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Wine Barrels Back in Stock

25 February 2014 in Home & Garden Features | Oak & Decking Products

Great News - we know many of our customers have been waiting for the arrival of our French Oak Barrels; they have now arrived.

This batch are as beautifully crafted as ever and still have a hint of this seasons wine. They are perfect as an attractive water butt for your patio, garden or landscaped area.  Unmodified they also make great tables for pubs and restaurants. 

There is no time like the present to start saving the rain water, ready for the summer months to come. Our traditional French oak barrels are ideal, even if you are just looking for that little touch of class, these will be an stand out feature.

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Planter Ranges Expanded

13 August 2013 in Home & Garden Features

To ensure that we keep pace with ever growing interest, we have added a number of new designs and materials to our range of garden planters.

Garden Planters can help transform the look of every home, garden and landscape, no matter how basic. Now there are even more styles to choose from, giving you even more opportunity to achieve your required look.

These are the new materials/ranges we have added:

Pictured: New planter materials, from left to right: Terracino, Stone Fibre, Ironstone & Faux Lead Cast Iron

 

Terracino

These pots are hand crafted in Terracotta before being fired in high-powered gas kilns to achieve a consistent colouration and outstanding durability. These are a favorite for the achieving a more traditional out door appearance. There are many different designs available in this material.

Stone Fibre

Stone Fibre is a composite of resin, stone powder and fibres. The simple, sleek designs of the range combine dramatically with the plain black colouring. Perfect when a more robust, yet still attractive planter is needed.

Iron Stone

If you require a classically styled planter that is practically indestructible, consider our exclusive Ironstone range. These pots are crafted from extremely dense, salt glazed stoneware fired to temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees centigrade.

Faux Lead Cast Iron 

We have expanded our Faux Lead Chelsea range even further. It now includes models manufactured in cast iron, which is significantly heavier than the usual materials used for this look. As with all Cast Iron products they will develop their own patina over time and weather down, but can be restored at any time by priming and spraying or painting as required.

Each of the planter materials above comes in various designs and sizes to suit various needs. We have smaller planters suitable for herbs and giant designs used to plant trees.

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New Oak Barrel Stock

26 June 2013 in Home & Garden Features

We have recently replenished our stock of high end french oak wine barrels, which are perfect for use as water butts, ornaments and pub/restaurant furniture.

The current batch is particulalry clean and features varied finishing touches, such as vineyard markings, willow straps, red daubing and supporting braces.

Oak Wine Barrels Oak Wine Barrels

In order to maintain quality, a typical French wine barrel can only be used for about five seasons. Some vineyards even restrict them to just one vintage, which is the case for the ones we use. Decommissioned models are suitable for a number of new purposes given the standards they are coopered to.

We have established a consistent, high end supply of these, facilitated by our long standing contacts in the timber business in the region. They are sourced from a variety of top vineyards, including Chateau Beychevelle in the Medoc region.

Many carry distinctive markings and feature a number of differing finishing touches. Our customers put them to good use in a number of ways.

Rain water harvesting

Oak barrels make great water butts, particularly when compared alongside the green plastic models widely available. They are also kind to the environment and can offer storage capacities of 225 litres, allowing you to save on utility bills and avoid hose pipe bans.

Round Wood can carry out all the work required to convert a barrel. This involves drilling a hole for the down pipe and outlet and supplying a wooden tap. If required, diverter kits can then be fitted by the end user if they are concerned about over flow.

Planters

Not only do oak wine barrels look great in the garden as stand-alone features or tables, they also work brilliantly as planters.  Half barrels are best suited to this purpose and can also be used to harvest rain water.

Furniture and storage

Pubs and restaurants regularly use untouched barrels as tables, or décor.  They are also often seen in delicatessens for display stands. Weathering often adds to their appeal, although they can be finished with Danish Oil if a consistent finish is needed.  We even offer barrels with  table tops that slot straight onto full and half barrels, depending on the size of feature you need.

