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Installing a water butt to beat the drought

When installing a Rainwater Terrace water butt its good to know each water butt comes with a rainwater diverter which fits (65mm square and 68mm round downpipes) and a water butt stand.

It is essential that you set a Rainwater Terrace water butt up on a hard flat level surface, we recommend a 600mm x 600mm paving slab this is because when full a 200 litre water can weigh around 250kg

Each water butt kit comes with a top planter, side planters and capillary mats which ensure the plants can wick water from the water trays at each level.

With the current warm dry weather in the UK and the threat of hosepipe bans now could be the perfect time to install a water butt ready for the next rainfall. An average UK roof can collect 24000 litres (Quote RHS -Even in dryer parts of the country, the Royal Horticultural Society says 24,000 litres of water could be collected each year from the roof of an average house.) 

134 litre black water butt with planters and bee friendly planting

Harrogate Flower Show

Success at the RHS Harrogate Spring Flower Show

After a busy 4 days at the Spring flower show in Harrogate we are back in the office. We enjoyed answering all your questions about the Rainwater Terrace water butt.

If you didn't get chance to come see us at the flower show our next show is the Great Yorkshire Show which runs from  12th - 14th July at the Yorkshire show ground in Harrogate.

rainwater butt at harrogate spring flower show

 

Water Butt comes in 4 colours

Water butt with planters 4 sizes & colours

All sizes and colours of Rainwater Terrace water butts can be bought from us at www.rainwater-terrace.com. If you have a bespoke set up or would like something a bit different just let us know and we will try configure a water butt suitable for your location.

Colours available - black, terracotta, bright green & black, dark green and dark green & black.

Sizes available - 134 litre, 200 litre, 268 litre and multiples of each size with a water butt connector kit.

water butt range colou r- black