• NEW BRIDGE

    NEW BRIDGE

    A beautiful new contemporary bridge at a private house in Chipping Campden. Galvanised steelwork by SPR Designs Ltd, hardwood non-slip decking and Natural stone steps and paving either end.

  • NEW UNIFORMS

    NEW UNIFORMS

    Our new uniforms have arrived, giving our service a touch more class! The staff at the lovely wedding of Nathan to his bride Jen. A wonderful day for all.

  • CAMPDEN HOME NURSING CAR PARK

    CAMPDEN HOME NURSING CAR PARK

    We were asked to build a new car park, walling and planting for the new offices of Campden Home Nursing. It was a lovely job, and we were well looked after by all the staff.

  • COMPLETED COTSWOLD STONE WALL

    COMPLETED COTSWOLD STONE WALL

    Once completed we were asked to add a small pergola and seating area for this side of the wall. Pergola was in treated softwood, with a natural stone paved area beneath for a bench seat.

  • COTSWOLD STONE WALLING

    COTSWOLD STONE WALLING

    Since Christmas, we have mostly been rebuilding Cotswold stone walls, either for regular maintenance, or weather damage. Some re-built dry stone, or this one that was mortared one side and dry the other.

  • MODERN VICTORIAN STYLE GREENHOUSE

    MODERN VICTORIAN STYLE GREENHOUSE

    We have recently built this extensive vegetable garden for these clients, with this lovely Woodpecker Joinery greenhouse taking centre stage. The base is built using hand made red clay bricks.

  • RECLAIMED COTSWOLD STONE WALL.

    RECLAIMED COTSWOLD STONE WALL.

    We have finished re-building this Cotswold stone wall. This replaces an old red brick wall that was leaning badly into the garden, so new footings laid, and the wall re-built using reclaimed stone, both sides.

  • RECLAIMED RED BRICK WALL

    RECLAIMED RED BRICK WALL

    Whilst creating a new outdoor seating area for these clients, we clad an unsightly concrete wall in reclaimed red bricks, topped off with cut Cotswold stone coping, and subtle garden lighting.

  • POST LOCK DOWN WORKS, OAK CAR PORT.

    POST LOCK DOWN WORKS, OAK CAR PORT.

    We stopped for eight weeks during the Covid lockdown, but since then we have been back hard at work. We have built this lovely oak car port for a client, with a polycarbonate roof.

  • RETURN VISIT, ALLISON ARMOUR WATER FEATURE.

    RETURN VISIT, ALLISON ARMOUR WATER FEATURE.

    We have been back to the garden where we fitted this a few years ago, the lavender have now grown up and it looks spectacular, so simple and elegant.

  • ANOTHER RETURN VISIT

    ANOTHER RETURN VISIT

    In a previous post, we showed you this garden in a raw state, now going back with the planting maturing, it looks lovely.

  • BEAUTIFUL LIGHTING

    BEAUTIFUL LIGHTING

    This is a garden we have recently completed, and at night the light reflecting off the new pool is spectacular.

  • WARWICK CASTLE

    WARWICK CASTLE

    We are currently working across the river from Warwick Castle, what a beautiful view from this garden!

  • YOU KNOW YOU ARE GETTING OLD WHEN...

    YOU KNOW YOU ARE GETTING OLD WHEN...


    ..Jacob had his 21st birthday at work, and our clients made him a cake...delicious.

  • PEBBLE MOSAIC

    PEBBLE MOSAIC

    We have been working on this Arts and Crafts garden, and as part of this we have laid this pebble mosaic using North Sea pebbles, laid using a traditional technique.

  • PAXFORD GARDEN

    PAXFORD GARDEN

    We had a return trip to this garden, and it was looking amazing. Incredible planting by Annie Pearce.

  • AMAZING VEG BEDS

    AMAZING VEG BEDS

    These wicker veg beds were looking terrific, a simple idea, but beautiful.

