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More about our packaging

More about our packaging

Reduce, re-used and recycle. We all know what we should be doing but how easy it is to actually put into practice day to day. Being conscious of the environment is one of our key goals and so we have decided to share the details of the packaging for our products, so you know what to expect. The parcel boxes seem a sensible place to start. We used to buy standard size boxes which almost always require some form of extra internal packaging to fill the spaces. We are slowly transitioning to custom size boxes which reduces the need for that extra packaging...

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Building our workshop

Building our workshop

Like so many people, it had been a dream to build own own home one day. When looking at the cost of land and realising it wouldn't be possible for us we put the idea to one side. It re-emerged however when we needed to build a workshop in the garden of our new home. We could have someone else design and build it, or this could be our opportunity to fulfil that dream. And so design work began. Whilst our business was growing, we worked from various different outbuildings and so had a very clear idea of what we wanted and...

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Dutch Elm disease & Ash dieback

Dutch Elm disease & Ash dieback

With us selling both Elm and Ash products we thought it would be useful to answer some common questions. What is Dutch elm disease and is it still a problem in the UK? And how does Ash dieback affect the current population of trees?

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The discovery behind our bedroom walls

The discovery behind our bedroom walls

When we drove away from the viewing of our now home we were both rather quiet. We exchanged comments about how stunning the large garden was and how amazing it would be to live in a thatched cottage. Having already placed offers on two houses, we were hoping this one might turn out to be third time lucky but the elephant in the room (or car!) was the bedroom. Eventually Myles said it, the upstairs just isn't going to work. This tiny cottage consisted of a living space in the downstairs of the 17th century building with two bedrooms squeezed into what was essentially...

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Our favourite fireside reads

Our favourite fireside reads

With March just around the corner and bulbs popping up we all feel as though Spring is within grasp but the reality is we will probably be spending evenings curled up in front of the fire a little bit longer. So, to help you through these last days of winter we have put together a brief summary of the books and magazines that are always seen on our coffee table which we use as a bit of evening inspiration and education whilst warming up our toes by the fire!  We would also love to hear if you have any firm favourites of...

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