This landscaping project in Peebles involved a mix of work, drainage, hedge reduction, groundwork, paving, drive, planting and even arranged for tarmac.
Additional work was commissioned as the job developed and finished within timescale despite various problems with weather.
Following this, we worked with the customer to come up with ideas and plans for a future return project that suited the overall goal.
Our most recent project on this section of the site was completed in December 2017. The client initially got in touch because he was looking for a business that carried out a mix of groundwork and landscaping who were big enough to cope with the project, yet small enough to care about it and ensure it was all carried out properly. The project involved extending a narrow driveway to create a much larger turning and parking areas, 4 areas of paving, 2 of which we used paving from another area in the garden to create a ‘utility’ area for a greenhouse and base for a Dutch Tub. The project also involved sleeper retention, some drainage work, removing a old shed and greenhouse and re-instating the area, renewing a path and creating a vegetable areas.
Once we were on site the client was pleased with our speed and quality of work and asked us to then carry out further works which included a hedge reduction, turfing, planting a large hedge and tarring the entrance to the driveway. Although we don’t do tar currently ourselves, we carried out all the groundwork for it and arranged for a specialist company to come in and do the tar for us. This suited our client as it saved him having to liaise with another contractor and arrange another contractor on site with additional machinery when we were already there and had the equipment required for the groundwork.
We will be back in future months to look at carrying out a lawn improvement plan for the large garden.
What the client said
“I would highly recommend GM Land Solutions if you want a quality service delivered by friendly, polite and reliable people. Gavin came to our property to assess the work needed. He was very honest and open about the quantity of work required. He gave us a realistic quote within three days. Dates for the work were agreed and despite the cold and snow the work was done in the agreed time. The company has been very reliable and flexible in their approach. The work done has included planting, tiling, drive way extension, drainage of the lawn and resurfacing a large area of the plot. The result looks fantastic. Gavin communicated clearly throughout the process and has been easy to contact. We will be using Gavin’s company to continue some of the work that is needed on our property.”
Peter Copp, Scottish Borders