We are actively seeking to recruit additional site staff for the New Year. If you have the skills and aptitude, are looking for a challenge, and don’t mind working away from home, then please get in touch.
We are looking for a Site Manager, ideally from a ground works, earthmoving or building trades background. You will be a problem solver, happy to manage a team of 3 to 6 men, reporting to a Contracts Manager for delivering a diverse range of projects safely, on time, to budget with no defects.
We are also looking for Site Operatives. Hardworking with a desire to make a difference, you might have construction industry experience or come from the landscaping industry or agriculture. You will work as part of a team on a range of projects all over the country for private and public sector clients.
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Kingcombe has just completed the construction of another new lake, this time for a private client in Oxfordshire.
With approximately 3,000m2 surface area, the lake has been designed to create a conservation feature between the house and the woodlands below, acting as an environmentally beneficial interface between the domestic gardens and the wider landscape. Working with the Landscape Architect, Guy Thornton, we have been able to redefine the contours to create an aesthetically pleasing land form whilst remaining true to the historic character of the landscape.
Dug primarily into chalk, the lake has been lined with a 1.1mm Firestone EPDM waterproof membrane, sandwiched between two layers of 250gm geotextile and then surcharged with 200mm depth of the chalk substrate. Water supply is from a borehole delivering out of the chalk aquifer below. This combination has created the special circumstances for the unusually blue/green hue to the fresh water, which will be subdued just as soon as an organic layer builds up on the bed of the lake.
Water quality will be maintained by recirculating the water over a 25m stone cascade/stream flowing down over the hillside, which will introduce greater levels of dissolved oxygen. The banks have all been seeded with a wildflower mix, with additional aquatic marginals due to be planted in the Spring of 2017.
We’re not deterred by the rain whilst working on the Rathbone Market redevelopment. The wet weather has meant we’ve had to put up a gazebo, which enables us to continue lining work on our rooftop garden pond, even in wet conditions.
Our Waterscapes team were instructed to recreate a Japanese pond feature after two previous contractors had failed. With exposed liner, incorrect gradient and numerous leaks, it was decided that the old membrane needed removing, the profile re-shaping and a new liner installing. Working around many delicate and specimen plants, our Waterscapes team skillfuly manouvered large machinery into position to carry out the work.