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Our Decking Wins the 2015 Chamber Award

SMUK Solutions is celebrating after being crowned North West Small Business of the Year in the regional heats of the National Chamber Awards 2015.

The Chamber Awards, now in its 12th year, are a highlight of the business calendar, showcasing the pivot

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Open forum activity

Neil James Shearer posted a discussion
Hi,I've been asked to create a paved area using 600x600 standard slabs. Years ago when I worked on sites they laid them on sand with a sprinkling of dry cement on top, but I'm now seeing guys on YouTube (albeit in United States), laying slabs or…
40 minutes ago
Neil James Shearer replied to Neil James Shearer's discussion Laying patio in half circle
"Thank you for all the help guys, sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you all. Every piece of information is so valuable and I really appreciate you all for taking the time to reply. I'm away to start the job tomorrow!
Many thanks
Neil "
53 minutes ago
Dave Colton replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Laurel & Quince infection
"Yep I would go with shothole or eupropolella, it can be combatted with with a systematic fungicide before it gets too much of a hold."
1 hour ago
Graham Taylor replied to Peter sellers's discussion Masport mower
"I've used Masport Rotorolas for some 20 years......I've only experience with the older models with the side PTO from the engine.   These were brilliant.... reliable, cuts well and good collection in the wet.   New Rotorolas are different with…"
1 hour ago
Ricky Watkins replied to Tony @SM's discussion Laurel. Half plant has died back.
"I have a 14ft Laurel as a back fence between us and the neighbour at rear. The Laurel had a big hole in the middle which was not great privacy for either of us. i bought 3 baby laurels (1 foot) let them settle in to cover the hole. Well they were…"
1 hour ago
Ben Carter replied to Ben Carter's discussion Husqvarna Brush cutters
"Dealer is very close, like 1 mile away. That said I've never had a problem with my Stihl one so make just stick to what I know.  "
1 hour ago
Andy Pullin replied to Ben Carter's discussion Husqvarna Brush cutters
"Moving from Stihl to Husky because...?"
2 hours ago
Kevin Bradnick replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Laurel & Quince infection
"Hi Nigel,  I've just come across this too, in Kingswood. Only certain plants affected though. Looked like it had a powedery mildew and this 'shothole' like described on RHS website"
6 hours ago
Tony @SM replied to Tony @SM's discussion Laurel. Half plant has died back.
"If anyone is interested (I prefer to think no one had the answers!), I've recently had a better look at this. One noticable thing is that the neighbour has laid a concrete base and sited an outbuilding. I'm thinking now that he may have damaged the…"
6 hours ago
Tim Haywood replied to William Green's discussion Mower fuel charge !!!
"1.27 a litre this time last year, 1.90 now
7 hours ago
Tony @SM replied to Alan Neath's discussion Buddleja ( Buddlia ) Super plant of the future ?
"They also have good years when in full colour, and bad years when the flowers don't last at all. It really is a miracle how they grow almost anywhere and appear to require so little nourishment. Personally, I'm not a fan. I associate them with…"
8 hours ago
Alan Neath posted a discussion
Please forgive me for what maybe an obsession, but I have always been fascinated and in awe of the prolific Buddleja ( Buddlia ) bushes / trees that I have a skill for noticing, where they grow in the most inhospitable and bizarre locations, railway…
9 hours ago
Ben Carter replied to Ben Carter's discussion Husqvarna Brush cutters
"Haven't looked at weights yet.  I will compare it with mine.  "
13 hours ago
Mark Hampton replied to Ben Carter's discussion Husqvarna Brush cutters
"I bought the 545RXT last year to replace the 525.
Cant fault the performance. I use 3.3mm cable for most work with it. It sliced straight through a hose pipe one morning with no effort. Only down side is its weight. "
14 hours ago
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Cordless lawnmower
"I was looking at the 500s to go with rma448 hopefully it get goog run time with that battery keep me update with the runti e with the 500s your right about the mega price for them i hope there worth it"
14 hours ago
Mjc replied to Buster Gibbons's discussion Grass hardly growing
"Hi, getting dry here in Notts, most of my lawns are fortnightly so I'm cutting as normal. Using my mulcher where I can to try and give the grass a bit of goodness. I don't feel guilty about the mowing jobs being quicker when it's very dry as I mow…"
15 hours ago

Masport mower

Still looking for that elusive relatively light, manoeuvrable roller mower, hence previous post Hayter versus Honda.Looking at the 18inch Masport rotorola at 43kg, comes with a choice of Briggs, loncin or Honda engine at differing prices.Anyone got…

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