Our client had just purchased the house in Marlborough and our brief was to make the garden dog-proof and a little more private with a small length of close board fencing (8m). In addition, we installed new hardwood iroko timber gates and oak posts; curved heel is the higher side of the gate to give a diagonal brace – just different! And we created an area to make a secluded bin store. Iroko is a highly durable timber with a medium oily texture. It is frequently referred to as African Teak due to its durability and appearance.
Today was part of a refurb to erect a palisade fence for a utility site in Mere around a water tank, to give added security. Mere lies at the southwestern tip of Salisbury Plain.
We had previously taken down the high palisade fence in the spring to allow works in and around the area, and now it is being put back in place. The fence was 30m long x 3.6m high palisade with electric wires taking the overall height up to 4.8m, and there was an access gate.
Site clearance in Gillingham this week with the whole tree chipper to deal with the large hawthorn trees.
Hedge and fence being removed to allow an extension to a utility site. 400m of new chain link perimeter fence to follow in the coming weeks. All very busy so we only had the transit to move the chip!
This tree had not been pollarded by the previous tree surgeons when doing others on site last year due to the complexity of its position over the buildings/ sheds. The tree’s limbs were overhanging the play area at Sixpenny Children’s Nursery in Devizes and, as the tree had been shedding limbs, quick action was required by Trevor, Steve and Rich. All done now with a site safety survey due in the autumn.
Clearly, a case of Conservation Contractors reaching those parts where others can’t!!!
Our work here was to create a wayleave while SSE installed a new power cable to the solar farm at Wroughton. The wayleave was erected with the tractor and post driver as Alex was busy on another site with the tracked post driver.
The fence was to keep livestock out of the area whilst still being able to use the rest of the fields.
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