We offer Block Paving and Patios in Liphook for residential, commercial and industrial clients.
Royal Bath and West Show
The winner of the People’s Choice Award at the recent Royal Bath and West show went to a ‘Pop up Garden”, which had a theme of Recyclying, featuring chairs and planters made from , flower planters, wooden pallets made from plastic bottles and tyres, and a wall made from glass bottles. The whole garden was constructed prior to the show by a team of idverde apprentices who are studying for the Level 2 Landscaping qualification through the Iverdale Performance Campus, with support from their training partner Element Skills Training.
The team was delighted to learn that in addition to winning a Gold Medal, the garden was also voted the winner of the People’s Choice Award for best Pop Up Garden at the show, having received many positive comments from visitors.
Don’t park on my drive!
If you arrived home one day to find a stranger’s car parked on your drive, your immediate instinct may be to call the police and have the car removed.
However, due to a grey area in criminal and civil law, it is technically not illegal to park on someone else’s driveway. Meaning as the driveway owner, you have no legal right to remove the nuisance car.
Several instances of this happening in the UK have shined a light on the lack of jurisdiction the police and local councils have over this activity – neither have the power to remove the car.
There are currently no plans to remove the loophole in the UK, plans are in place to fix the loophole in Jersey.
For a driveway that strangers would be happy to park on, contact Peter Beasley in Four Marks today.
Make an impact with block paving
Investing in a new driveway or patio can make a huge difference to the appearance of your home and will add value too. Choosing the right type of finish and style can be difficult as there are so many options to choose from. Block paving is a popular choice as it is suitable for most properties and there are many colour ways and patterns to choose to reflect your style.
Arranging a free no obligation quotation from a local hard landscaping specialist is a good place to start as they will be able to give you the benefit of their experience on block paving in Borden.
How to use your Patio in 2018
- Patios can be useful in the plight of growing your own fruit and veg. In gardens with limited space, patios are ideal spaces to grow tomatoes, salad leaves, herbs and more, costing you a fraction of supermarket prices to grow them.
- Patio furniture over recent years has improved in quality, making the patio and outdoor extension of your living space, why not try out weather resistant materials like wicker, outdoor rugs and ergonomic designs.
- Green and grey are the colours of the season for patio decoration. Try grey sofas and chairs contrasted with bright green foliage and potted plants to break up grey dominated spaces.
- Outdoor kitchens are becoming a statement piece, a trend adopted from the US. Grills are a popular and less expensive option for outdoor cooking, the trend of cooking restaurant quality, healthy dishes from your patio is one that seems to be sticking.
For a free estimate for a Patio in Alton, contact Peter Beasley today.
Block Paving Trends 2018
Block paving trends subtly change from year to year. 2018s trend for the UK is set to stick to natural, curving styles with contrasting stones bordering one another.
For garden paths and feature areas, smooth neutral toned pavers in flowing patterns are in trend. Border this with a more textured, rougher or bolder coloured but still neutral stone and your path will become the feature of your garden, no matter the size.
International trends are a little different this year with Spain presenting new ideas such as a crazy 3D effect using strategically placed grey pavers.
To embrace the paving trends in your garden or driveway, get in touch with Peter Beasley today.
Natural stone patios can be a gorgeous and long-lasting addition to a home, but what happens when your traditional stone patio is lost under a layer of dust dirt and barbeque spills?
Cleaning your patio shouldn’t be a regular task but over time dirt does build up and a clean may be required. Start with simple cleaning techniques like sweeping away surface dust and washing wish water. Once this is complete, deeper set stains may be revealed; smoke stains, dripped grease, marks from rough use. You can remove those grease stains with a simple liquid detergent or dich soap and a scrub brush.
Biological stains such as moss and mildew can be removed with a mix of ½ a cup of household bleach with 1 gallon of water. Always remember to rinse your patio after cleaning to remove any bleach residue.
Love the look of traditional patios? Contact Peter Beasley Landscaping to get a free estimate.
Tarmac driveways in Alton
Commissioning a new driveway or patio can add value to your property and should improve its appearance. Now Marshalls have created a phone app that will show you how your new drive could look! Used in conjunction with your local landscaping specialist it is an ideal tool to help you visualise your driveway in different materials.
With such a wide range of materials available now, from resin, tarmac, block paving and stone choosing the right one can be difficult. Speak to your local professional landscaping business who will be happy to advise and quote for your project. Call Peter Beasley for a quote on a new Driveway in Alton or Lindford.
Those of us lucky to have an outside space to enjoy spend as much as 7 1/2 hours a week during the summer months either working or socialising with friends and family.
More and more people are seeing their gardens as extensions of their home and have grand ideas to provide facilities for seating, barbequing and entertaining. Employing a professional to help and design your garden and driveways in Bordon, not only will make the best use of your budget but will give you the benefit of their experience and design skills.
Any type of hard landscaping takes time and investment, finding the right company to undertake the work can be risky but using a Checkatrade registered company can reduce the risk of poor workmanship.
Getting that patio ready for Spring
Spring is the time of year when the weather improves, days get longer and the plants start to grow and we get inspired to get outside and think about the garden or patio. It’s also a time when we have the most bank holidays, with long weekends enabling the more adventurous among us to consider some DIY and patio laying.
This doesn’t always go according to plan with many projects started, but never finished, sometimes cut short by a visit to the local A & E department. A much better idea is to call in your local paving expert who can build you a Patio in Bordon while you are at work so that you have the bank holidays to relax and enjoy your new outside space with friends and family.
The effects of open space on how we feel is undisputed, however what one person finds appealing and inspiring can be the direct opposite for someone else. Many will try to create a natural look with lots of plants and shrubs while others will be inspired by a minimalist effect, with perhaps more hard landscaping and just a few shrubs or trees as features. Low maintenance is often high on the list of priorities. With so many demands on our time a place to relax and unwind is becoming increasingly important.
