October 10, 2019


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See our award winning Rainwater-Terrace at the COUNTRYSIDE LIVE, North Yorkshire on 19-20/10/19

If you'd like to see our multi-purpose Rainwater-Terrace on show we're exhibiting at the Yorkshire Showground next weekend in Harrogate between 19-20th October 2019 from 9am-5pm each day. 

With lots for families to do and educational exhibitions it's a great way to spend the weekend in Yorkshire.

We have a free entry prize draw on the stand to win a £50 plant voucher or £50 off your Rainwater-Terrace purchase. *winners drawn at the end of each day!

See us on STAND 076 and find out more about rainwater re-use, harvesting this valuable resource.

#Countrysidelive #Yorkshireevent #Yorkshireshowground #RainwaterTerrace

Countryside Live event Harrogate Showground 19-20/10/19  

October 29, 2018


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Autumn Winter Planting ideas

Rainwater Terrace water butt planters can be planted all year round, adding a splash of colour with some winter flowering plants and mixed greenery can brighten up your Rainwater Terrace on a grey winters day.

Some great plants to try :-

Erica carnea (winter-flowering heathers)


Hedera (ivy) (or any trailing variety)

Carex (ornamental sedge)

Primula (primulas and polyanthus)

Carex ‘Frosted Curls’


Cineraria Silver Dust

Autumn winter planting ideas




September 18, 2018


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Biggest water butt sale now on

Save on water butts with huge discounts on water butt kits, irrigation kits, water butt planters, water butts with stands, and rainwater diverters. 

Sale can be found here -

black water butt with plantersTerracotta water butt with planters


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

Water butts that look great at the front of a house

When installing a water butt we often look for places that are hidden away for example behind a shed or greenhouse or down the side of a garage out of sight, this often means that the water butt and its store of fresh rainwater is simply forgotten about.

Rainwater Terrace water butts address this issue, our water butts look great installed or a patio or at the front of a property, they can be made in to a stunning feature by planting them with cascading trailing greenery and flowers.

water butt at the front of a house with planters and trailing flowers

Try planting up with plants that you would usually plant in a hanging basket such as :-

Lobelia richardii,

Petunia – trailing,


Cape daisies,

Begonia – trailing,

Pelargonium – Ivy leaf,


Creeping Jenny,

Dichondra 'Silver Falls’

Verbena, Fuchsia – trailing

Regular dead heading with ensure flowering all summer long keeping the water butt planters looking fantastic.

Rainwater Terrace water butts from the beginning

Plastic water butts don’t have to be ugly and hidden away.

Design 4 plastics have developed their own parented Rainwater Terrace water butt in response to the SuDS (Sustainable drainage system) Initiatives.

The current dry weather is brining into sharp focus the importance of saving rainwater with the potential for hosepipe bans, parched gardens and flash flowing when it does eventually rain.

Rainwater Terrace collects and stores rainwater for watering those thirsty plants, keeps it fresh and bedecked with plants, becomes a useful feature rather than an eyesore.

water butt design and development from concept to production

Summer sale on water butts

Beat the drought this summer with our fantastic savings on water butts HERE.

terracotta water butt with planters 100-200 litres, girl filling watering can

Installing a water butt can be a great way to keep lawns and plants hydrated in the dry summer months, a water butt can easily fill in a few hours with light rainfall.

In the current hot dry weather it does not take long for lawns to turn brown, with the rising cost of water it can become expensive to use a hosepipe daily. Installing a water butt provides you with a free source of natural rainwater to use on the garden.