News of our home improvement and landscaping projects
Fencing, patio and turf transform a garden
This job in the village of Kirkheaton, near Huddersfield, began with a request to replace old perimeter fencing with new treated timber and to create a patio behind the garage at the rear of the garden.
A tired old rockery next to the patio was replaced with a raised bed made from reclaimed railway sleepers. As work progressed, we spotted some artificial turf in the garage, and it seemed logical to lay that as a centre piece.
Next, the ugly concrete steps up to the lawn were transformed by covering them with Indian stone, which was also used to form toppings for the retaining wall.
The owners were very happy with the work – and, as a bonus, they can now sell their lawnmower!
Suite success in reconfigured bathroom
Our services includes the fitting or refitting of bathrooms and work can extend to a total reconfiguration, as illustrated here.
After discussions with the client, the old bathroom was stripped back to bare brick and a window bricked up.
The floor was re-boarded for tiling and new suite, including luxury shower with storage niches, fitted.
Building with the right materials
As locals builders, we are strong believers in using the right material for the job. And in this part of West Yorkshire, stone is a natural choice for walling and paving.
On the left, crisply pointed new stone flags go well with the old sandstone wall. In the picture above, the stone flags contrast with new timber fencing.
So if you're thinking of having some building work done, have a word with us. We'll make sure the finished looks as professional as these.
Why timber fencing is a speciality
One speciality of our Huddersfield-based bulding firm is bespoke fencing, examples of which can be seen in the two pictures, above.
We take satisfaction in devising a scheme, choosing the timber, preparing the ground and erecting a style of fencing suitable for the particular purpose.
All our fencing and decking is treated beforehand with a preservative to ensure a long life. We also make and fit sturdy timber gates for garden and driveways, as may be seen in the picture on the right.
Delight at new kitchen and dining space for Kirkburton home
A client in Kirkburton, Huddersfield wished to improve her kitchen diner and asked if it was possible to increase the size of the kitchen and to create a separate dining space. After assessing the job, Neil Eastwood Building and Landscaping found extra room by removing the chimney breast and reconfiguring the existing space. We took out the old kitchen, installed new units, created a new dining area and relaid the floors in timber. Result: a happy customer.
A stone shed to be proud of
Neil Eastwood Building and Landscaping was asked to quote on a dilapidated old outbuilding at a property in Huddersfield.
The idea was to restore the building and provide a new roof. However, once work got underway, it became clear that the best solution was a total rebuild.
The owner was delighted with his solid, handsome shed!
Put the flags out: customer delighted by resin pointing of old York stone
A client in Almondbury, Huddersfield, asked if we could clean and point a path made from old stone flags which had been laid for many years.
Weeds had begin to spout in the cracks where the old cement pointing has failed and the flagstones looked dark and tired.
Our firm is experienced in laying and renovating paths and it we employed a four-stage process to get it looking neat and tidy again:
The client was delighted with the result which enhanced the appearance of the old stones and we have been invited back to apply the same treatment to another flagged pathway.
A Tudor garden shed - Eastwood style
When customers asked us to build them a garden shed, we thought we could do something better. And here's the result, set in a new brick-edged patio made from flags.
Our clients originally commissioned us to construct a shed base. But as a suitable timber shed could not be found to sit on top of it, I suggested that we could build one from the sort of bricks that we'd used for the base.
We were asked if we could create the shed in Tudor style using oak. So we designed and built it and made the door. The customers sourced two matching reclaimed stained glass windows.
The timber is green oak, the bricks are reclaimed, probably from London and the tiles are Rosemaries. Result: Happy customers.
Indian stone from a Kirkburton builder
A client in Huddersfield wanted Neil Eastwood Building and Landscaping to create a patio. After mutual discussion, we decided to chose Indian stone flags.
They offer better value than York stone and are less expensive than some man-made materials – and, as you can see, the results are stunning.
The resin pointing gives a clean, modern look and has the added benefit of enhancing the natural grain of the stone.