Outdoor Living UK Blog

  1. England Out of the World Cup!

    England Out of the World Cup!

    Now England are out of the World Cup you can enjoy time in your garden.

    With us all getting frustrated at the football why not enjoy a water feature with the calming effect of water. Also what better time to enjoy the summer weather and have those long awaited parties under our pop up gazebos.

    Our pop up gazebos and water features have proved very popular so far in 2010, we have promotions on all products and they are carried in stock for immediate shipment. Contact our sales department now on tel 01733 688464.

  2. Pop Up Gazebos

    Pop Up Gazebos

    The Pop Up Gazebos Parties in an Instant

    As soon as the weather starts to perk up, the barbecues are out and garden party season will be in full swing, and with pop up gazebos we’ll be able to get the party started within minutes.

    The sun returns from its long vacation and our diaries are being filled with pool parties, barbecues and outdoor picnics. We’re British, and we don’t have much hot weather. So when we do, following the sun around the garden (until we hit the fence) on a Saturday afternoon is just standard practice. Naturally, the summer months are perfect for outdoor festivities, and a pop up gazebo can create the perfect party area in less time than it takes to make a cup of tea.

    The Pop Up Gazebo Party

    Gazebos are great for all occasions. Even when the weather is miserable, gazebos can immediately generate a fun atmosphere for you and your guests. Erect a pop up gazebo, set up a food and drinks table with a colourful fruit punch, blow up a few balloons and the feel of your garden is transformed into the perfect party location. But not everyone has the space for a permanent structure. If you want your garden to keep its simple elegance throughout the year, choose a pop up gazebo that can be erected when you need it, and stored away in the garden shed when you don’t. The pop up gazebo is perfect for celebrations of every kind, from fetes, summer weddings, engagement bashes, corporate parties and garden barbecues. Simple to use and simple to store, there is nothing better for all year round use than the pop up gazebo. Obviously, pop up versions are alternatives to the permanent structures which have the ability to withstand all kinds of adverse weather. Pop-up versions are definitely convenient, but are they sturdy? If you are shopping for temporary gazebos, remember to check the weather suitability. Most pop-up gazebos come with sandbags and/or fixing pegs which will secure it to the ground. Yes, the right pop up gazebos are sturdy providing you choose an steel frame. Pop Up Gazebos from DIY stores generally are of a poor quality as they are made as cheap as possible to keep costs down but this does not give you the pop up gazebo you are looking for.

    Creating a Spectacular Event in your Garden

    If you want to have a wonderful event in the comfort of your own back garden, you can do it even with a small budget. Without the cost of hiring a party location, you can spend more time and money on providing good food and drink for your guests. A pop up gazebo gives your guests a specified area to get drinks and mingle, and outdoor lighting can create a fantastic mood. If you set up a sound system, you can even section off a dance floor area. Outdoor Living UK – Celebrating in the Great Outdoors If you want to turn your backyard into a great party area, shop online at Outdoor Living UK for all the garden accessories and features you need. Call 01733 390039 or email sales@outdoorlivinguk.co.uk to find out more.

  3. Stainless Steel Water Features

    Stainless Steel Water Features

    Stainless Steel!

    Water Features for Modern Properties. Stainless Steel Spheres, Cascades, Tubes with lighting, all made from Grade 304 high grade material. The Sphere are as seen on Big Brother in 2008.

    We have a selection of water features for both new and traditional gardens, the Stainless Steel range are ideal for New Houses where the design wants to be modern. On this web site you will see a wide range of stainless steel tubes, stainless steel cascades and also stainless steel spheres. Our range of stainless was launched in 2006 and have grown every year. Having started with 45cms Stainless Steel Spheres our range now goes up to 150cms spheres.


    Outdoorlivinguk are direct importers of Stainless Steel Water features. We import only grade 304, this is a high grade or material which is in marine applications, it is hard wearing material and perfect for water features in gadens. Other companies promote water features made from this grade but often they are not made from such a high grade of material. Water Features should last and by buying from our company you can be assured of the material being of a high grade.

  4. BBC Gardeners World

    BBC Gardeners World

    Outdoorlivinguk will be displaying the full range of water features at the BBC Gardeners World exhibition at the NEC in June.

    Featuring the ever popular stainless steel and resin water features. In total there will be over 50 water features working where you can see and hear the water and see the special lighting effects.Come and see our display and order a water feature that suits your garden best.

  5. VAT is increasing by 20% in Jan 2011

    VAT is increasing by 20% in Jan 2011

    Buy your water feature in 2010 and beat the VAT increase.

    Like all companies we will have to increase our prices from Jan 2011 to reflect the new VAT increase, an additional 2.5% can cost quite a lot of money when ordering a water feature. If you are considering buying a water feature over the next 12 months then beat the VAT increase and order your water feature before Dec 2010.

  6. Are you coming to the RHS Shows at Tatton Park and Hampton Court

    Are you coming to the RHS Shows at Tatton Park and Hampton Court

    Outdoorlivinguk.co.uk have been specially selected to exhibit at the exclusive Hampton Court and Tatton Park RHS Shows.

