In 2013 we decided to build an extension to out grade 2 listed cottage. After completion we agreed that the outside space looked dreary and was in need of a refurbishment.
I contacted a number of landscape contractors including the recommended contractor from the builder who completed the extension. They all came and provided quotes as well as any advice. I must add they were all local.
One of the contractors was Forever Green Landscapes i.e Dave
Dave was very honest as he had not carried out the type of paving we required. However where Dave was superior to all the other contractors were as follows:
2. Superb interpersonal and communication skills
3. Very dedicated and proffessional
4. Very good in the follow up
6. Value for money – The best
A great example of Dave’s honesty was in telling me that due to other commitments he would not work everyday on the repaving. This professionalism was exemplified in that he provided samples of the paving stones and when I raised any tricky questions he answered honestly.
The price breakdown was very thorough and consistent. Having worked in the construction industry I cannot reccommend Dave and Forever Green enough and if any prospecctive clients wish to see David’s work please feel free to visit with Dave.
Ashford first called me, inquiring for some paving work. He had purchased a small property in Ripon. Ashford lived in London and had brought the new property to have holidays away and also as an investment.
Once the building work had been carried out on the house, Ashford wanted to make the most of the small back yard.
As the photos show, the small back yard had not been looked after for a long time. The options of laying Indian stone or block paving were considered. Ashford decided on a rustic brindle brick we decided that the block paving would look best and make a small area larger!
Two narrow pathways ran down both sides of the new extension. The pathways were concreted and needed removing, keeping below the extensions damp coarse. With some hard preperation, the finished area looked a great transformation to be enjoyed.
A raised flower bed was constructed from railway sleepers. Once planted out, the plants added height and colour to the area.
The border was planted out for colour all year round, Also plants which gave off a nice smell in the summer were used.