Turnbull & Co Ltd

Improving homes and gardens since 1895


  • Great ideas for garden fencing from the Turnbull team

    Discover more about fancy fence panels Long gone are the days when you only had the choice of overlap or featheredge fence panels when planning to put up a new garden fence.  Just to get a little technical for a moment: featheredge panels are made up of vertical slats (or pales as they are called in the industry) which are thicker on one side than the other. Overlap panels are made of horizontal pales that...


  • Fencing and gates for improved garden security

    How to improve your garden security: from robust fence panels to crunchy gravel, the Turnbull team have products to help. Hooray - the good news is property crime is falling! We are currently four times less likely to be victims of burglary than in 1995 and, on average, only 2 out of 100 households experience burglary. That includes ‘theft from outside a dwelling’ (as it is defined in latest Crime Survey in England and Wales...


  • How to save on your block paving costs

    Should you buy cheap block paving, factory seconds or discontinued lines? The Turnbull team offer their advice on cutting block paving costs. Search online for cheap block paving and you’ll find lots of ends of packs and over-ordered surplus to requirements stock on auction sites.  And yes, it’s worth keeping an eye out for what’s on offer on Marshalls own factory shop which has a limited range of obsolete and end of line block paving (as...


  • Nifty garden storage solutions

    Great garden storage solutions for a springtime sort out Does this sound familiar?  Sometime last autumn the weather turned nasty and you stuffed the garden shed with everything that needed to be out of the rain - garden furniture, toys, bikes etc.  Worse still, you’ve piled the recycling bags in there, and stacks of squashed cardboard packaging from all those online purchases around Xmas time. Oh, and a few items that have moved out of...


  • Traditional paving for a perfect country cottage garden

    Perfect patio slabs for a traditional country garden look The appeal of a country garden never seems to fade. It’s a garden style that delivers real pleasure to home owners everywhere.  Think traditional wood and stone landscaping with soft, weathered finishes, pathways meandering through borders packed with shrubs and flowers.  Pergolas and arches leading to hideaway patios and delightful water features.  A rich palette of texture created by stepping stones, setts and cobbles where small...


  • Cheapest garden patio slabs for a contemporary garden look

    Browse our Marshalls and Stonemarket garden paving range Quarrying, stone cutting and slab manufacturing technology means we can all now buy large smooth paving slabs to create the clean, cool landscaping which complements our contemporary home design. But, we hear you ask, does this look have to cost the earth? If you want a contemporary look to your garden, the Turnbull team can recommend some cheaper patio slab options which will save you £10-15 a...


  • Dreamy garden patio ideas from Turnbull 

    Introducing some exceptionally beautiful garden paving and some cheap patio slabs that’ll get you the look for less! If you are planning your dream garden makeover this season, you’ll be spending some time selecting your garden paving. Looks, colour ranges and textures, as well as durability, really matter, don’t they? A unique paving slab is a great way to bring quality and individuality to your garden design. And like every other design decision we make...


  • Top 10 kitchen taps for less than £99

      Great value kitchen taps Your kitchen tap is a workhorse – it’s used day in, day out, filling the kettle, washing and rinsing, so you’ll want a tap that is robust, well-engineered and reliable. It has to be easy to use with wet, slippery hands and give you a strong, steady flow of both hot and cold water. But we understand it’s got to look good too! Your kitchen reflects your lifestyle, and the...


  • FAQ: do I need to seal patio slabs?

    Do I need sealant for my garden patio slabs or driveway? The Turnbull team answer this important FAQ You’ll see some patio paving or driveway blocks on sale that recommend you purchase litres of specialist paving sealant.  A 5 litre can will set you back £20-30 and will cover only 10m2.  These specialist sealants should only be applied at least 3 months after installation and only when your surface is bone dry and there is...


  • How to lay a block paving driveway: a straightforward guide

    Tips and simple steps to laying a block paving driveway Before planning your block paving driveway, you might find it helpful to familiarise yourself with the basic installation process.  It’ll give you an idea as to whether you attempt DIY or engage a qualified installer.  We do recommend you call in the professional for large projects, but if you want to have a go yourself at a small extension or replacement section of your drive...

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