By an amazing coincidence I have 2 large clocks to repair. The first is an historic Indian Railways replica clock – it needed some dismantling, sanding down and re-varnishing. The very same week another customer brought me a clock which had fallen off the wall and broken.
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This was a small job to repair a rotten fence brought down by a smothering of ivy. The client removed the ivy himself and wanted to re-use the existing gate. We’re always pleased to recycle and reuse.
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.
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
This client had a long fence along the boundary that was swamped with shrubbery. We started by clearing the site and the customer adapted the design along the way – once we could see the site properly it was ideal to create double gates for access, as well as a small side gate for bins etc.
I enjoyed myself this week clearing the cottage garden. What’s not to like about skips and diggers! Jeanette stood in the road acting as banksman and was amused by children passing by who were thrilled by the big toys. The skips were hired from http://grahamchurchillplant.co.uk/
Skips and diggers