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Winter Proofing Your Decking

Taking Care of Your Decking in Staffordshire

You might be pleased to know, we are only a few short months away from the sun glimmering over your back garden expertly showcasing your perfectly maintained decking. The main challenge facing any respectful decking owner in Staffordshire is successfully navigating the trials and tribulations of the winter period.

Whilst many of us can not wait for the return of this sociable time, there are still a lot of hurdles we have to overcome to return to barbecues with family and friends. 

We have recently focused on efforts to mitigate the effects of winter on your fencing in Staffordshire so we thought why not look at how we can ensure your decking is in the best shape possible throughout the winter. 


Your car windscreens are not the only things that will need de-icing this winter, your decking will as well. 

Having a frost and ice covered decking can create many problems. Besides the fact that ice can potentially cause damage to the finishing of your decking, it can produce a quite significant slipping hazard. 

One of the best ways to combat this is by applying mild de-icing salts. The salts can include potassium chloride before the frost has even had time to form. However, you should only enact this technique if you have had your decking water sealed. 

Water Sealing

Following on from our most recent point, you should ensure your decking is efficiently water sealed. 

Deck sealers (as they are called amongst those involved in the industry) penetrate the wood and offer a protective coating against water absorption. Not only does this give you incredible flexibility when it comes to treating your wood. But it protects against the formation of mold, rot and any other potential damage.

Clean Thoroughly 

This one might seem like a no brainer but correctly and thoroughly cleaning your decking is an essential ingredient in decking maintenance. 

You will want to make sure that your decking is cleaned properly with soap, water and preferably a high power pressure washer. 

Additionally, if you have pets you will want to make ensure any potential fouling is removed promptly and effectively. This helps to prevent stains and the build-up of potentially harmful bacteria.

Contact Us

If you have any other questions on how to best look after your decking this winter, please do get in contact with us.

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The most innovative ways to modernise your garden

If you are in need of some inspiration to modernise your garden, Weston Sawmill is here to help.

Whether it is painting an old fence, getting clever with your plants or repurposing older items, you can change your outdoor space, even if you are on a budget.

For this blog, we will give you plenty of ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

6 ways to revamp your outdoor space

  1. Grow from seed – One of the cheapest ways to get a thriving garden is to sow seeds. This could flower seeds or vegetable seeds, just remember to check the seed packet size, as some contain far more seed than you will be able to sow in a single year in an average garden.
  2. Shape Up – An easy and cost-effective way to transform your garden is by cutting your lawn into a clearly defined shape; such as a circle, a square or an oblong. Mark it out using a string and spade to cut away the excess grass. This task should only take an afternoon to complete.
  3. A fresh coat of paint – You will be surprised by how much a lick of paint can transform a tired, old fence. Providing a striking backdrop for greenery and jewel-coloured plants will give visitors a whole new interpretation of your outdoor space.
  4. Create a cosy outdoors – With people looking to make the most of their land and potentially extend their homes, and consider their gardens as a ‘room’. If you have already invested in high-quality decking from Weston Sawmill, you could also consider an outdoor rug and accessorise with some garden lanterns and outdoor cushions.
  5. Gravel leads the way – A gravel garden path is a great idea that can be completed on a budget. A path paved with gravel and concrete slabs will add some magic to your garden and be the perfect go-between your home and a shed or outdoor play area.
  6. Repurpose your shed – During the pandemic many people have been repurposing their current garden apparatus, with some people creating bespoke garden bars from their sheds!
    Your shed can house garden furniture in the winter and then be the perfect destination for a cocktail hour during the summer.

Got any questions? Contact Weston Sawmill now

If you have any questions about transforming your garden, please do not hesitate to get in touch now. Our team of experts can offer you all the advice you need to make your outdoor space look truly special.

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Decking Ideas For the Summertime

Are you thinking of adding some decking to your garden? Summer is finally here; and the sun is shining. As such, there is no better time to transform your garden into an outdoor paradise.

If you need some inspiration; Weston Sawmill have got you covered with this post giving you all the information you need.

Taking your decking to the next level

You can lay decks at different heights and levels, depending on the shape and surface of your garden.

A raised deck is the best option for sloped or uneven gardens to create a flat surface for a dining table or a seating area. If you build a tall enough frame, you can even use the space underneath your decks for additional garden storage.

