Sunday, 29 November 2009

Pop Up Gazebos and Gazebos for Hire

We are pleased to announce that as well as our water features our gazebos and pop up gazebos are available for Hire. If you have a special event and want protection from th sun or heavy rain down pours you can hire a range of Gazebos from our company. These can be collected and returned back to our warehouse or we can set them up for you at your event or special occasion. Simply call our sales office for further information.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

See Water Features from outdoorlivinguk at Grand Designs live 2009

Have a look at some of the water features that were displayed at Grand Designs Live 2009. A full range of stainless steel, resin water features were on display and also the pop up gazebo.

Visit the video of the Grand Designs live 2009 by following the following link.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Pop Up Gazebos

When purchasing a pop up gazebos make sure you check the qualities before you purchase. At outdoorlivinguk we pride ourselves in offering excellent value for money and also an excellent product in terms of quality and performance.

Check the following
It is a steel gazebo and not a cheap aluminium or plastic frame.
Make sure the fabric on the roof is at least 180g and is PA coated to prevent rain coming through.
Check it comes in a bag with wheels so it is easy to move around.
You want to ensure good quality steel fixing pegs and guide ropes are supplied.
Always make sure the gazebos frame has been assembed using allan key fixings, this way every single bar can be replaced directly from outdoorlivinguk.

If you have any additional questions please call outdoorlivinguk on tel:01733 390039 or email

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Solar Powered Range for 2010

The popular stainless steel spheres and tubes will be available solar powered for 2010.

We are please to announce that these 2009 best sellers will now be available 2010 solar powered along side a fantastic range of resin solar powered water features.

These wonderful water features come complete with sump, pump, solar panel, and main supply (for those very familiar cloudy days).

Monday, 24 August 2009

Water Feature Maintenance and Care Tips

Positioning Your Water Feature
The positioning of your water feature is very important part of its maintenance. Avoid placing your feature under trees which will keep if free from falling leaves and debris.

Also if your garden is open to high winds positioning your water feature in a location that is protected/sheltered from the wind is a good idea. As it will ensure that the water falls correctly

Assembling Your Water Feature
Remove all items from the box, place the pump into the bottom of the Sump/Reservoir and connect the PVC tube. Note: If more than one PVC tube is to be connect, we advise that you connect the tallest fountain closest to the pump, then the medium, and then smallest furthest from the pump as requires less power.

If your water feature comes complete with LED lights you will now need to connect the cable from the lights to the socket which splits off from the pump, you do this by pushing the male into the female and twisting the threaded collar. Note: This insures that the two don’t come lose and makes water resistant.

If you have a separate Sump/Reservoir place your water feature on top. Note: Line up the lid with the Sump/Reservoir allowing the cable to sit neatly in-between.

Now place your water feature onto a level surface. Note: This allows the water to flow evenly.

Your water feature is now ready to be filled with water. Note: Ensure that the pump is fully submerged.

Finally connect to the mains supply. Note: When connecting to a mains supply the pug should be indoors or in a suitable weatherproof outdoor socket.

Taking Care of Your Water Feature

Clean on a regular basis. Note: Always turn off the power when cleaning your water feature.

We recommend using ‘Sparkle’ to reduce the build up of dirt/algae. Which can be ordered at Outdoor Living UK or alternatively call 01733 390039. Note: This product is environmentally friendly.

For dry water marks we recommend polishing with baby oil.

We also recommend periodically putting a sterilizing tablet into the water feature to prevent bacteria. Which can be ordered by calling our friendly sales team on 01733 390039.

Regularly check the water levels of your water feature. Note: During hot and also windy spells the water will evaporate/be blown from your water feature and may need topping occasionally. Never allow to run dry.

To maintain your water feature throughout the winter, we recommend completely draining your water feature and covering over with a protective cover until you wish to use again. Note: Never allow ice to form in the Sump/Reservoir.

