In the build up to the big day, we’ve reworked a well-known Christmas carol.
The song describes gifts from Christmas day until 6th January. But as that’s seasonal shutdown in the building world we’ve brought it forward.
So, for the first 12 days of December we’re releasing our take on this classic carol, Elliotts style. Enjoy!
Not sure if pear trees in your garden are protected? A Tree Preservation Order (TPO) can be applied to any species. Check out the Government's guidance on this. Plus, most local councils have a map showing areas that have TPOs in place.
Thinking about adding chickens to your garden? You're not alone. There's an estimated half a million chicken keepers in the UK.
If you're going for less then 50, there's no need to register them but there might be a restriction in the house deeds or a covenant in place by the local council. This page gives a good run through of the rules and regulations.
With this growth in popularity, chicken coops are big business. They come in all shapes & sizes, so build your own and you'll save money as well as getting exactly what you need for your garden. All the essentials on what to think about are covered here.
There have been many variations of this part of the song. It started out as 4 colly birds in 1780. When Elliotts was founded in 1842 a different version used 4 canary birds. The words may have changed slightly, but the song, like us, has certainly stood the test of time.
It's similar for us in that we started out as TC Elliott, became Elliott Brothers in 1883 and are now known as Elliotts, although many customers, and staff, still use Elliott Brothers.
Some things change, but Elliotts is still here to help you build. Just like we have for the past 175 years.
Who can forget the pride we all felt when London hosted the 2012 Olympics? It was a particularly proud time for us here at Elliotts as Hamble-born cyclist, Dani King, represented Team GB on the track and won GOLD in the Team Pursuit. Elliotts has sponsored Dani since the age of 16. Find out more facts that you didn’t know about Elliotts here.
On the theme of gold rings, we’d like to congratulate Dani as she recently married fellow cyclist Matt Rowe.
Geese laying season comes around once a year between March to May but it's floor laying season every day at Elliotts.
Rather than lay an egg, why not lay a floor before Christmas is well and truly under way.
From vinyl to wood, engineered timber to laminate, we've got hundreds of styles and shades for you to choose from.
So what are you waiting for? Lay that floor and contact us today!
Who wants milk at Christmas, when you can have beer instead?
That's right, back in 1887 we steered clear of the cows and brewed our very own Pale Ale.
Costing a shilling a gallon, we sold our beer in casks from our High Street Brewery in Southampton.
So rather than maids a milking, we've changed our Elliotts version to eight pints are brewing.
Kitchens are no longer just designated for cooking and are increasing becoming the hub of the home, especially when it comes to parties and socialising. At our kitchen and bathroom showrooms, Elliotts Living Spaces, our dedicated experts are on hand to give you advice and design your perfect living space. We don’t do ‘off-the-shelf’, instead we listen to your needs and wants to help create the heart of your home. With brands like Masterclass, Stoneham and Laura Ashley in all of our showrooms, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating the perfect hub (or dance space) for you and your family.
Find your local showroom here.
With all the dancing and party games that the festive season brings, squeaky flooring is not ideal! That’s why we suggest using I-Joists for flooring rather than traditional timber trusses.
With virtually no shrinkage, I-Joists eliminate annoying squeaky floors, allowing you to leap about to your hearts content!
Find out more about why you should be using I-Joists.
There's nothing more Christmassey than the sound of bagpipes…who are we kidding!
In fact when the pipers want to pipe, there's nothing better than a soundproof room.
Thanks to acoustic insulation from Rockwool, sound waves will be trapped meaning you'll get a peaceful night's sleep before Santa arrives!
Sound too good to be true? Get in touch today to see how we can help you out.
We like to make noise here at Elliotts about our latest services and offers. So although we might not have 12 drummers ready to serenade you into one of our branches, we do have a fantastic number of bricks in stock.
From facing bricks to special shapes and a brick matching service available, we've got everything you need to help you build.
If you're on the look out for a present this Christmas or just want to treat yourself, then we might have the answer!
Or if you're looking for something else, then pop into your local branch. Our staff are on hand to help you build this Christmas.