October 2014 -
Our clients house backed onto a steep, woodland garden with the bank coming very close to the house, leaving little outside room.
The brief was to excavate into the bank to extend the usable area. Install a new stone staircase, and lay new surfacing.
A substantial retaining wall needed to be installed to hold back the heavy clay bank.
Approximately 6 tonnes of Bath stone came out during the excavation and this was used to face the reinforced wall and staircase risers.
We chose a sandstone paving to complement the Bath stone and also blend in with the natural surroundings.
Client reference -
"Sam and his team did a wonderful job replacing two sets of dangerous garden steps, digging out a bank of earth and creating a patio and retaining wall. Throughout the job Sam kept us fully informed of progress and came up with good solutions to any problems that arose. We were very impressed with his reuse of materials to build a retaining wall from Bath stone and the finished patio and wall look superb. Sam and his team kept the disruption and mess down to a minimum and even our neighbours commented on what good workers they were.
I would have no hesitation hiring Selby landscapes for future work and can happily recommend them"