The clocks went forward last weekend which may have meant and hour less in bed, but it also brings the promise of lighter nights and, hopefully, better weather.

Everywhere you look you can see the first signs of spring. The daffodils are out, the hedges are getting greener, and the birds are singing.

With the thought of Spring comes the desire to Spring clean! Open the windows, let the fresh air in, get the garden ready for Summer BBQs and maybe a bit of DIY?

This is where we come in!

Need a skip for the big clearout?  

Give our transport team a call 

Need some top soil for the garden? 

Give our aggregate sales team a call

Fancy a new raised bed? Give our wooden sleepers a try. Or looking at new patio?

Our builders’ merchants department has all the items you need in stock along with delivery options to suit your needs.

Why do days get longer in spring?

The term equinox comes from Latin and means ‘equal night’. On the day of the equinox, the sun is exactly above the equator, which makes the length of day and night similar – but not quite equal – for the entire world. Every region on the planet will experience close to 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness on the spring equinox. 

After the spring equinox, the UK and other countries that are above the equator line are tilted towards the sun, meaning we get more hours of daylight and warmer temperatures. 

This paired with Daylight Saving Time, where the clocks go forward on the 27th of March, and the evenings will be much longer and lighter than before. 

Daylight Saving Time was introduced so people could maximise sunlight throughout the year, instead of sleeping through most of it. It first came into effect in the UK in 1916 and was believed it would help save energy by reducing the amount of coal households needed. Looking to reduce our environmental impacts across the world even back in 1916!