Round Wood Wins Best in Show

15 June 2013 in Home & Garden Features | Oak & Decking Products | Oak Framed Buildings

Round Wood of Mayfield beat off strong competition from over 120 other stallholders to land the prize for the best non-agricultural stand at this year’s Heathfield show.

Despite torrential rain during the set up phase, an impressive display was achieved. Whilst it showcased their full range of products - including flooring, decking, oak framed buildings and joinery – it was the selection of Home & Garden features on offer that really caught the eye.

First and foremost were two full size cast iron horse statues, indistinguishable to some from their real life counterparts in the parade ring. One even featured a saddle and a Round Wood branded Numnah and proved a popular photo point for visitors.

The Heathfield Show is the second largest country fair in the South of England and is attended by around 7000 people annually. Round Wood exhibits at several trade fairs throughout the country.

Criteria for judging at the Heathfield show was attractiveness and interest to the public and creative and effective use of stand layout.  Round Wood had previously won the best stand prize in 2009 and also a number of second places.

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New Garden Furniture

22 January 2013 in Home & Garden Features

Our sister company Round Wood Trading has introduced the Castle range of wrought iron garden furniture to its selection of Home & Garden Features.


The Castle Range combines traditional design themes with contemporary colours and styling to achieve a range of garden furniture that suits any setting.

The furniture is classically crafted in wrought iron to the highest standards, yet remains affordable.

It currently comprises the 5-piece Canterbury Dining Set, the 3-piece Berkeley Bistro Set and the Wilton Bench. All are available in either a gloss white or Chartreuse green finish.

Every item in the Castle range folds down easily for storage, so is also suitable for small balconies, terraces or gardens were space is tight. The finish is weather resistant, so will allow a patina to develop gently.

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Stay Warm for Less

1 December 2012 in Home & Garden Features

By preventing warm air from escaping into your roofspace, our nifty little eco friendly stove fans can significantly cut the cost of running your wood burner.

They have proven extremely popular over the last few months; so much so that they have been the subject of a recent feature in the 'So' magazines circulated around East Sussex and Kent, (see below).

Our models of stove fan are produced to the highest quality standards, but start at just £61.50 including postage, the cheapest price you are likely to find in the UK.

Stove fans are available in black, gold or nickel and are supplied with a 12-month guarantee. To order simply give us a call on 01435 867 072

Excerpt From 'So' Magazines, December 2012

Stay Warm This Christmas

If you're a homeowner with a wood burner keeping you warm this winter, make sure you consider installing a stove fan. These clever devices, priced at £61.50, sit on top of the burner and circulate the hot air it generates directly into the surrounding living space.

Stove Fan

This not only cuts costs but also reduces the impact of burning fuel on the environment, particulalry as they generate their own power, so require no electricity.

As the heat of the stove increases, do does the temperature differential in the fans thermoelectric module which generates the power required, meaning the fan turns increasingly fasters. A stoves output can be increased by up to 14%.

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Movember Boys Raise Thousands!

30 November 2012 in Home & Garden Features | Oak & Decking Products | Oak Framed Buildings

The Christmas spirit has come early to Round Wood! Customers, suppliers and friends have rallied to our ‘Movember’ cause, donating in excess of £3,000.

12 of the boys on the staff started the month clean shaven with the hope of raising £1,000 for the charities supported by the annual event, including Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research.

With the support of their ‘Mo Sistas’ they have already achieved triple that target and pledges are still coming in. Round Wood easily ranks inside the top 300 teams inside the country, out of well over 30,000. A final total of between £4,000 and £5,000 is hoped for, along with a top 150 spot. 

Donations have come in from a variety of amazing sources and from all corners of the globe. Various suppliers from China, France, Germany and the UK have chipped in, alongside customers from across the continent. Other sponsors include local MP Charles Hendry and of course many friends and family members.

“The reaction to this month has been unbelievable,” said MD Zac Soudain, who won the ‘Man of Movember’ award after collecting the most sponsorship. “Everybody around us really rallied to our cause; I really cannot thank them enough.”