  • CHELSEA 2109

    CHELSEA 2109

    Again we helped Oxley's Furniture with their trade stand at Chelsea, an easier stand to build this year, but had to battle with wet weather.

  • CHELSEA 2109

    CHELSEA 2109

    A finished shot of the stand in all its glory before letting the public on!

  • COTSWOLD STONE WALLING

    COTSWOLD STONE WALLING

    Mixing old and new stone for a customer's wall.

  • BEAUTIFUL OAK AND STONE WALLING

    BEAUTIFUL OAK AND STONE WALLING

    We have clad these retaining walls using oak vertical boarding fixed onto reclaimed plastic battens, finished off with cut Cotswold stone coping for a crisp, clean, and modern look.

  • MODERN COTSWOLD STONE WALLING

    MODERN COTSWOLD STONE WALLING

    The clients wanted a modern, clean look to these retaining walls, so we have used one size of natural Cotswold stone walling and laid on a thin mortar bed, then raked back the joints to give this clean and simple look. The walls will be topped off with cut Cotswold stone coping, and down lights in the walls should give a lovely look at night.

  • NATURAL YORK PAVING

    NATURAL YORK PAVING

    We have found a new source of reclaimed York paving, we have laid it here as paving, edging and setts, all made out of the same old material.

  • FEATHERED VISITOR

    FEATHERED VISITOR

    A cheeky chicken interested in the new soil put in these raised beds!

  • RECLAIMED YORK PAVING

    RECLAIMED YORK PAVING

    We have found a superb source of reclaimed York paving, and now can offer this to our clients. It is perfectly smooth for a superb finish.

  • OAK VEGETABLE BEDS

    OAK VEGETABLE BEDS

    We have had these oak beds made locally for us, and in a courtyard setting, they look amazing.

  • STEPS

    STEPS

    Here we are fitting the handrails top a set of steps we built a short while ago. Hand rails supplied by SPR Ltd.

  • MORE STEPS!

    MORE STEPS!

    Another set of steps using cut Cotswold stone. These steps curve up to the upper garden area through some large retaining walls.

  • OUR CUSTOMERS ARE GETTING YOUNGER!

    OUR CUSTOMERS ARE GETTING YOUNGER!

    A lovely drawing given to us by Grace, aged 5, showing Stuart on the digger, lovely.

  • RETAINING WALL COMPLETED

    RETAINING WALL COMPLETED

    We are planning to come back early next year to continue with this job, some will be clad in Cotswold stone, the other in vertical oak boards.

  • ASH HARD AT WORK ON THIS WALL!

    ASH HARD AT WORK ON THIS WALL!

    The wall is growing, nearly at the top!

  • HUGE RETAINING WALL

    HUGE RETAINING WALL

    For our latest project, we have excavated back into this bank to create a larger patio area outside the house. This wall will be 2.25m tall and will eventually have a lower wall in front to terrace this height, and with planting, make it softer.

  • BESPOKE GATES

    BESPOKE GATES

    We have had these gates made by Chris Dandy of CRD Bespoke Gates, hanging off Cotswold stone pillars and automated. A terrific entrance to this property.

  • THE JOB IS NEVER EASY!

    THE JOB IS NEVER EASY!

    Here we are adding gabion baskets to this stream bank, to access the stream we had to build a long ramp and a working platform above the water level.

  • BALL ON THE MOVE!

    BALL ON THE MOVE!

    The granite ball has had its pipe fitted and is now about to be placed on the base rock.

  • COMPLETED WATER FEATURE

    COMPLETED WATER FEATURE

    Wet ball, dry rock, magic!

  • WATER FEATURE

    WATER FEATURE

    Here we are drilling a pilot hole through a large piece of Welsh sandstone. This was then core drilled before putting in position as the base piece for this water feature.

