How does the Fastrack next day delivery service work?
Provided we receive your order before 2.00pm on any business day we'll complete your order and dispatch it the same day for next working day courier delivery which is tracked, this is for mainland UK only and costs £9.95 (dependent on weight). If you select the fastrack option we'll acknowledge your order straight away and start processing it straight away. In the unlikely event that we accept an order that we cannot deliver within this guideline, we'll let you know and arrange an immediate refund if required.
Tell us more about the colours?
We have eight standard finishes which are all based on a protective wood stain with pigments to provide the unique colours:
Antique Oak – gives the classic aged and antique appearance of old oak
Rustic Pine – an outdoor rustic wooden shade, a solid and even colour
Shabby Green – a lovely vintage muted green, a classic and popular colour
Shabby Blue – chic in a duck egg blue kind of way, great indoors or out
Shabby Pink – A rich definitive pink, ideal for kids and making a statement
Forest Green – A subtle yet classic blend, gives the feel of the foliage of a forest
Country Cream – a rich and delicate cream which allows the grain to show through whilst protecting the wood
Antique Silver – a real old-fashioned deco silver, ideal for that special anniversary
What about caring for the crate itself?
Your crate is manufactured from Forest Stewardship Certificated pine but will rot and warp if left in damp and poorly ventilated conditions. The key to preventing rot is to control the wood’s exposure to moisture, most wood decay fungi grow on wood with a high moisture content usually 20 percent or above, your crate has been treated with high quality fence paint to help inhibit water ingress. Your crate should be stored so that it is raised off the ground, particularly when planted. If stored in a damp and airless environment it will degenerate very rapidly. Try to take special care when watering your crate so that you do not soak the wood and increase the likelihood of fungi growth, at all times pay particular attention to adequate drainage and ventilation. It is advisable to make drain holes in the liner.
What sizes are the boxes?
The sizes of the boxes are listed on the main site, however they are as follows:
How best shall I display my box?
It’s a good idea to situate the box raised slightly from the ground using bricks or wood. This reduces the contact to the surface of the ground in the wet seasons and allows the wood and the crate's contents to breath.
How can I move my Plantabox around, once planted?
The large and square Plantaboxes can be ordered with castor wheels
or a crate stand
. This will ease manoeuvrability once planted up. Please order the wheels on the product page and they will be fixed to your Plantabox.
What is FSC?
The Forest Stewardship Council’s “tick tree” logo is used on product labels to indicate whether products are certified under the FSC system. When you see the FSC logo on a label you can buy timber and other wood products, such as paper, with the confidence that you are not contributing to the destruction of the world’s forests. FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. It was founded in 1993 in response to public concern about deforestation and demand for a trustworthy wood-labelling scheme.