A really interesting project this year has been the formation of an Amphitheatre within a garden in Somerset. Working closely with the award winning Landscape and Garden Designer Bunny Guinness we installed 13 curved Corten Steel steps , straddling this large walled garden. With individual rises of 500mmand widths of up to 37m wide, with a central 'staircase' - exacting planning and precision were paramount. The area has now been seeded to grass and a small flock of sheep have been in, tamping down the soil on the terraces. How lovely to return this autumn and find this extraordinary new feature settling in, the corten steel has reached its lovely warm ebony colour , the Bristol Channel can be seen in the far distance and we now eagerly await the 2018 Events Calender.
Raised beds made from mild steel or corten steel are becoming increasingly popular with landscape designers and architects. The steel is allowed to weather naturally or can be painted on site. The planters can be made to any size, however due to the weight of steel installation using our skilled fitters is recommended. Historically wooden raised beds always have issues with sides that billow out - our steel raised beds are all cross braced.
Other advantages of our steel raised beds is that they take far less space than old sleeper style raised beds , with typical thicknesses of 5mm. They can be made to measure and come in a variety of heights and thickness and be supplied either as a kit form for you to install or installed on site by our skilled craftsmen.
Overtime lawns and pathway edges can get damaged. This can be through over zealous manual edging using a spade or edging spade. This removes soil and lawn material and erodes the edge of the lawn. It looks worse on what should have been a straight edge. This erosion can be exacerbated by vehicle damage and the general use of heavy mowers - effectively squashing the lawn into the drive or pathway.
Legacy Steel Driveway edging forms the strongest edging between lawns and drives & pathways. The 5mm thick solid steel edging is fully welded and back pinned. Here you see redefined, parallell, sharpened pathways awaiting a final topping of Breedon Self Binding Gravel. This product is a great favourite of Landscape Designers and Architects and can be seen in many Natonal Trust properties and Stately Homes. Unlike normal gravel the self binding nature of this aggregate ensures that it is virtually maintenance free.
It was a real pleasure to go back and visit one of the large lawn edging projects that we completed early in the spring. We were able to help bring to life this classically inspired new topiary garden, our leagacy solid lawn eding provides crisp sharp lines to the pathways, we used our 100mm high 3mm legacy solid steel edging, our edges give structure and direction to the design leading the eye forward through the garden, the corner conical box stand out with exact 270 degree pre rolled edging rings. The edging has now now fully matured to its weathered finish. How wonderful to play a part in such an inspiring landscape.
Legacy steel driveway edging is the strongest form of steel edging available on the market. Made from 5mm solid steel, this product is a fantastic way to edge driveways and pathways. We can supply only, or install using our skilled teams. We support developers, builders, local authorities, landscape architects and private individuals. The lengths are simply bolted together using joining plates.
Legacy steel Driveway edging provides a strong and cost effective border to your drive. Once all the levels have been determined our teams of skilled fitters will work with you to establish your new edging.Legacy edging can flow round gentle corners with tighter bends being pre-bent in the workshop. A narrow shallow trench is dug, atleast half of the edging should be underground, solidly held by the 400mm welded pins.
Legacy Driveway edging can be used with all driveway materials including gravel,pebbles, tarmac and stone. The edging is secured using large solid steel pins driven into the ground.This produce the sturdiest of edging at a fraction of the cost of kerb set stones. Here we see a neat divide between the resin bonded gravel driveway and the traditional 5 rail Burgley wrought iron fence.The newly planted mature beech hedge adds privacy to the private garden beyond.
Traditional lawn edging is a great choice for driveways. Our Legacy Edging comes in a variety of thicknesses with the 5mm version being most suitable for driveways, this creates a very sturdy edge and can tolerate everyday abuse expected from todays couriers. Installing your new steel edging can give you the opportunity to redefine the line of the driveway, so often driveways move and nows your chance to get them straightened out. This will result in a clean crisp edge to your driveway.