  • PAXFORD RETURN VISIT

    PAXFORD RETURN VISIT

    We returned to our project in Paxford, and the front garden is looking magnificent, beautifully planted by Annie Pearce, a joy to see.

  • COMPOSITE WALL CLADDING

    COMPOSITE WALL CLADDING

    Last year we used this plastic based composite wall cladding. We were not sure how this would be, but it is fantastic, and will not rot or fade. The wall behind was not good, and with a fan trained cherry in front, it looks terrific.

  • OAK POSTS AND CHESTNUT RAILS.

    OAK POSTS AND CHESTNUT RAILS.

    We have just finished this unique fencing, set in a beautiful large garden, the fencing is in scale with the surroundings. See more pictures in the projects section.

  • CHELSEA 2018

    CHELSEA 2018

    Oxley's report that they had a very good time at Chelsea, the best for a long time, so well done them for all their hard work.

  • RE-POINTING WORKS

    RE-POINTING WORKS

    Here is Jacob re-pointing the top of a lovely wall we are currently working in. A delight to finally now have such lovely weather.

  • BLUE LIAS PATH COMPLETED.

    BLUE LIAS PATH COMPLETED.

    We and our clients are very pleased with the finished path, it look authentic, but now safe and level. Ground level lighting guides you to the front door.

  • CHELSEA 2018

    CHELSEA 2018

    Once again we have been working at Chelsea for Oxley's Furniture. We build the stand and they finish it off with planting and their beautiful furniture.

  • WE ALSO GET TO DO THE MOST AWKWARD THINGS!!

    WE ALSO GET TO DO THE MOST AWKWARD THINGS!!

    Here we are re-laying a Cotswold Blue Lias cobble path, they vary from 50-200mm deep, so some are on a lot of base material. They will be pointed with a kiln-dried sand and cement mix, and should look original but level!

  • WE GET TO DO THE MOST UNUSUAL THINGS!

    WE GET TO DO THE MOST UNUSUAL THINGS!

    Here is Nathan on the top of a folly in a client's garden, the coping stones had come loose on the turrets and needed fixing.

  • ASHLEY AND JACOB FIXING CEDAR ROOF SHINGLES

    ASHLEY AND JACOB FIXING CEDAR ROOF SHINGLES

    We have just completed the installation of an oak gazebo with a cedar shingle roof, for more photos look on the projects page.

  • CHESTNUT FENCING

    CHESTNUT FENCING

    We have recently completed this lovely job near Shipston-on-Stour where the client asked us to use natural chestnut paling fencing around his garden. We have used this before for gates, but never for fencing. It makes a lovely rustic alternative to normal fencing.

  • NEW TEAM PHOTO

    NEW TEAM PHOTO

    We are just updating this website at the moment, and part of this is a new team photo, here is a sneak preview.

  • 6M HIGH RIVER BIRCH

    6M HIGH RIVER BIRCH

    Here we are receiving 6m high river birch trees, five were planted to help to screen a next door development. They were held in place with Platypus ground anchors, and will be up lit to show off their beautiful peeling bark trunks

  • RED PAVER PATHWAY

    RED PAVER PATHWAY

    We have used hand made brick pavers to lay a pathway to a paved area that will have an oak gazebo over the top next year.

  • CHESTNUT GATE

    CHESTNUT GATE

    We have supplied a bespoke chestnut gate made by the Creative Chestnut Company, Somerset. This has an oak frame and gate posts, and a traditional chestnut latch. This works very well with this old Cotswold cottage.

  • SOMETIMES, ONE BAG IS JUST NOT ENOUGH!

    SOMETIMES, ONE BAG IS JUST NOT ENOUGH!

    Ashley showing his talent for lifting!

  • OAK DECKING

    OAK DECKING

    We have been working on a complete garden at Laverton, and in the design are two oak deck areas, one of them circular which has a lovely view of the Cotswold hills.

