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Project Review: Loughton, Essex

Some of you may have caught a video we had scheduled for release on social media last night. It revealed a large landscaping project we carried out in Loughton in Essex a year ago. Unlike some projects, this one wasn’t just limited to one or two of our services; a number of them were utilised…

Project Update: Gosmere Gate Installation in Hertfordshire

Project Update: Gosmere Gate Installation in Hertfordshire

As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, here at Oakleigh Manor, there’s more to us than just landscaping. We have a huge range of services on offer to our clients, meaning whatever your needs, we can satisfy them all from under our own roof, without the need of subcontracting to an unproven installer. Our…

Project Update 2: Swimming Pool in Brentwood, Essex

Project Update 2: Swimming Pool in Brentwood, Essex

If you’ve been catching up on your Oakleigh Manor blog reading this week, you may have come across a project update post about a swimming pool construction we are currently carrying out in Essex. I also said that I would try my best to bring you another post about the project, so here it is!…

Project Update: Swimming Pool in Brentwood, Essex

Here at Oakleigh Manor, there’s more to us than just landscaping… Nothing could be more true! The fact that we are multi-disciplinary specialists in bespoke projects is very evident here. As much as we love designing and building unique landscapes for our clients, we equally love projects relating to garden maintenance, joinery, lighting, automated gates,…

Project Update: Hard and Soft Landscaping near Ashford, Kent

Since the start of March, Oakleigh Manor have been carrying out a project for a client near Ashford, in Kent. The project involved, first of all, a hard landscape design and build was carried out by one of our in-house teams. Then, another in-house team, this time from our Oakleigh Manor Horticultural Services company, came…

A Potential Answer to the Housing Crisis?

Is it possible than an urban planning method originally created during the Victorian era could solve the housing crisis Britain currently finds itself in 2015? It may split opinion, but an article online from The Guardian, as penned by Patrick Barkham, entertains the very real possibility that is could be. But Barkham also entertains the equally-real…

The Environment and Logistics

You could say, they’re like chalk and cheese. Which is true: the environment and logistics do not go hand-in-hand easily. But environmentally-conscious organisations can make them go together. Those who do not are nothing more than greenwashing, and are choosing the easy option of not dedicating more care and attention to the environment. If you are…

Car Barn – The Attractive Alternative

Car Barn - The Attractive Alternative

Everyone has seen the rows upon rows of unattractive, drab garages that tend to be erected on housing estates that leave an eyesore in our otherwise beautiful country. That’s not to say that garages can’t look aesthetically-pleasing; a lot of people spend time and effort to be able to house possessions in this way. But…

Rainwater Harvesting: The Best Worst-Kept Secret

Especially in the South, we are prone to a very warm summer. As such hosepipe bans are commonplace; anyone else remember the lengthy one back in 2012? Me too. Countrywide though, rainfall is frequent – where do you think the idiom of “British weather” comes from? Yet, with all this rainfall, this author asks why…

Rogue Landscapers: The Scourge of Genuine Horticulturalists

We’ve all heard of these so-called “cowboy builders”; these pseudo-labourers who cut corners for the name of profit, with no prior thought of their customer. They may be giving the building and bricklaying industries a bad reputation, and ipso facto, the same for those in said industries who are honest, fair workers. However, it isn’t only…

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