Victorian Tiling & Front Gardens

Summit Landscapes carried out the work on these two matching (mirrored / semi-detached) property front gardens in Cambridge. Both gardens had begun to look dated and the property owners were friends who agreed that matching gardens would look very smart.

We began by removing the existing worn-out concrete paths, dividing fence and old boundary fence and set about prepping the gardens for the work to commence. Both clients wanted stone chippings to cover the majority of their front gardens to create a contemporary, but very low-maintenance finish.

Reclaimed bricks were used to build perimeter walls between the gardens and the pavement.

Clearance & Preparation

– Dividing fence was removed
– Brick wall was removed
– All waste was removed from site

4.5m² Victorian Tiles

– Excavated area
– Altered levels to allow for run off
– Poured concrete base
– Laid tiles on adhesive
– Pointed using tile grout
– Pathway was grouted with a polymer modified water-resistant grout and cleaned to finish

9m Edging

– Black rope edging was installed along both sides of each path
– Concreted and haunched to finish

Brick Work

– 4m in length
– 7 courses high + coping
– Double skin
– Garden wall constructed on concrete foundation minimum 1/3 wall height
– Used C35 foundation concrete
– Excavated trench using digger
– Poured concrete foundations and levelled
– Constructed brick walls using a sand and cement mortar mix

Dividing Railing

– Installed cast iron dividing railing

4.5m² Sandstone Paving

– Excavated area using digger
– Altered levels allowing for run off
– Compacted 75mm limestone base
– Laid paving on 25-40mm continuous mortar mix
– SBR and cement binder slurry used on non-porous paving