Interesting Articles

Stuart Barten: The Man, The Maverick

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February 23rd, 2015 by

In the spirit of last week’s post relating to own very own landscape architect Rupert Davis, our marketing team was inspired to compose another in relation to another employee here at Oakleigh Manor. This time, the spotlight will be on one of the company directors, Mr Stuart Barten. Cue applause. From his background of working […]

Oakleigh Manor Newsletter

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February 20th, 2015 by

From Monday 2nd March, Oakleigh Manor will be proud to present an email newsletter! Despite the name still a work in-progress, the marketing team have been hard at work committing material for the small, yet concise, newsletter, which will be sent out on the first Monday of every month. It will contain a number of […]

Environmental Management: ISO14001 Certification

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February 19th, 2015 by

The International Organisation for Standardisation, abbreviated as ISO, is a standard-setting international body, made up of representatives from a number of national standards organisations, functioning as an independent, non-governmental membership organisation. It was founded in 1947, based in the Swiss city of Geneva, and has over 160 national members. They have set standards in almost […]

One Day in the Life of…

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February 19th, 2015 by

…a landscape architect! If you expected the name “Ivan Denisovich”, the I do apologise! My writing may not be as good as Solzhenitsyn, but I’ll give it a go! Where the subject of the Russian novelist’s critically-acclaimed novel – which helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature – was the aforementioned Ivan, this blog […]

Artificial Lawns: Turfing out the Old

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February 18th, 2015 by

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or quite simply aren’t a fan of sports, then you wouldn’t have heard about the uproar surrounding the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup; the football tournament will kick off in Canada this year, running from June to July. The aforementioned uproar has been about artificial turf being used […]

Garden Joinery

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February 17th, 2015 by

Joinery is a type of carpentry which consists of the cutting and fitting together of wood without nails, screws or other metal fasteners, such as bolts. This type of construction is very specialist, and it takes a large amount of training to be a fully competent joiner. One of the many services that Oakleigh Manor […]

Houseplants to Improve Air Quality

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February 17th, 2015 by

This post is quite ground-breaking; the usual process for our marketing team is to conduct vast market research to find suitable articles to blog about. But this time, this slice of fried gold was, quite literally, Stumbled onto. It was found via the discovery engine StumbleUpon, a great website which gives you articles corresponding to […]

Encouraging Pollination

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February 16th, 2015 by

What can you do for your garden? In this blog post, we will be exploring the idea of encouraging pollination of plants, to enable fertilisation, and therefore reproduction in plants, i.e. making more of them! Whether it be for vegetables for human consumption, or flowers for aesthetic purposes, encouraging pollination is highly recommended. In certain […]

Car Barn – The Attractive Alternative

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February 16th, 2015 by

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 […]

Be an Environmentally-Friendly Gardener

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February 13th, 2015 by

If you’ve been reading our posts this week, you’ll know it’s Go Green Week, an environmental initiative organised by People & Planet, a student action group. This appeals to us at Oakleigh Manor, as we truly care about our environment; it plays a large part in the day-to-day running of the company. So with this […]

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