  • IPE BRIDGE TIMBERS

    IPE BRIDGE TIMBERS

    Here is Nathan fitting the IPE hardwood bridge decking timbers, we had these supplied and made locally by Deckbuilders Ltd, and they are held down by discreet fasteners. We do not plan to treat the timber, but allow it to weather into a lovely silvery grey colour.

  • GALVANISED WATER FEATURE

    GALVANISED WATER FEATURE

    This courtyard has a central galvanised water feature, the tank made by local engineer SPR Designs, and features dyed water to give it more reflection, and a central skimmer to keep the water clear from debris on the top. This has created a simple, but calming feature.

  • GABIONS

    GABIONS

    We are again using stone filled gabions to support the edge of the stream. The bank will be graded off with soil and topped off with wild flower turf.

  • IT'S A DIRTY JOB.

    IT'S A DIRTY JOB.

    Sometimes you just have to get on and do it! Cleaning out a sump.

  • NATURAL STONE PAVING

    NATURAL STONE PAVING

    We are finally now laying this lovely natural stone paving, on a concrete base, with a specially prepared mortar bonding mix. We have left 5mm joints, and this will be pointed with an outdoor grout.

  • CHELSEA 2017

    CHELSEA 2017

    The show was blessed with beautiful weather, and the stand looked fabulous, and lots of visitors and orders taken.

  • PIETRA SIENNA PAVING

    PIETRA SIENNA PAVING

    Our current job is being paved in Italian Pietra Sienna natural stone paving, all cut to size and sent from Italy. Here it is being unloaded in beautifully packed crates.

  • RETURN VISIT

    RETURN VISIT

    If you look back to July 2013, you will see a clay lined pool that we constructed. I have recently been back to this garden, and was delighted to see how it has matured. There is now a lovely garden room, and the garden is being entered for a design award.

  • CHELSEA 2017

    CHELSEA 2017

    Once again we went to Chelsea to help with the build for Oxley's furniture, For once we had fine weather and our work went well. A completed picture will follow.

  • NEW STAFF MEMBERS

    NEW STAFF MEMBERS

    We would like to introduce two new staff members, Ashley Icke (left), and Jacob Jones.

  • GRANITE SETT EDGING

    GRANITE SETT EDGING

    This driveway is being edged in over 1500 reclaimed granite setts.

  • MARSHALLS SAWN VERSURO PAVING

    MARSHALLS SAWN VERSURO PAVING

    For the first time, we have been using this Marshalls Sawn Versuro paving. It is perfectly cut square in a selection of sizes, so you are able to get precise 10mm joints, and has a slightly textured surface to stop it being slippery when wet. To complement it, there are 50mm thick, bull-nosed step edges. Although quite expensive, it has made a beautiful job.

  • POSITIONING THE BRIDGE

    POSITIONING THE BRIDGE

    Here we are positioning one of our new bridges using a local crane contractor. The bridge is 10.5m long and made sectionally using galvanised steel. Pleased to report it fitted like a glove!

  • GALVANISED BRIDGES

    GALVANISED BRIDGES

    Our current job has two new bridges, one straight and one curved. These have been made for us by SPR Engineering at Bidford to our designs. Here they are being delivered to site and unloaded prior to being assembled.

  • PURBECK TRADITIONAL STONE WALLING

    PURBECK TRADITIONAL STONE WALLING

    For these natural stone walls, we are using Purbeck walling stone. This has been cropped square, and with a little dressing, we are able to get lovely tight joints. The stone is held in place with a waterproof mortar between the blocks and stone.

  • RETAINING WALLS

    RETAINING WALLS

    We have now started building the central concrete block walls, these have been filled with steel and waterproof concrete, a waterproof compound is painted on the outside, and the walls will be clad in a Purbeck dry stone, with a mortar fill between the block and stone.

  • CONCRETE PUMPING

    CONCRETE PUMPING

    We have just begun work on a series of retention walls at Paxford. Access for concrete across a stream is difficult, so we have brought in a concrete pump to deliver the concrete 50m away. Here he is setting up early in the morning, 11 cubic metres of concrete poured in less than an hour!

