Guinea pig palace

Last week’s commission was a bit unusual.  The shed needed to be small enough to fit an angled space in a small garden but also deep enough to contain a guinea pig hutch with wide-swinging doors.   An extra design consideration was opening lights to give ventilation for the small furry animals.  We think the piggies were pleased with the result.

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Shelter from the storm

Mervyn’s latest project has been to design and build a wet weather shelter for a local primary school. It was a tricky site on a slope and overhung by a tree with a Protection Order.  There is a seating area and a lockable shed for sports equipment.  The children are thrilled – using it as a play den on wet and sunny days.  All the wood was sourced from Linnells at Silverstone.

 

Play area

We don’t believe in endless blogging so we’ve been quiet for a while.  This week Mervyn has been landscape part of a school playground in anticipation of new reception children playing in the area.  Day 1 was hot and humid.  Day 2 it poured with rain. But Mervyn never gives in.  Here are some pics of the work and the finished scene.  Machinery hired from http://www.wtphire.com/

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What a difference a year makes

Last year Mervyn was asked to make a parking space in a garden on a corner slope.  The first job was to clear the site, which included an enormous Leylandii (not our favourite hedging plants, especially their huge invasive roots).  You may remember our blog when Steve Allen helped us out.  Now spring is here, the planting around the car space is in full bloom and a parking space at road level.  Here are the Before and After shots taken from the road.

Parking space with planting

Parking space with planting