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Home and Garden

Arches and Arbours

Home and Garden Arches and Arbours

Arches, arbours, pergolas and frames for the garden. Arches and arbours provide a framework for climbing plants to create a feature in the garden. Pergolas are used to provide shaded areas or walkways and are usually covered with plants. These frames are usually concreted into the ground to give a stable structure and timber frames may be pre treated or require treating with "plant friendly" preservatives.

Art

Home and Garden Art

Prints, pictures, frames, wall art and transfers for the home. This section includes a wide range of decorative art for any style of room. Prints and pictures are a great way to express yourself as well as add to your interior design. From small photo frame ideas to large canvas and posters, there's something to suit any taste.

Awnings and Canopies

Home and Garden Awnings and Canopies

Awnings and canopies including gazebos and garden parasols. Made of canvas, acrylic, cotton or polyester, canopies and awnings are attached to the exterior wall of a house to provide a shaded area in the garden. They also act as a shelter from wind and rain. Temporary shelters and shades are provided by collapsible gazebos and parasols. These have weatherproof material stretched over a folding frame

Bedroom Furniture

Home and Garden Bedroom Furniture

Bedroom furniture including wardrobes, drawer units bedside table and dressing tables as well as ottomans and blanket chests. A wide range of flat pack and pre assembled furniture is available for bedrooms of all styles and tastes. Handles are often sold separately allowing greater flexibility and choice. These bedroom cabinets and units may be wood, veneer or more contemporary finishes such as glass and high gloss lacquer.

Beds and Bedding

Home and Garden Beds and Bedding

Single and double beds in a range of styles plus bedding headboards and mattresses. Beds may be simple bases with slats or divan type with sprung base and drawers for storage. Contemporary and traditional styles including wood and metal frames. Huge range of bedding from sheets and covers to patterned or plain duvets and pillows. Headboards may be included with base or be available separately.

Bookcases and Cabinets

Home and Garden Bookcases and Cabinets

Bookcases, cabinets, shelves and storage units for the home includes CD racks as well as document storage, drawers and boxes. Bookcases and shelving units can be a great way to keep all your books well organised and nicely displayed. Various sizes are available from two to four shelf versions. Storage units for the home come in a range of materials including wood, melamine, particle board and painted finishes.

Conservatories Garages and Carports

Home and Garden Conservatories Garages and Carports

Garage buildings and carports as well as conservatories available for DIY installation. This range of buildings will enable you to build a garage or car port to protect your car from the elements. Conservatories come as kits - check carefully that all the components you need are included. Timber car ports and garages are often of modular construction allowing you to locate the doors and window panels to suit your location. Check whether planning permission is needed for your location.

Curtains Fabrics and Blinds

Home and Garden Curtains Fabrics and Blinds

Roller blinds, ready made curtains and fabric for making your own window dressing. The range of materials includes patterned and plain fabrics for curtains as well as bamboo and other natural materials for some of the blinds available. Curtains and blinds are functional in providing privacy and blocking out light but also have a role to play in the design and style of a room. Choosing materials and colours to compliment your room can add to the overall "interior design"

Cushions

Home and Garden Cushions

Plain and patterned cushions as well as bean bags and designer cushions. Cushions have a practical purpose in providing additional comfort and support when sitting but also add a design element to any room. Whether you choose scatter cushions for a splash of colour or formal designs and fabrics, cushions can enhance the style of any lounge or sitting room

Fun and Leisure

Home and Garden Fun and Leisure

Paddling pools, trampolines, garden ornaments and garden gnomes are all included in our fun and leisure section. This section also includes tents, other camping equipment, sand pits and ball ponds as well as playhouses and outdoor games sets.

Garden Buildings

Home and Garden Garden Buildings

Wide range of self assembly garden building and log cabins for the garden. Summer houses and log cabins add a unique outdoor room to your home. Log cabins with wood shingle roofs and timber floors are available to build yourself (check whether you need planning permission in your area) These building can provide valuable extra space and may even be used as a home office. Proper preparation of the ground will be needed and a solid base before assembling. More elaborate buildings may have french doors and verandas and are available in a range of stylish designs

Garden Furniture and Barbeques

Home and Garden Garden Furniture and Barbeques

Tables chairs patio sets and tables for the garden as well as barbeques and outdoor cooking equipment. Seating and furniture for the garden allows you to make the most of your garden. Comfortable and relaxing chairs and loungers as well as practical and weatherproof furniture that can be left outside. BBQs are great for those warmer evenings and we have a wide range to choose from. From basic barbecues, to fully featured outdoor "cooking stations" there's something for all budgets

Greenhouses

Home and Garden Greenhouses

Aluminium and glass greenhouses as well as small plastic frames and potting sheds. Solar radiation warms the air and the soil inside a greenhouse enabling you to grow seedlings and plants during colder weather as well as protect plants from frost in the winter months. This section includes smaller models for vegetable growing and seed propagation on balconies as well as large greenhouses with glass or polycarbonate panels as well as roof vents.

Home Automation

Home and Garden Home Automation

Remote control light switches, as well as remote control outdoor sockets are included in this home automation section. Wire free products to remotely control lights and power in the home. According to the wireless range, you can operate using a simple remote control unit. Some models include facility to switch lights on and off remotely via text from mobile phones

Home Entertainment

Home and Garden Home Entertainment

Televisions, freeview units, recorders and DVD players for every room in the house. This section includes LCD, LED and 3D HD televisions as well as fold down TV & DVD players which can be fitted to the underside of kitchen cabinets. Many are High Definition ready. There are blu-ray players, HD freeview and FreeSat through to full home entertainment and home cinema systems with multi speaker surround sound.