  • STEPPED ACCESS BOURTON-ON-THE-HILL

    STEPPED ACCESS BOURTON-ON-THE-HILL

    Another tricky job, the clients need access to their garden, 3.5m above the road, and require three flights of steps and retaining walls to get there. A structural engineer was required to design the opening.

  • RIVER AVON TERRACE

    RIVER AVON TERRACE

    This is now virtually complete, just the lights to finish off. This will be a lovely place to sit and watch all the activity going by on the river. There is modern composite decking and oak cladding to the walls.

  • RETURN VISIT

    RETURN VISIT

    Earlier this year we constructed this wall and seeded the bank behind, we were also waiting for the outside lights to arrive and be fitted, all is now complete and looks great.

  • RIVERSIDE TERRACE

    RIVERSIDE TERRACE

    Almost completed the terrace on the side of the River Avon, attaching the facing decking meant standing on the river on some dodgy planks! Thankfully the river is shallow at this point.

  • SHOOTING THE BREEZE

    SHOOTING THE BREEZE

    Well earned break on the banks of the River Avon!

  • ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER AVON

    ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER AVON

    We are constructing a large decking area on the bank of the river Avon near Stratford, it all starts with a heavy metal frame concreted into the ground, and eventually will have a timber frame covered with composite decking, surrounded by a retaining wall and new steps.

  • GABION BASKET RETAINING WALL

    GABION BASKET RETAINING WALL

    For the first time, we are building a retaining wall in a stream using gabion baskets, these are filled with large clean stone, and the bottom layer half filled with concrete to protect the bank from the stream and to give added stability. Some native ferns have been added in pockets of soil to help to soften the look.

  • CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2016

    CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2016

    We were pleased to help Oxley's Furniture with their stand at Chelsea, and were delighted to hear that they won an award for their efforts.

  • TIMBER FRUIT CAGE

    TIMBER FRUIT CAGE

    We have made a few of these now, this one has paved paths, two raised beds and two ground level beds. The walls and roof are made out of a lightweight but rigid mesh, so should keep out birds and rabbits.

  • TIMBER SWING SEAT AND ARBOUR

    TIMBER SWING SEAT AND ARBOUR

    A slightly different timber construction for us, a solid arbour with a teak bench as a swing seat.

  • CHELSEA 2016

    CHELSEA 2016

    Again we were asked by Oxley's Furniture to help out with the construction of their stand at Chelsea Flower Show. The weather was hot but wet and muddy. We had a lot of painting to do which was made difficult in the rain, but it got done. Nick remarked that at long last his Art degree had come in useful!

  • HARTLEY GREENHOUSE, BLOCKLEY

    HARTLEY GREENHOUSE, BLOCKLEY

    Our clients had a difficult to manage bank, so it has been terraced as vegetable beds and a small attractive greenhouse from Hartley.

  • RETAINING WALLING AND PAVING CHIPPING CAMPDEN

    RETAINING WALLING AND PAVING CHIPPING CAMPDEN

    We have been working for the last six weeks on a large job in Chipping Campden, creating a large retaining wall, and upper patio garden and steps. This will improve the front of the property considerably.

  • ARNOLD LODGE SCHOOL

    ARNOLD LODGE SCHOOL

    I was recently asked by the Primary school to come and take a practical lesson with the children. I had years Reception, One and Two, 4-6 year olds. They were very enthusiastic, and we filled troughs, and filled them with bulbs and Spring flowering plants. Lots of questions were asked, not all about Horticulture! but a great time was had by all, and their playground now looks a lot brighter.

  • NORTH COTSWOLDS PROJECT CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED.

    NORTH COTSWOLDS PROJECT CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED.

    Back in October I posted 'you have to keep faith', well six weeks later it now looks like this! An amazing transformation, and next year with some planting, this will be a lovely and interesting garden.

