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Outdoorlivinguk are proud for 2017 to be distributors of the Haddonstone range of water features. UK manufactured to the highest quality, Haddonstone are renowned for design and innovation.
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The Garden Show Stansted is the perfect event to find all you need for your garden and home! Our exhibition team will be at the show displaying our fantastic array of water features and would love it if you popped down and said 'hi'!
The show is a great opportunity to explore what’s on around Stansted. Browse affordable and hand picked stands. With specialist plants, garden accessories, sculpture, art and fabulous food.
You can pick up top tips from horticultural experts to solve those frustrating gardening problems, meet the Garden Team and enjoy learning from ongoing cooking and craft demonstrations. Plenty to engage your children too…get crafting and learn new garden skills together; watch them play in the beautiful parklands and have fun.
We hope to see you there!
Our team will be exhibiting at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival from the 5th - 8th May. It's a great opportunity for our customers to come down and see our array of water features and meet the team!
Based at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire and framed by the picturesque Malvern Hills, the RHS Malvern Spring Festival is the perfect opportunity to prepare for the upcoming gardening season. Enjoy a walk around the show gardens, gather inspiration from exhibitors in the Floral Marquee and get hints and tips from a range of talks and demonstrations at this fantastic early season show.
RHS Malvern Spring Festival has been held at the Three Counties Showground since it began in 1985. One of the first major shows of the year, the festival opens the door into the summer season and its setting provides the perfect backdrop to a plethora of plants and gardens.
Tickets are available from the RHS website, just click HERE and are very reasonable priced! The team look forward to seeing you there!
Our team has returned triumphant from the RHS Flower Show Cardiff! Not only was the weather glorious, and the crowds plentiful, but also our stand won a RHS 3 Star Award!
The RHS 3 Star Award is the highest accolade that a trade stand can be awarded at an RHS show and it denotes that our display was of an exceptionally high quality; our stand was the only water feature display to receive an award. So we are exceptionally proud of our event team for all of their hard work across the weekend.
We have a fabulous selection of images and videos from the weekend, including some slow-motion videos that really display the flow from our water features.
Now the season is in full-swing our exhibition team will be displaying at numerous shows across country, if you would like to see our products working then please follow this link to find out which shows we will be attending http://www.outdoorlivinguk.co.uk/show or if you already have tickets to any of the shows, then please pop down and say ‘Hi’ to the team!
Grand Designs Live returns to London’s ExCeL from the 30th April – 8th May 2016. Running for 9 days, the show offers visitors a unique opportunity to see all the latest trends for the home as well as many products never seen before. Based on the Channel 4 TV series, and presented by design guru Kevin McCloud, the event will be packed with over 500 exhibitors, across seven different sections where you can take away ideas and inspiration for your own GRAND design.
You will find the OutdoorlivingUK team in the garden section, stand G11. We will be showcasing our 2016 water feature collection and lots of 'show only' offers and discounts, so make sure you pop down and see the team and grab your self a bargain!
Tickets are on sale and are very reasonable priced CLICK HERE to book yours!
We will be exhibiting at RHS Cardiff, to be held at Bute Park with the magnificent backdrop of Cardiff Castle. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the start of the gardening season with a joyful celebration of spring and plant displays in a rainbow of colours and, of course, visit the OutdoorlivingUK stand!
Tickets are very reasonably priced, starting at as little as £8! There is a lot to do at the show, with entertainment for all ages. Including a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed garden, to celebrate the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth; opportunities to learn foraging and den building skills, and entertaining talks from TV personality Tony Buckland.
In 2016, the RHS is continuing its campaign of Greening Grey Britain, focusing on the many benefits of increased health, wellbeing and happiness we feel by being in green spaces, and especially in our gardens. We fully support this initiative at OutdoorlivingUK as we have heard from our customers how improving their outdoor space has increased their sense of well-being. Water features in particular are known to have holistic and relaxing properties, perfect for sensory gardens.
If you want to plan your visit the RHS has a great page to help you just click here for all of the details. If you are visiting the show our team would love to see you, we will be at stand A46, we hope to see you there!
Our team have returned from 18 days at the Ideal Home Show 2016, tired after a very busy show but extremely happy to have achieved record sales!
As well as meeting lots of new customers, our team was also very happy to welcome many regular customers back to our stand. Often to tell us how wonderful their purchases look in their gardens, which is obviously great to hear as customer satisfaction is our number one priority! As always the show was buzzing throughout the 2 weeks, with thousands of visitors attending each day.
It was out first big show of the season with our new product range for 2016 and we were really pleased that collection sold very well. If you purchased one of our products at the show we’d love to see it in situé, so if you send us a quick snap to firstname.lastname@example.org we will pick the best one and send you a prize of a fantastic garden spinner!
We’re already getting geared up for the next show at RHS Cardiff; it’s really starting to feel like the season is in full swing!
Water features and ponds are a great addition to your garden. Imagine, the gentle sound of trickling water, sunlight reflecting off a glassy pool… A water feature can add interest to your garden and enhance its relaxing atmosphere. A water feature is a great addition to a sensory garden, as they are known to have holistic effects for people with autism, mental health issues and the elderly. If you are thinking of adding a feature here are some ideas to help you decide what to buy and tips for installing your fountain or pond.
Which water feature is best for you…
Modern water features are many and varied so it helps to know what you're looking for before heading to the garden centre. If you are keen to invite wildlife into the garden, a pond may be the best option. However, ponds aren't suitable for everyone and those with young children may be better suited by a waterfall or fountain-type arrangement.
