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Waste land transformed into parking Plot - hitchin, hertfordshire

Updated: Sep 24, 2021




The Clients' Requirement


Wild Edge Fencing were contracted to transform a small patch of recently-acquired land, adjacent to the clients house in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, into a car parking plot.


The challenge


The clients' land was heavily overgrown, badly fenced and had serious water-logging due to poor drainage. We cleared shrubs and unwanted plants from the area, which immediately provided more space.


Once we cleared all remaining debris, we established (and agreed) the new boundary line with both neighbours and marked out where we would build our clients new fence.


The ground was soaking wet and holding water like a sponge, so we had to dig down around 200mm and remove around 20 tonnes of soil. We then stabilised the ground with a deep sub-base of large stone crushed granite MOT Type 1, compacting in layers until the ground was stable and the water had soaked and evaporated, leaving it suitable to lay our buff limestone shingle. 





The old manhole cover was removed and a new concealed tray fitted, using a mortar base to secure and allow vehicles to pass over without damage to them or the ground. 


A premium "Hit & Miss" style panel was chosen along with timber gravel boards and posts.


Successful project completion


We installed 3 x retractable telescopic security parking posts, which sit flush with the surface when not required. This involved some deep digging and careful, detailed microscopic installation, to ensure perfect usability.


The client's home in Hitchin is in a cul-de-sac and attracts many vehicles wanting to park and turn-around - the client wished this area not to be used for this and once our work was done, this was the case.


The result: a simple, yet effective job which now allows extra space for 3x cars and has added good value to the customers' property, due to the retractable security parking posts and extra space for parking.


Contact us (complete the form below) today, if you would like to find out how we can help you transform unused land or wasteland into a car parking area.


From concept to design and implementation, we can help you! 

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