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We confidently offer all facets of hard landscaping (see comprehensive list below) but often the real challenges of any project are coming up with the best possible layout/use of space, without over complicating the design, as well as overcoming access and available space related issues. Since day one, almost every project we have completed has required us to become specialists in overcoming such challenges, to make sure that your outdoor space reaches it’s full potential.
To date, we have completed projects such as building a large gravel terrace with substantial retaining walls above and below, half way up a 35 degree slope in Lyncombe Vale, Bath. On this occasion, the only access was from lengthy flights of steps above and below. A very challenging project indeed but the resulting terrace opened up a corner of an otherwise inaccessible garden, to be used for socialising and enjoying picturesque views across Lyncombe Vale to Perrymede and Ralph Allen.
Hard landscaping done well, often requires weeks of labour and large volumes of materials. So, in order to prevent these two costs spiralling, it is vital firstly to plan each stage of the project in the most efficient order, so that nothing needs to be moved or completed twice and secondly, to understand what materials are most fit for purpose or can be repurposed, therefore escaping the need to order in and move materials, not already on site. We carry out the planning mentioned above, whilst drafting the estimate for the work because the former ensures that the latter includes an accurate time frame and therefore labour costs and wherever possible, we will mitigate material costs in the estimate, by repurposing materials already on site in the old structures which will be dismantled or moved.
Generally speaking, we will visit you and then draft estimates free of charge, if you want the peace of mind of a fixed price project. However, experience has taught us that neglected gardens often benefit from a flexible approach, based on a day rate rather than a fixed price. We have often found that the best strategy and solutions only crystallise, as we become more familiar with the site we are working on and we build a working report with the customer.