Firstly, know your location! How much room do you have? Your water feature will need to be placed on a flat level surface, and you may want to add life to the surrounding area, with plants or containers; also your water feature may have a reservoir that will either need to be dug into the ground or decorated around. Most water features and ponds are prefabricated, so you’ll need to know what space you have available. Do you have an outside power supply? If not then you’ll need a solar powered pump and an area that gets enough sunlight. The style of the water feature is also important, is your garden in a traditional style or is it hard landscaped? Although taste and style is subjective, you don’t want something that will look out of place, so think about the material and style of your water feature before purchasing.
Be budget conscious…
By accounting for the cost of the water feature and the installation of the project, you will be certain that it fits well within your budget. Even if you're on a limited budget, there are going to be options that are available which will allow you to include such a feature to enjoy in your own garden area. Outdoor Living UK has a large selection of water features to beautify and enhance any garden or patio. Pumps, nozzles, hoses, lighting and other accessories are also available along with spare parts. Indoor water elements can be designed for conservatories and other rooms.
If you have children or if children tend to frequent the area, you would not want to have a dangerous location because of the water feature. In some areas, it may be necessary for you to block entrance to the water feature with a fence, depending upon the options that you choose. There is no doubt that your children are going to love the water feature as well. Just make sure that it is of benefit to the entire family and supervise it properly to reduce the risks that could be associated with it. Raised ponds can help with this, as it’s harder for a child to trip and fall into it.
Maintaining your water feature…
Once your water feature is in place you will need to maintain it to get the best out of it all year round. One of the most important tasks it to keep your water feature free from debris and leaves as this clog up the pump and stop it from working.
To clean the pump during the year is to use a garden hose placed against the outlet of your fountain to 'back flush' clean water through the pump. If this fails to improve the flow a more complete cleaning should be undertaken, simply remove the cover at the outlet end of the pump then pull out the rotor. With warm soapy water clean out the housing and rotor, flush with clean water, (Note the bearing pin in the centre of the hole, be careful not to damage it when cleaning) replace the rotor onto the centre bearing pin and slide back into the slot, the rotor should turn easily with just a slight resistance from the magnets. Replace the end cover and that's it.
Keeping the water clean is also very important. You can buy sterilising tablets to keep the water free from harmful bacteria, fungi and the build-up of algae. When your water feature is not in use it, especially in the autumn and winter months, a water feature cover can cut down the maintenance
The Met Office is predicting 2016 to be the warmest year on record, with the sunshine is due to start as early as mid-April! We are starting to think about our favourite Summer past time, barbequing!
This year we have added the market-leading Outback BBQ’s to complement our existing range. Since its formation as a family business in 1979, the Outback brand has stood for quality, innovation and total customer commitment, providing a comprehensive range of cutting edge British-designed barbecues, spare parts and accessories that leads the way in quality and value.
Outback have built their reputation on taking the alfresco dining experience seriously; providing top quality products that are far more advanced than the DIY BBQ’s of years gone by. Outback have been highly recommended by Which? Best Buys and The Independent Newspaper. This is why we are confident that our customers will love these products! Take a look below for more details of the Outback products added to our range.
The big brother to the Outback Trooper, the three burner Hunter has a one piece porcelain enamelled easy clean roasting hood, cast iron grill and griddle plate, new cast iron burners and lava rock. A swing away chrome warming rack, FSC hardwood trolley with folding side tables, porcelain coated fire bowl, two-tiered drip tray and rubber tyre wheels are also included.
The ever popular modern classic two burner Trooper Select Gas barbecue combines traditional outdoor green with a rebated treated wooden trolley. It comes with a one-piece porcelain enamelled roasting hood, cast iron grill and griddle, new cast iron burners and precise heat indicator. A swing away warming rack, two folding side shelves with tool rack, metal base storage, push button ignition with free propane regulator included.
In the summer of 2011 an independent Mail on Sunday Lifestyle survey selected the newly-launched Outback Meteor 4-burner as its only five-star buy, describing it as a “great price, good looking and solidly built” barbecue. This model has now been upgraded to include cast iron burners, lava rock, porcelain-coated grill and griddle, warming rack, easy to clean two tier drip tray, built in cabinet and extra side burner.
The very latest easy-assembly Outback charcoal barbecue, the Half Drum has two separate cooking grills above its charcoal baskets and firebowl, with a timber and metal-framed foldable table on either side. A wind shield with adjustable positions for the cooking grills protects the 640mm x 420mm cooking area, while two front wheels make it easy to move the barbecue around.
For further details of bbq's in or range please click here.
Everyone at Outdoorliving UK is so excited to announce that we have won Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday #SBS!
Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010. It’s a great opportunity for small businesses across the UK to promote their business. Each week Theo invites businesses to tweet him between 5:30-7pm using the hastag #SBS and tagging Theo; Each week he picks six winners to retweet and promote their business to his 500,000 followers!
Winners also get to part of the exclusive SBS club, which includes having a directory page on the SBS website, weekly business development sessions with other winners and invitations for SBS events attended by Theo himself!
This honour really couldn’t have come at a better time, as the Outdoorliving UK team gears up for our busy season. The sales team, headed up by our Managing Director Mike, will be heading off to the Ideal Home Show on 18th March to 3rd April.
We are also launching a revolutionary product to the water feature market, following years of research and development we are proud to offer a very reliable range or solar panels and pumps for our water features. We also have incorporated a back-up device, this enables the water pump to shut off after 3 hours, and this will help prevent the pump from burning out if the reservoir is low on water. We supply our solar water features with 5 metres of cable to you can place your solar panel away from your water feature and position this in the area which gets the best sunlight. The best bit about these pumps is that they fit ANY water feature, so you can buy one when you’re purchasing your water feature or retrofit the kit to a water feature you already have!
If you would like to join us in this really exciting time, our competition to win one of five sets of tickets to the Ideal Home Show starts on Twitter and Facebook on Friday 4th March.
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