Lovely Customer, lovely house!!

I have just been searching through some old files when I came across this testimonial from a loyal customer : “We have been really pleased with the work Hortus Ligneous have carried out for us, which has included both internal and external joinery. From fitted shelves and units to large oak garage doors and a hardwood […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 17/03/2013

in Blog, Projects, Testimonials -

Maintaining your Wooden gates

How You Can Properly Maintain Your Wood Gates? In order to maintain the look and life of your wooden gates you need to be consistent the few routine steps that are required for you to take.  By following these maintenance tips on a regular basis the life of your wooden gates will be greatly extended. […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 05/01/2013

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Wood From Sustainable Forests

Hortus Ligneous prides itself in supporting the use of sustainable timber from managed forests.  Sustainable wood is a natural and eco-friendly solution to some of the problems we now face. These ecologically sourced raw materials must form some part of the answer to our world’s climate changes. At its simplest, it means making sure that […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 20/12/2012

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Wooden Gate, Derbyshire

3 reasons why you should choose automatic oak entrance gates

Whether you are building a house from scratch or updating the front of your property, adding an automatic Oak entrance gate is probably one of the many things you are thinking of including. Here are reasons why you should choose an automatic Oak entrance gate. Security. This is the main reason why people add automatic […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 21/09/2012

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Welcome to our new site

A warm welcome from Hortus Ligneous. Well I’ve been teasing you, it’s been teasing us but it’s here, finally the launch of our fabulous new website.  Many hours of proof reading, long phone calls and endless emails between Ketchup Marketing and ourselves but we are proud announce its  arrival. has a brand new, all […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 12/06/2012

in Blog, The Team -

Finishing and treating Oak

A frequently asked question at Hortus Ligneous is whether Oak should be treated at all and if so what are the variety of treatments available in order to protect and enhance Oak beams, skirting boards, doors, kitchens, gates and other Oak products. There are obviously a variety of treatments available on the market, some of […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 08/06/2012

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“Hi Sam & Co, we wanted to write and thank you for the beautiful oak framed garage you’ve created for us, it really has exceeded our expectations (and already had lots of admiring glances from the neighbours!!) We wish you all the best with the continued growth of Hortous Ligneous, but with the levels of service you’ve provided and beautiful workmanship we know it will […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 04/06/2012

in Blog, Hardwood Structures, Oak Structures, Testimonials -

More work less play

So after what seems like weeks of working on our website, writing the blurb, selecting the photos and working with Ketchup to get the design “just so”, I decided I didn’t have enough photos of the team. I have a variety of pictures taken over time of our Sub- contractors and Apprentices but photos of […]

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by Charlotte Clemons - 01/06/2012

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