Previous work Portfolio
Replacement decking for a mobile home
This house was a new build with disabled access, so we had to dig down 6inches by the house to keep the decking level for the access routes, there is a small path and patio area around the shed and the rest of the garden was laid to lawn.
This paved area was laid dead level, as part of the year a large swimming pool is erected so it is important that the water stays level.
The customer wanted to be reminded of mediterranean holidays.... We started the prjoect by taking up the turf with a turf cutter, followed by the old block paving and step. Three curved patios were then marked out, enabling us to lay the levels before cutting all the slabs to fit the curves. The step and middle patio were then edged with half bricks of pitch faced walling. The lower patio was edged again in the same bricks to keep the grass edge neat and tidy. Does this remind you of your holidays in the sun!?
This is an example of the first stage of stripping down the room, the second stage shows the featured wall papered in a luxurious floral print with the adjoining walls covered in a plain paper. This gives a modern and effective look contrasted with the fresh white painted ceiling and the skirting boards in eggshell white.
Striped out old laminate flooring and replaced with real wood oak.
This project shows a patio in good condition just needing repointing and a good clean. (As you can see we can even use what you all ready have in place). However the wall was falling down, so it was taken down, cleaned and rebuilt using the existing bricks. Extra steps were put in to strengthen the wall. The top patio was lifted and formed into a curved patio, edged with the same bricks as the wall, giving a clean look to the finished patio.
A Plain patio can be made to look expensive! Coloured slabs, a circle and a square off kit was used to give this creative centre feature.
Stripping the room.
This photograph shows a dual usage of a livingroom/office. All the walls and ceilings have been filled and painted. Real wood flooring was laid with new skirting boards and architrave. Bespoke shelving was built for the office and the TV area which were all adjustable. The TV area was finished off with a fitted beech top.
This cottage was a dull grey colour, painted in a Cornish Cream the cottage now stands proud in the street. The little cottage canopy was made and fitted just to give it a finishing touch.
Now with the added addition of a five bar gate.
An elderly couple moved into a new house with an existing patio.They found it difficult to see the step due to the colours of the two levels blending into one. S & K defined the step for them, by building an extenion using block paving bricks enabling a more visible and safer divide for the couple to use their patio area.
This garden was sloping down to the house, we levelled the area at the house and made a retaining wall. We then levelled the area above the patio and layed a new lawn. Finishing touches were to make a single pergola to give the garden some height and make it feel as if it was larger than it is.
This is one of our bespoke pergolas with a covered roof. A great place for the dog know he is out of the rain. We can make these free standing where ever you want,+ no planning needed. We can even build you a fire pit or fire place with chimey through the roof.
Erection of fruit cage.
Custom planter made from offcuts of trellis from a fencing project.
The customer was having problems with there pond and decided to have a pre-formed pond that they managed to find second hand. We emptied the water out of the pond and found that the liner had lifted up off the floor. We cleared all the old leaves and silt out of the bottom and found about 30 Smooth Newts. So with the the clean water from the pond we saved, the newts we placed in a large dustbin with some of the plants until we could get them in the new pond.
As we pulled back the old liner the problem with the pond was clear to see, the clay under the pond was holding the rain waterand had filled and forced the liner to lift. So now we had to get into the sticky clay and bail out the smelly black water.
The pond was levelled in place on a bed of soft sand, and soft saw was packed around the edges and under the shelves.
We sterted by placing the water fall over the deep area of the pond and then worked away from it trying to make the pond look like its been there for years, adding top soul and plants as we go.
We added a brick border next to the grass and a planting area and planted it up. The crazy paving that was disturbed removing the old pond was cleaned up and relayed to hang over the edge of the pond. When the customers came home they were over the moon and said it looked like it had been there for years. What do you think?
Here the patio had been neglected and was in need of a face lift
The path leading to the patio door was on a different level, and the weeds were growing all over the path and through the gravel around the conservatory
We lifted the old slabs and lowered the soil level so that the slabs could be laid below the damp course and re-laid the old slabs.
The gravel area and the higher patio were all taken up and lowered to the same level as the path, we then realised why the two areas were different heights. The old concrete washing line post was still firmly in the ground. We had to break this out before we could carry on laying the slabs.
We added new slabs to match the old where we had to take up the old concrete path.
The timber posts had rotted in the ground so we cut the rotten wood away and built some brick plinths to hold the posts of the lean to.
When the customers came back from there two week holiday the patio was all finished and ready for them to enjoy.
A custom built Rose Arch
The old 6x8 shed had given up the ghost, an ideal time to extend the base and build a new worshop.
After the brickwork and the concrete floor was laid the back wall was laid out ready for construction.
The rear and side walls made and covered in featheredge boarding.
Now its starting to take shape with the walls up and the roofing sheets on.
Plenty of room for there work bench and power tools.
All finished with a large 3ft wide door and the guttering to take the water to a water butt behing the shrub.