News / water butts for sale
The following sized water butts are currently available;
168 litre water butt
227 litre water butt
All large timber products, such as sheds etc are currently not available. The only wooden products available for delivery are garden arches.
Gravel and paving circles are currently not available.
Water butts and composters are available, but they are taking longer to deliver than normal times featured on the product pages. Eg, a 200 litre double water butt kit takes about 7 days usually, but might take up to 3 weeks at the moment due to couriers being very busy, slower warehouse dispatch due to social distancing and higher demand than normal. The two largest products the 350 litre water butt and the 330 litre composter do not go by courier as they are oversized, instead they go by haulier lorry network, Even in normal times they average about 14 days for delivery. Currently they could take up to 1 month.
Preformed ponds, pond liners, solar water features and solar pond fountains all have the fastest delivery times of everything for sale. In normal times they can be with customers next day. In some cases this is still happening, but with courier delays in some areas, it would be best to say 1 to 6 days for delivery at the moment.
Save money if you have a water meter. Every time you fill a watering can from your water butt instead of from a mains tap, it means your water meter bill doesn't increase.
Easy access. Having a water butt in your garden means you can very quickly fill a watering can and water your plants. It's a lot faster, than having to go into a kitchen or utility room, which might mean having to carry the heavy watering can down steps.
Great quality water for garden plants. Unlike tap water, rainwater does not contain chlorine. It is also ideal pH, and lacks “hard” water minerals, additives, and conditioners, and has the presence of beneficial nutrients. It is a soft water, and is usually a warmer temperature, than water from the cold tap. Rainwater is perfect for plants.
Help the environment. The water butt is made from recycled plastic from household waste, old car bumpers etc. Creating useful products from waste plastic reduces the amount sent to landfill. If a lot of houses in an area have rainwater butts, it can help reduce flash flooding after a heavy storm, by lowering the volume of water flowing fast down drainpipes into gutters.
Made in Britain. British made, you will be supporting UK manufacturing jobs.
The last blog post was about how reservoirs were low and rainfall was low in May. Well, this is Britain afterall, so it's no surprise to say its been torrential rain the last few days in June. This of course means anyone with a water butt, will have plenty saved in their barrels, from the downpours. I had to check to see when the heatwave began last year, and it was later than I thought. According to the wiki page about the 2018 heatwave, it began on the 22nd June. So, all is not lost yet for a hot, sunny summer, but I wouldn't bet on it, could just as easily be a soggy mess, like previous years. One things for certain though, having a water butt installed will ensure you have some free rainwater to use if there is dry periods, and the clever thing with the water butts is that with the diverter kits they don't overflow. Once the water butts are full the water then just continues down the drainpipe into the drain.
All sizes of water butt for sale can be found here -