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Ways to Recycle & Reuse Concrete

It’s amazing how many things can be recycled these days – plastic, metal, glass, food waste, batteries – the list is almost endless. But did you know that concrete can be recycled as well? Concrete is the world’s second most consumed material – after water – and waste concrete is created on just about every construction and demolition project.… Read More

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Does Landscaping Add Value to a UK House?

UK property prices are continuing to rise across the board, although the coronavirus pandemic has meant that some properties are attracting more interest than others. All that time spent locked down means that those lucky enough to have them are more appreciative of their gardens than ever before, while for potential buyers outdoor space of… Read More

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Decorative Aggregates for Landscaping

There are lots of ways to improve the look of your garden or other outside space. Some of these take a considerable amount of technical skill and a lot of effort. Others are more straightforward to implement, and decorative aggregates definitely fall into this latter category. After all, what could be simpler than taking a… Read More

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The Benefits of Road Sweepers in the City

Road sweepers are one of those seldom lauded but incredibly useful machines that most of us just take for granted. Much of their work is done early in the morning so that they cause as little inconvenience as possible, but if anything, the chances are that most of us still curse them on the odd… Read More

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ICONS House Zero Unveiled (3D Printed)

A few years ago, it looked like 3D printing was about to become the next big thing. News stories appeared telling us how it was soon going to be possible to make everything from guns to car parts from the comfort of our home at the touch of a button.  For many of us, the… Read More

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Governments New Crackdown On Fly-Tipping

Fly-tipping continues to be a blight across the country, and since the onset of COVID-19 the problem has become a lot worse. In the period 2020-21, during the peak of the pandemic, cases of illegal fly-tipping rose by about 16%, with local authorities across the country handling an estimated 1.13 million incidents. Although the government… Read More

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Basildon Council Pulls 20,000 Homes

Plans for more than 20,000 homes in the area of Essex run by Basildon Council have been shelved for the second time.  Among the reasons for withdrawing the proposals – which included 3,738 new homes in Wickford, where our site is located, as well as in and around Basildon and Billericay – were that there… Read More

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Benefits of Building a Fence on Your Property

A good garden fence is as much a part of the traditional British garden as a well-manicured lawn and a bed of roses. If you don’t have one already, you may well be considering getting one – if for no other reason than that’s just what is done! However, things generally become popular and established… Read More

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Gravel Garden Maintenance Advice

The use of gravel and other aggregates in gardens continues to be a popular choice for gardeners up and down the country. That’s not really surprising, because done well it can look fantastic, while a gravel garden also tends to need a lot less maintenance than many of the alternatives.  Here at Neil Sullivan &… Read More

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Garden Decking & Aftercare – 2022

Any good decking should be able to give you many years of service. However, as with so many things, it’ll last longer – and look better for the majority of that time – if you look after it properly.  Decking comes in one of two materials, wood and composite, and each requires its own program of… Read More

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