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Stock Road Billericay

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Grant and Deb's from Stock Gardens Billericay designed there owe garden, they asked me to build a feature walls and chunky oak pergola. I think you'll agree it looks fantastic!


 Simple end cuts and double joists gives it the look asked for.
Stepping down to cope with slop.....

Upminster

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Upminster finished months ago been rubbish at updating! But worth the wait..........
Pete Morley from The Plastering Co prepares the pond with beaded edges, mesh for strength and render aid as a scratch coat. Once Pete has finished with a rubbed up top coat, 4 coats of G4 Bonda glass pond sealer is applied.  Pond is now ready for the for water, lighting, pump, plants and fish  




Oak raised sleepers and retaining wall ready for planting- left. Below- pond construction has started with a shelf at each end for marginal planting and lights, the pond will be rendered and sealed with G4 pond sealer.


Upminster continues.   Jenny our designer has designed a new area with raised sleeper veg beds.We have started to build these in Green French Oak planed with a chamfered edge.
Retaining wall ready to be filled with soil and compost for a laurel hedge to be planted.

 Hand made Green oak pergola
 height and structure to a garden
 also beautiful as an arch for growing
 climbers up.










Recycling our own soil…

New drive and Art Deco gate

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A new front drive and gate for Mr & Mrs I in Leigh on sea Essex. We were also asked to commission a new gate to complement the art deco front doors. I think this has been achieved to great effect!

Swiming pool transformation

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A fantastic transformation in Rochford Essex Mr and Mrs R wanted a change from the Indian sandstone around there pool, and asked for a more Mediterranean feel.........



 And this picture shows how well this was achieved........ the picture does not do justice to the 1200mm x 1200mm porcelain tile, but believe me it looks amazing. We have also introduced new lighting around the pool...

Gardens revisited

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Three stage pond









Still looks good after 4 years
Location:Thorpe Bay Essex

Garden transformation Leigh on Sea Essex.

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Mr and Mrs H, Leigh on Sea, Essex. wanted more entertaining area!!



Before




After 

New water feature waiting for planting!   Peaceful sound of running water

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Fire pit progress in Stock, Essex. Admire your new garden from the warmth of a sunken fire pit!








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Location:Stock Essex

Front Drive and Walling

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Resin bound gravel

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Recently we have been trained in laying resin bound gravel surfacing the look and benefits are fantastic!

Resin bound and bonded gravel surfaces are low maintenance, highly durable and the range of colours makes them suitable for any property and taste, it is ideal for domestic and commercial use and doesn't suffer from the drawbacks of traditional surfaces of block pavers, impressed concrete, tarmac and loose gravel.

        The benefits:

No weeds, No puddles, No loose gravel, No gravel loss       
No subsidence, Ultra low maintenance, Available in a huge range of colours, Extremely hard wearing and durable, Highly slip resistant, Resistant to oil and chemicals.
Resin bound surfaces are porous. 


Our aim is to provide homeowners an stylish alternative to the traditional surfaces in use for decades. We can not only provide a functional new patio or driveway, but blend it into the garden.
We strive to take our service beyond what you would expect from a driveway or paving contractor. A …

Bornes Green School

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Tree House

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Tree House......
For the kids or the dads I'll let you decide!

Sometimes I get asked to build bespoke structures. These can be large or small, for young or older kids. They can be high or low, may be a slide for the under 10's or a plasma! for the over 10's.

A great play area or just somewhere for the kids to hang out in the safety of your own garden.

Going the extra mile

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Sometimes things don't always go to plan. But we bend over backwards to make sure you get what you want!

Occasionally, that means going underground for a while...

Woodwork

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We often get asked to throw together something nice in wood. Here's some of our stuff.

Changing the world - one garden at a time

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The really great thing about gardens is that they can be anything you want them to be. When we were asked to transform this dull looking estate garden, we felt it needed to reflect the personality of it's owner. After talking to Andy and Dawn, it was clear they were free spirits but with a love for co-ordination. So we worked on a layout that allowed for organic flowing lines that created organised spaces for different visual areas.

Over the next few days we stripped back the remaining foliage and set about building a raised bed on the left hand side. To cope with the slope away from the house, we added a step down to the next space.

By adding the big curve in the bed, we broke up the viewing angles from Andy and Dawn's kitchen ensuring some of the space would always remain hidden, inviting them in to the space and discover the progress of their planting.

On the right of the garden, we continued the lines of the raised bed with granite sets that fork on the return allowing for…