  • ANOTHER CUP OF TEA!

    ANOTHER CUP OF TEA!

    With the job nearly done, time for another cup of tea. Charlie has now left us for skiing, and has been replaced by Josh.

  • TIME FOR REFLECTION

    TIME FOR REFLECTION

    In a busy day, amongst a sea of mud, there is always time for a cup of tea and contemplation, roll on the summer!

  • ALLISON ARMOUR WATER FEATURE

    ALLISON ARMOUR WATER FEATURE

    The Allison Armour water feature has finally been finished, and looks magnificent sitting in its raised enclosure, with a natural slate coping around. There is an internal light that illuminates the ball when dark.

  • RED BRICK CIRCLE

    RED BRICK CIRCLE

    We are using a handmade Ibstock brick for paving detail at our latest job in Mickleton. This will have a water feature and a border inside the circle. Note our latest helper Charlie, who has been with us for the summer.

  • YOU HAVE TO KEEP FAITH!

    YOU HAVE TO KEEP FAITH!

    When you see the garden you are building looking like this, you cannot believe that in a short time you will manage to sort it out. We are used to it, what must the clients think?

  • WILD FLOWER TURF

    WILD FLOWER TURF

    Another first for us, wild flowers on a roll! Purpose grown in the UK by Wildflower Turf Ltd. They offer three different types of wild flower turf, and we have gone for the most colourful one. Next summer we are hoping that this will be a riot of colour, so will post a photo when it is in full bloom.

  • ALLISON ARMOUR WATER FEATURE

    ALLISON ARMOUR WATER FEATURE

    We are just completing the installation of this Allison Armour water feature. It is a sculpture as well as a water feature. These have been supplied to sites all over the world, California, Moscow, Dubai. Check out her website for more information at www.allisonarmour.com.

  • RETURN VISIT

    RETURN VISIT

    One of our clients kindly asked us back to see the garden now the plants are beginning to mature. We had a lovely evening, and it was special to see the garden looking so wonderful.

  • ESTATE FENCING

    ESTATE FENCING

    We have added some estate fencing to our current job at Ettington. Normally this is painted black, but the clients have decided to go for the natural galvanised look. This has been supplied and installed by Cotswold Decorative Ironworkers, Warwickshire, who have been a great help.

  • NATURAL STONE PAVING

    NATURAL STONE PAVING

    We have begun work on a lovely new job near to Ettington, this will involve re-paving around the house, interesting new borders, timber structures, and an amazing water feature.

  • EATING AT SHELDON'S WINE MERCHANTS, SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR.

    EATING AT SHELDON'S WINE MERCHANTS, SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR.

    Following our laying of the new floor in the courtyard at Sheldon's Wine Merchants, the Café/Bistro is now open. It has been done very well, with a lovely continental atmosphere, please give it a try.

  • CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2015

    CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2015

    Again we were asked to help Oxley's furniture build a stand at Chelsea. Although it was around the same size as last year, it was a much simpler design. The weather was kind, and although we had some delivery issues the build went well, and completed in two days.

  • Resin Bonded Gravel

    Resin Bonded Gravel

    We have begun to lay this new resin bonded surfacing. This is a fabulous surface, fine gravel mixed with an epoxy resin, and laid 15mm thick onto a tarmac or concrete base. It is extremely hard wearing, seamless so no joints for weeds etc, and available in a huge range of colours. Perfect for paths, driveways or feature areas in the garden.

  • Resin Bonded Gravel

    Resin Bonded Gravel

    This photograph shows us laying the resin surfacing. The gravel is mixed with the resin in a special mixer for a specific amount of time, then laid out 15mm thick in a continuous layer to avoid joints. The mix is touch dry in four hours, and can be used normally 24 hours later.

