Our services were required to prevent the collapse of the customer’s retaining garden wall. This would also involve redesigning the space to create steps to an area of the garden that was particularly awkward to access.
With safety a key consideration, we appointed a structural surveyor for advice. The most effective and aesthetically pleasing solution was to construct buttresses to support and make safe the ailing wall and remove its unsteady top area in the process.
The works required a great deal of excavation and landscaping, made problematic by a small gateway being the only access into the area. However, we were able to use a micro digger which significantly reduced the man hours needed. The construction of the buttresses resulted in the retaining wall being strong enough for us to reduce its height, making it more aesthetically pleasing and enhancing the view. We formed concrete steps to the newly landscaped space and created a beautiful upper seating area, utilising existing materials to maintain the original appearance.
The customer was hugely impressed with the work carried out and was especially relieved when we were able to relocate much loved shrubs to other areas of the garden. She feels rejuvenated by her new safe and attractive garden. Although the works began with making the wall and its surroundings safe and stable, we were able to create an additional outdoor living space in a previously unusable area.
Sean has been invaluable. He has helped me with a number of projects at my home, in particular, some extensive landscaping work to make safe an unstable wall at the end of my garden. He built some attractive buttresses and rearranged the ground behind the wall to make a lovely seating area for me. I was delighted that Sean managed to save a favourite rosebush of mine and move it to another area of the garden where it is flourishing!
I am often away, and I trust Sean implicitly with the keys to my home. In fact, Sean and I now have a simple maintenance contract where Sean keeps an eye on the house for me and carries out any work necessary in my absence. One of his key strengths is his communication – he always provides sound advice and is happy to bounce ideas with me over email. A close friend recommended Sean to me and I am very glad she did!
Eleanor Gower, Newport