Hard landscaping

The Landscape Group’s team is experienced in acting either as principal contractor (for local authority or HLF projects) or as a sub-contractor for main contractors.

We can deliver all external works projects, using expertise developed over many years.  To date, these works have included complicated hard landscaping projects such as:

  • laying 30,000 m2 of natural stone paving and walls to create a new plaza at Media City
  • connecting a variety of surface water drain types to deep drainage
  • installing complex lighting and irrigation schemes into public squares
  • forming in-situ concrete retaining walls on the Olympic Village
  • building new car parks for the National Trust 
  • laying tarmac around schools and in parks
  • restoring historical buildings within parks across the UK
  •  planting trees into urban tree pits amongst a network of cables and pipes

We carry out the works using a combination of approved

specialist sub-contractors and in-house teams.

By having a bank of skills and experience to draw upon we are able to deliver all external works and landscaping projects. All operatives are qualified and experienced in their field of operation and are CSCS card holders.

Supervisors will have passed Site Supervisors Safety Training Schemes, and our Managers hold a variety of qualifications including either IOSH or NEBOSH training.

Materials are sourced from local and national pre-approved specialist suppliers to source the best value and most appropriate materials for schemes. The quality of the materials and of the subsequent workmanship is paramount.  We spend time with the design team to ensure that all parties fully understand what is required, what is actually specified and what the final works must look like.

We go to great lengths to source materials in advance of works commencing to ensure that matching is accurate.  This may involve visits for our staff, suppliers and subcontractors to other sites to view existing features to use as examples of what is required. 

We prepare sample panels and demonstrations of materials and construction details proposed to ensure that all parties approve the quality of the materials and workmanship required.

For each of our projects, The Landscape Group will produce a Quality Plan.  The Quality Plan sets out how we measure and monitor the quality of our work and ensures a good relationship with the client and other parties involved in the project.  Part of the quality process is to assess all elements of work for anything that may prevent completion.  All subcontractors are involved in this process and regular team meetings are used to highlight areas where problems might arise and to develop method statements and programming to avoid potential problems.  The aim of all of these systems and the close relationship between all parties is to rectify any problems in good time prior to handover and thus achieve a zero defects score.  Management of the numerous interfaces between the trades on site can often be the cause of problems in finishes.  By co-ordinating all trades, The Landscape Group is able to manage and mitigate the majority of potential problems.

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