  • Nellie

    Nellie

    Sadly we lost Nellie yesterday, 17th March, still went to work on her last day! Sixteen years of wandering around everyone's gardens, playing ball and making friends with everyone, especially children. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, she will leave a big space.xx

  • Softwood Pergola

    Softwood Pergola

    We are continuing on this large job in Chipping Campden, just putting the finishing touches to the construction now. Pergola built by ourselves with timber supplied from Hartwell and Co, Weston Subedge

  • Nellie

    Nellie

    I have been asked by many clients, 'have you still got Nellie?' The answer is yes, now 16 and still going to work every day, she is stone deaf, poor eyesight, and a bit wobbly on her legs, but she still enjoys life, and being at work. (Mind you we have to hide our sandwiches as she is always on the lookout for food!). Will keep you informed how she goes on.

  • Mud Glorious Mud!

    Mud Glorious Mud!

    Due to the extreme wet weather, our excavations have been a nightmare, but the hiring of a tracked dumper from Cotswold Roller Hire has made the job possible.

  • New Dry Stone Walling.

    New Dry Stone Walling.

    We are continuing with the terracing works at our job in Chipping Campden. We are using walling from Smiths of Bletchington, a slightly more orangey coloured stone, that matches in with the stone originally there.

  • Large excavation works.

    Large excavation works.

    We are terracing a large rear garden area in Chipping Campden, including a large water feature, built into the bank. A large amount of soil has to be removed, but wet weather has slowed us down with the excavations for now.

  • Reclaimed Cotswold stone walling

    Reclaimed Cotswold stone walling

    For clients on a old barn conversion in Stow-on-the-Wold, we have been re-building a Cotswold stone boundary wall. Being on the roadside, this caused much interest, and an American tourist even bought us an ice cream because he was so fascinated watching us work!

  • Reclaimed granite setts.

    Reclaimed granite setts.

    We are currently laying some superb reclaimed granite setts for some courtyard pathways in Hidcote Boyce. Setts have been sourced from Warwick reclamation.

  • Local visitor!

    Local visitor!

    Whilst laying this granite sett path, a local chicken came to inspect!

  • New products used.

    New products used.

    For one of our garden designers, we have been building a raised deck area out of composite decking. This is a recycled product. a combination of wood and plastic, with an expected lifespan of over 20 years. It was wonderful to work with and has a clever stainless steel clipping system, so you cannot see the fixings. It is available in a range of colours from www.saigedecking.com, lovely local people, so give them a look. Up to this decking, we have also laid some lovely slate paving, laid like a tile on a concrete base, then grouted with an outdoor grout, to give a very clean and modern look.

  • CLAY LINED POND

    CLAY LINED POND

    A first for us, we have enlarged a spring fed stream into a pond, and used locally sourced blue clay to line it. Having not done this before we did not know what to expect, but the clay came quite dry and crumbly, so we were able to work it into the bottom and sides with the water until it sealed. Once planted up around the sides it should look very natural, and with the spring water always running through it, should always be topped up.

  • Garden works at Paxford.

    Garden works at Paxford.

    Currently we are working at an old manor house in Paxford, we are carrying out a total re-build of the back garden, with new stone terracing, several new lawns, borders, a stream based pool and an oak bridge. Some lovely natural stone paving (supplied by Pavestone, Chipping Campden), is being laid around the Cotswold stone property.

  • Chelsea Flower Show

    Chelsea Flower Show

    We attended Chelsea Flower show in May this year, building a trade stand for Oxley's Furniture. The weather was terrible, a sea of mud at times, but the stand ended up looking superb, and won a coverted five star award from the RHS. Oxleys Furniture is some of the finest available, why not go to www.oxleys.com and see for yourself! See the final construction by clicking on the image, or scrolling through some of the images on our gallery.

  • New website

    New website

    We are delighted to launch our new (and first) website. In the coming weeks we will add details of all the projects we are currently engaged in to give a further flavour of the skills we can offer you in all your garden and outdoor projects.