IJ Street Garden Design and Construction has recently won two regional awards, covering Dorset, Hampshire East and West Sussex, from the national paving company 'Marshalls'. One award was for 'Best Patio Transformation Over £5,000.00', and the second was for 'Best Use of a New Marshalls Product'. IJ Street was also 1st Runner Up for 'Best Project by a New Register Member'.
IJ Street Garden Design and Construction has been trading since 1996. Prior to this, I studied at Sparsholt College for 3 years, gaining a National Certificate and National Diploma in Horticulture. As a result of this, not only am I qualified and experienced in garden construction, but I also have experience with plants and planting schemes.
I undertake all aspects on landscaping, including garden designs, from planting plans and hard landscaping plans to full garden designs and constructional works, such as patios, paths, pergolas, ponds, lawns, walls, fencing and more.
I have always adopted a professional approach to the work I undertake, however, I feel that I go one step further, and consider, 'what would I expect if I was paying for the work?'. This approach often results in the work taking slightly longer, however, it also results in greater detail to the finishing touches. I am a registered and vetted by Hampshire County Council, on their 'Buy With Confidence' scheme, and I am also a registered and vetted installer for 'Natural Paving'.
Although most of my work is much the same as other landscapers, I have been known to take on the more adventurous or challenging contracts that other companies, although invited, have not even quoted for, which has opened up many more opportunities to me and I have gained valuable experience through them.
I have terraced a hill side, dismantled and filled in a swimming pool to create a garden, created a 'temporary' garden over a weekend, only to be removed 4 weeks later, and made ponds large enough to swim in.
As with many families, there can be circumstances that restrict what can be done in a garden, or considerations that need to be taken into account and my family is no different. As a result of this and the insights I have gained, I have been able to create gardens for many different people, from those with children to the elderly, people with varying disabilities, to those that want something modern to entertain in, gardens to grow fruit and vegetables in to formal gardens.
Whatever you want from a garden, IJ Street Garden Design and Construction has the ability to create it for you, from concept to completion.
Although based in Hedge End, I currently work throughout Hampshire and all the neighbouring counties