Garway project nearly finished

We have been working on a lovely project on Garway hill in South Herefordshire. If you dont know the area its well worth a visit, the views from on top of the hill are incredible.

Using reclaimed building stone we have increased the height of the retaining wall to create a bench, this is capped with local Herefordshire capping stones (not yet set in the last photo), this is the same stone as the flagstones on the patio.

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Before photo

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Work in progress

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Nearly finished

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Latest project

The project we have been working on included the demolition of a prefabricated concrete garage that had been left in the back garden by the builder! Getting the garage down was the easy part, we then found the single garage had been built on a two foot thick concrete base, needless to say it took some breaking. In the end we hired a breaker for the mini digger, it still took the best part of a day just to crack it up.

The clients wanted a simple garden with central lawn and planting area around the edges, an area outside the patio doors is to be laid with chestnut decking boards. I’m really pleased with how a feature arch and bench have turned out, with some clematis and evergreen honeysuckle climbing over it I think its going to look great.

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Landscaping, Herefordshire, rustic arch

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Herefordshire Flagstones

We have just finished this large patio using natural Herefordshire flagstones. The patio is still a bit dusty but will have a lovely colour when washed off. Below are a few before and after photos.

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Landscaping, Hereford

Landscaping, Hereford

Landscaping, Herefordshire

 

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Natural Stone Paving

By using a good quality natural stone it is possible to cut a curved edge, this can be dressed so it will look really neat.

This patio at a property in Bromyard is laid with a Herefordshire flagstone and pointed with a damp mortar mix.

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Dry stone walling

A recently finished project, we were lucky enough to have this lovely stone on site already.

Please see previous post with detail of the steps leading from the end of the parking bay.

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Dry stone walling, Herefordshire

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Steps to the Heavens

We finished 2015 with a truly grueling project. Sixty steps up this steep bank leading to a house perched on the side of the hill over looking the river Wye.

Each step was made with oak board risers and inlaid with a concrete tread to give a firm textured surface.

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The middle third!

 

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The top section with floods on the distance.

 

 

 

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Brick Paving

Reclaimed brick makes a lovely material for a small patio or path. Here we used a herringbone pattern to pave this small seating area within the garden of a Victorian terrace house.

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Railway Sleeper Steps

A few photos of some steps made from green oak railway sleepers last year.

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A set of steps built from railway sleepers

 

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The steps complete with stone treads

 

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The stone path and steps

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Cantilevered stone bench

I came across these photos of a project on Orcop, Herefordshire. This was one of my favourite projects to date, I love stone walling and with the addition of the cantilevered bench this one was great fun to build.

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Above, detail of the random paving laid on the patio. The cantilevered stone bench can be seen curving around the wall.

Below, the finished wall and bench

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Oak Pergola

I popped back to do a small job for a client that I originally worked for six years ago. I took a few photos of the oak pergola we built back then, its looking great weathered in and with some climbers. We used quite small timbers so not to block too much light from the large patio doors.

Oak Pergola

Oak Pergola

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Forest School Shelter

We have been working in Birmingham for part of the last week building a shelter and den building area for a new forest school.

The shelter has chestnut posts, cedar timbers for the roof frame and cedar shingles for the roof covering.

Forest School Shelter and den building

Forest School Shelter and den building

Forest School Shelter

Forest School Den Building

Forest School Den Building

Forest School Den Building

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