still providing full privacy in your garden.

    For decoration

    Windsor and Chatsworth styles create lower level fencing, perfect for decorative fencing, for example to mark the border of your front garden whilst still showing off your lawn and plants. A latched gate provides quaint charm for the bottom of your garden path.

    For both

    If you have a good relationship with the neighbours, York and Salisbury style panels are a little lower, but have the curved top which adds contour to your boundary. If you fancy this style but still want your total privacy, try mounting the York atop a low wall, or go for the taller Malvern or Durham style.


    For marking a boundary within your garden, for low-privacy situations or for growing plants such as creepers, a trellis may be the appropriate option. There are a wide range of styles to choose from including whole trellis panels like Premier, fence tops in styles like English trellis and other, decorative options such as wall trellis and Tartan.


    For all fencing styles, make sure you have all the essential components for the project, including posts, caps, post holders and L-brackets where appropriate. For any and all orders from liveoutside, we will be happy to advise you on exactly what components you will need and in what quantity for each type of fencing we supply.

    Before embarking on any fencing project, especially if erecting on a property boundary, remember to check that you are within your rights to do so. If your planned fence is near a road, it may be worth checking with the local council planning office to make sure your project adheres to their regulations. That way you can be sure your hard-earned time and money is spent wisely.

  • Top Garden Trends in 2016

    Trends change as the seasons and years come and go, and this year we're seeing some exciting developments in our gardens...

    The 'grottage'

    A portmanteau of the words garden and cottage, the grottage is essentially a garage conversion turned into a much more pleasant habitable space that allows the indoors and outdoors to flow into one another. It’s a way of maximising disused garage storage space, and turning it into something beautiful and loved. They vary in style, with some that are smaller and with more of a sun house feel and others akin to a summer house with separate facilities – perfect for the Airbnb generation.

    One way to help your grottage feel much less garage-like is to combine the outdoors with the structure, perhaps by adding trellis panels along the side of the building and growing a variety of climbing plants.

    More colour in outside structures

    People are painting the structures in their garden – such as fencing or a garden arch - for an extra pop of colour all year round. Instead of wooden structures being the traditional neutral white, brown or grey, we’ll be seeing more painted dark green or blue.

    This is perfect for those who have left their planting too late but still want colour and energy in their outside space. Without making any other changes, colour in outside structures can dramatically change the look of a garden.

    Attractive lighting

    With LED lighting being much more available, people are rethinking the way they light their garden space and are incorporating beautiful lighting that is also practical and functional – party lighting and café lighting where lights are strung across gazebos or a garden arbour are adding a talking point to gardens this year.

    Raised garden beds

    Another of 2016’s top garden trends according to that well-known source of home and garden inspiration, Pinterest, is raised flower/herb beds. Whether these are boxed in with wooden panels/pallets (pallet inspired features both inside and outside of the home remain a big part of the rustic trend that has dominated interior design for a few years now) or have stone structures built around them, raised beds are an effective way of letting your plants do the talking and are relatively easy and cost effective to create.

  • How to choose your garden boundaries

    Fencing and trellises are the perfect way to define your boundaries, but with so many styles, it’s hard to know what to go for. Here are a few suggestions for how to beautifully frame your garden - and keep your neighbours on side too!

    The first thing to do is to take a look at your garden, and see where the boundaries are. You may have a perfectly rectangular garden, or you may have more of a higgledy piggledy garden with lots of adjoining properties – this is often the case with character properties where over time, land has been sold and developed. Then consider how overlooked you are, and whether there are any eyesores you would like to screen out – a neighbour’s garage, for example.

    Obviously a fence is a more solid option, and for screening out things you don’t want to see, they’re perfect. They are attractive on their own, but you have the option of planting climbers and training ramblers over them if you wish; you might want to screw in some eye hooks and wires to help, or you could add supports and grow plants near to the fence but not actually up them. Sweet peas work well for this and so do taller shrubs and bushes. Planting up close to the fence gives a lovely soft look, but still provides clearly defined boundaries. It works well with terraced rows, matching the neat, uniform appearance.

