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Composite deck in a frosty Lockerbie!

garden with gravel chips

The frost returned with a vengeance this week but we don’t let a bit of bad weather get in the way of progress at Landform so we headed for Lockerbie to build a composite deck.

Part landscaped already, the area was gravel laid upon a permeable membrane. We only had 150mm of clearance from the top of the gravel to top of wall so had to do the framing slightly differently…

deck framing in c16 4 by 2 pressure treated timber

We hand dug 450mm deep trenches, and concreted span light lintels at 1600mm centers to support the deck frame. The lintels sat proud of the adjacent ground for drainage and airflow.

Next we laid C16 pressure treated joists perpendicular to the beams and infilled with noggins (not shown) ready to take the deking boards. Note the perimeter joists doubled up at 150mm centers to allow for fixing the double picture frame detail.

garden with light grey composite deck and charcoal picture frame detail

Rain and snow did stop play mid-week but we made it back and fitted the composite on Friday. The temperature dropped below freezing before we could wash the area down so please forgive the footprints!

child holding trowel walking on decking

The final result was a perfectly flat, safe and clean area for the whole family to enjoy. Thanks to Anthony and family -we really appreciate the custom and for sending us this lovely photo.

The Landform team love the challenge of a frosty spell.

excavtor in backyard with soil landscaping a Carlisle garden

After a lovely Xmas we returned to work with a packed schedule for the year ahead, beginning with a small project in Linstock. The frozen ground did it’s best to stop work but we soldiered on and managed to pave the area adjacent a base for a new summerhouse that is due to arrive next week. Well done team!

The weather did however win one battle with the frost making the soil almost impenetrable and completely unsuitable for turf – we’ll be back once things warm up to finish up. ☀️

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Driveway installation in Carlisle

Yewdale road Carlisle

This week we completed a block paving project on Yewdale road Carlisle. We laid the driveway in Lakeland Kendalstone Harvest blocks with a charcoal edge. Pretty pleased with how it turned out.
Finished block paving
The uneven concrete drive

Low-maintenance front garden & driveway

Here’s a photo of a front garden we transformed in December on Scotland Road in Carlisle. A new driveway in Lakeland Kendalstone block paving and an artificial lawn create a clean looking frontage whilst keeping the need for maintenance to the absolute minimum. Two fences and a planting area mulched with Scottish cobbles complete the look.

A Contemporary Garden

Here’s a garden we built this summer in Carlisle, white porcelain paving contrasts with black pergolas. Raised planters hem the low maintenance artificial lawn.