Tag Name: drainage

Stormwater Disaster: Why Keep Excess Water Off Your Garden

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June 23rd, 2015 by

Stagnant water can suck out the life of your garden. Here at Oakleigh Manor, we know how garden drainage can be tedious, uncontrolled and downright disastrous. Stormwater Disaster During rainy seasons, some gardens suffer from storm water and puddles that can ruin the biotic components in it – plants and organisms alike. Too much water […]

SuDs: ‘New Planning Guidance’

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May 29th, 2015 by

You may recall a blog post we brought you back in March, regarding developments in sustainable drainage systems (SuDs) regulations. If not, click here to give it a read. In a nutshell, though, the developments were in Parliament, referring to the ‘foolhardy’ exemptions to SuDs regulations and plans to scrap them. These exemptions in question […]

Project Update: Resin Gravel Surfacing in Westerham, Kent

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April 17th, 2015 by

If you follow our Instagram account, you may be familiar with a resin gravel project we have been doing in Westerham in Kent since February. With the large number of projects we have at any one time, our teams have been working very hard to keep this project up to speed; hats off to them! […]

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

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March 12th, 2015 by

It may not have taken centre stage this week out of the news out of Parliament this week; that award goes to generic “Brand X” packaging of cigarettes. However, if you’re in the industry, you’ll know how important sustainable drainage systems, or SuDS, are. As ‘green’ areas have been replaced by concrete due to urbanisation, […]

Resin Gravel Surfacing: What You Need to Know

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February 12th, 2015 by

Have you been thinking about getting your driveway surfaced, or maybe even your patio, garden path or courtyard? If so (and you surely have!), we strongly recommend resin gravel surfacing. This method of surfacing is very practical; whether you opt for resin bound gravel or resin bonded gravel, you won’t experience loose chipping that you […]

Which Driveway Material Is Right for You?

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June 26th, 2014 by

The driveway is the first thing to welcome you home and the last to see you when leaving. This kind of exposure alone should be enough reason to make it as presentable as possible. The attractiveness of your property also depends a lot on the driveway, so why not start doing something about it? We’ve […]

Oakleigh Manor’s Anti-Flood Solutions for your Garden

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March 2nd, 2014 by

Our Lawn Drainage Services & Solutions Lawn Aeration Your lawn may simply suffer from a poorly aerated topsoil layer which makes your lawn to remain wet or damp for long periods, especially during the wetter seasons. Lawn Tyne Aeration Within this process we will spike or drill your lawn with small 10cm diameter holes, approximately […]

SUDs (Sustainable urban drainage systems) at Oakleigh Manor

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October 20th, 2013 by

Drainage design and sustainable drainage systems from Oakleigh Manor The Environment Agency and planners heavily promote the concepts of source control and sustainable drainage. In 2007, the goverment brought into planning law, any new driveway surface or front garden paved surface has to be paved with a Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) surface. Oakleigh Manor’s range […]

Garden Design & Landscape project near Maidstone

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September 6th, 2013 by

This new garden design & build project has commenced, the groundwork teams are making good progress. The project involves the redesign of the entire garden,which is a beautiful, newly renovated house, nestled within an established wooded area just outside Maidstone. The garden is a little overgrown and with unwanted vegetation spoil plies leftover from major […]

Landscaping project update – Shenfield, Essex

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April 10th, 2013 by

The Shenfield project is well under way and making good progress in its 2nd week. The team have installed a new french drainage system within the boggy lawn area with 5 lateral pipe runs of wrapped french drain pipe totalling 300 linear metres. All trenches have been filled with gravel and the soggy topsoil is […]