45cm Sphere Replaced By 50cm Sphere

We are pleased to announce that the popular 45cm Stainless Steel Sphere Water Feature has now been replaced by a bigger and better 50cm Sphere. Build your own stunning water feature with this beautiful highly polished Stainless Steel Sphere. Which is easy to install and maintain.

This Water Feature comes complete with sump, pump, four white LED lights, 10 meters of cable, and instructions.

Dimensions: Sphere Diameter 50cm, Sump Diameter 65cm, Sump Height 26cm.

This water feature has been the attention of many designer gardens and makes a stunning focal point. Also a great alternative to a pond for those of us who have small children.


Sunday, 23 August 2009

Gazebos - Tents - marques (Pop up Gazebos)

Pop Up Gazebos have become very common and have now replaced the conventional pole type Gazebos. It is however important to ensure they are dismantled correctly. To assist we this a video is enclosed showing how easy they are to fold away. It is important the buttons are pushed in to release the tension, once folded you keep the cover on and put back into the carry bag with has wheels. Side curtains are also available to protect against the wind and give privacy and also sand bags can be provided so if the Gazebo is on a patio you have weight the product down if you are unable to use the fixing pegs or guide ropes which are also provided. Gazebos are also know as Marques/tents/canopies and these are also used by trade people such are car specialists or kitchen fitters for example as they are ideal when you need to work outside and need some protection from showers. Gazebos are perfect for garden parties, fetes, sun protection for young children and many other activities. They have been sold in the UK for over 5 years and are also know as Super Gazebos.

Mike Hall

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

A Water Feature is Good For Your Health

That's a bold statement I hear you say, but it's true. Our bodies are made up of 50 - 70% of water, meaning it's not that hard to explain the affinity and sense of tranquillity we feel when near running water.

By welcoming a water feature into our homes and office we are aiding stress reduction in our lives. The sound of running water triggers an immediate soothing response which not only alleviates the symptons of stress but also high blood pressure and tension headaches.
Stress is what we feel when under pressure. A little pressure can be healthy and productive but like anything, too much is not a good thing and can be detrimental to our overall well being. Too much pressure or prolonged pressure can lead to stress.

When our bodies are under pressure we release chemicals that include Cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline. These chemicals allow us to invoke our 'fight or flight' feelings when faced with a stressful situation. If a situation prevents us from 'fighting or escaping' e.g. when amongst a busy crowd, then they accumlate in our system and effect our physiological make up through raised blood pressure, heart rate and increased sweating. It can also prevent our immune system from functioning properly as well as releasing fat and sugar into our blood stream which can lead to complications such as a heart attack.

So why is a Water Feature good for my health?

Apparently the sound of running water is a genetic memory held within each of us reaching far back into our primitive past. This genetic memory sends off resonances deep within our limbic brain stem which also controls some of our basic actions such as breathing, hunger and the 'fight of flight' response which we now know as the primary cause of stress. So by getting back to our primitive roots and relaxing our senses within a natural environment we are promoting our physical and mental wellbeing.

Integrating water features into our busy metropolitan environments is by no means a new trend. It is a practice that goes all the way back to ancient civilisations and for the same reasons; people held busy lives, uncertain jobs (food supplies) and daily pressures that meant they felt the need to integrate with something primal that would help them relax and sooth their troubled minds.

So, water features do not only just look fabulous in the garden, office reception/board room, as centre pieces at events but they also play a significant part in maintaining our mental wellbeing.

Stress Facts

- 75% of illness is caused by stress (BMA)
- Each day a quarter of a million people are off from work due to stress
- In the UK, anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems, and the majority of cases are caused by stress.
- Research by mental health charities suggests that a quarter of the population will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives.

We hope you find first offering inspiring.

Live In harmony,


Monday, 23 February 2009

Stainless Steel Water Features

Did you know that today over 75% of the water feature sold in the UK are made from Stainless Steel.

Mike Hall