    A trellis is a lovely romantic option, and if your garden is small or dark, it’s a good way of letting light in. They also work well if you have boundaries defined but would like to add some height – attached to low walls, for example. The rambling nature of climbers gives a naturally soft, fluid effect. A trellis is a great way to create a single frame for a garden that has lots of boundaries and could seem a bit disjointed or oddly shaped, as you can encourage an almost circular sweep around your property. There are lots of trellis designs to choose from, from a very open style to a tighter lattice – which you go for may well depend on how well you get on with your neighbours!

  • Best climbing plants for your trellis

    A trellis is a beautiful addition to any garden, but it’s a job half done as you don’t want to leave it bare, even when it is beautifully finished in natural wood.

    It needs plant life to really blossom and you want a fast climber that will turn your trellis into a focal point for your whole garden. It’s up to you whether you opt for a simple wall mounted trellis or you go for broke and combine these stunning plants with a pagoda.

    Of course, you can also place these plants on your fencing, but trellis panels placed against the fence will give you a spectacular look as the plants can weave their way around the woodwork.

    Here are some of our favourites:

    1. Solanum jasminoides

    Otherwise known as Chilean potato tree vine, this fast climber is evergreen, so it will bring colour to your garden all year long and won’t look too sorry for itself in the winter. In the summer, it comes alive with a riot of blue flowers and it also climbs with ease. So get it started on your trellis then the only real maintenance will be watering and the occasional prune.

    2. Campsis radicans

    This spectacular climber will give you stunning orange/red flowers when it bursts into life in summer. It will grow in the shade and is relatively straightforward to take care of.

    3. Clematis armandii

    This elegant climber is an evergreen plant that shows its white flowers in February and will help welcome the rest of the garden to spring.

    4. Eccremocarpos scraber

    Commonly known as the Chilean glory flower, this interesting plant comes with tubular flowers that range from gold to crimson red. It’s a bit of a challenge to grow this one and it needs more care than the rest, but get it going and you’ll be glad you put in the hours in the garden.

    5. Pyracantha

    This is normally known as firethorn and it is technically not a climber at all, it’s a shrub. It can be trained to climb up a trellis, though, and the berries and flowers, a delicate shade of cream, make it worth trying.

  • Fencing vs trellises: the ultimate showdown

    As we discussed in our blog entry ‘The Joys of Garden Fencing’, there are many reasons you may wish to enclose your garden. You might want to increase your privacy or bolster your home security. Alternatively, you might simply wish to erect a barrier to prevent pets or young children running off. If you do wish to enclose your garden, you can use either conventional fencing panels or more unusual trellis panels. Both options have their own unique advantages, but which one is right for you?

    Conventional fencing panels tend to be much more solid than trellis panels. This means that they are more resilient and can give you a greater degree of privacy. Because fencing panels don’t feature any gaps, they are very effective at keeping both intruders and prying eyes out of your garden! They can also survive harsh weather conditions and other forms of damage more easily, due to their solidity and toughness. If you need a hard-wearing, long-term method of enclosing your garden (or if you want to maximise your privacy), we suggest choosing conventional fencing panels.

    However, ordinary fencing isn’t for everyone. Taller fencing panels can block out sunlight, and some garden-owners feel that they can make the space feel smaller and less open. Luckily, trellis panels solve both of these problems. Trellis panels are usually comprised of wooden latticework, which lets light through and seems less constrictive. You can use trellis panels instead of standard fencing panels if you want to ensure that your garden retains a light, open feel despite being enclosed.

    Because they contain gaps, trellis panels are slightly weaker than fencing panels and offer less privacy. They may not survive harsh weather conditions as well as ordinary fencing and they can’t stop people from seeing into your garden very effectively. But if you live in an area where you don’t need to worry about people looking into your garden or about rough weather, trellis panels may be the perfect solution for you.

    Whether you choose to enclose your garden with fencing or trellises, we have products to suit you. Check out our range of trellises [http://www.liveoutside.co.uk/fencing-trellis/trellis-panels-38.html] and fences [http://www.liveoutside.co.uk/fencing-trellis/fence-panels.html] today.

