Link-a-Bord Kits and Components

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The Link-a-Bord plastic raised beds are an ingenious modular raised bed system made in the UK from recycled black plastic, quick to build, maintenance free and with a 20+ year life expectancy...More information

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The Link-a-Bord plastic raised beds are an ingenious modular raised bed system made in the UK from recycled black plastic, quick to build, maintenance free and with a 20+ year life expectancy.

Available in a choice of four handy sizes (0.5m x 1m, 1m square, 1m x 2m and 1m x 3m), complete Link-a-Bord kits include the 15cm deep recycled black plastic double-skinned planks, straight/corner links, plastic dowels and cover caps for a perfect finish.

All the Link-a-Bord components are available separately allowing you to create your own raised bed layout, with 0.5m and 1m planks, straight and corner links, plastic dowels, cover caps and braces which we advise using on all beds over 1m long and 2 beds high to prevent bowing.

If creating a bed that is two or three tiers in height, do not cut the dowels flush with the boards as shown in the video. Leave the length of them as they are until you have added your required tiers. Once this has been done, you can then cut the dowels flush.

Extra Value Sets – buy Link-a-Bord pack of 2 and save up to £5!

  • Link-a-Bord is a UK made plastic modular raised bed system
  • Simple to construct – connectors and planks simply slot together and are secured by dowels
  • Maintenance free, fade, frost and rot proof
  • Made from recycled black plastic
  • Complete kits available in 4 sizes: 0.5m x 1m; 1m x 1m; 1m x 2m and 1m x 3m
  • Extra Value 2 packs also available – save up to £5
  • Components are also available separately so you can create any layout
  • Double-skinned planks provide a layer of air between the internal and external sides for great insulation
  • Manufacturing process ensures boards will last indefinitely – 20+ year life expectancy
  • Link-a-Bord beds can be stacked to increase the height of your raised beds
  • Supplied in black to help absorb heat
  • Insulates the root system of plants and helps prevent drying out
  • Spare 1m dowels available separately
  • This product is supplied as a kit for self assembly
  • We recomend that Link-a-Bord beds are constructed to a maximum height of 45cm (3 tiers) and fitted with support braces to prevent bowing and board damage on all beds that are over 1 metre long .  

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Good Reports! By Anonymous 5 2nd November 2016

I had heard good reports about these raised beds and they looked great in the garden I visited, so I decided to order for myself. It was easy to order online and the goods arrived very quickly. Unfortunately I haven't had time to assemble them yet as I'm too busy with other gardening, but I am sure they will work well.

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Easy to set up By Louise Taraniuk 4 27th September 2016

This is the third set I have bought. Very successful veg growing in them. Excellent crop of carrots with netting over. Extends growing season using hoops and fleece. So easy to use.

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I am considering buying more! By Anonymous 5 7th September 2016

I purchased 2 x link-a-bord kits. It was easy to put together and the plastic dowels held the two units together very well, and were long enough to hammer into the ground. Unexpectedly, due to building works I am using the bed to keep my tortoise secure while there are builders using the garden gate - he's likely to escape. However, once the work finishes I will use it as my vegetable bed to keep the tortoise out and away from the veggies he loves.

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LINK-A-BORD - SIZE MATTERS!
When purchasing your Link-a-Bord kits or components, it's important to remember that the actual dimensions of the assembled bed will be greater than the length of the boards. This is because the size of both the corner and straight links is added to the board length (which, incidentally, are exactly 0.5m or 1m in length). If you've plenty of space then you're probably not too bothered about a few centimetres here and there - but if you're trying to squeeze a bed into the tightest corner of the garden, it might make all the difference!

To help you plan you garden and ensure any kits you are interested in purchasing will fit, we've compiled this handy guide to the exact sizes of the four Link-a-Bord kits...

Link-a-Bord Bed Size

Internal Dimensions

External Dimensions

0.5m x 1m

0.54m x 1.03m

0.58m x 1.075m

1m x 1m

1.03m x 1.03m

1.075m x 1.075m

2m x 1m

2.05m x 1.03m

2.1m x 1.075m

3m x 1m

3.07m x 1.03m

3.12m x 1.075m

 And we haven't forgotten those of you who might be planning a bed using the individual components! As rough guide, add on 20mm to the internal size for every corner and straight link, and 40mm for each corner on the external and you shouldn't go far wrong! 

We recommend the 1m internal support braces - which are not included with the kits but are available separately - on assemblies of 1.5m and over and extra height beds to enhance the aesthetics of the product. If you do not wish to use the support braces there maybe slight bowing of the beds but this will in no way affect their functionality. We recomend that Link-a-Bord beds are constructed to a maximum height of 45cm (3 tiers) and fitted with support braces to prevent bowing and board damage. 

If creating a bed that is two or three tier in height, do not cut the dowels flush with the boards as shown in the video. Leave the length of them as they are until you have added your required tiers. Once this has been done, you can then cut the dowels flush’.



PLANTING INFORMATION
We've also compiled a quick guide to the depth of raised bed you'll need to grow favourite Kitchen Garden crops. This list is by no means definitive but if you're unsure of how many tiers to go for, the over-riding advice is to go deeper - this gives you the flexibility to grow a wider variation of vegetables in the future and also helps with crop rotation.

Here's that list; 

Vegetable Type

Depth of Bed Required

Number of Tiers

Carrots

30/40cm

2 Tier at least

Potatoes

30/40cm

2 Tier at least

Parsnips

30/40cm

2 Tier at least

Beans

15/20cm

1 Tier at least

Peas

15/20cm

1 Tier at least

Courgettes

15/20cm

1 Tier at least

Beetroot

30/40cm

2 Tier at least

 
 

What The Press Say

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The Guardian WeekendJanuary 24th 2009

From 10 times Gold Medal Winner at Chelsea Flower Show, Medwyn Williams

"I grow my leeks for Chelsea Flower Show in Link-a-bord because I find all my plants perform better in Link-a-bord double walled containers."

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