• Client:
    Dale and Valley Homes
  • Location:
    Sunnybrow and Crook, County Durham
  • Contract Value:

External Environmental Improvements

Deerness Fencing and Landscaping have worked with Dale and Valley Homes carrying out various environmental works incorporating Fencing, Soft Landscaping, Japanese Knotweed removal/maintenance, Footpath Improvements and Driveways. We have undertaken works to over 600 properties to various sites covering the Dale and Valley District.

Improvement works have been on-going since June 2013 which required Deerness to undertake surveys prior to the works commencing. The surveys consisted of measurement of the existing boundary lines owned by Dale and Valley. During the surveys we undertook consent/refusals which forms part of the tenant co-ordination, we ensured all neighbouring properties including private landlords were contacted and provided consent to have the dividing fences removed and replaced with the Dale and Valley specification. Once this process was completed all information was collated and provided to Dale and Valley, a detailed cost profile was provided and a phased programme plan provided with their desired spending capabilities.

The projects particulars involved grubbing out and removal of trees, shrubs and hedges to accommodate the new fence lines, the takedown and removal of existing dilapidated fencing, which was removed to registered landfill sites or recycled wherever possible. The supply and installation of new 1000mm, 1500mm and 1800mm high timber open boarded fencing, accompanied by single and double leaf timber gates and a finished decorative capping piece.

Deerness were awarded variations to the fencing contract to undertake concrete footpaths replacements, repairs and construction of parking bays to newly converted two houses into one larger house (as illustrated above). The footpaths involved the removal of the existing dilapidated concrete and disposal off site to registered landfill, re-using if possible the existing sub base or replacement, and laying of new concrete footpaths. Repairing existing footpaths by means of removing the dilapidated area and patching with concrete. We also designed a driveway construction incorporating a footpath by means of excavating the existing soils and disposal off site for recycling, supply and installation of pcc concrete pin kerbs, supply and installation of required sub base bases and laying prioa block paving.

Works were originally managed by David Hind, Jonathan Hanson took over ownership of the contract when he joined Deerness in 2015 and managed the remainder of the project.

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