    These are two of the most welcome garden shows in Europe. Featuring some of the most popular and desirable water features which have been selling during 2010.

    At the Hampton Court we will be promoting our Solid Oak Barrel water features as well as our 1.5mtr stainless steel sphere. It wil be the first time any company have displayed such a large and wonderful water feature. Make sure you visit our stand and see our water feature collection. All the water features will have lights.


  7. Outdoor Living UK at the Ideal Home Show

    Outdoor Living UK at the Ideal Home Show

    Once again Outdoor Living UK were at the Ideal Home Show! Stand 1C45.

    We were displaying our range of products from - water features, gazebos and garden furniture.We had over 50 water feature on show - all working. The 2011 products look amazing and everyday we had thousands of customers visiting our stand!

  8. Solar Fountains!

    Solar Fountains - Taking a look at the Advantages of Solar Fountains

    Solar fountains are becoming more and more commonplace in the gardens of homeowners throughout the UK and it is little surprise when you look at the numerous benefits of owning solar fountains.

    The summer months are welcomed in the UK and many homeowners will aim to capitalize upon the sun’s rays by installing solar fountains in their gardens. Solar fountains are fast replacing electric water features as the most popular form of garden decoration and there are numerous reasons why solar powered water features and fountains are winning a place in the hearts of homeowners across the country. There are so many compelling reasons to consider installing solar fountains in one’s home and it is little wonder that these eye-catching water features are making their way into gardens both large and small. Solar fountains will create a serene atmosphere for any garden and when you consider the advantages that having solar powered water features can provide, it’ll become clear why solar powered fountains are so popular.

    Solar Fountains Explained

    First and foremost, the key benefit of solar fountains is the fact that it doesn't waste electricity and runs via the sun’s rays alone. This is a massive benefit as it means that having a great looking water feature in your garden won’t add to your electricity bills and you can enjoy the fact that you have a spectacular solar fountain to bring your garden to life. Solar fountains come in all shapes and sizes and you can literally place them in any part of your garden that you see fit – though it obviously makes sense to place solar powered water features in the area of the garden which attracts the most sunlight during the course of the day. 

    Solar Fountains - Finding the Right Design

    Solar fountains are obviously available in a number of different sizes and design styles and finding the right one for you will be dependent on a number of factors – such as the size of your garden, other features in the garden and the sorts of styles that you prefer. The best way of establishing which type of solar fountains or water features are right for you is to speak to professionals who will be able to give pertinent advice about matching your garden with the right water feature.

  9. Bespoke Water Features and Garden Designs

    Bespoke Water Features and Garden Designs

    Water Features and Garden Designs

    The value of your property is not only defined by your house, but the design of your garden, so boost your market worth of your home with expert landscaping and beautifully bespoke water features.

    Home improvements are nebulous when it comes to getting return on your money. A successful project could really boost your property value, and a flunked DIY job could make everything worse. There is just no mathematical formula to interiors and outdoor design, but a little bit of creativity goes a long, long way. Your garden could add huge 20% to the overall price tag of your home and you can really make a difference with some professional design, including bespoke water features. Not all our projects will bring a return, but according to Money Magazine, landscape architecture and garden design has a recovery of 100% to 200%! In comparison to the recovery value of bathroom or kitchen remodeling, it’s quite impressive. Even a swimming pool only has a recovery value of 20-50%. So if you want to get full or even more return from your spending, choose landscape gardening and unique design such as bespoke water features that work well with.

    Why Chose Bespoke Water Features?

    Of course, bespoke water features are much more than just money-makers. If you are just looking to improve your lifestyle a fountain feature can add to your life in many ways. Firstly, it’s great for your general health and well-being. Some believe the calming sound of water to be relaxing and can even help to reduce stress. Other than helping you cope with the stresses of everyday life, fountains and water-based art can make your home and garden look beautiful. Choose a design that works well with the style of your garden, whether it be contemporary, minimalist, futuristic, elegant or traditional. The beauty of bespoke water features is that they really are a part of you. You can buy something that has been ready made. No doubt they will add to the value of your property if coordinated in the right way, and no doubt they will add a great touch to your next garden party. But a custom creation is something that is unique to you and no-one else will have anything quite like it. If you want to increase the market value of your home, choose bespoke water features and professional landscaping. Do it right and you could get a full return on your investment.

    Bespoke Water Features

    If you need help transforming your ideas into a beautiful custom made design, contact Outdoor Living UK today. Call 01733 688464 or email sales@outdoorlivinguk.co.uk for more information.

  10. Look After your Water Feature this Winter

    Look After your Water Feature this Winter

    What to do to look after your water feature during the Winter months.

    During the summer you have possibly purchased a water features that you are delighted with. We want to ensure your water feature lasts for as long as possible.

    We recommend to enhance the life of your water feature then this is stored away in the winter. If this cannot be done we suggest you purchase a protective cover for this by calling 01733 688464.

    We must warn you not to use the water feature when there is a sharp frost as the water might be frozen and this will damage the pump. Please ensure the plug is fully protected from the rain at all times.