Areas

Landscaping

There are many benefits to landscaping. First and foremost, it increases the value of your home as it becomes more attractive to visitors.

Reduces the time your property is on the market as everybody wants to reduce heatings and cooling costs as well as be the proud owner of a beautiful garden.

There are health benefits often overlooked such as filtering the pollutants and providing cleaner air, especially useful for those living on a busy road. A beautiful environment that offers privacy decreases stress levels.

Many landscaping options help reduce storm water runoff, therefore reduce the risksĀ of flooding. Control the erosion levels of soil as waterways are better managed.

Then there’s the social reasons for landscaping. In an urban community, you’re creating a green zone to assist in making the community more healthy.

Patios

Many homeowners give great importance to a patio area nowadays. Our houses are our castles where we return after a long hard day of work and unwind. Paved areas provide an opportunity to socialise outside.

Enjoy the fresh air without being soaked by rain or burnt by the scorching sun. Add a fireplace for times when its cold but you still want the fresh air. A fireplace spruces up the look and feel and would be very popular among friends.

Homeowners with small houses will find that a patio extends the living room thus you have an outside entertainment area. This factor alone is why many will install a paving area, particularly if they want a barbecue.

The inclusion or exclusion of an entertainment area can make or break the sale for if you decided to sell the property. You can also add value to your property.

Groundworks

Groundworks is the term used for building solid foundations that the house will sit on. Many different activities go into the work, activities listed below.

Site clearance is the process of clearing the topsoil from under the house footprint. This is a simple process that takes just an hour or two on flat ground but can take much longer on sloping ground.

After the site has been cleared, the next stage is to set out the foundation trenches. These are then excavated before being viewed by an inspector.

After inspection , footings are usually built and installed as cavity walls.