Home Entertainment Accessories

Home and Garden Home Entertainment Accessories

Cables accessories connectors plus headphones and signal boosters for home entertainment systems. From scart leads to phono and video cables and switch boxes to HDMI connectors, this section includes all the accessories you may need for setting up and connection your television, DVD players and home entertainment system

Home Entertainment Stands and Brackets

Home and Garden Home Entertainment Stands and Brackets

Stands and tables, brackets and fixings for televisions of all sizes. TV Stands including glass and metal models usually have shelves for additional equipment such as DVD players and freeview boxes. Wall mounting brackets for supporting specific weights and screen sizes often include additional swivel and tilt systems. Fixings for these must be to a solid wall and installation instructions should be followed carefully. Make sure that whichever tv stand or bracket you use, it is designed to support the weight of your paricular screen

Lamps and Shades

Home and Garden Lamps and Shades

Lamps, table lamps, bedroom lamps as well as light shades for all types of light fittings. From simple economical paper shades for pendant lights and table or floor lamps this section also includes more formal light shades and contemporary as well as classic designs. Shades are rated for use with particular wattage lamps - to prevent damage and avoid risk of fire, be sure not to exceed this.

Mirrors

Home and Garden Mirrors

Contemporary, traditional and designer mirrors for the home. Mirrors for wall mounting as well as free standing mirrors. Mirrors provide decorative as well as functional purpose. Large wall hung mirrors can add an illusion of space in any room. Fixings for mirrors should be securely anchored as the glass may be very heavy compared to a simple picture frame. Frames come in all manner of styles and designs from ornate and elaborate to minimalist and simple enabling you to find a mirror to suit any style of decor

Pet Care

Home and Garden Pet Care

Pet beds and kennels plus dry foods and other pet accessories. A wide range of pet care and pet accessories is available here. Whether you're looking for pet bedding, outdoor shelter or an aviary, you should find the pet care products here as well as bird feeders and bird seed

Plants Seeds and Accessories

Home and Garden Plants Seeds and Accessories

Plants, plant pots, seeds and plant accessories including seed frames and compost bins. Plant pots for the garden come in a wide range of styles and materials. Traditional pots may be made of terracotta and contemporary materials include metal and reconstituted stone. If you're growing your own fruit and vegetables you may want to buy a wooden frame composter. For smaller gardens, simple wood frames are available to act as a raised bed for plants. Accessories include canes, twine, support frames and plant foods

Sheds

Home and Garden Sheds

Sheds and garden storage buildings for garden equipment, lawnmowers and tools. From simple small plastic garden stores to full size wooden sheds these provide a good way to protect your gardening tools from weather damage and theft. Be sure to fit a decent lock. A suitable base will be needed before erecting a shed and, depending on size and construction may require planning permission. Timber sheds will need regular treatment with shed and fence preservative. Roofs may be basic roofing felt pinned to the panels - more expensive sheds may be covered with shingles. Sheds may be of modular construction allowing doors and window panels to be positioned according to location

Small Electricals and Gadgets

Home and Garden Small Electricals and Gadgets

Telephones, MP3 players, camcorders and cameras as well as stereos and radios. This small electrical products section includes a wide range of audio and camera equipment. Cordless telephones may be sold as matched sets with two or more handsets. Look for digital models for better sound quality. You will also find DAB clock radios and portable radios with iPod docking stations

Sofas Chairs and Sofabeds

Home and Garden Sofas Chairs and Sofabeds

Contemporary and classic sofas chairs and sofa-beds to suit all room styles. Many different fabrics including plain cloth and harder wearing leather are used for settees and chairs. Pull out beds or sofa beds are couches with a foldaway bed stored in the base allowing for occasional guests staying over. Sample fabric swatches are usually available enabling you to see how colours and patterns will work with your colour scheme.

Spas and Saunas

Home and Garden Spas and Saunas

Sauna and spas for that extra luxury in the home. Self assembly saunas are designed to allow you to build your own home sauna. Different size kits are available for 2 to 4 people. Home spas can provide a luxurious and relaxing sanctuary at home

Tables and Chairs

Home and Garden Tables and Chairs

Tables and chairs including flat pack and pre assembled versions. From simple side tables and occasional tables through to dining tables in a range of materials from wood to steel aluminium and glass. This section includes matching chairs as well as standard stools and breakfast bar stools. You will also find home desks, work chairs and coffee tables to suit any style

Vinyl and Film

Home and Garden Vinyl and Film

Rolls of sticky backed vinyl or "Fablon" and vinyl film for a range of decorative uses. These self adhesive vinyl films can be applied to a number of surfaces and are most commonly used to revive old shelves. They come in a range of colours and patterns including marble and wood grain. The surface is easy maintenance and wipe clean

Water Features

Home and Garden Water Features

Waterfalls pumps fountains and water features for the garden. Running water provides a soothing and relaxing background to any garden. There are small water features which come as a complete unit as well as more elaborate fountains. Some water features also include built in LED lighting adding an additional dimension to the display at night. From simple waterfall effect to contemporary designs with water flowing over steel or glass features, you'll find a style to suit your garden

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