The Barrico hogshead rainwater barrel is made in the UK, faithfully and directly modeled on an oak 'hogshead' barrel as featured in The Times. . The end result is a stunning water butt, with the authentic look of an oak barrel and the durability and longevity of MDPE.
The word hogshead derives from the English word “hogges hede”. This popular word in the 15th century was used to measure 63 gallons. The origin is to be found in the name for a cask appearing in various Germanic languages, for example Dutch oxhooft.
The Barrico Hogshead is available in both Oak and Toasted Oak colour.
The option to increase the authentic look further is available by selecting the hand finished option. This option results in a stunning metallic band effect (Oak-Pewter/Burnt Oak -Bronze ) and a rougher wood effect on the panels.
The barrel has a potting area on the top to allow those pleasant potting tasks to be easily carried out with water available within arms reach. The potting area can be fitted with a small drain hole allowing excess water from potting activities to drain back into the tank. Alternativley the potting area can be left to be used a small water feature with a solar fountain or a bird bath!
The 120mm top access cap (black only) allows diverters with a backnut to be fitted and allows submersible pumps to be lowered in and the outlet to exit via the thumb hole.
- Brass tap
- Access lid
3P Filter Collector Universal to allow filtered rainwater to be collected
- Downpipe offset kit and Leaf Catcher if going directly into the planter
Overflow kit if a diverter/filter is not being used
- Tank linking kit
- Tank Freshener
- Chrome or Design tap
|Height: 880 mm x Diameter: 680 mm, Tap 280mm from base.
|2 x 3/4″ BSP Brass Threaded Ports:
|Filter Collector Universal
|3/4″ Brass Tap, 120mm Access Lid
|MDPE (Medium Density Polyethylene)
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The delivery information page is divided into 1. Specific and 2. General delivery information below.1. Specific Delivery Information relating to product lines
- Small items dispatched daily with RM24 ~85% arriving next day
- Large items (UK made) typically 5 - 15 working days (Parcelforce/APC etc)
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We no longer support ordering from the EU and Northern Ireland through the website. We can support ad hoc orders with limited liability.
Our design and Prestige range is available in the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, through our distributors.
Stock items will be dispatched on the day of order, if ordered before 1pm.
Letters are sent 1st class.
Parcels <2kg are shipped with Royal Mail 24 Tracked with the following target delivery times.
Guaranteed delivery can be arranged by advance agreement. This agreement is back to back with the courier and we will not be liable for any delays as per our terms.
A loss/replacement can only be pursued in line with the target delivery times of the courier or once the courier accept loss.
Bulky items (and pallet deliveries) are dispatched within 2-15 working days. We will request a contact number if this has not been provided at checkout.
Some items are made to order (bespoke) and details are given on the listing for dispatch times. If for any reason we anticipate a delay on our normal dispatch time we will contact you to let you know.
Occasionally there are delays. We shall not be liable for any direct or indirect losses, costs, damages or expenses incurred by you or any other person for any delays in delivery.
Missed deliveries where attempted delivery has been made usually result in re-deliveries the following day. The customer is responsible for organising re deliveries by contacting the courier direct.
Parcels/deliveries can only be "left out" if the delivering company allows that option. Parcelforce, for example, do not allow a parcel to be "left out".
We are an environment centric business and as such we try to minimise our waste. Our packaging is usually recycled and/or recyclable and we make efficient use of packaging to minimise wastage.
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