Niall works in our Marketing Department and helps to push all of our fantastic products to market. We caught up with Niall to talk: vaccines, Sergio Aguero and horses on the weighbridge.
This week is National Gardening Week and as the country’s biggest ‘celebration of gardening’ gathers momentum, we're joining the Royal Horticultural Society’s call to action to engage gardeners and enthusiasts in activities in their own gardens, patios or roof terraces.
Raising awareness of the difference gardens and gardening can make to individual’s lives across the UK, this week aims to inspire more people to experience the joy of caring for, growing and appreciating green spaces at home.
As timber specialists, we appreciate and understand the wide use of timber as a landscaping material. From decking and sleepers to timber cladding, our range of sustainable, responsibly-sourced materials can be used in a multitude of ways to bring design and usability to any area.
We passionately believe that everyone can enjoy the benefits of spending time outdoors, particularly during this time of national emergency as we spend increasingly more time at home, protecting and nurturing those we love. As we tackle these challenging times, it's more important now than ever to relish positive ways to relax, keep fit and feel happy.
Read on to explore the many benefits of outdoor living and making the most of your outdoor space.
Outdoor space with benefits
Did you know that by spending just half an hour digging in your garden, you can burn up to 250 calories? Spending time outdoors naturally boosts your intake of vitamin D, also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’. Vitamin D is vital in regulating the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, which are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Vitamin D is also known to fight disease, reduce depression and boost weight loss.
Alongside the physical wellbeing benefits, spending time outdoors boosts your mental health and wellbeing too. Numerous studies have shown that nature and spending time outdoors has a positive effect on your mental health. Allied to relieving anxiety, stress, and depression, spending time outdoors can do wonders for mental wellbeing and positive thinking.
Creating a haven of tranquillity
Absorbing a stunning landscape is a pleasure for the senses -not just because of the scenery. The outdoors offers a sensory experience to awaken scents and sounds as well as sparking your imagination.
Get inspired this season to dedicate some time to caring for, redesigning and enhancing your outdoor space. Unleash your creativity to personalise your space to suit the needs of you and your family. It’s a task you’ll enjoy working on and will continue to take pleasure in for years to come.
Our ranges combine the known qualities of a natural resource with today’s demands for high performance products. Ideal for home renovation or commercial developments, the simplicity and beauty of timber offers versatility in both function and design.
Timber is an incredibly adaptable landscaping material, and we have developed a range of products to suit every taste and requirement.
Your garden is the perfect living space – from acting as a private oasis to a place for entertaining guests - and we have the solution for your specification and budget, to suit any size or design of deck. Our full range of timber decking products includes our Deckmark™ accredited and wax coated Timeless boards which, like all of our timber decking products, are high pressure treated to provide ongoing protection and durability.
Our wood composite decking range is virtually maintenance free. Our Habitat boards come with two attractive finishes, allowing you to create variation within decks and bring a unique look to your outdoor space. This easy-to-install alternative to timber is perfect for residential installations, with the added peace of mind that it has a much lower carbon footprint than imported composite alternatives as it is Made in Britain from recycled materials.
IRO cladding and decking
IRO is our latest high-performing indoor and outdoor living product, allowing you to create a unique and inspiring look that flows from your home into your outdoor space. Each piece of IRO architectural decking and external cladding is created by combining the ancient Japanese process of Yakisugi with the latest timber technology. The result is a beautiful and uniquely coloured timber decking that will add charm and character to a range of outdoor spaces. With a range of 15 colours, you’ll be spoiled for choice in how you add energy and vibrance to your outdoor space.
Our garden sleepers are produced to exacting standards, adding charm to any garden. They offer the opportunity to create height, depth and undulating areas outside, and they beautifully complement our decking ranges. Sleepers are a great way to bring your on-trend garden ideas to life, creating a stylish, versatile space you’ll enjoy for many years.
Tongue and groove
Probably one of our most versatile products, larch tongue and groove boards can be used for building raised beds, planter boxes, a heavy-duty dividing wall or many more of your ideas. Make a space your own with this functional and highly durable technique of dividing, raising and containing different elements of your garden.
We supply all the materials you need to frame the perimeter of your property, bringing security and shelter. Offering high-quality fencing components provide a solution for many specifications and budgets, catering for every taste and purpose.
Our latest update to customers and staff
Apprentices from BSW Fort William have been giving back to the community to celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2020.