Landscaping a Garden

Apr

7

Landscaping a Garden

Here’s a garden landscaping job we carried out in Mulbarton, Norwich, Norfolk. It’s a decent sized back garden, typical for a 1970’s estate house (about 5 times bigger than what the building firms will give you nowadays!) Here’s the garden before we took over (looking at the house); Looking from the house, down the garden;

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Apr

7

Patios in Norfolk

We offer a FREE design service for all hard landscaping. We supply and install patios in Norfolk; we also cover most areas in Suffolk too. Which paving material for your patio or path? When it comes to choosing the most appropriate paving material for your patio or path it can be mind blowing as there

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Apr

7

Installing a garden deck

Step 1 – Holes are dug for the support posts. The depth of holes are determined by the soil type. Put 100mm of pea shingle into the bottom of the hole to aid drainage. Step 2 – The post is positioned centrally in the hole and in line with the other posts. Postcrete is compacted

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Apr

7

Deck Design

Once the deck has been designed, the sub-frame also needs designing. We use CAD to produce the sub-frame drawing, calculating loads and spans of joists, distances between posts, the fall across the deck.

Apr

7

Paving Manholes Covers

We use recess covers and cut the paving in order to disguise the manhole cover like this… We don’t just put a whole slab in the middle of the cover like someone has done here…

Apr

7

Norfolk Paving Layouts

A scaled drawing of your proposed patio or path is produced using paving CAD. Each paving slab is then positioned within the scheme, giving a more authentic look. Most of the paving is sold in ‘project packs’, within the pack you get a fixed number of each size paving slab, for example; 15 no’s –

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Apr

7

How we lay block paving (a brief overview)

Step 1 – The earth is removed to the correct depth (typically 200mm for residential driveways). Step 2 – Lean mix concrete is spread throughout the footings (typically 100mm deep for drive ways). Step 3 – The edging kerbs (or other suitable edging) are set in place, a robust edge restraint is essential. Sharp sand

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