When I first started planning to turn our courtyard into something less horrible, I was young and idealistic and wanted to do everything myself. Then I spent hours watching tradesmen assembling fences and pavements on Youtube and realised that there isn’t room in our garden for me to learn by making mistakes. There’s nowhere to hide any errors, so everything has to be done well, first time. So I got a man in.
Finding tradesmen is a notoriously awful exercise, but Rated People has made that somewhat less painful, and it turned up Tim from Pro Build, who has been outstanding. The whole job was done within three weeks of him quoting on it. The only other guy who got around to quoting was saying he’d not be able to start until October!
Now that what I’d think of as the shell has been nicely finished, we can start putting actual garden stuff in. I’ve got a bunch of hardware arriving which I will run through as I start putting things together in the next blog post!