Creating A Contemporary Decking Area

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in How To Guides | Posted on 02-07-2015

Decking is an inspiring way to extend your living space outdoors for entertaining or relaxing. It’s also an effortless and cost-effective remedy to tricky areas like uneven ground, shady spots where it’s difficult to grow grass or steep slopes that are too much for the mower…

Creating A Contemporary Decking Area Guide

Want to know more? If you’d like to learn more about introducing sustainability to your landscaping projects, call or visit one of our specialist landscaping centres. Visit to find the one nearest you.

Also see: Lay your driveway the right way

Should Have Called In The Professionals…

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community | Posted on 26-06-2015

According to a recent survey by Towergate Insurance, more than a quarter of people in the UK (28 per cent) are using YouTube for DIY tutorials. Of these YouTubers, more than one in five (22 per cent) end up calling in the experts to fix the disaster – with each of these jobs reportedly costing the DIYer £5,000 to repair.

We’ve searched high and low for the best (or worst) DIY disasters and here are some of our favourites.

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Businesses Back WWF-UK’S Call For Low-carbon Britain

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Industry News, Sustainability | Posted on 24-06-2015

We are one of 80 top UK businesses, co-ordinated by WWF-UK, asking the Prime Minister to build a low-carbon economy.

In an open letter to the Prime Minister published in the Financial Times early this month, we call on the government to take action to combat climate change. WWF-UK is leading calls for a new approach to governance that places low-carbon growth and the responsible management of natural capital at the heart of economic policy.

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Jewson, just the job for Street League!

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Careers | Posted on 08-06-2015

We’ve recently teamed up with Street League, the national charity which uses football to tackle youth unemployment. We’ve pledged to support the charity by providing work placements for up to 100 young people from Street League Academies across Scotland over the next 12 months. The partnership was officially launched at an event in Glasgow on Friday.

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Lay your driveway the right way

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in How To Guides | Posted on 05-06-2015

A paved driveway has become an important consideration for any home improvement project – it adds value to a property by creating extra space that looks good and is easy to maintain.

Because paving blocks come in a variety of sizes and colours, it’s possible to lay them in different patterns so they complement the style of the home. Repairs can be targeted to individual blocks, which can be easily lifted and replaced, and if they’re laid correctly they should remain flush and in position for many years…

Download How To Lay A Paved Driveway here.

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Builders tans: a guide

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Health & Safety | Posted on 05-05-2015

Skin cancer (malignant melanoma) is the fifth most common cancer in the UK [i]. With diagnosis rates rising faster than any of the current top ten cancers in the UK [ii], men, particularly those who work outdoors like builders and construction workers are at even greater risk of developing the disease.

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The inspiration starts here…with a visit to Grand Designs Live

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events | Posted on 28-04-2015

Grand Designs Live, the UKs top contemporary home show, returns to ExCeL London from 2-10 May 2015. Presented by design guru Kevin McCloud, and based on the hugely popular Channel 4 series, the show offers visitors a unique opportunity to see all the latest trends. With areas dedicated to interiors, technology, kitchens, bathrooms, build and gardens, there’s something for every room in your home.

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Opening the door to bespoke design

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Products & Services | Posted on 22-04-2015

At Jewson, we know that time is precious. We also recognise the unique requirements and tastes of our customers. Our new online door builder allows you to create and visualise a premium external door that is custom-designed to your specification – all from the comfort of your own home

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