Testimonials

Just a few words from some of our happy customers.

We decided to commission CC Garden Design to take on our driveway project to create a new hard landscape design, after seeing first-hand the workmanship that this company had done for friends of ours living close by. We thought that their design and work were of a very high standard and knew the company to be trustworthy and that they would carry out the project as agreed, completing it within a reasonable timeframe. We were not disappointed! Chris took on the challenge of transforming our driveway and front garden with enthusiasm. Throughout the duration of the project he demonstrated ably his willingness to listen to our ideas, offered his expertise and guidance and sourced appropriate materials, the end result of which is a fabulous new frontage to our Victorian house.

So thanks, Chris, and all the guys that worked with you. A lot of excited local children passing by would have been happy to help you with your diggers and various other machines!

 Now all we have to do is get planting! 

– Angie and Alan Wright, Abergavenny (August 2016)

 

CC Garden Design and Construction Ltd. carried out a five week project for us, which involved the removal of a large amount of earth, and the provision of retaining walls, new paving, fencing and gates, and a base for a greenhouse. The work was carried out to a high standard and on schedule, and using equipment appropriate to the task. Chris is very pleasant and customer-focussed and it is a pleasure to deal with him. Before providing a very detailed quotation for the work, he had provided some ball-park figures, which were also very detailed. He readily understands the desires of the customer, and is happy to make suggestions. He also has a very good memory and the ability to recall details of what has been said “in passing”. The team worked very hard and are also very approachable and pleasant, always cleaning up thoroughly at the end of the day’s work. We were very pleased with the work carried out, would be happy to re-engage CC Garden Design and Construction Ltd. for any future work, and are happy to recommend them to prospective customers.

– Jeff and Nessa, Abergavenny (September 2015)

 

I am delighted with the work that Chris, Beth and Tom completed for me last month.  They created a path, rebuilt a dry stone wall  and installed a 7 foot fence on a strip of land I recently bought from my neighbour.   Chris liaised with both my neighbour, regarding positioning of the fencing and also worked closely with the oil tank company who were installing a new tank at the same time.  His professional manner, particularly when dealing with other people involved in this project, was such a help to me and allowed for the smooth running of the project.   Their creative input and ideas made the decision making much easier and their work was completed to a very high standard.  The team were very reliable and it was a pleasure having them in my home.

-Helen Griffey, Llangynidr (February 2015)

 

CC Garden Design has now completed 3 projects for us – all to our total satisfaction. The first earlier in 2014 involved constructing a concrete base for a new summerhouse. The second was the rebuild of a wooden decking area because the previous decking had rotted. Chris had recommended a wood plastic composite decking and we are extremely pleased and it will be a lot less slippy than the previous one and has a significantly longer life.  The third project was the re-design of a large shrub bed with the removal of old plants and relocating retained ones. Chris offers new ideas and he and his team approach the work with enthusiasm and to a plan.  We strongly recommend them and will certainly use Chris, Beth and Tom again.

-Margaret & Peter Seaman, Brecon (January 2015)

 

Hi Chris,  Thank you ( and Beth, Tom & Renny ) so much for creating such a beautiful garden for us. You have no idea how lovely it is to look out on your great design , now filled with greenery and even the odd bit of colour. We can’t wait for the Spring! If you ever want to take photos of your creation please feel free. Have a good winter.

-Gill & Gordon, Boughrood (October 2014)

 

“Christopher and his team took on the design and construction of a new driveway and terrace back in April. Friendly and flexible, they tackled a daunting task that included removing several large tree stumps, moving established shrubs, ( all of which survived) from a difficult multi level site. The design changed on a daily basis but nothing was too much trouble and solutions to the many problems were always found. The team worked around the electrician and other workmen without trauma with a minimum of fuss. On completion the driveway has been transformed, the terrace is outstanding, (see pictures) all done with the minimum of disruption and the maximum efficiency. For a complete, non traumatic, start to finish garden design and construction I can recommend CC-Garden Design and Construction Ltd.”

-Cyril and Ann Teasdale, Maescelyn Cottage (June 2014)

 

“We are delighted with the long desired garden that Chris, Beth and the team created for us during a dry spell in November last year!  Their approach was professional and throughout the project we were consulted fully and the work was completed within budget.  This included producing excellent ideas, drawings and detailed plans.  The side garden space has been transformed from being inaccessible with a large leylandii hedge and no seating area to an accessible area that is spacious with an attractive fence, more planting opportunities, a lovely dry stone wall feature, a pergola and a paved seating area that we can enjoy as a family.  It was a pleasure to have them here and we would definitely use them again and have already recommended their services to our friends and neighbours”.

-P and N Noblett, Crickhowell (January 2014)

 

“Chris and Beth Carpenter of CC Garden Design carried out extensive landscaping of my property in 2013 and I am delighted with the results. Chris drew up an imaginative initial design for both hard and soft landscaping that included a large patio, trellises, borders, levelling ground to create a large lawn, 2 areas of decking for a sauna & summerhouse, several areas of steps plus a lot of planting. The whole project took several months but has transformed the whole area in a very positive way. The team were always friendly and reliable and I am happy to recommend them for other landscaping projects”.

