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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

Rainwater Terrace water butts at the RHS Harrogate Flower Show

Rainwater Terrace water butts exhibiting at the RHS Spring flower show 26th - 29th April 2018 in Harrogate.

clever water butts with planters at the Harrogate flower show

 

Our trade stands include :- product demos, bespoke set up advice, installation advice, planting advice, water butt sales, replacement capillary mat kits, irrigation kits, email sign ups, show offers, new product launches.

 

Rainwater Terrace water butt at the GIMA press event London

Rainwater Terrace water butts exhibited at the Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) Press Event  at the Business Design centre (BDC) Islington London on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

 

The Garden Press Event is firmly established as the launch of the gardening season, and a key date for all gardening journalists and media to attend.  It has inevitably become the launch pad for many new companies and products. (source GIMA)

 


Water butts at the GIMA press day in London 2018

 

 

Water butt unboxed

The 2 tier Rainwater Terrace water butt comes in 4 colours black, black & dark green, terracotta and black & bright green. Shown is the new black & dark green water butt. 

All parts nest inside each other packing down to less that half its assembled size. 

These 134 litre water butts are perfect to brighten up a dull corner or empty space next to a down pipe.

See the images showing the product before and after planting.

unboxing of a water butt with planting and assembly

 

Top selling UK water butt 2017

Rainwater Terrace water butt is a modular system which can be built up to a size, capacity and shape to suit the end user. Our best selling water butt changes from month to month but a present we have a long standing favourite which since the beginning of 2017 has been a popular choice with all customers.

New colour black & dark green is a favourite amongst gardeners across the UK

top selling uk water butt 2017

 

 

See how a Rainwater Terrace water butt works

Follow the flow of rainwater from 1-8 as the water butt fills up and then overflows back to the drain once full.

The through flow of water keeps your stored rainwater fresh.

Water butt diagram by rainwater terrace

Are you paying to water your garden?

It sounds crazy but you could be paying too much to water your garden. The average UK household bill for water has crept up to £393 per year. Much of this water is actually used outside to water plants,lawns and wash cars.

Most people don't know that if you install a water butt you can do all this for free, the savings soon mount up if you are watering hanging baskets, containers and garden boarders on a regular basis. A water butt can fill up over night with a good downpour, this water can then be used over the following week to keep plants well hydrated.

Rainwater Terrace water butts are simple to assemble and install, they look great too so they do not need to be hidden away. water butts that look great by rainwater terrace

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