National Nest Box Week

Support National Nest Box Week with Weston Sawmill

National Nest Box Week encourages bird lovers to put up their nest boxes to support the conservation of breeding birds. Valentine’s Day marks the start of this very special campaign in the ornithological calendar.

The campaign is supported by wildlife TV Presenter Nick Baker, who said,
“I can’t think of a more satisfying way to spend an afternoon than adding something (to your garden) that will help our wildlife for years.”

Weston Sawmill’s most popular type of bird box has a small entrance hole which is a favourite for species like Blue Tits, Nuthatch, Pied Flycatcher and Tree Sparrows.
Bird boxes aren’t a one size fits all, with different species’ choosing all shapes and sizes dependant on their size and diet.

Maintenance Tips for Bird Box Care

The two biggest hallmarks of a top quality bird box are providing shelter and security, and given that it will be exposed to the elements, we would recommend using a water-preservative for cleaning.
One of the reasons National Nest Box Week launches in mid-February is to give them a chance to bed in before the new breeding season starts in Spring, when birds begin their courtships.
Having said this, there’s never a bad time to add a bird box to your garden, as birds are searching all year round for suitable nesting sites. Boxes discovered in Autumn or Winter can be used as roosting havens.

Weston Sawmill Helps You to Celebrate Wildlife

Weston Sawmill have a unique range of bird care products which include timber bird boxes, ready for you to join in National Nest Box Week. Stocking everything from bird baths, feeders and tables we can help you to create a thriving bird community in your garden.
Contact us today to find out more about our bird boxes and other bird care items.

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Fencing in Shropshire That Beats the Big Freeze

Temperatures across Shropshire and the surrounding areas have plummeted over the past week, with many places experiencing flurries of snow and ice. With the unpredictable weather set to continue, it’s a good time to push on and make plans to revamp the look of your garden.

An essential part of re-designing your garden is the addition of fencing in Shropshire, and we have a wide range of styles to suit any home. Our fencing offers security and privacy and will also shelter vulnerable plants from those cold winds..

All of the fencing manufactured at Weston Sawmill is made with the highest quality of timber; plus we offer a delivery service. Our customer service team can give you more information of any delivery costs.

Stylish and Secure Fencing in Shropshire

Our Closeboarded Fencing Panels are renowned for combining durability without sacrificing on appearance. We believe garden fences complement your plots personality and style, whether you are looking for a traditional or contemporary design.

The bonus of having Closeboarded Panels for your fencing in Shropshire is that once it’s installed, you won’t have to change your fencing even if you change your garden’s appearance. The simplistic styling and quality construction fits with most home and garden landscaping designs plus you can have panels from 3ft to 6ft, depending on your requirements.

Below are some reasons why Closeboarded fencing panels will be a perfect fit for you.

Reasons to Choose Closeboarded Fencing in Shropshire

  • Offers plenty of privacy
  • Easy to install and cost effective
  • Offers shelter and wind resistance to soft landscaping elements
  • Fits well with layered or stepped landscaping – in case you have slopes, corners or hills in your grounds

Get Value for Money with Fencing in Shropshire

Based on the border between Shropshire and Staffordshire, Weston Sawmill are the leading providers of fencing in Shropshire and the surrounding areas for 26 years and counting.
Contact our friendly team today and we have no doubt we will find the best deal for your fencing needs. We’d love to hear from you!

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Lanterns Can Light the Way for Your Decking in Shropshire

Decking in Shropshire isn’t complete without some light, and luckily here at Weston Sawmill we also provide a variety of styles of lanterns that can fit any style of decking.

Although the temperatures are quite chilly right now, there’s nothing you stopping you planning and visualising those nights out on the garden decking once the warm weather comes around again.

Our lanterns will also save you money on your electric bills, as you can use candles or battery powered fairy tea lights (both of which don’t require a fixed electrical source) to spread light across your garden. This will also give your decking a unique look and certainly get your neighbours talking.

