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Expert Advice

Bradfords Building Supplies has been working to provide the South West with building materials for almost 250 years. We’ve learnt a bit about the industry during this time and our in branch experts have put together this advice area for everything from inspiration for your home or garden, to information on building regulations and requirements.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact your local branch.

Patio Cleaning And Maintenance
14 April 2022

Patio Cleaning And Maintenance

No matter how well your patio has been laid and how high the quality of materials you use, you’ll still need to treat it with plenty of love in order to keep it looking its best. That doesn’t just mean regular cleaning, it also involves maintenance work that will prevent damage and prolong your patio’s life. Keep reading for a few top tips.

Treat Your Decking Right
14 April 2022

Treat Your Decking Right

Decking is a common feature in many gardens as it provides a sturdy and stylish platform that can be used all year round. Compared to a lawn it is relatively low maintenance which is often part of the appeal, but to keep it looking its best, it is recommended that you clean, restore and treat your decking on a yearly basis.

10 Unique DIY Planters
7 April 2022

10 Unique DIY Planters

Are you looking to showcase those flowers this summer? We have found 10 unique planters that are easy to do and will bring your garden to life.

Using Railway Sleepers in Your Garden
6 April 2022

Using Railway Sleepers in Your Garden

Using railway sleepers in garden design is a great way of adding something a little different to your outside space this summer, from the natural worn look of reclaimed timbers to the fresh clean edges of newly cut sleepers, the humble railway sleeper is a versatile addition to any garden space.

How To Lay A Foundation With Blue Circle
30 March 2022

How To Lay A Foundation With Blue Circle

Do you need to learn how to lay a foundation for an upcoming project? If so, you’re in the right place. Laying a foundation provides a sturdy structure to build upon...

How To Use Stonemarket Fast Point Jointing Compound
30 March 2022

How To Use Stonemarket Fast Point Jointing Compound

Jointing compounds are used outside on patios as a form of grout and provide the perfect finish for outdoor tiles, paving stones and slabs. Are you about to work on a project that will involve using a jointing compound? If so, you’re in the right place. 

How To Prepare To Paint Walls And Surfaces
30 March 2022

How To Prepare To Paint Walls And Surfaces

Prepare to paint walls and surfaces in the best way possible and you’ll find that not only does the finished result look more professional, but it makes the overall task go a lot smoother too.

Discover Our Dulux Heritage Paint range
30 March 2022

Discover Our Dulux Heritage Paint range

At Bradfords, providing high-quality and professional standard products are at the core of our product offering. That’s why we’re proud to bring the Dulux Heritage paint range to our customers.

Building Sustainable Communities
30 March 2022

Building Sustainable Communities

Focus at our recent @Builders Merchants Federation sustainability forum was on scope 3 carbon emissions...

Skirting Board Paint Tips: Preparing And Painting Skirting Boards
13 January 2021

Skirting Board Paint Tips: Preparing And Painting Skirting Boards

If you’re searching for the perfect skirting board paint, our guide will help you make up your mind and prepare for painting skirting boards.