Right from the start, when Liam visited me at home, he listened to what I wanted and offered advice. He advised me on the different types of stone available and told me where I could go to see samples. Once we had decided on the materials, Liam was quick to quote and we agreed on a start date. The job was to take 10 days.
His right hand man, James and a couple of labourers arrived early every morning and were polite and courteous throughout the 10 days it took to do the job. Liam came round at the end of each day (sometimes throughout out the day) to check on how the job was going and to ask if I was pleased at every stage.
The job was very labour intensive and entailed filing in the bottom of the garden 52 ton of grade A (wheelbarrow access only)! The weather was extremely hot and the lads were in constant sunlight although I provided copious amount of juice and water.
Two days into the job, I decided I didn't want natural turf and opted for artificial grass. This didn't phase Liam at all. He got samples sent directly to me and once I had chosen, he did the rest.
He also had and experienced electrician visit the house who spend nearly an hour with me talking about different types of lighting available. In the end I decided not to go with any and felt terrible for wasting the electricians time but Liam assured me it was perfectly fine and I shouldn't worry.
Both Liam and James came up with some good design ideas and I felt confident that they knew what would work best. Indeed, as the garden shaped up, the more excited we became.
At the end of day 10, the grass was still to be laid, so Liam, James and one of his team spent all day Saturday doing it. Liam then came back on Sunday afternoon to make sure I was happy with everything to take some pictures (with my permission) of the finished garden.
The following weekend we held a BBQ for 60 people. I couldn't have been more proud to show off my new garden and the complements flowed. In fact Liam got 4 leads and has done two peices of work since - the proof really is in the pudding!