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CPD points for those working from home: a message to design professionals

We recently received news that Clerkenwell Design Week has been postponed until July, and that’s the latest in a line of cancelled conferences and exhibitions for architects and landscapers. It’s very important that we all recognise the advice provided by the Government, but, of course, these unusual...

Advice & Inspiration | 06/04/2020

Style watch: painted interior floors

The team at Millboard live and breathe home and outdoor style trends, and we’ve all been impressed recently with the pictures of painted interior floors circulating online. We can certainly see the appeal of updating internal floors easily and quickly with a lick of paint! Painted floors...

Advice & Inspiration | 26/03/2020

Millboard decking, the natural choice for biophilic design

If you are involved in architecture or landscaping, it’s almost certain that you will have heard the words ‘biophilic design’ at some point over the past couple of years. Biophilia is a design concept that embraces natural colours, textures and finishes. This approach creates appealing and relaxing spaces,...

Advice & Inspiration | 17/02/2020

Attention homeowners!

YOPA recently announced that homeowners can add value to their homes by landscaping their gardens. The estate agent’s report revealed that a well-landscaped garden can add a substantial 20% to the sale value of a property– a lift of £60k on the average UK house price. The...

Advice & Inspiration | 11/11/2019

A brief look at 20th Century Garden Design

Garden design is a fascinating area of culture and personal expression. From the Edwardian period to the end of the 20th Century, the British have worked and reworked their outdoor spaces to display wealth, create areas for relaxation or, quite simply, to grow food. The 20th century...

Advice & Inspiration | 26/09/2019

Interior and Exterior trends: Yakisugi

Yakisugi, the heritage Japanese building material, is currently enjoying a surge of popularity across Europe and North America. Put simply, Yakisugi is cedar that has been charred to preserve the wood. It’s currency in Japan wasn’t actually founded on aesthetics but upon practicalities. Charring the wood makes...

Advice & Inspiration | 01/09/2019

Making the most of the hottest of summer trends

The outdoor living trend continues to flourish with no signs of slowing down. The hot tub and luxury swim spa industry, in particular, is seeing an enormous surge in sales across the country, as Brits flock to their gardens to take advantage of the great weather. Installing...

Advice & Inspiration | 23/07/2019

Spring Maintenance with Millboard

The Spring Equinox has just passed us by which means we are entering a time of new growth and energy in our gardens. We can all give Mother Nature a hand at kick-starting herself by undertaking a few simple tasks in our outdoor spaces. The RHS recommends...

Advice & Inspiration | 03/04/2019

A cabin in the woods

It’s well known that Millboard is “more than just a board” and Surrey-based installer All on Deck have shown this in the creation of a wonderful Millboard-clad cabin. The customer wanted a space which aesthetically fit with the surrounding garden but would offer minimal maintenance over the...

Advice & Inspiration | 27/03/2019