These garden works were started in Spring 2012 at Farm Close, East Grinstead. We had previously worked for their neighbour and we were asked back to price for a similar project. The customer supplied the rough plan which we slightly amended as the conditions dictated. The aim was to create a larger patio, allow space for a new conservatory and a larger shed. Drainage is a severe problem in this garden. Very high water table and moving clay.
Below you can follow the works
When we first visited, the existing patio
Not a welcoming front garden.
Original steps and walling to go
Old patio area was very cramped.
Very thick walls to chop out
Took us a few days and burnt out our breakers!
Digger and track barrow were in use
much work was needed by the digger
All then concreted
Then more excavation
Spoil was carefully piled at the front for grab disposal
Landslip had to be supported
Blocks laid as a retaining wall
Peter hard at work laying blocks
Materials used rapidly
Ian had been barrowing in the bricks ready for the next stage of works
more walling underway
New steps underway
More walling underway
Yes, Peter does stop for a sandwich!
Bricks carted in by our tracked barrow
More materials are arriving to be used
Steps now completed!
Lovely mixed sized Raj paving!
Another view of the steps!
Finished patio and much walling!
Side view of the steps
Finished walling and raised beds!
Project completed! Spacious feeling patio and attractive welcoming steps.