Perception has changed in recent years with modern gardens and patios considered to be an extension of the house, and almost treated like an extra room, albeit outdoors. Barbeques and outdoor entertaining are extremely popular so taking advantage of the new techniques for lighting and even heating mean you can party well into the night in comfort, even in the UK! With every conceivable style of dining tables and chairs on offer there are endless options available to create your perfect space. For more information on how we can help design a new Patio in Four Marks or Liphook, call us Peter Beasley Landscaping today on 01420 477 888 .
Reinforced Parking areas
With an eye on the environmental impact of car parking areas and driveways a new product has been developed which allows you the option to create a driveway or car cark that is covered with grass rather than solid concrete or tarmac.
There are currently two options available, one for light use, such as secondary parking on driveways or one for heavy duty parking. The aim is to reduce the flooding risk caused by water run-off from traditional drives and car parks. If you require Block Paving in Alton or a quotation for a driveway in Lindford . Please call Peter Beasley on 01420 477 888.
Call the experts
Every year Accident and Emergency departments fill with patients who have injured themselves whilst undertaking some form of DIY. Statistically men are more prone to injury than women. A staggering 200,000 people injure themselves due to some DIY related activity. Ladders and stepladders account for over 41,000 incidents, some resulting in long term injuries or even death. Over 21,000 injuries are directly linked to paving or concrete blocks with grinding equipment adding another 6,400 to the list. If you wish to get the help of a professional company to lay your Block Paving in Lindford , then call Peter Beasley Landscapes.
In one of the more expensive DIY predicaments, David Brown, 40, from Cambridgeshire, was reported to have been charged over £25,000 by British Telecom after slicing through an underground cable while building a garden fence.
Chiropractors and Osteopaths are kept busy with the number of back injuries caused by heavy lifting and repetitive movements during the laying of patios, drives and pathways.
So the moral to the story is, look after yourself and call in an expert with the right training and equipment to tackle your new Driveway in Alton .
Little Lion Gardens Utilises GRP Paving Solution
The Little Lion Gardens situated in West Yorkshire has been through a lengthy four-year transformation from old decrepit farmhouse and field to beautiful wildlife haven. Robert Furness, current owner of the gardens, recently decided a solution was needed for their parking area due to the larger numbers of visitors frequenting the gardens.
Over the last four years the Little Lion Gardens has seen progressive development at a steady pace. Beginning with the nurturing of bushes, trees and flowers, wildlife then gradually began to flourish too. Further down the line, a variety of different plants were added to the garden in addition to animals. Many can now enjoy seeing ducks, sheep, geese, pigs and even quails during their visit.
The company Green-tech was chosen to examine the environment and find a practical answer to reinforce the parking area of the garden. As a result of the investigation GRB Plus was chosen as the most suitable solution whilst remaining simple to install. Additionally, this solution may also be appropriate for patios in Liphook in many upcoming projects.
Ian Rotherham, Director of Sales at Green-tech stated: “Our product GRB Plus has proved itself over time to be a solid solution for protecting ground areas, keeping the area safe and stable. It has been employed in numerous larger projects with great success. The key features include the excellent drainage, hardwearing nature and superior protection it provides”
The area which features GRB Plus is the main entrance of the gardens, consisting of approximately 250m squared. It provides the essential drainage for the car park, remaining strong enough to support all kinds of vehicles that may be visiting. White gravel was selected as a finish for the Little Lion Gardens as it was the most aesthetically pleasing for the environment. For Driveways in Four Marks or other areas a number of alternative finishes are available to choose from.
Bam Construction wins School Contract
A project to construct two new buildings and refurbish several others on the existing site of The Park Community School has just been granted to Bam Construction by Hampshire County Council. The project is the first to be allocated through the new ‘Improvement and Efficiency South East framework’, and Bam construction won the contract against 7 other contractors selected last summer to join the framework, which could be worth up to £4.5 billion over the next four years. Depending on final planning approval, Bam Construction expects the work to be completed in less than two years. For more information on Landscaping in Hampshire , call Peter Beasley.
New £500million Motorway improvement for M8.
A new Raith Interchange is part of a new M8 Motorway improvement scheme running to £500 million in total, meaning that advance works can now begin, ahead of formal contract signing, which is expected next month. The project will complement the motorway network between Glasgow and Edinburgh by including a new M8 between Baillieston and Newhouse. It also includes work to improve the Raith Interchange and widening key sections of the M8, M73 and M74. The contract, which has a value of £500m and includes operation and maintenance of the project roads over 30 years, will be the first roads infrastructure scheme and the largest contract to be awarded as part of the Scottish government’s £2.5bn non-profit distributing (NPD) model.
Local planning departments now say a new driveway or patio area does not require building regulations approval, however, you will need to make sure that any changes undertaken do not make access to the property less satisfactory than it was before. Therefore changing levels to introduce steps where there were none before would be a contravention of the regulations. Elsewhere around your house there are not any restrictions on the amount of land which you can cover with hard surfaces or patios at ground level. However, significant amounts of terracing to support a hard surface might need a planning application and if your property is a listed building, you will need listed building consent for any significant works whether internal or external.
You're planning a smart new patio and have thought about using natural stone rather than imitation concrete paving, even though you know it will probably cost more, it will weather better and will last for longer. Have you thought about it from an ethical point of view?, well it will depends on where the paving stones come from, how they were sourced and how they were delivered to you. Indian sandstone is one of the cheapest on the market however it is likely it has been quarried by children as young as ten and those children, who can make up as much as a quarter of workers, wield sledge hammers and operate jack hammers without any shoes, or protective clothing. For a totally ethical and professional Patio in Bordon , call Peter Beasley.