27th November 2017

Personalising your Playhouse

Personalising your Playhouse

Want to make your playhouse feel like home? When you buy a playhouse from elbec you can customise it to suit the children who play in it, and also to compliment your garden.

Paint is perhaps the most striking way to personalise your playhouse. If you need inspiration for a colour scheme, combining your children’s favourite colours will create a beautiful shared space that reflects their personalities. Make sure you use a water-based top coat, which will prevent weathering and prolong its life.

Why not give your playhouse a fun name to match its theme or let your child label it as their own den? A door sign is a less permanent addition that can still give your playhouse character.

Toys bring any playhouse to life, really making it a place to have fun. While children are getting used to the playhouse, introducing favourite toys will help them enjoy the new space, especially younger children. Extra decorations like bunting or other ornaments also make pretty customisable elements.

If you’re feeling bold and want to fulfil your child’s wildest playtime dreams, all of these personal touches can come together to make your playhouse a themed roleplay area. Playhouses with hatches, such as the Forest Basil Duo Playhouse, make great play cafés. Adding a play oven and table can help to make a game of ‘chef’ come to life.

For adventurous children, a jungle theme works especially well for raised playhouses, like the Forest Sage Tower Playhouse. Hanging vine decorations, green paint, jungle animal toys and binoculars can make the perfect explorer’s hideaway treehouse.

Our quirky Wild West Playhouse is the ultimate setting for a game of Cowboys and Indians. Finishing touches like a hobby horse resting on the veranda and a dressing up box with accessories could help the kids (and adults) get into character!

Dreaming of a more classic playhouse theme? If you decorate your playhouse to look like a miniature cottage, it will keep its charm for years to come. This will create a versatile playhouse to outlast children’s changing tastes and add fairy-tale fun to your garden.

Purchase your playhouse at elbec today and the joy of personalisation awaits.

2nd November 2017

The Forest Tree Seat

The Forest Tree Seat

Looking for something to add some extra charm to your garden and turn a feature into a real talking point? Consider making your favourite tree the centrepiece of your garden by adding a Tree Seat from Forest today.

Perfect for almost any garden location, the half round Tree Seat will bring any tree to life, providing comfortable seating for 3 people.  If you have the space, why not purchase two for a complete circle that will really highlight the centrepiece of your garden and provide seating for up to 6?

Relax in the shade with a good book and a cool drink in the summer, sit and enjoy the vibrant colours of your garden in the autumn and spring, or simply take the weight off your feet to remove those muddy boots with ease. We are certain a Tree Seat from Forest will be a stylish and practical addition to your outdoor space all year round.

The elegant wood finish is a timeless classic to suit any garden style, and we are confident that a Tree Seat will make the perfect addition to any garden. Alternatively, personalise your Forest Tree seat by staining or painting to best suit your personal style and taste. Either way, you’ll love how it looks once you decide on that perfect spot.

Of course, most customers will choose a tree as the ideal location for the Tree Seat. But don’t let the name limit your creativity. A Tree Seat will make any garden feature stand out. Why not make the most of a statue, sundial or sculpture by making it the perfect spot to sit, relax and enjoy the rest of your garden?

Add some extra charm to your garden with a Forest Tree Seat from elbec today.

10th February 2017

The Curvacious Mercia Summerhouse

The Curvacious Mercia Summerhouse

The Mercia Helios Summerhouse is a stunning contemporary designed garden building with all year round purpose currently on offer for £1,160.00

You’ll love how spacious the summerhouse is, leaving plenty of room for relaxing in the summer and will be perfect for storage in the winter. The windows are glazed with environmentally friendly styrene to allow plenty of light and an added safety measure, making the summerhouse ideal for hobbies.

The 10x10 summerhouse walls are built from high quality, FSC certified timber. It uses specially designed Tongue and Groove cladding to give the summerhouse multifunctional purposes; its water resistance makes it durable whilst maintaining an appealing aesthetic to suit your garden. All the timber has been treated with water based timber treatment and comes with a 10 year anti-rot guarantee.

The abstract curved roof offers a very stylish design and is constructed from T and G cladding, leaving no sharp edges and promoting water runoff from both the floor and roof.

High quality floor joists give it a solid sturdy feel, allowing for a greater load capacity. This means it maintains its stunning design while still retaining its strength, which is ideal if you want to store items over winter.

This beautiful and stylish summerhouse comes with 6 styrene clear glazed windows, T and G walls and a double door. All the parts are delivered flat-packed with easy to follow instructions along with the fittings and sand mineral roofing felt. 

The Mercia Helios summerhouse comes with lots of space allowing room to do whatever activates or hobbies you want all year round, no matter what the weather!

Buy now with free UK mainland delivery shipping usually within 10-15 working days.

27th January 2017

Buy an Elite Greenhouse Now and Beat the February Price Increase

Buy an Elite Greenhouse Now and Beat the February Price Increase

Greenhouses are a great investment for both keen gardeners and gardening novices. A greenhouse will take your passion to a new level or nurture the seedling of a hobby.

First and foremost, a greenhouse offers protection for your plants, many of which would not survive the cold months without over-wintering. Instead of leaving them to brave the cold winds or snow outside, why not bring your more delicate plants into a warm greenhouse and ensure they’ll last through to the next year? This will save you time and money because you won’t have to sow new seeds again next year.

A greenhouse also allows you to grow your own vegetables, another wallet saving strategy! Freshly grown vegetables have a great taste and as the producer, you have control and can be certain that you’re not eating any pesticides or other chemicals with your Sunday roast. You also have the freedom to choose what to grow, so you can experiment with more exotic fruits or grow out of season vegetables and enjoy your favourites all year round.  If you really take to it, why not consider selling at a farmers’ market and recoup the cost of your greenhouse week by week?

With so many reasons to buy a greenhouse, surely the only thing left to consider is its size and colour? Browse the Elite greenhouse collection, which includes freestanding and lean-to greenhouses in a choice of coloured or aluminium finish, and find the perfect model for your garden.

Elite’s greenhouse prices are increasing by 10% on 1st February 2017, so you need to order by 31st January to beat the price increase.


12th January 2017

Shire Workspace Sheds

Shire Workspace Sheds

The kitchen table is ideal for some hobbies, but no use at all for anyone who needs space to move around or store tools and equipment. When you need space for your hobby, you need a shed.

The Shire Workspace Apex garden shed from elbec is ideal for hobbies such as quilt making, woodworking and running model train displays.

With three sizes in the range – 10x10, 15x10 and 20x10 – you’ll be amazed by the amount of usable space on offer, giving you room for just about any hobby.

The windows are along one wall so there’s plenty of light but, because they’re not all round the building, you have an uninterrupted length of wall for shelves and cupboards.

The Workspace shed comes flat packed and is easy to put up, although an assembly service is available if required.

January Workspace Offer

From now until 31st January, the 20ft x 10ft Shire Workspace shed is on offer at only £1199, a saving on nearly £800. You won't find a better value workshop shed anywhere!