A ground-level deck keeps your surface flat in the garden and is more straightforward to install than raised decks.

Choosing the best shape for your garden

You need to be open-minded when it comes to the shape of your decking and design it to best fit the space you have available. Rectangular or square-shaped decks are traditional and create clean; angular lines in your garden whereas straight-edged decks are easier to construct than one with a curved edge.

Decks with a curved edge help to create a softer finish to your garden plus it looks great with bark, gravel or grass against the curved edge.

Bring colour to your garden

Our timber deck boards can be painted or stained with decking paint, which is available from most DIY retailers. For a contemporary and stylish finish go for a black and grey or merge navy and white for a nautical design.

For a two-tone look, you could paint the deck boards different colours to the railings or balustrades around it. Complementary colours such as greys and whites are a great choice or you could mix it up with a bold colour contrasting with natural wood.

Get in touch with any questions

If you have any questions about Weston Sawmill’s range of decking boards, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

Decking in Shropshire

Your Guide to Winter Decking Maintenance

As the leading supplier of decking across Shropshire and Staffordshire, Weston Sawmill knows a lot about keeping it looking spectacular, even in winter.

This is why we have put together this handy guide with plenty of information on decking maintenance during the coldest months of the year.

7 Essential Decking Maintenance Tasks

  1. Clear Debris – Autumn and winter can bring plenty of debris such as fallen leaves, twigs, moss and rubbish onto your decking. If left unattended, these organic materials will start to rot down, eventually creating a mulch which can penetrate the wood and lead to rot. We would advise grabbing a broom once or twice a month and sweeping up any debris from the decking area and put it in the composter or garden bin.
  2. Remove Any Planters or Seating – If you have heavyweight planters or seating, we would advise removing them from the decking and putting them in storage. If left out, they will create damp spots on the decking, underneath where they are placed. This leads to a build-up of moisture in this particular area which also leads to rot.
  3. Keep An Eye on Mould Build-Ups – Decking is one of the ideal environments for mould and mildew growth and build-ups. As it is situated close to the ground, water and moisture can quickly seep into the timber plus rainfall can, in some cases, settle. Other troublesome areas include the cracks and spaces between two boards. We would recommend giving this area a thorough clean to prevent any build-ups.
  4. Thorough Cleaning Process – A thorough cleaning of decking is needed in winter. For removing fallen debris that is too stubborn to move with a broom, try some hot and soapy water and elbow grease to get rid of it. Now you will need to pressure wash the surface to further clean the area and then scrub areas where dirt or moss have built up. The best way to prevent deterioration is by keeping your decking surface dirt-free.
  5. Remove Any Pet Fouling – If you have a dog or cat, make sure you clear up any mess they make on your decks as this can damage and stain the wood plus it can spread into other areas after rainfall. Another preventative method could be a temporary barrier or decorative fencing to stop them getting into this area.
  6. Paint with Timber Treatment – Wood preservatives are of the best ways to make sure your decking is long-lasting. Before applying treatment, check if the surface is clean and dry and remove any existing wood stain or paint. If any parts of your decks have started to deteriorate then you can always sand back to a better-quality surface. When the area is prepared sufficiently, apply the timber treatment with a brush and make sure it covers all the gaps and cracks.
  7. Apply Water Repellent – Roughly 3 days to a week after applying timber treatment, Weston Sawmill recommends applying a water repellent to help improve your decking’s life expectancy. Once applied, the wood is protected from moisture which also prevents the wood from decay. If left untreated, water will collect in cracks or gaps and will eventually penetrate the wood. Once trapped inside this will begin to cause rot.

Get in Touch for More Information

If you have any questions about decking from Weston Sawmill, please do not hesitate to contact us today and one of our team will be happy to help.

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Have a Garden Revamp in 2020 with Weston Sawmill

One of the most worthwhile New Year resolutions you can make is to transform your garden into the ultimate outdoor living space.

Here at Weston Sawmill, we have got all the components to help you every step of the way, no matter what style of garden you want to have.

7 Must-Have Items for Your New-Look Garden

As garden experts, our team has devised a comprehensive list of seven items you will need for your garden in 2020.

Decking – If you are craving an outdoor space where you can enjoy daytime and early evening drinks in the summer; decking is the smart and classy choice.

