Thoughts and musings
Lewis | August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
We’ve brought you some project update blog posts recently from the Horticultural Services side of the company, but it’s been a bit of time since we brought you one from the Landscape Design and Build side of the Oakleigh Manor family. So here it is!
We have been very busy in Warlingham in Surrey, with the re-design and construction within a client’s garden. It has been a large project, and it will soon come to an end. At which point, we will proudly bring you the finished article on our Portfolio on our website. Keep an eye out for that, or alternatively, keep in touch with us through Facebook and Twitter to ensure you catch it. However, that is for another day! For now, let’s look into what our in-house landscaping team has been up to.
This is a large project, so we will try and tell you as much as we can in these four photos we are bringing you. Despite the fact you can’t see this above, firstly we have constructed a 9″ dumpy brick wall, with West Hoathly Kingscote Grey Multi bricks as supplied by the client. However, what the image does show you is some beautiful Tegular block paving in the installation process. This is being used for a driveway extension for the client. A geotextile weed suppressing membrane was also installed underneath this during the excavation to a depth of 280mm , to help keep the area weed-free in the future.
This project also includes the construction and installation of a softwood bin store, a Caramel Crunch blend of our Resin Bound Gravel and some tarmac repair to the pavement and road outside the property, but the main feature is a stunning Raj Green Sandstone patio at the rear of the house. This Indian sandstone was installed in a random, yet linear fashion, on top of sharp mortar, as per the client’s request. We love to install Raj Green; we feel that it is one of specialties, and for good reason. It is beautiful-looking stone that would be at home on any property.
Along with the sandstone, this is surrounded by a double row of naturally cropped granite setts, another Oakleigh Manor specialty which has proven extremely popular with our landscaping clients. At a dimensions of approximately 100mm x 200mm x 50mm, these setts really complement the sandstone installation and the feel of the property very well. Both stones and setts were pointed using a buff resin slurry mix, which once cured, is easily brushed off smooth.
This project first got underway towards the end of June; we have been there little over a month and we are very happy with our progress. With the end in sight, we cannot wait to see what the finished article looks like, and as pointed out earlier, we will bring that to you in our Portfolio. You certainly do not want to meet that!