Commenting on his impressive ‘Trucker’; style moustache, he added: ‘It is really itchy. I cannot wait to get it off; I am looking forward to getting my face back. But it has all definitely been worth it. I am sure we will take part again next year with the aim of raising even more funds.”

Other moustache styles on display at Round Wood included ‘The Mexican’ and ‘The Major,’ as well as one dyed purple.

General Manger Trevor Stratford performed a ‘Reverse Movember.’ He has sported a moustache for 32 years, but maintained a completely hairless top lip for the month.

Round Wood of Mayfield supply a variety of products from their main base on Newick Lane, including oak framed buildings, hardwood decking and oak flooring. Their sister company Round Wood Trading offers a range of home and garden features, including giant replica Easter Island Heads which also ended up with a hairy top lip!

 

To follow our progress and see a FULL PHOTO GALLERY please visit our facebook page.

To done to the cause, please visit our Movember page.

 

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Movember comes to Round Wood!

1 November 2012 in Home & Garden Features | Oak & Decking Products | Oak Framed Buildings

The boys of Round Wood are showing their support for the fight against cancer by agreeing to grow moustaches throughout November.

By participating in the annual ‘Movember’ event, they are joining an army of ‘Mo Bros’ that is expected to number in excess of 2 million. Each must begin the 1st of ‘Movember’ with a clean shaven face (as pictured above). 
They must spend the remainder of the month growing and grooming moustaches that must not be joined to a goatee or sideburns.
‘Mo Bros’ ask their supporters to help them through the weeks of itching by making a donation. The number of moustaches on display also helps raise awareness of men’s health issues.
Last year almost £80 million was raised for worthy causes such as Prostrate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research. It is hoped that the 2012 figure will top £100 million.

To follow our progress, please like our facebook page.

To done to the cause, please visit our Movember page.

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Fibrestone planter range expands!

16 August 2012 in Home & Garden Features

Our range of Fibrestone planters now includes a Mega (120cm) Faux Lead Chelsea box capable of holding several members of the Round Wood team, (photographic evidence provided).

Mega Fibrestone Planter      Giant Fibrestone

 

Previously, our largest Fibrestone Chelsea planter spanned a not insignificant 60 x 60 x 60cm, making it suitable for medium to large shrubs and trees. When one of our customers approached us with a bespoke requirement for a larger proposition, however, we were happy to oblige.

We are now happy to offer the new model (1.2m x 1m x 1m) as part of our standard range, along with an only relatively smaller 90cm x 90cm x 90cm Giant Chelsea Fibrestone Box. Other sizes are under development.

Fibrestone is an innovative composite, combining fibreglass with stone. So whilst it offers all the durability benefits of fibreglass, it still retains a solid feel. Unlike Fibreclay it will not weather or easily chip.

These new larger models have reinforced walls, so are suitable for large volumes of soil and large plants, such as palm trees. We hope to bring you photos of the boxes in situ shortly.

New Garden Statues Available

6 January 2012 in Home & Garden Features

Contrary to popular belief, not all of the garden statues in our range of Home & Garden Features are cast in iron. Whilst this was the medium we first favoured, we have recently introduced statues crafted in a range of other materials, including an innovative concrete/fibreglass composite.

This composite has allowed us to develop a range of giant statues that can be handled relatively simply, whilst still retaining a solid, heavy feel. Subjects included Easter Island Heads, which scale to over 2 metres, and life-size Terracotta Warriors.

Easter Island Statues

Other mediums include stone, limestone and high quality, weather resistant, resin. All are selected for their durability and ability to be hand crafted/finished. As such, our statues are not always the cheapest on the market, but are finished to a very high specification and will provide years of service.

Given its traditional roots and outstanding resistance to the elements, cast iron does remain a firm favourite. It also lends itself beautifully to classic designs such as our cast iron stag and gliding lady. That is not to say that it isn’t suitable for more contemporary themes. For evidence of this, just check out our cast iron Hippo, which is always a winner!

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