The Choice of Modern or Vintage Lanterns for Decking in Shropshire

Weston Sawmill’s range of lanterns offers the best of both worlds! Whether you are looking to complement a contemporary or vintage look we have a style of the lantern that will fit right in.
Our range of storm lanterns can be used on an outdoor table on your decking in Shropshire. Lining them along the length of the table adds a subtle light for cosy nights outside during the summer for a modernised design.

Another use for our range of lanterns in your garden. There is a growing trend which we’re right behind of hanging them from your trees close to your decking. As it is with the tables this brings warmth and creates a cosy atmosphere which blurs the lines between your indoor living areas and outdoor decking.

Our range of small metal lanterns is sturdy so you can also use them to light a pathway to your shed or pond, without the fear of them falling over and breaking. With their intricate patterns, they will also display the candle lights in an innovative way! For more of a vintage look.

Talk to Us About Lanterns for Your Decking in Shropshire

Weston Sawmill has been providing lighting solutions for decking in Shropshire and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. If you’d like to know more about our range of lanterns, contact our friendly team today to discuss your requirements.

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Getting your Fire Burning with Weston Sawmill

Have you moved invested in a new property perhaps moved into a new home over Christmas that has a log fire and you’re unsure how to use it? Well, we’ve got you covered.

You may not know but Weston Sawmill offers logs and coal for fires, guaranteed to keep you toasty during the last few months of Winter. Log fires are the perfect setting for a romantic night, an evening relaxing with friends or on your own with a book or a catch up of television. They set the mood for peace and harmony.

Your Guide to Lighting a Log Fire

There are two methods of lighting a log fire; either top down or bottom up lighting. Quite simply the former meaning you light from the top and the latter lighting from the bottom. Our team here at Weston Sawmill would recommend top-down lighting, as it produces less soot and ashes. Ensuring better air supply as well as your first set of wood last longer.

Here are a few steps to lighting your log fire –

  • Ensure all vents in the fireplace are open and put the logs on the bottom of the fireplace.
  • Make sure your wood is cleft and dry and have your logs thick as a fist or thicker.
  • Add a layer of small logs, then two layers of kindling (also available from Weston Sawmill).
  • Put a couple of fire firefighters on the top layer of the kindling wood, or alternatively some newspaper. Beware though as newspaper creates excess amounts of ashes and contributes to more soot.
  • Now you can light your log fire and close the door, depending if your chimney creates a good draught you may need to open the door to the wood stove, until the fire really gets going. If your home or cabin is ‘too’ insulated, you may also need to open a window in this case.

We hope you found this guide to lighting a log fire useful and remember if you need logs, kindling, smokeless or regular coal; you can purchase all these items from Weston Sawmill.

Get in Touch for Logs and Coal from Weston Sawmill

Weston Sawmill is based on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border, and have been providing logs and coals as well as wide range of garden landscaping solutions including high-quality fencing, garden furniture and gates for over 20 years. Contact us today and our friendly team will be able to advise you on the best logs and coals to keep your home fires burning right through the winter.

Fencing in Wolverhampton

Quality and Reliable Fencing in Wolverhampton

When deciding which type of fencing in Wolverhampton to have installed at your home, it’s important to consider options that will look good all year round.
During the winter months, we can get difficult weather conditions which include heavy winds, hail and snow. The good news is that our fencing has a proven track record of withstanding challenging forecasts.

In fact, the Closeboarded Fencing Panel is a pressure treated panel which provides privacy to your home. The pressure treatment means that it is extremely durable when dealing with the aforementioned unpredictable weather.
If you are looking for something sturdy but with a different style; we have Trellis Turve Top panels, which given the gaps between the timber means you can grow plants up the panel and give your garden a unique spin.

Adding the Personal Touch to Fencing in Wolverhampton

All the fencing we produce here at Weston Sawmill is produced on a bespoke made to measure basis, as we believe that everyone should have fencing that fits your own unique style.
We pride ourselves on giving you advice every step of your journey with us, as happy customers are always our priority.
By asking our design team about remodelling ideas early, you can ensure your fencing has an original feel and also completes the revamped look of your home.

