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Post by Chippo1 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:49 pm

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
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Post by alvarop » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:56 am

Nice! great job!
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Post by wine~o » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:47 pm

More pics when it's fully finished please.
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Post by Chippo1 » 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 daily
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Post by Chippo1 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:47 pm

Chippo1 wrote:
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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.
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Post by Chippo1 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:49 pm

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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Post by someone-else » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:05 pm

I like it, but wouldn't want to be the one who has to "paint" it.
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Post by Chippo1 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:36 am

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!
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Post by Dave54 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:47 am

Very nice job that is.
Leave it to weather for looks and ease of maintenance for me.
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Post by Daveyted » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:29 pm

Looking good. Is the decking surface textured to provide a grip in wet weather?
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Post by Chippo1 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:40 am

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
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Post by cyberminusie » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:32 am

Nice work I'm like it.
The fence it made really well.
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Post by LadySpark » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:30 am

Looks good. How long did it take?
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Post by Chippo1 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:20 pm

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.
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Post by APDIY » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:50 pm

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?
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