My review of the Maverick Grey Outdoor Porcelain slab tiles

It’s finally time for another paving review but unlike the usual natural stone that I lay and review, this one is about outdoor porcelain paving tiles that I recently used to complete a garden transformation, the Maverick Grey outdoor porcelain slab tiles to be exact. I’ve only reviewed one porcelain paving slab before which was…

What’s the difference between engineering and facing bricks?

I am currently in the middle of a job where today I started laying engineering bricks for a raised flowerbed which will naturally act as a retaining wall for the raised soil behind. We had the choice between using engineering bricks or facing bricks but since engineering bricks had more advantages in terms of strength…

How to cut outdoor porcelain paving slabs

It wasn’t too many years ago that all we ever seemed to lay was Indian sandstone patio slabs but over the last couple of years we’ve seen a huge increase with the number of customers asking for porcelain outdoor paving slabs. In fact, we lay more outdoor porcelain tiles now than we do natural stone…

How to install the Gatemate long throw gate lock

It wasn’t up until too long ago that all I used when installing new gates was the traditional gate latches for opening and shutting new garden gates. There’s nothing wrong with these but in most cases you would install a slide bolt to the inside of the gate which is where you’d use your padlock…

My review of the Kandla Grey Indian sandstone paving

Finally the time has come to write a review of the Kandla Grey Indian sandstone paving slabs! To be honest, I thought I’d have completed a garden project long before now where these natural stone slabs would have been layed but for some reason, our new customers just kept on asking for paving slabs that…

How to cut down a small to medium sized tree in your garden

I just finished a nice job cutting down 2 small to medium sized trees, one in the customer’s garden and the other just on the inside of the fence line in the neighbouring garden. It was actually the tree in the neighbouring garden that was originally needed to be cut down since they needed it…

My review of the Dewalt D25899K 9.9kg SDS Max electric breaker

I’ve written reviews on our 240v electric breakers which include the Titan TTB280DRH and the Mac Allister MSBR1700-A but given that we are limited to using 110v machinery when working on building sites I thought it a good idea to review our breaker of choice which only comes out when working on these construction sites…

My review of the Champion CPG3500 2800 watt petrol generator

It’s been a while since writing my last product review on tools we use in the landscape gardening trade but with pictures of my tools now starting to take up space on my phone it’s about time I reviewed them! With so many to choose from I’ve decided to start with the Champion CPG3500 2800…