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Old 24 Jun 20, 08:51 AM  
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so we're having ours done right now. here's some photos from yesterday/

we started with this:



the drone pic shows the whole of the back patio/garden area that is being dug out...



here it was after a couple of hours...


and here it is after lunch...


ending up with this at the end of the day. the grab truck came this morning and cleared half of the earth and rocks away, but we couldnt get another visit today (wasnt expecting to have done so much so quickly!) so now the other half is being moved over to the side to be cleared tomorrow, leaving a clear space to carry on getting the last few bits dug out (and trenches made for drainage and electrics)


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Old 24 Jun 20, 08:57 AM  
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We're wanting to have ours done. Wanye - are the people that are building your garden the same people that designed it or did you have separate people?

Also, how did you go about sourcing somebody that was reliable + does a good job?
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Old 24 Jun 20, 09:32 AM  
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Originally Posted by wanye View Post
so we're having ours done right now. here's some photos from yesterday/

we started with this:



the drone pic shows the whole of the back patio/garden area that is being dug out...



here it was after a couple of hours...


and here it is after lunch...


ending up with this at the end of the day. the grab truck came this morning and cleared half of the earth and rocks away, but we couldnt get another visit today (wasnt expecting to have done so much so quickly!) so now the other half is being moved over to the side to be cleared tomorrow, leaving a clear space to carry on getting the last few bits dug out (and trenches made for drainage and electrics)


Ooh can't wait to see what its like when finished! What are the electrics for?
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Old 24 Jun 20, 09:47 AM  
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We're wanting to have ours done. Wanye - are the people that are building your garden the same people that designed it or did you have separate people?

Also, how did you go about sourcing somebody that was reliable + does a good job?
after the quotes i got for people to do the whole thing, i'm doing it all myself now.

well, not *myself* but i'm sorting out all the individual parts. once this is done (tomorrow) i can start chasing people to get it concreted (and wall reinforcement)

once thats all done, i can look at getting the shed/greenhouse and the lean-to covered cooking area. as long as i get the main parts done in the next month or so, the rest can all be done bit by bit over the next year or so
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Ooh can't wait to see what its like when finished! What are the electrics for?
got my electrician mate running power out to the opposite corner of the garden (where the shed is going to go) so i can have power in the shed, as well as in the cooking area. also for lighting and to power the cctv cameras (one of which ive temporarily mounted on the house to record the work for a timelapse video)

gonna be fitting drainpipes/drainage holes around the perimeter too to help with water run off
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And i thought this thread was a Mickey House euphemism
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Very jealous of all these beautiful landscaped gardens. We totally have a first world problem with our garden, it's very long, around 60 meters, and about 10 meters wide. We have a patio on two heights, which is about 20 meters long, but it's laid so badly, constantly gets weeds through the gaps etc, after that it's a large chunk of lawn and borders, a summer house and behind that a concrete shed and compost heap/storage area. The previous owner wasn't a big gardener, so it was very overgrown and untidy when we got it. It's looking nicer now, but it's just such a huge area, just keeping it relatively tidy is a challenge! I'd love to have it all beautifully landscaped, but I can just imagine it would cost an absolute bomb to have one that large done
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Thought Iíd add some pics of ours - before (when we bought this house 6 months ago) and now.
Hubby has done everything himself, so cost is just materials.
Still in progress as heís been doing it around working full time.
Still need to do the back of the garden, but the fence needs replacing first (party fence which the neighbours have offered to get quotes for etc, so waiting for that) then we can finish it off. Hubby replaced fence that can be seen on our side, and heís had to do certain things due to how the garden was left.

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Iíve tried to take pics to show the same areas. The garden is tiny, only around 35ft long, but it was so cluttered and overgrown that it looked smaller. It looks much bigger already only two thirds finished 😊
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Havenít got any pictures but years ago we did ours. We had an air raid shelter in middle of garden which had huge concrete layer, on then a greenhouse and a concrete path all down garden. Everything went , some of the concrete was used to make a raised patio at end of garden , new lawn , few garden borders and decking outside conservatory . We didnít have the money to pay some and itís quite rewarding knowing you have done that yourself . Though saying that I have no doubt if the money was available we would have paid 😂
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Originally Posted by Lisa123wm View Post
Thought Iíd add some pics of ours - before (when we bought this house 6 months ago) and now.
Hubby has done everything himself, so cost is just materials.
Still in progress as heís been doing it around working full time.
Still need to do the back of the garden, but the fence needs replacing first (party fence which the neighbours have offered to get quotes for etc, so waiting for that) then we can finish it off. Hubby replaced fence that can be seen on our side, and heís had to do certain things due to how the garden was left.

Before





Now - still in progress







Iíve tried to take pics to show the same areas. The garden is tiny, only around 35ft long, but it was so cluttered and overgrown that it looked smaller. It looks much bigger already only two thirds finished 😊
Wow that looks awesome!
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