How Carpenters Can Help You In The Garden

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As the new year begins, and the hustle and bustle of Christmas fades into the past, many people turn their attention to their homes and gardens. With winter halfway done, and spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get your garden in order, in anticipation of the return of the sunshine in a few months.

As well as gardening and landscaping, you can improve your outside area with some expert woodwork supplied by a skilled carpenter. From garden benches to new sheds, woodwork can provide an attractive addition to any garden, and help unleash its full potential.

Here’s our rundown of the top ways a carpenter can help you in the garden.


Perhaps one of the most popular wooden garden features is decking. As well as offering a sturdy and level area for garden furniture, decking can also be used as a great solution for transitioning between different levels, if your lawn is on a slope. Whether you’re looking to divide your lawn into sections, or create a secret hideaway in a cosy corner, wooden decking designs can be flexible and bespoke, made to meet your individual needs.

Timber Sheds

Garden sheds are an essential addition to any garden, invaluable for stashing lawnmowers, garden tools, plant food, and other outside items. While it may be tempting to get a plastic shed as a quick and easy storage solution, you’ll be compromising on the overall look of your garden. With a proper, timber shed you can say goodbye to bland and shiny block colours, and select a wood type that will complement your fences, decking, and other garden items, and maintain the rustic aesthetic of your outside area.

Fences and Gates

There’s no greater culprit for letting down a garden than a tatty fence. Thin wood which can’t keep up with the elements is likely to end up misshapen, bowed, and hampered by unsightly gaps. Whether your primary concern is security, privacy from your neighbours, or simply an attractive border to your garden, a skilled carpenter can supply the perfect fences and gates for your property. From long-lasting pine, to traditional-looking cedar, to rich redwood (all available in a range of designs) your carpenter can help recommend the ideal fence type to finish any garden.

Garden Benches

As with so many examples of garden woodwork, benches can be made to bespoke requirements to fit your space. Not just limited to the stereotypical bench design, your carpenter can create curved seating to fit the perimeter of your decking area, larger bench and table items to sit on your lawn, as well as the ever-popular ‘pub bench’ set-up. Just add friends, family, and a delicious BBQ, and you’ll be all set for summer.

Wooden Conservatory or Porch

If you’re looking to add a little extra space to your property, why not consider a wooden conservatory or porch? You can choose a completely wooden design, or even incorporate UPVC for extra insulation and energy efficiency. With UPVC now available with convincing wooden design effects, you can get the best of both, with an area that’s both warm and comfortable, regardless of the time of year. Read more about our timber windows and our bespoke timber framed structures that can be tailored to your needs.

If you’d like to improve your garden with the help of a skilled carpenter, be sure to contact Leicester Carpentry today. With over 25 years in the trade, they can provide bespoke, custom-made items in all areas of carpentry. Get in touch today to discuss your requirements, book in a free consultation, and request a quote.

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