We always love to hear about how our customers are using our products. Please feel free to share your composting setup (images welcome) and experience of Archwood Greenhouses – Contact Us

Below are some of the many Testimonials we’ve received from our customers.


“I just want to thank you for the double composting system .

We put it together last weekend and we are delighted with it. It was very easy to put together and is beautifully made.

In particular thank you for personally delivering it and for so carefully checking that we had all the correct components.

Thank you very much.”

Mr. T. G, Warwick, 10th June 2023


“Just to let you know that we are delighted with the new compost bins that are now fully assembled and looking splendid in the corner of the garden (picture attached).

The new modular style of assembly, with pre-drilled holes and coach bolts made the whole exercise very straightforward, and the new thicker timber makes a very sturdy construction. Interestingly we found a knitting needle to be a very useful tool to check the hole alignment.

Thank you again for the fabulous personal service .”Mr. R. W, Guildford, 6th May 2023


“Just to let you know, my triple compost bins are assembled and I could not be more delighted. 

Thank you”

Mrs. A. H, Brighton, 26th April 2023


“Received our compost bin today at exactly the time suggested. Brilliant service from start to finish.

The bin looks really well made and pretty sure it will outlast me….. Would definitely buy from them again.”

Mr. M. J, Carlisle, Cumbria, 23rd March 2023


“This is just a short note to say a sincere ‘Thank you’ for delivering the very fine compost bin, now installed in the garden. Thanks to your trial run, everything fitted together perfectly.

I trust you had a good run up to Scotland and a safe return home.

It was a pleasure to meet you both. The experience of dealing with you was totally refreshing, a most welcome antidote to the modern, ‘Amazon’ orientated world! Very best wishes.”

R & H. B, Grasmere, Lake District, 22nd May 2022


“I have been really impressed with Archwood Greenhouses, right from my first interactions over the phone until the end of the building process of the composters. John was really pleasant to deal with and went above and beyond in terms of his communication and delivery of the composters. The composters were refreshingly easy to build, are very robust and look fantastic. Thank you for everything!

I will make sure to recommend Archwood Greenhouses – as long as you are happy to keep trekking down to Kent!”

Ms. A. S, Speldhurst, 13th April 2022


“I was away when you kindly delivered the compost and leaf bins.  I’ve assembled them and they are splendid, very many thanks!”

C. H, Wells, 7th March 2022


“Can I say what a fantastic service you offer! Our new (third) compost bin is in place now, next to its older brother of c 2012 vintage, and the eldest brother (c 2004) has just been dispatched to the tip. Next job is to change the felt on the middle-aged one, and they’ll barely look different. It was easy to build, and it’s been a pleasure doing business with you. I hope you’ll still be around in 2030 when we may need the next one ! Thank you once more.”

Mrs. J. T, Andover, 14th February 2022


“I said I would send some pictures of the compost bins with which we are very pleased.”

Mrs. H.O, Bristol, 23rd November 2021

Comment: The photographs shows a series of 1.20m (4ft) compost bins. Representing a time range from old to new.


“I just wanted to say how pleased I was with the quality of the materials, the standard of workmanship, the design and the excellence of the instructions. It all fitted together very well. The trickiest bit was fitting the bottom boards to the fronts but I think that initially I did not have the ground quite level and all was fine once I had sorted that out.

Making and using compost is an important part of my gardening, I like to retain as much waste material as possible on my plot and these bins will be a great help. Best wishes.”

Mr. G. Y, Braintree, 12th September 2021


“Hi there, As promised, here’s a pic! We’re very pleased with the result…..I’m sure we’ll get many years out of them, thank you. All the best.”

Quintuple Compost Bin with two Lids

Mr. J. W, Taunton, 23rd August 2021


“Hi, I am pleased with the new addition to our garden and we look forward to many years of compost harvesting…..Thank you for the excellent product and your personal attention to quality and detail. It was very easy to assemble, thanks to  the clear instructions.”

Mr. G. H, Bridgwater, 19th August 2021


Thank you for the delivery, and I must say how impressed the client’s (and us) are with their composters, brilliantly well made, seems a shame to use them for making compost. Thank you and we’ll definitely use your services again.

Mr. M. G, Birmingham, 30th July 2021


“Thank you indeed. I found your delivery waiting for me as arranged. Your clear instructions and superb product made assembly really easy. Great product, superb service. I am grateful for both. Kind regards.”

