Our customer today had unexpectedly found himself using a wheelchair. Unfortunately he was virtually trapped indoors because of the huge step down from his front door. He came up with a solution and asked us to fit an extra-wide gate in the fence in his back garden, which gave him access to the path along the side of his house. We cut into a flower border and made a new sloping concrete approach from the patio to the new gate. We were happy to prioritise this job to help him get his freedom back.
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.
We’ve been travelling around a lot recently. The last job was making a palace for guinea pigs in Kent. This one is a slate-roofed barn in a garden in Buckinghamshire. Designed in consultation with the client and built from scratch. As usual assisted by Milo. Wood was sourced from our experts at http://www.linnellbros.co.uk in Silverstone.
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.
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.
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/