We are in the middle of summer, but it's not too late to start that long-awaited DIY project started. Or if you want to start a project but you dont know where to start, here is some inspiration:

1. Install a New Patio

A new patio is a great way to install a clean hard surface to host garden parties and meals outside. patios can be hard to install, whether you decide to do it yourself or hire professionals, a new patio is always a great way to revive your outdoor space.

A patio requires minimal maintenance, perfect for people who want a solution that will last a lifetime, unlike decking.

We have a few blogs to point you in the right direction and a handy paving calculator that helps you understand how much paving you need to buy 

check out our paving page here

2. Install a New Decking

Installing a timber decking is expensive and requires annual maintenance. Especially if you intend on keeping it looking fresh for a long.

Some people opt for composite solutions instead, as they take way less maintenance work and they come pre-finished, making the installation process faster and easier. 

Here at frank key, we offer both options as seen here:

3. Install a Washing Line Pole

Installing a washing line pole is a great solution if you want a strong fixed point to run your line off as other anchor points can brake causing all your clean washing to fall onto your lawn. This is where one-piece steel galvanized washing line posts come in. They are extremely durable, easy to install and are cost-effective. 

Click the following link to get your washing line post:  Washing line poles

4. Build a BBQ Pit

building a BBQ pit is a small fun building project that requires basic skills and basic building materials. 

Just remember when making this you get heat-resistant mortar and bricks to prevent your BBQ from crumbling away over time. 

A new home-build BBQ is the perfect excuse for getting the family around to see your garden space.

5. Build a Man Cave

Building a mancave is the ultimate garden project. One of the best places to build a man cave is in your back garden in a garden room. 

as it is removed from the house, adding value to your property while allowing you to be as loud as you want.

Click the following link to view our mancave blog series

Hopefully, you have a better idea of what DIY project you want to undertake this summer.