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 lay a patio in your garden

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but with so much to write about, where do I start? Laying a patio looks easy right? I mean it’s essentially just laying slabs as level as possible right? But there really is so much more to it…But that’s not to say that you can’t…

How to dig post holes through tree roots with pictures

As a landscape gardener, I install garden fences all the time, in fact, I pretty much rely on fencing jobs to see me through the Winter months when the need for gardening is not high on one’s priority list, but old garden fences tend to collapse in the cold and windy months and therefore in…