A congested street required the owner to make more private parking space.
The old existing Lawn was dug out to make way for this, however the we did not want to loose the permeable ground space the lawn provided for natural rainfall, so a permeable membrane was installed and covered with a MOT type 1 material which retains excellent flow through, a loose stone chipping was added to the top for decorative purposes, a small block paved area was installed across the threshold to help prevent any movement of loose stone onto the pavement.
Well, after 4 months (inc Xmas break) this very interesting project is finished bar some final detail around the pond, old concrete paving and borders were discarded and the new layout was constructed, a large area of lawn was changed into flowing shrub beds packed with a good seasonal plants, ( Planted by the ever hard working Jane ‘customer’, good work Jane! ) a pond was dug to approximate shape and levels by Roger ( Customer and very keen helper! before i arrived) from then on the pond was shaped, footings and concrete block wall’s installed by myself ready for Arron ( A B Aquatics ) to install the liner pump, and complete the pond stone work.
The new Indian Sandstone Paving ( Umbra Grey ) was installed to wrap around the house meeting the driveway, Purbeck stone was used throughout the project to build various walls hugging the paving.
My favorite feature of the lot has to be the stone circle created to give a seating area lapping up the evening summer sun!
Oak pergola frames have been installed by Roger mapping out a garden walk way.
Finally the driveway was cleared ( much to Jane’s delight ) and a layer of 20mm Quantock grey stone was spread.
A big thanks to my 2 collegues helping me out with all the work, and a massive thank you to customer’s Roger & Jane for there hospitality and help along the way.
More spring/ summer pics to be added…
Phase 2 of a project in Wimborne, previously a Indian sandstone patio was laid over looking the River Stour to the rear garden, the driveway needed completely re-doing after extensive building work was carried out, i’ll let the pictures do the talking, but this did turn out rather well don’t you think…….
An old wall was pulled over to provide a sub-base material for the parking area, new timber sleepers were erected as a support, this was topped off with a compacted layer of 40mm scalpings and dressed up with 20mm shingle. A new decorative panel was installed for privacy with a side access gate.
Out with the ugly concrete and tired fence, then brought up to date with new block paving complemented with a grey 20mm Quantock stone, a new close board fence replaced the old panels. Lovely customers, thanks for the T’s and cake! Big help from a work colleague on this one.