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Petal Leaf concrete wall blocks

Petal_leaf The vast majority of new-build houses in the 1960s and 1970s had one thing in common - Petal Leaf concrete wall blocks.

They were used to create divisions in a garden or between houses, but with space in-between to let the light come through. Many have been ditched over the years as concrete was removed as people "modernised". But now they're seen as a feature of that era - and actually quite sought after, especially as no-one seems to make them anymore.

Well, actually, there is one company - Stowell Concrete. They're still making the classic Petal Leaf design, with blocks retailing from £3.50 each. If your house dates from the era and you want to add an original feature, this is a cheap one. if you live in a country cottage, you might want to given them a miss.

Find out more at the Stowell Concrete website

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KevinJay

You just saved my life Dave. We have these walls all around the gardens and have been trying everywhere to get these to extend some to make them child safe.

For the amount it cost us you should get a commission

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