  • The joys of garden fencing

    Fencing is absolutely essential for any back garden. Firstly, it provides privacy and turns your garden into a refuge from the outside world. Everyone needs a little personal space and your garden is the perfect venue in which to create your own. Secondly, if you have any pets or small children, garden fencing can turn your garden into a safe space for them. Providing a barrier prevents them from straying too far and simultaneously ensures they can’t be seen by passers-by. In short, garden fencing is highly functional. However, it can also be incredible stylish. Just because it’s practical, doesn’t mean it has to be unadorned or insufficiently decorative.

    Here at Live Outside, we pride ourselves on the elegance and variety of our fence panels. Our Malvern panels have beautifully arched tops that give them a pleasantly quaint aesthetic. Meanwhile, our Salisbury panels and Durham panels are topped with flowing wooden wave-shapes, which are supported by an elegant criss-cross pattern of short struts. Our Beverly panels and York panels use planks of wood which are oriented in different directions to create a simple but attractive design. In fact, we offer so many different types of fencing that it would take an entire blog entry to describe them all!

    Once you have chosen an elegant, stylish type of fencing for your garden, you can enhance its appearance further by decorating it. Here at Live Outside, we sell trellis corner elements, fence post caps and ornamental wooden acorns, but you can also make your own fencing accessories or source them from elsewhere. As we have discussed in previous blog entries, you can also improve the appearance of your fencing by painting it in your favourite colour.

    We believe that even the most functional garden structures should be decorative, or even beautiful. That’s why our fencing panels feature unique, sophisticated designs and why we also supply ornamental accessories that you can use to augment these panels. Don’t settle for unimaginative garden fencing: come and browse our selection of gorgeous panels and accessories. You may be surprised by the wide range of options available.

  • Decorate your bare trellis this winter to help nature and your mood

    While your plants may have had an extra good run this year thanks to the mild autumn, now the cold weather has arrived, they will be dying back. That may leave your Liveoutside trellis fencing, no matter how stylish-looking, a bit bare in the winter. Now might be a good time to repaint, stain or refresh any panels that are starting to show their age, or add some topping or extra panels to make things look a bit more cheery. Don't just go for neutral or wooden tones, bright stains can really help add life to a garden and look gorgeous in the morning frost.

    You can also add some extras such as ornaments, winter lights, bird feeders and other accessories to make them stand out despite the lack of foliage. Other ideas include using artistic frames of various shades to create some stylish decor, or you can add bright ceramic or plastic plants to create some artificial cheer.

    If you want some real plants that can live through the cold season, then Winter Jasmine is a fine addition, and will withstand the hardiest of weather. Small pot plants can also be attached to trellis, to brighten them up during warmer days, before removing them to safety of the house overnight. These can also help feed the odd hardy bee and other insects that we still see bumbling about in the ever-changing weather. Doing your bit for these confused birds and insects will certainly put your trellis to some good use.

    You can go off beat by putting pots in decorative wellies, or coloured indoor cubes that will easily attach to the trellis via a clip or screw. So, there's no reason to let the miserable weather put a downer on your garden this winter. Get creative and decorate your trellis in whatever is to hand or whatever you can find around your local garden centre to brighten things up.

    The same can be done with a pagoda, garden arch or other feature, with metallic animal life a popular choice in stores this year. So, get creative and ensure you don't suffer a boring garden this winter.

  • Diamond trellises are a girl's best friend

    Giving your garden a makeover doesn't have to cost the earth and it doesn't have to take an awful amount of effort either. Small changes and tweaks here and there can go a long way to glamming up your garden. Continue reading

  • Defining boundaries – different types of fencing

    Very few of us are lucky enough to have a garden of such a size that we don’t share any boundaries with our neighbours! The chances are that you will have at least one boundary wall, and often an entryway too. The question is how to make these boundaries look attractive while clearly marking your property as separate to your neighbours - but there is a wealth of choice available. Continue reading

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