Garden steps play an important role in the design of a landscape. They can be an asset in uneven or hilly gardens making it easier to reach different levels safely.
They need to be properly designed, safe and comfortable to use.
Hard landscaping includes all the features of a garden excluding plants, trees and shrubs.
As well as paving, and resin surfacing we construct walls and fences, raised flower beds and steps.
The secret to the construction of durable hard landscaping, whether it be resin surfacing or block paving, is proper preparatory work.
This includes removal as necessary of loose or damaged existing materials, installation and compaction of sub-base aggregates, adequate wall foundations and proper drainage.
We pride ourselves in using only the best products available and qualified tradesmen who are trained to a high standard. We will spend as much time as is necessary in advising you and discussing our products and services. We trained in all aspects of Block Paving and will ensure your installation meets the latest Planning and Building Regulations, especially with regards to drainage.
The majority of small and awkward tarmacadam laying jobs that we do can be completed by hand laying methods.
This method is usually undertaken when there is no access for plant on site or the amount being laid doesn't warrant being laid by machine.
The process comprises the tarmac being brought to the job on the back of a wagon covered by insulated sheets or in a insulated vehicle (hot box) to keep the tarmac workable.
Then it is generally dropped or shovelled into wheel barrows and taken to the area of the site.
The skilled contractor will then use his experience to rake the Tarmac level ready to compact. Tarmac drives, paths & footpaths are perfect for being hand laid.
A properly constructed masonry wall can add significantly to the value of your home while increasing its visual appeal. The virtually maintenance-free durability of a wall is legendary and the design possibilities are almost limitless.
Accidents, age and earthquakes take their toll on your block walls. We can provide cost-effective repairs to block walls to improve the appearance and curb appeal of your old walls.
Footings are an important part of foundation construction.
They are typically made of concrete with rebar reinforcement that has been poured into an excavated trench.
The purpose of footings is to support the foundation and prevent settling.
Placement of footings is crucial to provide the proper support for the foundation and ultimately the structure.
Concrete footings may also be needed for projects such as a deck, pergola, retaining wall or other types of construction.
Footings are especially important in areas with troublesome soils.