Get your garden Jubilee ready 🇬🇧
Garden Furniture for the Jubilee
Ensure your garden is ready for outdoor entertaining this Jubilee weekend. We stock a selection of versatile Swedish Redwood garden furniture (which have been rigorously tested) including an A-frame picnic bench, classic bench and round table and bench seat. All our sustainably sourced and pre-treated in green.
Classic Bench 1.8m – £265.00 + VAT
Pub Style Bench (Picnic Table) – £155.40 + VAT
Round Top Picnic Table with Bench Seats – £250 + VAT
We will be closed on Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Refresh your garden ready for summer with a smart new outside area. Decking can be used to create a special space for socialising, whether by the pool or as a bridge between indoors and outdoors. It can also make productive use of under-used garden areas which are sloped or un-even.
Decking can be a great DIY project if you have a limited budget but professionals can always be recommended. We stock both softwood and composite decking. For a more traditional look, softwood is cost effective and exceptionally easy to install. We supply everything from decking boards to patrice newel posts which support the balustrading. We also have anti-slip in stock too. All our decking is pressure treated to UC4 level and so is suitable to be in permanent contact with the ground outside. All of our timber meets FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) standards, meaning that it has been sourced from forests that have been independently certified as being responsibly managed. We currently offer softwood decking in classic green. Please click here for stock and sizes.
Composite Decking provides a maintenance free and long-lasting alternative which is is becoming an increasingly popular choice. We supply the UK’s leading brand of sustainable composite decking, Composite Prime HD Deck® Dual. This decking is made using recycled plastic and FSC® wood flour which ensures that it is sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly. HD Deck® Dual composite decking can be cut with standard woodworking tools and is held in place with a secret clip system. Fascia boards and end caps are also available to complete the job.
Composite decking contains the equivalent of more than 3,000 recycled plastic bottle caps per square metre. It is safe and incredibly child friendly as it is slip and stain resistant. HD Deck® Dual is dual-sided, offering a reversible two-colour option which gives the opportunity to lay a deck with contrasting colours. Composite Prime will not warp, bend or splinter and features a natural wood grain. It is free from hazardous substances, requires no staining, treating or painting and has a 25-year warranty.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for a quote or if you need any further advice. We look forward to hearing how you get on and please do share any photos with us on Facebook or Instagram and in the meantime, good luck with your any landscaping projects this bank holiday weekend.
James’ Easter Top Five
Be inspired by James’ Easter Top Five and make the most of your outdoor space this bank holiday weekend, as well as ensuring that the chickens are fed!
1. Softwood Decking
One of the most popular DIY projects over the Easter weekend is installing decking in your outdoor space. Softwood decking is cost effective and exceptionally easy to install. Decking can bridge between the indoors and outdoors and can also make productive use of under-used garden areas. Please click here for stock and sizes.
A great project to rejuvenate existing decking, garden furniture and fencing. Sadolin provides the best wood protection and a lick of wood-stain is sure to brighten up your garden ready for the warmer months.
3. Picket Panels
If your fencing has had a tough winter, then perhaps some new picket panel fencing is the answer? Picket panels provide an attractive finish to define the borders and boundaries and are quick and easy to erect. We stock round and pointed top panels which are 1.8 x 0.9m and pales which are 0.9 and 1.2m.
4. Softwood Sleepers
An Easter weekend essential! Thanks to their versatile nature, softwood sleepers can do just about anything! They are ideal for raised flower beds, lawn borders, retaining walls and also creating some stunning garden features. Please click here for stock and sizes.
5. Chicken Feed
James’ final top five is chicken feed as who else is going to provide the eggs for Easter Sunday! We stock Heygates Country Layers Pellets and Mixed Poultry Corn.
Please note that we are open on Good Friday 07:00 – 17:00 and Saturday 07:30-11:30. We are closed on Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries.
A woman in a man’s world
For International Women’s Day, Roger’s daughter, Annie Linnell gives us an insight into joining the family business and the impact of being a woman in a male dominated industry.
