A soil bed with a rather large, old tree stump was all that you could see in this corner of the garden. Our client had bought the Pod at a garden festival with an idea in mind as to where it was going to go.
We brought in the micro digger, through the narrow access doorway and into the soil bed. The tree root took quite a bit of getting out, moving and burying it in a lost corner of the garden. All the soil was then used to reshape where it had been buried. No spoil was removed from site, therefore keeping the cost down and less impact on the environment.
Once the soil levels were reduced a geo-textile membrane was laid, this stabilises the foundation and prevents any movement below the paving. The road stone was then brought in, levelled and compacted so the garden pod could be erected (the manufactures did that bit!). Now the paving can be laid, our client had some paving done on the other side of the garden with Indian sandstone, so we sourced the same stone and got going. A 200x100mm paver was laid as the border to form an edge detail and mowing strip. Then the flags were laid on a mortar bed and had ‘Easipoint‘ injected into all the joints.
A great project to see – going from a lost, plain soil border into a fantastic playing area for the kids to enjoy!