We are lucky enough to work in some fantastic places, either sourcing our timber or installing, and even the wildlife around our barn can be quite spectacular. Robins and wrens nest every year and swallows always fly in to check us out but invariably decide we are too noisy. Barn owls and stoats are regular visitors to keep a check on our mice and voles. Kites and buzzards mewl above. There are hares, roe and muntjac in the fields around.
Charlecote Park Fence Repairs
Over the course of last Winter cars crashed through the cleft oak deer fence at Charlecote Park (National Trust) nine times. Luckily no-one was killed or seriously hurt. It took the insurance companies up to last month to agree to pay for fencing repairs.
Return to Stowe
We’re back this Autumn at National Trust Stowe Landscape Gardens with another tranche of fencing in the Home Park. We’re starting by Eleven Acre Lake and working up past Queen Caroline’s statue towards the edge of Home Park near Boycott. It will be an interesting install with the golf course hard on the fence line (FORE!).
Cleft Oak to Argyll
Here’s a pair of gates we recently sent up to an estate on the shores of Loch Fyne. They were delivered by pallet with 40 metres of our three rail post and rail.
Cambridge Botanic Gardens
Cambridge Botanic Gardens have been using our products for a number of years now. They have previously had post and rail to protect the root systems of ancient and vulnerable trees. They are now using our fencing to separate off a Discovery area and have installed these totems as a point of interest. The largest are 12′ out of the ground, quarter trees. They were rather heavy!
Stowe Landscape Gardens
Work continues at Stowe with an initial 250 metres of fencing to border the Home Park. When the golf course moves this area will be taken back into the gardens.
Cleft Oak Gates
Customers in Kent have been updating their grounds over the past ten years or so and we have just completed these gates to go with a new run of fencing.
Here’s some fencing we put up three years ago in a local village. It’s basically cleft oak post and rail with oak weave around oak staves. There are no nails or other fixings. When nails were expensive and hard to come by this would have been a logical but labour intensive solution. Before pulped board and plastics weave was one of the few ways to fill a large gap (as with wattle and daub).
Cleft Oak Henge
A client in a local village wanted to replace a tired sawn softwood fence. The brief was primarily aesthetic but also something that would chime with the thatched cottage (a former village pub) and would be more durable than its disappointing predecessor. Cleft oak Stowe Paling with a cleft oak Henge and gate were the answer.