-D. Murphy, Abergavenny (December 2013) 

 

“Chris, Beth, and their friendly team worked hard in blazing temperatures during the first two weeks of July to create a lovely new low-maintenance, landscaped space with an additional seating area between our house and barn.  This had previously consisted of two large, disorganised earth beds.  With the outline design mapped out beforehand, they took care to make the new space fit with existing paths and walls.  The hard landscaping was done with care, and they consulted us to finalise details as work progressed.  They remained cheerful and hard-working despite the taxing temperatures, and tidied up thoroughly each evening.  It was a pleasure to have them here and we have no hesitation in recommending them”.

-A & K Johns, Crickhowell  (July 2013)

 

“We had a combination of unfinished steps and paving left from when the house was built plus a large sloping bed which you continually slid down when trying to weed or replant.  Chris produced some excellent ideas and drawings of what could be done to the steps and a terracing proposal.  We worked together until a solution was agreed.   The quality of the work carried out couldn’t be faulted and I especially liked the attention to detail which left a perfect defect free end product.  The work was carried to the agreed price without any attempts to claim extras.  What also impressed me was that at the end of each working day, the areas they were using for hauling materials, mixing, storage etc. were left clean and tidy.  I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again or recommend their services to others”.

-I. Carroll, Gilwern (November 2012)

 

“Chris and Beth from CC Garden Design & Construction were invited to completely re-design our useless sloping garden into something the whole family can enjoy within a budget we had set. Right from the beginning 3d CAD design they hit the spot and we knew we wanted our garden to look like how they envisaged. The whole project took just over 5 weeks and would have been sooner if it wasn’t for weather and our changing minds over materials but they arranged and organised everything to perfection. Considering the project was in November, I was very impressed with their professionalism and organisation skills in making every aspect ‘fit’ into place around torrential rain and gusting winds. To say we are pleased in an understatement, we have never spent so much time outside in cold weather, but that’s what Jacuzzi’s are for ! Very impressed”.

-Haslett Family, Abergavenny (November 2012)

 

“We were extremely pleased with the garden design that Chris produced; the quality of the drawings and attention to detail provided us with the confidence to go ahead with the project.  Chris developed our initial brief with skill, his advice with regard to products was excellent and has created  a garden of considerable character and interest which blends  perfectly with the age of the property.  The job consisted of completely transforming our  garden. What was once an eyesore, is now a lovely easy to maintain garden that we enjoy spending time in. The project was broken down  into different phases with each phase being thoroughly discussed, priced and with time-scales and dates given. The team were here  over a period of  about five months in total and we looked forward to having them here. Throughout the different stages  Chris  always let us know when they would be coming, never failed to turn up and completed each phase to the highest standard. All types of landscaping were undertaken. His team  are enthusiastic, hardworking and conscientious and capable of working to our required high standards. Work has been completed on time and in keeping with budget guidelines. We would not hesitate to recommend Chris  and will continue to use his gardening services for the foreseeable future”.

-Mrs Lewis, Trecastle (March 2012)

 

“We rated CC Garden Design and Construction last year when they completed our job and they were brilliant – great, friendly, efficeint and wonderful – cannot wait to see them again in the spring !! 5 star work through and through and would not use anyone else”.

-Mr & Mrs Covington, Brecon (January 2012)

 

“We presented you with a problem, namely some old steps forming the access down from our garden, and asked for ideas. You came up with great options and sketches and this was very helpful in deciding the way forward. We so much appreciated your efficiency in doing the work when promised and to a very high standard. You were even really nice people to have around! Thank you so much – the end result is both practical and elegant and is even better than we had dared hope”.

B. Langworthy, Llangorse (October 2011)

 

Very pleasant and accommodating. Efficient and reliable. Will use them again. Already have another project in hand”    

  – C. Dunn, Abergavenny (August 2011)

 

“We had great trepidation embarking on a project with a landscape gardener. We have been let down by several tradesmen over the years with regards to improvements to our garden. We instantly were reassured by the professional approach following the initial assessment and portfolio presented by CC Garden Design.  Following an intensive period of negotiation and readjustment to our plans for the garden, a competitive quote was presented with a clear breakdown of costs. Work began promptly with minimal disruption to our working schedule.  The work involved laying down of a new patio in our rear garden, placing a new fence in the front garden, clearing of unwanted plants, restoration of some crazy paving,  and miscellaneous work to beautify other areas of the garden etc..We were very pleased with the majority of the work (Fence, Patio, Clearance, miscellaneous work). When we voiced concerns over one aspect, this was addressed expeditiously.  I have enjoyed the friendly nature of the CC Garden Team who never pressurised me to undertake a more expensive project and they never shunned work, reflecting their professionalism. I am pleased with the manner they worked around our two very demanding dogs! I would endorse the efficiency, friendliness and workmanship of this team….5 stars!”

 – V. Ravindran, Newport (June 2011)

 

‘Chris meticulously restored our sadly neglected formal pond.  Infinite care was taken to leave no mess and the job was completed within the specified time-frame.’

 – S. Garland, Hay-on-Wye  (May 2011)