Mr. A. C, Birmingham, 4th July 2021


Question to the Customer: “For our information, did anything happen that was out of the ordinary, when it came to the delivery?” (From the customer, just an ordinary reply. Nothing different occurred post Brexit.)

Reply from the Customer: Hi John, Contacted this morning by the driver and gave him directions.  He delivered a few hours later bringing the goods down as far as he could go at the side of the house.  Easy to put together and already in use.  Impressed by the sturdy build. Regards.”

MR. K. L, Northern Ireland, 13th April 2021


“Just to say I am delighted with the new compost bins you supplied me. Thank you. My gardener said how easy they were to build and your delivery was excellent.”

Mr C G, Haverhill, 5th August 2020

I just wanted to confirm the compost bins arrived and I was able to construct them myself (to my amazement) thanks for helpful preparation and instructions.

I enclose a photo and thank you for ensuring the whole transaction went so smoothly – Thank you

Mr T A, Warrington, 25th June 2020

Hi, we purchased a triple compost bin from you just over a year ago. I wanted to write belatedly to say how pleased we were with it. Practical design, sturdy and well-built – it has made a huge difference to our compost output! By leaving it a while to write, we can now say in the light of experience that it is an excellent product. Thank you.

Mr C d C, New Malden, 23rd June 2020

Arrived safely on Friday – took 2hrs to assemble and looks great.  Many thanks.

Mr. R.C, Surrey, 1st May 2020 (Customer ordered a 12ft x 4ft x 3ft Triple Slatted and an 8ft x 4ft x 3ft Double Slatted with 2 Lids)

Thank you so much for delivering the compost bins last Friday. Excellent and fast service provided, construction was simple thanks to the clear instructions and marks on the components, and the finished product seems robust and looks good. Thanks again.

Mr. J.L, Stroud, 31st March 2020

Hi John, the goods were delivered as promised on Thursday and we erected our double compost bin this afternoon. I just wanted to let you know that we are absolutely thrilled with our choice. It was incredibly easy to put together as the instructions were so clear and the materials so well made. Plus it looks fantastic and is very sturdy – a really good piece of kit! Thanks very much.

Mr. P. B, Southampton, 15th March 2020

Hi, we bought one of your excellent bins and would now like to extend it to a double bin. Not sure which one it is……Hope you can help.

Ms. L. H, Salisbury, 9th April 2019

Thank you again for providing the tortoise shelters.  Just a few bolts and screws and they assembled easily.  They are nice and solid, very good quality and I’d recommend them for any sort of similar use. A couple of pictures are attached showing the shelters and the first of our tortoises out of hibernation are now making use of them properly.

Mr. M. S, Gidea Park, 27th March 2019

The consignment arrived 5 minutes after your last mail!

The compost bins have now been erected and they look fabulous and very sturdy.  The hardest thing was carrying all the different parts through the house to the back garden!  Thanks again for everything, we are delighted with the result.

Mrs. N. D. Tonbridge, 15th October 2015

I visited the school yesterday and thought I’d let you know how thrilled they are with their new compost bins and wormery. They are a perfect fit for the school garden and as always well constructed with easy to follow instructions.

Ms. K. D. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 23rd October 2013

We have been thrilled with the compost systems at our schools. They were really easy to put together and so strong and robust. The children have loved collecting their fruit peelings and weeds to go into the bins.

Ms. K. D. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2nd April 2013

It was good to meet you last week.

I just wanted to thank you for a fine product, I put them together on Sunday, and it could not have been more straight forward.

The photo instruction are great, the robustness of the product is unrivalled. I will happily recommend them to anyone.

Mr. A. B. Ledbury, 17th July 2012

Our previous purchase is starting to show signs of wear – but after 16 years heavy use, we can hardly complain about that!

Mr. D. S. Manchester, 19th April 2012 Returning Customer from BBC Gardeners World Magazine

Thank you for your excellent service in delivering the compost bins personally just three days after I ordered them! Your great attitude in comparison to so many organizations who give shoddy service is so refreshing. I shall certainly be coming back for more goods and recommending you to my friends. Thanks again

Mrs. S. L, Wythall, Worcs. 22nd December 2011

I brought a triple bay compost bin back in 1993 and it is still going strong. We recently moved house and had to leave the bin behind hence the need for another triple!  Hopefully this one will last just as long.

