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Holly Drive

Miss Taylor wanted us to level up her back garden and build a completely maintenance free with an area for her dog to rest.

We designed our "Plonker seat", taking a traditional loving seat idea, adding a central wall of water - or white wine at the inaugural bar b que - with its remote controlled LED lighting. Seats for two with under storage for the red wine bottles also backlit with LEDs.

Two Argent circle kits were integrated to form children's maize puzzles.

Argent blocks were laid in a lattice pattern around the perimeter of the area and Granit Eclipse Paving laid in a random pattern pointed in black.

The front garden was laid to Granit Eclipse Ember. A raised bed built out of concrete block and masked with dry stack Stoneface veneer Oyster coped with Lazaro Marble Pearl Bullnose center stones and a flash of Astroturf.

Rope Lane

The Johnsons wanted us to remove some major trees and stumps and replace their front wall, we matched the house brick and coped with Granit bullnose units.

They also wanted to extend the drive to allow for three cars. The original design was circular but at the last minute, I changed the design to angular. Worried that the design was too busy using the whole Argent and Metro ranges and colours they loved it and added as we progressed.


After the initial consultation with Mark at Rope Lane Nursery. Various patterns and designs were discussed, opting for the one we have now.
This has not been an easy drive to tackle as the concrete was 18 inchs thick in some places, which the men had to remove. Ideas have popped up along the way and the men have been willing and able to adapt to what we wanted. I would also like to add that the men have been very polite and hardworking. The end result is a very stylish driveway, that is just what we wanted.
Many thanks

- Mr and Mrs Johnson.

Marton Close

Mrs Drew wanted a drive of circles with an area that she could park a works van at weekends.

We combined Argent Buff blocks with Metro grey, maroon and rose planks. An added twist with the large circle laid to grass guard which allows grass to grow through allowing parking but keeping the softer look.


Having made a decision to have the drive replaced our aim was to have something aesthetically pleasing, contemporary, functional with an ability to accommodate our three vehicles but with two conditions; I wanted circles and grass.

Having discussed initial thoughts with Mark at Rope Garden Nursery I was confident that he would be able to work with our brief and he had some suggestions that we liked including the grass guard which we didn't know existed previously. When we saw the plan this was exactly what we hoped for and we were eager and excited to watch the transformation.

Our biggest decision was what colours to choose. We went with Mark's recommendation. The team arrived on day 1 as agreed and the work began. Over the following days, whatever the weather the team worked tirelessly and professionally to remove the Old drive and gradually build the picture matching the plan. Sections were cordoned Off to make sure we didn't disturb the laid stones but this was done in such a way that access to the property wasn't restricted and it didn't impact our day to day living.

TO say we are thrilled with the end result is an understatement. This has surpassed our expectations. The quality products used and precision Of laying the stones have all made for a perfect scene. Our neighbours are envious and have called round to admire the finished product.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Mark and the team for their professional, efficient yet friendly approach and the pride they take in their work to deliver such an outstanding end result.

- Mrs Drew from email


Another new build in Sandbach. We designed a French oak and cedar shingle shelter with a Chinaman's hat that allows then to have a fire pit in there.

A raised border with concrete block and timber purlins is masked with Stoneface dry stack slate veneers and coped with Granit Eclipse bullnose units.

The paving is Symphony Blauw with blue detail.

We planted it all out including fig trees, strawberries, a herb garden and much more - we know a good Nursery - ha!

Meadow Rise

Another simple design with Arrento buff paving - only available in 2x2s pointed with resin and edged with charcoal block.

As we existed we blinged up the front with Symphony copper planks and edged with specially cut Symphony Buff brickets - simple but effective.

Wistaston Green Orangery

I don't apologise for the length of this narrative because it was a massive project.

Check out the tongue in cheek video below.

The couple desired that rather than move let me completely transform their home and double the footprint.

The wish list consisted of an Orangery with side extension with a vaulted ceiling. Let there be more light was every second sentence, so maximum glazing minimal frame thickness and plenty of roof light.

Within this space, they needed a drying room for their sailing tackle, downstairs wet room including toilet. A large lounge. Fitted kitchen with diner. All with a wet underfloor heating system.

Outside we paved all around, creating paths and a new driveway with Marshalls large size tegula blocks. Raised timber purlin borders and a security fence and gate.

Finally, we dropped the road kerb and re tarmaced the pavement.

Boom - complete transformation , that's why we're are called 'One Call For All'.

#wetroom #orangery #extension #dryingroom #rooflight #sailingtackle #raisedborder #underfloorheating #fittedkitchen #marshalls #transformation #vaultedceiling

Project China

We have been transforming gardens and building for over 20years. With that in mind, we have returned to several gardens many times so they have a story to tell.

This is one of those stories!

In August 2012 we visited this garden and found this.


Please see my following feedback. Because of my poor English, you can revise it as you wanted.


We are a foreigner family and enjoy the English countryside life very much. To have a traditional English garden is our dream. The initial garden was very unsatisfactory, especially the raised part makes the garden looks very small, narrow and disorganized. We were lucky to meet our garden designer, Mr Mark

Hinkley and his team. They turned our dream into reality!


Kind regards,


Augustine Drive

Keith was proud of his new conservatory enjoying a strong modern look. Frustrated with his boggy garden were the grass struggled to survive.

We fitted drainage, terraced the new lawn. A new simple and modern patio with Symphony charcoal and birch planks was complemented with Drystack wall veneers in Oyster and Nero applied to the house wall. The outside tap was channeled into the wall and moved out of the way. New lighting makes it all stunning into the evening.


I contacted Mark from Rope Garden Nursery, in addition to others who had advertised locally. Mark and one other were the only ones who actually turned up to show interest in my garden project.
Mark understood from the off the issues that I had, being left with an almost unusable garden by the builders, who refused to make any attempt at rectifying the mess they created. We were able to work together on ideas to create a useful, practical and in time with the weather etc, a beautiful area.
His crew attended on the days and times that they said they would and were very pleasant, hardworking and thoughtful throughout the project.
The work was completed and all refuse and building materials removed leaving me with a beautiful area to enjoy, even more, once the weather improves. I am looking forward to having a small lawned area and in the springtime adding some nice border plants etc to fully take advantage of the area.
Mark and I were able to communicate at every point throughout the project and dealing with any issues as they arose, but it was a smooth process at every juncture.
Thank you for turning what was a depressing problem (thanks to builders) into a pleasurable place.

- Keith

Augustine Drive Garden


Sometimes it's as simple as kill, prepare, fence and lawn.

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