Outdoor Dining Benches – Keeping with the timber theme, outdoor dining benches can go anywhere in your garden and can be used by the entire family.

Raised Garden Beds – Do you want to start growing your own fruit and vegetables in 2020? Installing raised garden beds is the best and safest method; especially if you have any mobility issues.

Swing Seats – Swing seats are great for those glorious summer nights where you can gently rock back forth and watch the world go by.

Pergola – Installing a pergola into your garden is a real statement which will impress guests and neighbours alike.

Log Roll Fencing – Log roll fencing is the best way to finish off borders in your garden with a touch of class.

Panel Fencing – Weston Sawmill stock a wide range of panel fencing which can suit any style of garden you desire. We also offer a made-to-measure service to ensure your new fencing fits with your home and garden.

Need More Inspiration? Get in Touch Now

If you need more ideas of how you can give your outdoor living space a facelift, please contact us today and we can answer all of your questions.

Alternatively, come and pay us a visit in Weston-under-Lizard on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border and see our products first-hand and get your creative juices flowing.

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Landscaping Products and Services

Here at Weston Sawmill, we can supply you with the materials to undertake a range of landscaping projects. Making changes and improvements to the outside space of your property can have many benefits. Whether you have a small backyard behind a terraced house, a regular sized garden, or you have a large area of fields to secure, we have the experience and products to ensure a great result.

Make Landscaping Improvements with Weston Sawmills

For domestic landscaping, creating the perfect outdoor space for your home can be achieved in a variety of ways.

Replacing worn or damaged fences will give your plot a lift. Apart from defining the boundary to your property fencing will also provide security, keeping children and pets from straying. The right type of fencing will give your home character; see our range of panel fencing to find what’s suitable for your abode.

Decking is a great way of making a communal area. The perfect space for social gatherings and entertaining with barbecues in the summer. Our robust decking will withstand the weather and lots of use. Decorate your decking with containers and items from our gift shop. Of course, sometimes you might just want to relax for a quiet moment by yourself, decking is the perfect way to enjoy your garden. We have a selection of garden furniture and garden structures to help you do just that.

Agricultural landscaping requires heavy duty materials. With our range of sawn timber products including fence posts, full and half round rails, you can construct fencing for your farm or equestrian centre. Apart from all things timber related we also have raised flower beds and stock many miscellaneous items like nails, screws, and barbed wire.

Ask Us About Landscaping Products and Services

Do you need advice on landscaping materials and solutions? We have a team of experts on hand to advise you on the right products for your project. Alternatively, we can supply and install many aspects of landscaping on your property. Contact us today for a quote.

Decking in Shropshire

Buy Decking in Shropshire this Easter Holiday

There’s no better time to put down some new decking in Shropshire. A lovely decked area creates a space for socialising and barbecues with family and friends. They can also be a haven of tranquillity for a moments peace and quiet after a busy day at work, relaxing with a nice cup of tea. However you choose to use your outside space, decking is the basis to transform any garden or back yard into a special multi-functional area.

For Decking in Shropshire and More!

Pressure treated timber is used to make our decking boards. This process forces preservative further into the wood so that it can withstand the wear and tear associated with being outside and walked on. Unlike products which only have preservative applied to the surface, scuffs and scrapes won’t expose the timber beneath. This way ensures that damp and moisture can’t penetrate the timber leading to rotten decking. You can be assured of quality decking in Shropshire when you buy from us at Weston Sawmills.
We don’t just specialise in timber products. You can get essentials like Postcrete to ensure a firm foundation to your support timbers. There are any number of miscellaneous items like nails, screws and gardening tools to help you build and create your perfect decked area.
We’re also open daily, so you can be sure to get what you require exactly when you need it.

Ask Us About Decking in Shropshire

Here at Weston Sawmills and Nurseries we are experts at landscaping, fences, raised flower beds, gates, and decking. We can help you get the most benefit in your garden from our products. Look at our FAQ’s if you have a query. For those with a more specific question about decking in Shropshire, you are welcome to ask our expert team onsite, or contact us and we will get back to with a prompt response.

Decking in Shropshire

Solutions for Decking in Shropshire

Installing quality ddecking is our speciality. It may be chilly February, but now is the ideal time to be making plans for your outdoor space. Weston Sawmills has the solutions for all your requirements when it comes to decking in Shropshire. Creating a stylish space for socialising with friends and family, or a small oasis of calm for you to take time out is easy with our decking products.