Mr. B. M, Sevenoaks, Kent. 30th January 2010

I have just emptied a compost bin, one of several which you supplied, and realised that it is now at least 16 years old. All the bins are still in good condition and are likely to last for quite a number of years yet. Thank you for producing such good value.

Mrs. R. M-J, Longhope, Glos. 24th May 2006

I must add that my wife and I are extremely impressed with the compost bins you recently delivered. We had some “fun” erecting it but it was certainly de-lux.

Lt Col MJB Regimental Headquarters

I received my compost bin on Friday and am really pleased with it. It’s exactly what I wanted and was very easy to assemble. Thank you for a very professional service.

Ms. S. C, Bedford 21st Sept 2009

Thank you so much for the delivery of our new compost bins and leaf cages, we had a very busy day putting them together and some very excited green fingered Year 5’s gave up their lunch time play to come and help transfer compost from our old make shift bins. We are looking forward to reaping the rewards next year.

Ms C. N, Primary School

Hello John, Just spoken to …… (in London) she is really pleased with 2.30-ish on Friday, and says yes please to having the composter assembled! Her number again is …………..if you need it. Thanks for letting me know, your service is very good and much appreciated by the customer too.

J. S.Trade customer, Frome

Thank you for delivering the compost bin. It looks great and is in action now!”

N.P. Horsham

We assembled the new bins yesterday (my old one was built by my husabnd using softwood and it has lasted a good few years but has now started composting itself).  I am extremely pleased with the new one, so wanted to let you know how pleased I am with your service.

K. B. Stoke on Trent

John thanks for delivering the kit so late in the day, really appreciate your service. Appreciatively

Mr. D. W. Chertsey

Thank you so much for the time and trouble you took answering my minor queries. I appreciate very much the level of customer service you gave – as well as the company. I would have replied sooner, but have been away.

Mrs. B, Purley

Thanks for the compost and leaf bins. They are exactly what we wanted. We put them together and installed them this afternoon – this was easy to do and the instructions were clear. I think we shall be back for more.

Mr. M. E, Lymington, Hants

The System looks very good, it is already in operation and should last for many years

Mr. H. Colchester

I am sorry that I just missed you.  Thank you very much for putting it up, impeccable, and I gather very quickly!

Mr. T.H, Marlow

Many thanks for the prompt delivery of the compost bin I ordered. my wife and I  put it together……….It looks splendid.  Thanks again

K. H.

Just a line to thank you very much for the delivery of the double compost bin. We are delighted with it. It was quick and easy to erect and composting has now commenced

D. T. Clun Salop Arms

Just a brief note to say how pleased I am with my strong well made compost bins. Thank you for an excellent product and service.

Miss M. G. Poole

We are very pleased with the bin

J. M. M. Consulting Geotechnical Engineer

I recently ordered a set of compost bins from you (close boarded with lids), and now have erected them in my garden. I should like to say how delighted I am with them: the design is excellent and the construction very sturdy, and the instructions were very clear. My old compost bins were an eyesore, whereas these are an attractive feature of the garden as well as an ideal system for making and storing compost. I consider that I have obtained excellent value for money, and am very pleased indeed that I spotted your advertisement.

H.H. Bath

the system is invaluable

E. G. Coventry

The compost bins are a great success!

Mrs. J. B. SW19

Many thanks for composter via your excellent delivery service. Looking forward to using it to our great advantage

Mr. J. K. Gwent

Just a brief note to let you know how delighted I am with the compost bin delivered last Saturday. It is a sturdy, well-made job and I have no excuse for not making rich compost. Thanks very much. A very satisfied customer.

L. L. Leeds

I am writing to say how delighted we are with the two beehive compost bins you delivered on Saturday. They are very well designed, constructed from extremely stout timber and were very easy to assemble, without instructions. Whilst obviously not intended for the cheap end of the market, I believe they offer good value for money, and consider them as attractive enhancements to our garden, unlike the eyesores that most compost bins seem to be……….It also makes a refreshing change to deal with a company that provides goods ordered well within the quoted time scale, and delivers from many miles away within a few minutes of a promised delivery time Thank you and well done!

B. W. West Wickham

The bins look great and I am sure they will function well for many years.

M. S. J. Royston

Just a quick note to say that everything fitted together fine with the Compost Bins, and my hubbie was very pleased with his birthday present! Thanks for your excellent service.

Mrs. C. Chippenham

Thank you for the message and delivery. All has gone smoothly and the compost bins are now standing proudly in a corner of the garden!

Mr. D. Somerset