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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2010, 19:01 »
There's usually lots around that are free, and using them for fencing sounds a great idea

(and sheds, and compost bins, and greenhouse staging and chairs and benches and shuttering around concrete being layed... etc ect etc  :lol: :lol: :lol: )

and our wood chip on the plot is, yes you've guessed: chipped pallets  :D :D :D :D
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2010, 20:04 »
we went down to the local small family run builders and brought back 6 :D they were delighted to get rid of them and they're putting 10 out for us tomorrow :D they're in great condition and we can have as many as we want any time :D when we've finished making runs any broken ones will be used for compost bins and raised beds :D

Thanks everyone for suggesting places to find free pallets :D :D :D
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2010, 08:15 »
That sounds excellent  :D :D :D

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2010, 10:23 »
we went down to the local small family run builders and brought back 6 :D they were delighted to get rid of them and they're putting 10 out for us tomorrow :D they're in great condition and we can have as many as we want any time :D when we've finished making runs any broken ones will be used for compost bins and raised beds :D

Thanks everyone for suggesting places to find free pallets :D :D :D

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2010, 22:26 »
This is a subject that is currently bugging me! I have asked every garden centre, DIY store, even a local building site to see if the pallets lying around, usually in some kind of heap that looks like they are awaiting Guy Fawkes night, and I have had the same answer, NO!, even the pallets that are not painted blue apparently have a deposit on them, at least where I live, I desperately need to construct a compost bin, or bins, seriously thinking about taking the roof off my 60 year old shed and using that, Any ideas anyone? please? 

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2010, 22:44 »
This is a subject that is currently bugging me! I have asked every garden centre, DIY store, even a local building site to see if the pallets lying around, usually in some kind of heap that looks like they are awaiting Guy Fawkes night, and I have had the same answer, NO!, even the pallets that are not painted blue apparently have a deposit on them, at least where I live, I desperately need to construct a compost bin, or bins, seriously thinking about taking the roof off my 60 year old shed and using that, Any ideas anyone? please? 

I use a local wood recycling company for all my bits, did a bit of a search and found http://www.oxfordwoodrecycling.org.uk/

Might be worth giving them a call?

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2010, 23:26 »
Freecycle/Freegle is always a good source of pallets. Alternatively, try your local hospital (I work for one). If they have their own stores, there will inevitably be a large supply of unwanted pallets lying around. A polite request is usually all it takes........ A lot of hospitals are allegedly refusing to accept deliveries on wooden pallets in the name of environmental friendliness, but it ain't working!
« Last Edit: August 25, 2010, 12:47 by yamandmole »
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2010, 09:37 »
We go to a skip yard sometimes to get bits of wood (last year we got some old gardening tools too) but when OH and son went on Tues they said there was a lot less wood than usual, the chap told them loads of people come for wood for their wood burners.

I've also been told there's a place round here that is buying pallets at 8 each :( I'm glad I've found my supplier  : :D

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2010, 09:48 »
Plumbers merchants are a good source of big pallets
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2010, 15:22 »
This is a subject that is currently bugging me! I have asked every garden centre, DIY store, even a local building site to see if the pallets lying around, usually in some kind of heap that looks like they are awaiting Guy Fawkes night, and I have had the same answer, NO!, even the pallets that are not painted blue apparently have a deposit on them, at least where I live, I desperately need to construct a compost bin, or bins, seriously thinking about taking the roof off my 60 year old shed and using that, Any ideas anyone? please? 

Try the trading estates - and ask for broken pallets.  They usually only have one bar broken - not a problem for a compost heap - but they cant get the deposit back on them, so are much happier to give them away.

We go to a skip yard sometimes to get bits of wood (last year we got some old gardening tools too) but when OH and son went on Tues they said there was a lot less wood than usual, the chap told them loads of people come for wood for their wood burners.

I heard that during the week from a guy involved with a skip company ... they don't get anything like as much waste wood in now as they did a year or two back.
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2010, 14:52 »
I got hold of 3 large crates (1 metre cubed) from Wyevale free of charge and then cut them down into shallow raised beds which gave me 9 in total and then i fixed pallets to the bottomsand then i made apex lids covered in polythene and i have done all my growing in them this year. No weeding or bugs and i managed to start very early in the year and everything has been very successful.
You need to speak to the guys who are outside clearing the grounds and catch them whem they are skipping everything. It worked for me.

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2010, 20:48 »
We always find them in skips!!
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2010, 20:57 »
We always find them in skips!!
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Just make sure you ask the skip owner's permission before you remove them, or you are committing theft  :(
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2010, 21:16 »
we've used our pallets to fence the chooks in the old veg plot, make a mini run for the poots, a stand for the rabbit hutch, compost bins, raised beds and a fence :D


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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2010, 15:06 »
I saw one house in the country who decided to make a pallet fence - he literally stood whole pallets on end, side by side, all around his property. Junky barely describes the effect  ::) It had to be a he as no woman would allow such an eyesore, at least, not one that wasn't taken apart, pieced neatly and painted.



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