Ben Walton

US EAST COAST FENCING RIVALRY HOTS UP

Dates for the 2024 East Coast Fencing Rivalry have been unveiled. The event aimed at professional fence contractors across the USA is being held on August 16th and 17th at Galax in Virginia. Organiser Derrick Cox commented: “It’s a chance to see the best fence builders in the country compete with industry leading products. It’s […]Read More

CRAFTSMANSHIP KEY AT GATECRAFT

Chelmsford-based Gatecraft Gates has been manufacturing bespoke hardwood gates since Bob started the company back in 1980. Bob explained: “All of our hardwood is bought after inspection by one of our team. It is kiln dried at the supplier and then offloaded at our works where it is put ‘in stick’ in open sheds to […]Read More

THE PERFECT PAIRING: ROOT BARRIER & FENCE PANELS

Fence panels may provide the definitive screening solution; however, what happens on the other side of the fence when a neighbour has chosen bamboo as a screener? Plants don’t respect boundaries; fence panels can provide a physical barrier to some above-ground growth but won’t block what’s happening below the surface. If an aggressive, running variety […]Read More

NSA SHEEP EVENT FEATURES FENCING COMPETITION

This year sees the return of the flagship event of the National Sheep Association (NSA), NSA Sheep Event, taking place on Tuesday 30th July at the Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire. This year sees the return of the flagship event of the National Sheep Association (NSA), NSA Sheep Event, taking place on Tuesday 30th July at […]Read More

FENCING VILLAGE GROWS AT APF 2024

The Fencing Village at APF 2024 is returning to Ragley Estate, Warwickshire on the 19/20/21st September. Since we introduced the idea of a Fencing Village at the APF Demo in 2018 it has become an increasingly popular feature. Fencing is obviously very important for many woodlands and estates and we had feedback bemoaning the fact […]Read More

LOAD UP WITH MAKITA

As part of the expansion of its LXT cordless range, Makita has unveiled the DCU602 four-wheeled battery-powered wheelbarrow. which boasts an increased maximum load capacity of up to 300kg on flat ground. The DCU602 wheelbarrow is powered by two 18V LXT Li-Ion batteries in series, but up to four can be used if a longer […]Read More

WHY CHARRED TIMBER IS THE FUTURE

As is often the case in architecture, we can look to the past to help inspire the future. This is currently the case with regards to timber cladding as charred Yakisugi cladding is currently having a moment, but with natural wood still the go-to for many, how do we improve on what nature has already […]Read More

ATM UNVEILS NEW COMPANY VALUES

ATM, a provider of green solutions, has announced the launch of its new company values, reflecting a commitment to excellence, sustainability and inclusivity. After extensive consultation and feedback from employees, ATM has identified five core values that encapsulate the essence of its corporate culture and aspirations. Agile, Professional, Empowered, Progressive, and Inclusive serve as guiding […]Read More

MAKING MOVES AND TAKING STOCK

As 2024 gathers pace the team at Cotswold Decorative Ironworkers are getting busy in the build up to making the highly anticipated move to a brand-new workshop at a new location. The project, started in the final quarter of 2023, is nearing its final stages, and having completed the major building and landscaping works, attention […]Read More

STARS OF THE LANDSCAPING SEASON

As we head into landscaping season, you’ll be busy selecting the best materials for your outdoor project. And that includes fixings that can withstand whatever the great British weather throws at you. “Choosing the right fixings for specific types of decking, fencing or outdoor structures including decking subframes and pergolas is critical. Our range of […]Read More