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Hippo Designs & Construction Ltd

+Approved member since 2010

Services and skills

  • Landscaper

    14 skills

    Brickwork in the Garden

    Composite Decking


    Garden Design

    Garden Structures

    Hard Landscaping

    Landscape Contractor

    Play Areas

    Pond Construction

    Shed Bases


    Soft Landscaping

    Tree Planting


  • Fencing / Gates

    7 skills

    Close Board Fencing

    Fencing Contractor

    Fencing Repair / Replacement

    Panel Fencing

    Picket Fencing


    Wooden Gates

  • Services

    3 services

    • Domestic Work
    • Commercial Work
    • Free Estimates


Customer reviews

Overall ratingin last 12 months

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  • Workmanship10 out of 10
  • Tidiness10 out of 10
  • Reliability10 out of 10
  • Courtesy10 out of 10
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153 Total Reviews

The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade

  • New patio, paths ,steps and timber walls

    10Verified Review

    Oliver and Dave replaced the rotten timber retaining walls and steps with new oak sleepers and brick/slab steps. New patio laid outside my new extension and new paths around the extension. Fantastic job and very happy with result. Oliver dealt patiently with my requests for changes to the original plan and always came up with suggestions and solutions that worked well. This is the second time Oliver has done a revamp for me and I would definitely recommend him.

    Location: GU21
  • Replacement patio

    10Verified Review

    Having previously worked with Oliver to redesign back garden, this phase of work was to replace old patio, and extend in places. Oliver and Dave worked well on this, digging out the old base and replacing/extending new permeable patio. Installed drainage to deal with excess rainwater, and reused old slabs as hardcore. Work completed in time suggested, and good quality. Both arrived on site promptly, and worked through some difficult weather. Site was kept tidy Oliver also sourced and fitted new garden gates, which look very good.

    Location: KT13
  • Garden fence replacement and part repair

    10Verified Review

    As usual Oliver and his assistant completed a thorough and professional job, applying creativity to working around a large tree. Prompt and courteous, we cannot recommend him and his team highly enough. Excellent service!

    Location: GU21
  • Driveway border installation and wildflower meadow

    10Verified Review

    Oliver and Dave are my go-to, and I will always use them and have recommended them to my friends. Highly professional, excellent eye for design and attention to detail. Re-used my driveway edging stones in a creative way to create new borders with planting to add greenery and soften the area beautifully. Took into account aspect and sunlight in recommending plants that will thrive. In the rear garden, they removed my old, tired grass, prepared the area and laid wildflower meadow turf with camomile lawn path. I can't wait to see how it will mature. Highly recommended.

    Location: GU22
  • New garden hedge and driveway

    10Verified Review

    Second time using Oliver and Dave and another excellent experience. Oliver spent time with us agreeing design based on our requirements and carried out the work in line with agreed spec. Oliver is clearly passionate about what he does and carried out the work with enthusiasm and attention to detail. We are really pleased with the quality of the job. The neighbours commented on how courteous the guys were when loading/unloading in the road etc. Thank you Hippo Designs!

    Location: GU7
  • Plan new garden design

    10Verified Review

    Oliver very good, listened to what we wanted and delivered great design ideas. Several discussions with us led to excellent final design, plus he quoted for part of work, as requested. Definitely recommend, and am going ahead with phase 1.

    Location: KT13

Company profile

  • OwnerMr Oliver Barwick
  • Member Since2010
  • Public Liability InsuranceSelf-Certified
  • AddressChecked
  • IdentityChecked
  • Checkatrade T&C'sSigned
  • VATYes: 826464318
  • Company typeLtd Company

Company info

Qualified garden designer who was trained at Merrist Wood Agriculture College in 1994 and has been in business in Surrey since.

Over 25 years’ experience of designing and building gardens in and around Surrey whilst Hippo Designs has been in business for the 20 years.

Garden Design:

- Initial Consultation to Discuss the Brief for Potential Garden Layout, Planting and Features.

- Submission of Three Preliminary Sketches Detailing Different Ways in Which the Brief can be Executed.

- Second Consultation Meeting on site Where Initial Plans are Tailored into The Main Working Plan.

- Final Design Submitted and Costing Quotation Provided.

- Planning Plans as Required. 

All areas of construction work undertaken using traditional and modern materials including; 

- Paving; Natural Stone, Porcelain

- Decking; Composite or Timber

- Turf and Artificial Grass

- Fencing; Repair or Replacement

- Wall Construction (Natural Stone, Drystone Wall, Sleepers, Wood, Retaining)

- Timberwork; Bespoke Pergolas, Decking, Covered Walkways, Decking (Natural or Composite)

- Driveways; Gravel, Block Paved  

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