Description of work
Replacing a perimeter fence with a new lawn area meant this property was no longer divided into two areas. It was less appropriate for the new owners to have two separate gardens so they were keen for it to become one space again.
Firstly, the old patchy lawn was dug up for replacement; because of the size of the lawn, which also benefitted from good access, we used a digger to excavate the lawn for removal from site via skips. Once this was complete, we started to remove the existing fencing from the boundary line which, together with the decking, had deteriorated significantly. As this was a corner plot the client was keen to make sure the fence was secure. We also had to be realistic with the client’s budget as the length of the fence was 150m. With these issues in mind we decided to use a 1.8m high feather edge fence which is strong and reliable so long as they are correctly installed. The fence was supplied by Charlton Timber and we set them in 600mm post holes in postcrete; to add extra strength we used four horizontal rails instead of the normal three.
We then began to dismantle the old deck and frame, a new frame was constructed using 150mm x 50mm c24 treated timber, once complete we fixed our softwood timber grooved deck boards onto the frame. All that was left to do now was lay the new lawn: the area was rotavated to a minimum of 200mm with any large stones removed; the loose soil compressed to make it compact; and the area was fully levelled. Uncontaminated top soil from Raycox turf supplies was then spread over the area to give the final level. Raycox also supplied the Medallion turf for the final part of the project which was laying the turf.
A project which required replacing a perimeter fence by combining two separate areas into one large garden and creating a secure area through the use of new strong fencing.
- Client: Odd Down, Bath
- Date: Summer 2018
- Categories: Decking, Fencing, Landscaping