The Voice of Experience for Fencing in Wolverhampton

Since we began trading way back in 1993, the reputation of Weston Sawmill has continued to soar and we now consider ourselves the leading supplier of fencing in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas.
If you are not 100% sure about the style of fencing you need we encourage you to speak to our friendly Sales team who can advise you on possible choices as well as providing a free no obligation quote.

Decking in Shropshire

Dream of summer with decking in Shropshire

Planning for decking in Shropshire for the summer is a great way to beat those post-Christmas blues.
Keeping your mind focussed and setting attainable goals is what January is all about and we thought we’d share some great ideas for decking in Shropshire to get your creative juices flowing.

Get creative with decking in Shropshire

You may not know, but you can have square or rounded decking in Shropshire, so let’s have a look at the benefits of both –
• Square decking – Using our expert team of designers and installers here at Weston Sawmill this can look spectacular and work to any budget. Typically square decking also works well with some form of railing or balustrade
• Rounded decking – For those with a bigger budget and more space in their garden, rounded decking is ideal for those looking to construct around a pond

Deciding on levels for your decking in Shropshire

There are three different levels you can have your decking installed at; with each suiting a unique design aesthetic as well as differing budgets.

Ground level decking is the most popular type as it’s the most straightforward to install as well as being a great alternative to a patio.

Raised decking often appeals to families with a sloped or split landscape as it can give you spectacular views of your garden.

Multi-level decking is a premium option we offer at Weston Sawmill, as it can completely change the look of your garden and transform it into an entertainment or hosting area in the summer. Because of the multi-levels you can choose to have a seating area in one level and then perhaps a barbeque or hot tub in another; the choice is yours!

Here at Weston Sawmill we only use the finest materials to construct our decking in Shropshire, to make sure our products can bring your ideas to life.

Get in touch to discuss decking in Shropshire today

For over 25 years Weston Sawmill has been providing the highest quality of decking in Shropshire, so contact us today to talk us through your requirements. Our friendly team can offer you a free no obligation quote.

Christmas trees in Shropshire

Christmas Trees in Shropshire Fir You

Authentic Christmas trees in Shropshire are one of the nicest traditions at this time of year.

Did you know? Another amazing and heart-warming tradition for the festive season, is the donation of a Christmas tree to Trafalgar Square in London from Norway.

The 20 metre tall tree which is dubbed the ‘Queen of the Forest’ is to symbolize the continued friendship between the nations which goes back to World War II.

This tree forms part of the annual celebrations at Trafalgar Square where Londoners visit to participate in the celebrations, sing carols and donate to charities.

Royal Seal of Approval for Christmas Trees in Shropshire

It has recently been revealed that the Queen herself has a 20 foot Nordmann Fir Christmas tree this year with staff at Windsor Castle conquering their fears of heights to decorate it!

Should you be looking for something more modest in size, the Nordmann Fir range is one of our best selling Christmas trees in Shropshire here at Weston Sawmill. With its vibrant, dark green needles, it’s been described as the low maintenance, stress free Christmas tree option.

This is because the Nordmann Fir trees retain their needles much longer – making sure you can enjoy the entire Christmas period with a tree full of life, either in your living room or in your garden – the choice is yours!

Come See our Christmas Trees in Shropshire Fir Yourself

We have a commitment to our customers to provide the best centrepiece for your festive displays.

For the past 25 years here at Weston Sawmill we have been the leading supplier of Christmas trees in Shropshire with a wide selection of types and sizes to suit any living room.

Contact us today or come and pay us a visit on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border and handpick your own tree which will be perfect for putting your presents underneath.

Christmas trees in Wolverhampton

How to choose your real Christmas trees in Wolverhampton

Real Christmas trees in Wolverhampton are becoming an increasingly popular choice for families looking for that authentic look this festive season.

A fully lit real Christmas tree can be the centrepiece of your decorations and will add a touch of class to your living room.

But if you’re worried about the potential mess an authentic tree could bring, there’s always the option of having a smaller tree outside on your porch or in your front garden so the neighbours and passers-by can see you’re getting into the festive spirit.

