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Marquee Tent

Recently we had a client who asked us to design and build a barn for them, they were storing there hay in a marquee tent and kindly asked us if we could dismantle it and dispose of it, We had no use for it here at the yard and shortly after the storms and heavy rains came, parts of [...]

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Postsavers – Spain-based Distributors

Woodworks Direct is now a Spain-based distributor for a fantastic product called Postsaver.   Postsaver is a heat shrinkable wrap that protects your wooden posts from conventional ground rot. We guarantee these wraps for 20 years and they’re very easy to install and cost effective.   You can find more information on this fantastic product […]

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Add more space to your home without the mess!

Adding more space to your home has never been easier thanks to the rising popularity of freestanding, or detached modular additions. Here at Woodworks Direct we make a range of different insulated studios and outdoor offices which can be used comfortably for work, leisure or storage purposes. Our insulated units are made from 22mm Tongue […]

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Why choose our all in one EPDM rubber system?

Woodworks Direct has been in search of a product that is cost effective, zero maintenance, easy to fit, and durable against the Spanish weather for a number of years. I am very excited to announce that we have finally found it! Our EPDM all in one rubber system, fits the bill! Previously we were using […]

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Make a Gazebo a Focal point in your Garden

Some people have the ability to think ahead, to be able to see an image in their mind’s eye quite unlike the one presenting itself at the time. One example was when a friend of mine paid to have a gazebo built in his …… The word garden should be where the dots are, but […]

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Discover the Wonder of Wood

With such a pleasant climate throughout the year in Spain, it’s no wonder that we choose to spend more time in our garden than anywhere else. Which is why it pays to give it the personal touch… Spanish properties can often appear quite plain and clinical from the outside. However, with a world of inspired […]

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Are Wooden Sheds really good for your health?

Sheds are good for your health. Actually, to be more specific, a shed is good for a man’s health; you lasses have other things to perk you up, like reading Fifty Shades of Grey when the old man is in his wooden shed.

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Pergola – a natural wooden feature for your garden

Is there a place in your garden that could benefit from a natural wooden feature; something to really set it off? Ever fancied a spot in your garden where you can sit out of the sun and yet be surrounded by living plants and greenery? If so then think about having a wooden pergola built. […]

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Storm Damage – Why you need a Timber Carport in Spain!

If you live in a hot country like me then a carport is a must. The sun doesn’t only age your skin but also the paint on your car. A wooden car port is much cheaper and quicker to build than a conventional garage, and with the treated timbers stained to pretty much any colour, […]

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Did you know that “Wood” is making a big come back in Spain?

For many years timber products, particularly in building, had a bad press, and for very good reasons. Before the advent of structures poured with concrete into shuttered moulds filled with steel, the main building materials were hallow terracotta bricks, stone and wood, with a lime based mortar holding it all together. In the mountain regions […]

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The Difference between a Lean-to and a Carport

What’s the difference between a wooden car port and a wooden lean-to? The answer is a car, obviously. But here in Spain the two can not be differentiated as they more often than not house motor bikes, jet skies, speed boats, fire wood and just about anything one can think of. A wooden lean-to is […]

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Looking to Buy a Wooden Pergola in Spain?

I’ve always wanted a wooden pergola, ever since I strolled under a jasmine covered pergola many years ago in Italy. That particular pergola was ancient, with weathered stone pillars and twisted timbers; it was very beautiful, as was the view down to Lake Como. But what I also remember clearly, as well as the heady […]

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Wooden Garden Sheds in Spain

I have been living close to Pinoso in the mountains of Spain for over eight years now. Most of this time has been spent renovating my old country house, which could be likened to cleaning windows on the soon to be built Dubai Crown building: by the time I finish one bit the first needs […]

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Timber Carports in Spain

Here in Spain the summer sun burns bright and clear most days of the year. And even in these cash-strapped times clear air, warm weather and balmy nights help us to remain cheerful, not having grey skies and repeated rain to contend with. However, too much sunshine without sun block doesn’t just frizzle skin but […]

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Pergola or Gazebo – that is the question?

I live in inland rural Spain on the boarder of Murcia and Alicante. Two years ago my wife and I had a new villa built on a large plot of land near the small town of Pinoso, equidistant of Yecla, Jumilla and Fortuna. A large portion of the land we left to the existing almond […]

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Operation Pergola

Dave and Lyne Simpson, with their daughter Becky, had been living in Spain in their new Spanish villa for almost a year now. Situated in the mountains close to Pinoso in the Alicante region, they decided it was time to beautify the garden. They had foregone a garage in favour of spending the money on […]

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