Blog archive 2016

Fireguard Christmas December 2016

Fireguards for Festive Safety

A warm welcome to you all!  Come on in, stamp off the snow and let us take those coats, hats, gloves and scarves. So pleased you like our welcoming festive porch and doorway! We’ve been busy making the house ready inside too with guests of all ages in mind as as we approach the big

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November 2016

Porches & doorway decorations

Mid-winter magic, outside and in ‘Tis the time to primp our porches in readiness for the happy, visiting hordes. At certain times of year, our attention is drawn to particular elements of the house and garden. In the last few weeks before and through Christmas to New Year’s Day, the focus swings to ‘first impressions’

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Guard for Wood Burning Stove October 2016

Fire Safety meets Fire Style

Winter is coming The warmly welcomed Danish art of hygge is sweeping the country. Think cosy country walks, collecting logs from the wood pile in toasty clothes, connecting mind, body and soul with simple home comforts and spending time with family and friends round the fire in the dark depths of winter. Life before wood

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Steel planters with lavender May 2016

British Square Steel Planters & Troughs

The framework of a good garden  To add to our popular round metal planters at Garden Requisites, we’re excited to introduce a new zinc-galvanised, heavy duty troughs and square metal planters, thoughtfully designed, solidly crafted and very long lasting. Smart planters can really lift any style of garden design and early summer is an excellent time

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July 2016

NEW Trellis Planter Troughs

Troughs with Trellis Thinking of installing instant garden areas with freshly screened seating zones? A clever way of achieving this is to define spaces with portable planting troughs and trellis. As an addition to our new square metal planters collection, John and the workshop team have designed and hand-crafted some super-smart rectangular trough planters, some

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Trellis Panel and Rose Arch August 2016

Building a British Wildlife Garden

Beautiful birdlife, interesting insects, rare reptiles, magnificent mammals – our gardens can act as enriched havens for local wildlife. Whether you’re in a city, suburbs or rural location, we’ve brought together some great tips for creating a rich habitat of fascinating fauna on your precious patch of Great Britain. Do take a look at our

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Contemporary window box with Astibe June 2016

Window Boxes – new designs launched

John and the workshop team have been working hard on some newly devised, handcrafted, metal window box designs – strong, long-lasting and very stylish – a cut above the usual. In this blog, we explore the possibilities of the different designs and their suitability for both heritage and modern properties. Since Roman times and no

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Metal window box April 2016

Spring Window Boxes & Window Planters

Splashes of Spring colour After the long winter of shortened days, it’s so refreshing to prepare and decorate the house & garden with Spring flowers and foliage. At a time when the herbaceous borders are just starting to surface, indulge in a trip to a local garden centre or an online splurge to seek out

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Door canopy in black March 2016

Smart Canopies for Heritage Houses

Long-lasting craftsmanship The teams at Garden Requisites recently worked on an impressive bespoke 10’ canopy for a smart London townhouse, likely to be in place for over a hundred years. This project really brought it home to us what a responsibility we have to use traditional metalwork skills to help preserve and maintain the fabric

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Spring is here February 2016

Rediscovering the Spring Garden

Plan, prune, primp and plant It’s such a treat after the long months of shorter, dark days to channel the colours of fresh flowers, the textures, shapes and hues of green foliage and the flavour of our own homegrown fruits and vegetables. In tandem, we can mentally prepare beds, borders and climbing structures such as

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Contemporary-Log-Holder-Outside January 2016

Designer Fireguards & Log Holders

Be prepared for Spring frosts. Even this winter, which has been so mild in our corner of the South West of England, we’ve been lighting our wood burner and open fire in the evenings. At time of writing we’re told that colder weather is on its way whilst in the North of England severe rain

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