What made you want to join Linnell Bros?
A sense of belonging! Being a family business of 140 years, I felt a sense of pride to be able to continue working for the business that my great great grandfather established in 1880.
After a secretarial course, followed by a stint at Knight Frank, I felt ready to take up the challenge and bring with me, skills that I had learnt to help modernise Linnell Bros.
In a traditionally male industry, are you seeing the role of women change?
I am certainly seeing more female customers come through the door. Some with landscaping businesses and some DIY.
Do you that you think being a woman benefits the business?
Yes undoubtedly! I feel that customers who are unsure, find women more approachable and aren’t afraid to ask questions. An enjoyable, refreshing dynamic and overall better team-work, I hope!
What women in Linnell Bros past and present inspire you?
Women traditionally have taken a more supportive role. Once my great great grandfather went to the races and when he came home, his wife asked if he had had a good time. Following an affirmative reply, she said well that is good as you are not going again, you need to get back to work! Dad often recounts this and it really emphasises that women on our family have been the underlying driving force for so many generations.
Mum has been a huge inspiration to me as she worked incredibly hard when she was younger and made a huge sacrifice to look after Heidi and me and to support Dad. The rock of the family!
What are your aspirations for the business?
I would like to help modernise and make it more efficient. Also I am very interested in the environmental side.
After launching our new website, I am keen to work on the marketing and increase brand awareness.
What is current ratio of women to men in your generation?
In my generation, there are seven girls and four boys (one of which is Callum) so times are changing and watch this space!
Future-proof your garden with DuraPost fencing systems
As we look to a more sustainable future, DuraPost and other timber alternatives are becoming ever more popular. DuraPost is a complete fencing system of steel fence posts and caps, corner posts, gravel boards and capping rails, and can be used with virtually any type of fencing. It is made in the UK from engineered galvanised steel and it is 100% recyclable at end-of-life. Unlike traditional fence posts, DuraPost will not rot, warp or crack and is maintenance free.
This innovative fencing system is lighter and more durable than concrete alternatives and is much easier and quicker to assemble. It has a unique ‘H’ shaped design which allows almost any type of panel or board to be slotted in. It is available in four colours; galvanised, anthracite grey, sepia brown and olive grey. Once installed DuraPost can withstand winds of up to 110mph and it comes with a 25 year guarantee.
We are an elite stockist and hold the full range of DuraPost products (subject to availability) for you to view and order with a delivery of three working days. For orders over £500, delivery is free locally. Please click here for dimensions and contact us for a quote or call 01327 354422.
Our New Website
After many delays, distractions and deviations, we are proud to launch our new website showcasing Linnell Bros. We are particularly pleased with our new brand video which was masterfully shot and produced by the talented team from local business Ablinq.
With the new website and video, we hope to convey the size of our operation now, our extensive range of products and on-site stock levels, along with our heritage and that we are now a 5th generation family business. Also that we have fantastic staff and a high level of expertise in a wide range of areas. We also have a range of on-site services including our Treatment Plant and Mill which set us apart from many other timber merchants.
Along with the launch of our new website we look forward to sending monthly email newsletters which will include offers, new product details, information and expertise. If you do not already receive our emails, then please sign up below. By registering to receive our emails, you will automatically enter a competition to win £100 Linnell Bros voucher (winner announced at the beginning of April).
We hope that you like our new website and would be grateful for any feedback. We are also collating reviews and testimonials for our new homepage so if you would like to contribute, then please email Fiona with either.
As we enter a new, more digital phase, we would like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their support over recent years. We look forward to continuing partnerships and developing new ones as the next generation of Linnells continue to make their mark.
Your Trusted Timber Merchants
Whether you need fencing, gates, sleepers or decking, Linnell Bros is your one-stop-shop for high-quality, sustainable timber at competitive prices. Whatever your project, we’ll be happy to help. Either visit our yard in Silverstone or pick up the phone and chat to one of our friendly team members.
5th Generation Family Business
Extensive stock holding
On-site treatment plant
On-site Machining Service
Friendly and expert service