Alternatively families with larger properties are choosing to have more than one tree, with different size trees based in different rooms of their home.

You can never have too many Christmas trees, right?

Tips for maintaining Christmas trees in Wolverhampton

The National Christmas Tree Association offers these tips to maintain your tree right through the season –
• Display your tree in a traditional reservoir type stand and water regularly to minimise needle loss
• Use a stand to fit your tree
• Always inspect your lights before adding to the tree and if worn replace before fitting
• Drilling a hole in the base of the trunk doesn’t improve water intake
• Don’t overload electric circuits and turn off your tree lights when going out or to bed
• Never burn any part of your Christmas tree in a wood stove or fireplace
• Check your stand daily to make sure the level of water doesn’t go below the base of the tree

Get in touch to order your Christmas trees in Wolverhampton

You can contact us and talk to one of our highly experienced team about your Christmas tree requirements, so we can make sure you get the perfect tree to complement your home.
We offer the best range of Christmas trees in Wolverhampton with over 25 years experience of making the festive season extra special.

Decking in Shropshire

Maintaining your decking in Shropshire this Winter

It’s fair to say you will use your decking in Shropshire a lot less during the colder winter months.

During this time of inactivity it’s vital to provide regular maintenance to stop it going into a state of disrepair and looking old and tired.

With the summer heatwave now a distant memory many families are using indoor rooms to spend time together, but preserving the pride in your property also means not forgetting about your decking.

Here are some of the most common decking issues –
• Loss of natural colour, with decking boards turning grey or silver over time
• Build up of moss, mildew or mould that makes wood slippery
• Decking that is cracking, peeling and flaking off

Before you even consider any maintenance it’s important to first look at the positioning of the decking.

For example a south facing decking will face the full brunt of the summer sun, which in turn could cause fading in colour.
Whereas decking that is partially shaded by parts of your plants and flowers may be subject to mould and algae due to damp conditions and falling leaves.

Best tools for your decking in Shropshire

There are five main types of treatment which can help keep your decking looking top class:
• Decking oils
• Decking paints
• Decking cleaners and restorers
• Decking preservers

Speak to the decking in Shropshire experts

For 25 years Weston Sawmill has been at the heart of the community of Shropshire making sure you get top quality timber products at competitive prices.

Our decking ranges from 3m to 4.8m and if you’re looking to add a touch of class to your home, we will be happy to advise on the best sizes for you.
Contact us today and speak to one of our friendly and approachable team about your next project and see how we can make it even better.

Fencing in Staffordshire

Why fencing in Staffordshire makes good neighbours

Fencing in Staffordshire is not about creating obstacles between neighbours but rather maintaining personal space for families.

We’re seeing a trend of smaller blocks and larger houses being built, making space in suburbia becoming tighter and tighter.

Recently it was announced that 55 detached and semi detached houses in the Staffordshire Moorlands will be built adjacent to the former Travellers Rest pub in Leekbrook.

Time to start putting fencing in Staffordshire into your housing plan

It’s widely considered that developers and architects designing homes often focus so much on the interior of a home, such as the kitchen and the bathroom with the garden and fencing coming a distance second.

As Poet Robert Frost said in his work Meddling Wall in 1914,
“Good fences make good neighbours.”

Although this quote is over 100 years old, it still rings very true today.

Believe it or not a top quality fence also won’t cost you the earth.

Our Rounding Top Panels start from just £18.00, with each panel built to last during any season as well as being safe around pets and young children.

First impressions of fencing in Staffordshire still count

When your new neighbours first come to visit your home to introduce themselves one of the first things they will see will be your fencing.

So, making sure this fits with the quality of your home is important because let’s face it – first impressions still count.

We’re the fencing in Staffordshire specialists

Since 1993 Weston Sawmill has been a family run business and has built a reputation for delivering top quality fencing in Staffordshire. So why not contact us and talk to our friendly team about how we can help you improve your home and garden today?

We’re open 8am until 5pm Monday to Friday as well as 9am until 1pm on Saturdays.