At the end of last year, we introduced you to a Huddersfield domestic landscaping scheme in Lepton. We continue our customer’s journey this month as they take the first steps to their newly landscaped garden.
Justin Paxman met with the homeowners back in May 2015. The couple and their small family were looking to develop a piece of land in the middle of their garden. The proposed area had a mound for us to contend with and the access was not the easiest (as is common with private gardens). They had some smaller projects around the garden area but the couple outlined their hopes for an area of water and a patio to maximise their view of the outlying garden areas.
Justin talked them through their options, the timescale and the potential budget for their plans. He then briefed the Paxman team who set to designing and planning how the garden would take shape. The scaled drawings took in the slope and gradients and paid careful consideration to the client’s brief, the ultimate aim of the new garden and the use of the best quality materials for the hard landscaped elements.
Scaled drawing to illustrate plans
Slopes, gradients and materials planning
>>Next Phase: The Big Dig
Rooftop terrace gains recognition in APL Awards Shortlist 2016
We know what our team does is top notch. Our customers tell us that we’re doing great work for them too. But when the landscaping industry and our associates see fit to tell us we’re bloomin’ marvellous – we can ask for no more!
Our rooftop terrace at Capitol House, Leeds has been nominated and shortlisted in the Hard Landscaping category of the APL Awards 2016. The project, completed earlier this year, saw the refurbishment of a 1970’s podium terrace. The Paxman team transformed it into a stunning roof terrace garden for use by the tenants. Boasting an immaculate Grass Greener artificial lawn, the open space has flourishes of decking, paving, pebbles and gravel and is peppered with low level lighting for evening use.
The award, just one of a number of categories judged by a panel of key industry figures and experts, would be a fitting tribute to the team at Paxman Landscapes.
Let’s hope they bring home the silverware when these are presented on Friday 4 March 2016 at The Brewery, London.
We post a great array of images we take before, during and after our Paxman team are on site. This gives you an idea of the high level of attention to detail we apply to each project and also outlines how our garden and landscape transformations take shape.
Over the next few weeks, we’re going to take you through a step-by-step walkthrough of an ongoing domestic landscaping project which the team has been working on in Huddersfield – complex, split level waterfall construction.
So, where shall we start? Let’s go for the classic “before” shot. Can you picture a waterfall yet?
Watch this space.
>>Next update: The first steps
Planting at University of Huddersfield | Grounds Maintenance in practice
Sometimes, it’s the little things that bring a landscape to life. This is certainly true of the finishing touches added to our grounds maintenance schedule for the University of Huddersfield this winter.
Paving and artificial grass give garden new lease of life
We like nothing more than taking a blank canvas of a domestic garden and building it into an outdoor space that suits its new owners perfectly. And it doesn’t need to be the biggest garden for us to make the most of your space, with hard landscaping, planting and artificial turf to add to the perfection. This was just the ticket in one of our latest domestic projects to the rear of a property in Flockton, near Wakefield, this autumn.
Training, Sharing, Engaging – Justin speaks at Kirklees College
Student selfie at Kirklees College
A really important part of our development at Paxman Landscapes is training, sharing knowledge and engaging with the community. This takes many forms and our Director, Justin Paxman, can regularly be found speaking at colleges and training events, telling of his experiences running a successful, professional landscaping business. It is vitally important that we encourage young adults to take up skilled and technical professions such as landscaping, particularly when the industry is crying out for apprentices and the managers of the future. The opportunities within landscaping are huge – learning everything from planting to machinery management, costings to design.
Justin returned to Kirklees College yesterday (4 November 2015). He has visited before to “spread the word” of landscaping to the students embarking upon their final year at the College. Some are studying Countryside Management, others are working towards a Landscaping Diploma. Likewise, some are focusing on arboriculture, agriculture and other associated disciplines – all of which could gain benefit by embarking on a career in landscaping. Justin started as an apprentice himself and puts great value on his experiences gained through on-the-job training.
Nat Adams from Kirklees College who engaged Justin to talk to the students said:
“Thanks so much for coming to talk to the group today. They [the students] all seemed to gain something from it.”
Find out more about the Paxman Horticultural Apprenticeships and other recruitment opportunities or contact us for further information.
Paxman Tree Services Yorkshire – New Arboricultural Expertise
When a homeowner or commercial client contacts our Landscaping team for their new garden and landscape projects, there are always the existing plants, trees and grounds to consider. We like to keep our customer’s demands at the forefront of what we do. So, we have recruited our new team of arboricultural experts.
Our new Tree Services Yorkshire Team can help address the maintenance and treatment of pre-existing trees, whether clearance, felling or surgery. As always, they have the benefit of working alongside our Landscaping and Maintenance teams with established and new clients and have their own specialist equipment within our armoury.
Most recently, we have been engaged by The Gregory Property Group of Leeds to help control and maintain the existing tree population at a private property in Yorkshire (see pictures).
Having our own arb experts in-house allows us to continue to develop that “one-stop” professional landscaping solution our domestic and commercial clients demand across the region. The team are going up in the world in more ways than one!
Snow Clearing, Gritting and Forecasting – we’ve got it covered this winter
Spread-ready for winter
For full details of our Winter Services available across Yorkshire and the North, you can download our Paxman Landscapes Winter Services Pack.
The Paxman Landscapes team provide full Winter forecast gritting and snow clearance services in the winter months with their own clearing equipment and forecasting service, managed by the in-house operations team. Servicing clients across the region, the team are poised and ready for the winter weather to kick in at any time.
Taking place at Yorkshire County Cricket Ground at Headingley, Leeds on Tuesday October 6th 2015, the 2nd Landscape Live 2015 event will be another celebration of the supply chain and the end product in UK Landscaping. Brimming with landscape suppliers keen to engage with the world of the landscaper, this event is a North-based extension of the events hosted by ProLandscaper magazine – FutureScape in the South and ScotHort North of the border.
Justin Paxman has once again been asked to sit on the panel to debate the issues at the forefront of UK landscaping. The live debate will take place in the break-out zone at the event and will also feature Barry Randall from Leicestershire Garden Design, Richard Kay from Green-Tech and Tim Reid from Urban Wilderness.
As ever, we expect the event to be a great success and that the debate will raise and address the hot topics for landscapers, designers and suppliers into the industry – primarily focussing on the benefits of creating a better working practice between landscapers and designers.
The debate starts at 12.30.