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New Contemporary Garden

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:49 pm
by Chippo1
The Architect, she who must designed the new garden and appointed a contractor ! No it has all gone swimmingly
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I think if the guys had been provided with less tea and cake the garden might have been finished early , they are now on diets

Turf to go down when the hot weather breaks

New Contemporary Garden

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:56 am
by alvarop
Nice! great job!

New Contemporary Garden

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:47 pm
by wine~o
More pics when it's fully finished please.

New Contemporary Garden

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:46 pm
by Chippo1
A photo of the grass now laid.

They guys actually watched the turf being cut on the farm in the morning and laid it in the afternoon, Sutton Cambridgeshire

It’s been down a week and had hundreds of gallons of water applied daily
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New Contemporary Garden

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:47 pm
by Chippo1
Chippo1 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:46 pm
A photo of the grass now laid.

They guys actually watched the turf being cut on the farm in the morning and laid it in the afternoon, Sutton Cambridgeshire

It’s been down a week and had hundreds of gallons of water applied daily3C900285-8BA2-4AEE-8F41-50F83F7F2143.jpeg

It’s beginning to grow quite a lot.

New Contemporary Garden

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:49 pm
by Chippo1
Another update , didn’t like the rear of the existing fence behind the raised beds , and it was bit low.

So purchased 500metres of 50 x 25 treated roof batten and added horizontal slats all very in vogue.

Then we needed to secure the side access, so a few fence posts and used the last of the battens along with a new gate, this gave semi open but secure look.
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New Contemporary Garden

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:05 pm
by someone-else
I like it, but wouldn't want to be the one who has to "paint" it.

New Contemporary Garden

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:36 am
by Chippo1
There is a debate about painting it , leaving it to weather or treating it.

The timber is treated tantalised so nothing needs to be done and being above ground is likely to last a few years and see me out!

New Contemporary Garden

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:47 am
by Dave54
Very nice job that is.
Leave it to weather for looks and ease of maintenance for me.

New Contemporary Garden

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:29 pm
by Daveyted
Looking good. Is the decking surface textured to provide a grip in wet weather?

New Contemporary Garden

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:40 am
by Chippo1
Hi Daveyted, yes it is grooved and a fairly rough surface. It’s a composite material. This morning it is soaked and no more slippery than the concrete paving slabs elsewhere in the garden

New Contemporary Garden

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:32 am
by cyberminusie
Nice work I'm like it.
The fence it made really well.

New Contemporary Garden

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:30 am
by LadySpark
Looks good. How long did it take?

New Contemporary Garden

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:20 pm
by Chippo1
Hi there sparky,

It took a couple of weeks, lots of ground work, to remove old conservatory base and footings , huge pond that had been filled in with all sorts of rubbish including several carpets, a huge pile some might call a rockery, 6 tree stumps including one that needed two hours with a 2.6 tonne digger and 3 18 yard grab lorries full of debris.

I am doing the side now along the bungalow and front.

We thought it was a small garden but it transpires that it is large !!!!!!, and gets bigger every time we sort a bit more.

New Contemporary Garden

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:50 pm
by APDIY
Daveyted wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Looking good. Is the decking surface textured to provide a grip in wet weather?
With un -groved / -textured wood decking what would be a non-slip solution, please?