Project Update 2: Landscaping in Folkestone, Kent

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Project Update 2: Landscaping in Folkestone, Kent

Lewis | October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s the highly-sought after second Project Update blog post for the Landscaping project we currently have in progress in Folkestone, Kent. You may recall that this project is one of our largest this year; if you need your memory refreshed surrounding this job, click here to read the first Project Update blog. However, in this, we will be looking into the most recent stage of the project: the installation of Resin Gravel Surfacing for our client.

If you click on the link the above paragraph for the previous blog post for this job, you will see that a number of our different services have been chosen by the client to maximise the potential of their garden space. What is really intriguing me, though, is the installation of an outdoor fireplace in the style of the Victorian era! Contrast that with the beautiful Raj Green sandstone patio and pathways surrounding it and it makes me wish that our team on site were doing my garden! Alas, they aren’t. In fact, as mentioned, they have very recently completed the installation of a new Resin Gravel Surface.

First of all, the area was excavated to a working depth of 280mm, with all spoil removed from the site. From there, edges to the area were constructed using tegular pavers, matching those on the client’s driveway. The area was then covered with a geotextile membrane, a 160mm reduced fines Type 3 sub-base material and then this was compacted using a single drum walk behind a vibrating roller.

What you can see above is the surface after a primary layer of AC20 porous asphalt (65mm depth) was laid, as well as a secondary layer of AC10 porous asphalt (35mm depth). Both of these material were also compacted using a single drum walk behind a vibrating roller. For an asphalt driveway, this is stunning, but in typical Oakleigh fashion, our Resin Gravel Surfacing goes that extra mile…

The finished layer of Resin Bound Gravel was installed at a working depth of 18mm, to finish flush with the tops of the edgings. This surface ensures SuDS compliancy, a necessary regulation under new UK building laws. This particular blend of resin is called Caramel Crunch and is part of our bespoke collection. Our range of surfaces can be found here, in our online resin brochure e-download.

I think you’ll agree this is a beautiful addition for what will be a stunning garden. We will bring you the finished article with great photos when the job is done.

Oakleigh Manor Limited are a multi-disciplinary company specialising in providing all outdoor needs under one roof, for all size and styles of external spaces. Our expertise has led us to numerous national awards, but what fuels us every day is the ethos we adopt: to create unique, bespoke projects. You can see perfect examples of these by looking at our Garden Lighting page.