All Gardens Great & Small

Balcombe Rd, Haywards Heath

 

 

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Ian originally visited this garden in March 2003 and gave a consultation. Over the coming few weeks we developed this project. Works were booked for Peter for the Autumn.

 

As we start on the 8th October ideas are still being developed. We are considering creating a turning area within the front lawn. I am sure through these photos in the next few days the project will develop before your eyes! Peter assisted by Marc & Tim will complete these works.

 

We need to bring in a fairly large digger as preparation is considerable. Photos will appear below as available. Excavator is to be hired from Gamble Jarvis from Worthing. Debris to be removed by grab lorries. Total area of real stone paving will be in excess of 300m²

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Rough plan to be developed...!!

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As we start

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Preparation begins by hand

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By hand a lot is done, machine arrives tomorrow!

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Work contined by hand as machine delayed!

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Machine arrived!

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Rear patio dug out

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Pile awaiting a grab lorry!

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As rear dug out we disposed of a lot ourselves

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Peter is nibbling into the old drive!

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Pile still awaiting the grab lorry!

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Peter continues preparing the rear!

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New drainage goes in!

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Side area dug out

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Almost up to the gate! A few more loads to go!

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Concrete sub base going in..by hand..

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We considered ready mix but went for 2 mixers!

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already 6m³ has been laid!

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Now thursday early afternoon Oct 16th

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You can see the reinforcing sheets!

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Has Tim really been mixing all day Friday!

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Extended drive turning area being considered...

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Rear door shape being fixed...

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Rear patio being fixed....

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Concreting continues....

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Still more mixing.... all by hand!!

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Main frontage almost concreted!

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Nearly at the gate!!

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First load of slabs have arrived!

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Reached the gate!!!

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A very impressive frontage developing!

During the next week materials will arrive and preparation will be made for laying of the Real Stone drive. Peter is off on holiday with his family for a weeks break!

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Peter starts with the rear patio

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Then starts on the rear drive turning area

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paving contiues

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slabs cut to a brick edge

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a lot now to point next week!!

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More laid today as wet! Taken at 5pm!! Dark!!

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Preparation for front wall

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Wall in, paving being laid.

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Peters back!!

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Stepping stones in at the rear!

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Front path now laid

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a wet week, so laying has continued!

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All now laid, ready for pointing!

Monday 24th Nov was dry so managed

to get a lot pointed!

Also had 6m³ topsoil delivered!

Rolawn turf arrive this Thursday!

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Frontage pointed

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Main drive pointed!

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Front path almost finished

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Side now pointed

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Marc is levelling for the new lawn!

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Lawn goes down. Frosts are with us!!

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Turf laid!

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Drive back in use!!

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Rear patio pointed, guttering to complete!

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Rear overall view, beds to dig over.

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New stepping stones....

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Rear turning area all pointed..

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New lawn & driveway merge..

Works to be completed Wed 3rd Dec 2003, Peter is off to start a new project in Summerhill Grange.

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Main works have now been completed. We will be returning in a couple of weeks to complete some further turfing....

 

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