High Quality Materials for Decking

When having decking installed in gardens and back yards, you can be confident that our timber products are of the best quality. Our decking is cut from kiln dried Swedish Redwood timber. Once it has been fashioned into decking planks the wood is pressure treated to protect it against the elements.

The timber is placed into pressure tanks and the preservatives are forced deeper into the wood.

How does this benefit decking in Shropshire? Your decking will stay strong for everyday use. It is protected against fungus and insects. Nature will try to reclaim and decay exposed wood.

The deep preservation process counteracts this giving you a high quality construction material. For added protection, the decking pieces are sprayed with a water repellent treatment. Giving your decking in Shropshire the ability to withstand all the seasons, so you can enjoy it all year round.

Got a Question? Ask Our Experts About Decking for Your Home

Creating a decked space is personal to you and your home. We understand that you would want to get this just right. We have standard cut sizes of decking in Shropshire available. If you have a project which requires bespoke cut timber, we can supply this to you. We can cut decking to your requested sizes onsite.

If you have questions about decking in Shropshire, contact us today.

Decking in Shropshire

First Choice for Decking in Shropshire

Weston Sawmill is the first choice for decking in Shropshire. Decking can instantly transform your home and garden. You can create a space to relax and socialise on warm summer days. Decking is the perfect area for entertaining family and friends with a barbecue.

Choose Weston Sawmill for your Decking in Shropshire

A decked area in your garden can be the equivalent to a patio. For a low maintenance garden, a large area of decking softened with carefully chosen potted plants will make your own area of tranquillity.
For your decking in Shropshire, we cut the decking boards from the sustainable Swedish redwood tree which is then dried and pressure treated. This will ensure you get a product that will stand up to the challenges of the British weather throughout the year. We like to make certain that you have confidence in the product you are buying from us. When it comes to buying decking in Shropshire we have a reputation for supplying quality timber products. Our decking boards are cut thicker than many other types available on the market. Customers have a choice of lengths; 3 metres, 3.6 metres, 4.2 metres, and 4.8 metres. This gives you the flexibility to use the sizes you need specifically for your project which reduces waste and saves you money.

Contact Weston Sawmills about Decking in Shropshire

Being based at Weston we are perfectly located to supply decking across the Shropshire area. We have a renowned pedigree in making timber products. Since 1993, we have been making wooden items for domestic gardens and commercial locations onsite at the former Bradford Estate Tree Nursery. We’ll be happy to advise you on your project and all aspects of our decking. If you want to know more contact us today.

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Garden improvements for the summer!

Summer is here, and it’s time to spruce up your garden. You may already be thinking about what flowers you’re going to plant or even something more complex – but have you thought about a new fence or decking?

Socialise in style on your new decking!

Decking provides a space in gardens to entertain and socialise easily, and is ideal for summer barbecues and dinner parties. It also hides uneven garden ground and drain covers. Our decking at Weston Sawmill is made with thicker wood than you tend to see in DIY stores, making it stronger and more durable. It is a great way to freshen up your garden for the warmer weather, and due to the sustainable sourcing of our materials; the wood we use are environmentally friendly.

Impress the neighbours with your new fencing!

We also offer a variety of different fencing options to Wolverhampton and the surrounding Staffordshire/Shropshire area, from modern and contemporary designs, to rustic panelling and trellis fencing. Trellis fencing is a great way to add some colour to your garden by choosing a vibrant climbing plant to make a feature out of your new fencing.

Our fencing is made with pressure treated wood, meaning that it has a long lifespan, whilst remaining low maintenance. It is purposely built to reduce the damage from any fungus or insects that your garden may have.

Here at Weston Sawmill, we also offer a made to measure gate or raised flower bed service to go with your new fence, making us a great choice for garden improvements in the Staffordshire area. Our gates are made to measure to avoid unnecessary costs or adjustments when they are fitted, and are ideal for both residential and commercial properties.

Whatever you decide to do with your garden this Summer, make sure you choose Weston Sawmill for all your fencing and decking needs in Wolverhampton and Staffordshire. If you would like any advice from us, please feel free to call us on 01952 850 383 or use our contact us page.