We began at this farmhouse by supplying and laying 70 square meters of grey coloured Indian sandstone along the side of the house , once completed our client was so impressed we were asked to continue with additional pathways , seating area with oak pergola and all along the front of the property . We were then asked to build the curved steps leading up to a new driveway and parking area which required a low long retaining brick wall to split the levels of the garden . We constructed the driveway and parking area using a type 1 aggregate base covered with honeycomb panels to give strength and to prevent movement of the gravel . We also sprayed off the old lawn , levelled the whole area , imported 100t of screened sterilised top soil to top dress and seeded , within the lawn an ‘acid’ shrub bed was created by digging out the old soil lining the pit and infilling with ericaceous soil to accommodate our clients collection of rhododendrons and azaleas . A new post and rail fence with gate was then erected along the far boundry , other finishing touches included additional feather edge cladding to buildings , bespoke trellis and cast iron guttering and hoppers.
Over 400 tons of soil was removed from around this property to increase the area level with the house to allow for a potential extension . Retaining walls were built using bricks to match the house with a Staffordshire blue dog tooth course and cresing tile added to create interest and detail to such a long wall.
We built a large brick ‘ out house ‘ with toilet in yellow stock bricks to match the existing house.We also replaced the side fence with a yellow stock wall with raised planter attached , the other existing yellow stock boundry wall was raised to increase privacy . The existing uneven york stone was ‘ lifted ‘ and re-laid together with additional reclaimed york stone we supplied of the same quality and patina. A circle of lawn was laid in the centre.
Supplied, bullnosed and fitted reclaimed sandstone paving to pre-built yellow stock step foundation.
A large patio area with steps, raised vegetable garden with indian stone pathways and electric gates installed at Black Grove Lodge.
A lovely cottage garden in the village of Preston, an old 145 square metre concrete slab patio was transformed by replacing it with reclaimed riven yorkstone with small pockets of flintstones,areas of pointing were left to allow natural flowers and grasses to grow.
Following on from building a koi pond at the same property we were asked to lay a new sandstone patio with steps leading upto the rears doors , recessed man hole covers were used to disguise drain covers . Once finished the stone was sealed with a ‘ wet look ‘ stone sealer , shrub beds were created around the house and planted up , as well as a portugese laurel hedge along one side and a couple of topiary beds to break up where the patio meets the lawn.
This patio had to be completed quickly in time for a party . The old concrete was removed and the dividing wall was demolished to create a larger space , a type one base was compacted and a single step was built the width of the patio to allow for the fall of the garden . Black Indian sandstone was laid , pointed and sealed with a ‘wet look’ stone sealer to help maintain the dark colour.