After Landscaping the last garden for some freinds, i was asked to landscape the new garden on the the recent house purchase.
Well ummm, who hid that huge 10ft deep swimming pool under the decking!!
Great project to get stuck into!
Everything was changed, two levels created allowing the best use of the land new fencing, raised borders , indian sandstone paving, artificial grass laid, shed base, storage area, and even the driveway was widened with new tarmac.
A new Close board fence and field gate installation for a new start up company called
‘MUDDY MONKIES’ this is a Forest school for the young ones.
A strong framework using concrete posts and a center rail support was installed along with a field gate to keep in with the surroundings.
Garden cleared to start with, new panels and concrete gravel boards installed.
Existing slabs cleaned up (by customer) and re-laid on a new hardcore base , extra slabs laid to for a new patio.
Pine sleepers constructed to produce a retainer for the raised shrub bed.
Screened soil was used to level up the lawn area and seeded .
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.
Thinking cap on for this job, the customer wanted to be able to let the small terrier dogs have the run of the garden, but due to steep gradients on the property causing problems with a conventional gate set up a simple but effective bespoke hinged section was made on-site to overcome the dogs being able to escape under the gate while still leaving an operational opening main gate. Side gates and fencing were also erected to other boundary sides of the property.
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.
My last project from November 15 to Jan 16, starting with the relevant planning permissions obtained by the Project manager. A tree surgeon came in to take out 4 trees and thick Rhododendrons, i then removed the stumps/roots to the bank area and leveled the top area, next up was a piling company who inserted the galvanized steel poles over 2 meters deep to obtain the correct loading pressure, the 6 piles are capable of taking 10 tons in weight when combined. A local steel fabrication company then built a frame and welded it to the poles, next was spreading 10 tons of type 1 stone and compacting it, some new slabs were laid to complete a hard perimeter edge. A new 4ft close board fence was erected by me with sleepers forming a retaining edge to the top of the bank.Ducting was installed for the Electricians to feed a cable through to power the new Log Cabin. A Water feature was then installed before the next specialist company came in to lay a resin/rubber surface. New work/store sheds were erected then finished off with myself erecting a 6ft close board fence to the front. The whole point of this project was to make use of a lost overgrown corner and erect a new Log Cabin giving much needed outside covered space for the children that use the Hospice, I would just like to add what a wonderful job the staff do for the children and could’nt ask for a better bunch of people to have the pleasure of being involved with.