Archive | February, 2016

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.

Landscaping Herefordshire

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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.

Stone walling, Hereford

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.

Garden, steps, Herefordshire

The middle third!


Timber steps, garden design, landscaping

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.

Reclaimed brick, Paving, patio, path

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Railway Sleeper Steps

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

oak sleepers, steps, garden

A set of steps built from railway sleepers


Landscaping, steps, Herefordshire

The steps complete with stone treads


Stone paving, garden, steps

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.

Natural stone patio, paving

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

Reclaimed, stone wall, landscaping

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