Nigel Graham Garden Design

I have been Landscaping for almost thirty years,delivering quality garden projects through from consultation and design to construction and planting. I will work to a budget if you have one or will be happy to provide a full detailed quotation.

Trades

  • 1.Groundworker
  • 2.Landscape Gardener
  • 3.Fencer
  • 4.Driveway Paver
  • 5.Demolition Contractor
  • 6.Bricklayer

About Nigel Graham Garden Design

I first started Landscaping in the nineties taking on all kinds of projects including Patio Construction, Decking,Fencing, Bespoke timber Garden Structures, Turfing and much more. I have worked mostly in Surrey, Hampshire, and Sussex but am willing to travel for the right project.
I also studied for and gained a Diploma in Garden Design and enjoy seeing my designs develop from drawings into a real life garden.
I own a 1.5 ton digger and hire myself out to many local contractors digging footings clearing land installing drainage etc. I also install Sewage treatment plants,pumping stations and water harvesting tanks. Over the years I have gained many skills within the construction, groundwork and landscaping industries which allow me to be very versatile in the type of work I take on and always endeavour to give good value for money.

Qualifications

Before the days of CITB (1980's) I attended a two week course at JCB training centre in Derbyshire which included not only competently operating a 7.5 ton machine carrying out certain tasks including. Straight clean trenches. Right angle footings. Front and rear bucket backfilling. Rescue of machine from a deep excavation without driving out, using only front and rear arm to crawl out.
A two hour written examination on safety and machine maintenance. I achieved a pass on the practical test and 83% on the written examination. Not all students passed.

As previously mentioned I have gained a Diploma in Garden Design which was a study at home course which included 17 modules from the history of garden design to project planning lighting, material use, soil testing,surveying etc.

I have experience in many trades and am competent in Brick laying, timber construction ie; pergolas, decking,framework and sleeper wall construction. Drystone walling, patio, paving and terrace construction. Close boarded fencing,panel fencing.
Groundworks including Surface water drainage including herringbone. Foul water drainage including benched manhole
Construction. Time served

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