Each project we have taken on to date has been unique. Whether it be steep banking, terraces or the incorporation of sentimental stones, we strive for perfection.
Formal arrangements can add a real touch of class, elegance and timeless beauty to your garden. Formal gardening, in its simplest form, is the use of geometric pattern in your layout.
The above designs are practical in terms of access to plants for maintenance and will look wonderful with mirrored planting. The above layouts are ideal for those who like to admire their plants through the changing seasons and enjoy walking around their garden.
Whilst formal gardens have a high maintenance look, you set the schedule with your planting choices. Topiary is ever popular due to the aesthetically pleasing results, formal arrangements suit this style perfectly.
Gravel comes in all manner of colours, shapes and sizes. It is an ideal material for beds, driveways and paths offering drainage with minimal maintenance.
Plants can be added for a pop of colour, maintenance being set by your chosen plant. Laid in conjunction with Weedex, the weeds are kept at bay, Mother nature tends to watering, you sit back and enjoy!
Patios are paved areas constructed of new or old durable bricks, concrete, natural stone or tiles. Used for dining and recreation they were typically constructed aside the property though are becoming increasingly popular in the garden.
Construction materials allow for endless possibilities to suit your style and requirements. We recommend sealing your patio with weather resistant sealant to further increase the freshly laid look of your patio. Gravel supports drainage and can be used as bedding as illustrated above. Lighting can create dramatic or subtle effect taking your outdoor space to the next level. You may also want to consider the addition of a pergola and/or trellis in conjunction with your patio for additional privacy and shade.
Steps are an ideal solution for terraced gardens and steep banks. They add structure to your space and a touch of class. Please look under the Woodwork Photos tab to view wooden options.
Walls are a freestanding structure which create very firm boundaries offering security and privacy to your property. They are constructed of durable bricks or natural stone, secured with mortar.
As illustrated above they can be used in conjunction with fencing or trellis should you require height and wish to break up the space.
Dry stone walling a.k.a drystane dyking is the term used to describe the construction of structures from stone without mortar to bind them together. They results are stable due to the compressional forces on the carefully selected interlocking stones.
Predominantly used to construct boundary walls it is also a wonderful technique to create artwork and structures such as bridges, pillars, raised beds, retaining walls, etc.
Martin is particularly passionate about this technique having been trained at 16 and finding he has a natural aptitude for stone work.
Re-pointing is the process of renewing the external part of your buildings mortar joints. As we all know weathering causes voids in the joints allowing water to enter which causes further deterioration during frost and freeze.
Sound mortar will be assessed to source a compatible replacement for damaged areas. We need to consider colour, texture, permeability, compressive strength and thermal expansion. We take great care in removing damaged mortar by hand to avoid damaging masonry units. We leave sound mortar in place and re-point damaged areas in passes to allow for curing.
Martin has great interest in masonry. He found the lime re-pointing project illustrated above a pleasure to work on with a very rewarding finish.
Re-pointing your house adds substantial value, protecting your investment and rejuvenating your property.