Holker and a new team

16th June 2012

I am beginning to think we have had our summer early in the year. its gone quiet cold and we are back to difficult building conditions again ,with the return of the rain ,sites are very quickly turning to mud .and making the job quiet challenging.
Grizebeck is coming along nicely with the underpinning to the existing structure almost complete and new foul and surface water drains now in place.
Much of the extension foundations are now complete and ready for steel and concrete and this will be the focus of our attention next week.
The coniston site finally saw the removal of spoil from site allowing the delivery of concrete and blocks to site on Monday with block work due to start Tuesday weather permitting.
The Grange site is now underway with the two good hands Pete and Andy,they know there stuff when it comes to steel reinforcement work with almost 170 different bent bar numbers its not for the faint hearted.
Progress at Mill Gate has slowed a little as we attended Holker show on Thursday Friday and Saturday with Roots of Nature our family business.
Run from home. its a great combination of very old tree roots,mostly oak sourced from our land, combined with metal work to make garden water features , garden and internal sculptures.

A week last Sunday was the start of 4 long days constructing the Holker stand, it worked well combining the new business and also it gave us a chance to show off a little of our building skills too, As the stand combined slate tiling and feature stone work with two roots of nature water features.The Iris and Osprey.
The iris and osprey in particular caused quiet a stur and well received at the show.
We are working closely with a Lancaster based blacksmith and hope to produce many more features with a great deal of input and ideas from future customers . the idea is simple.
You can visit Mill gate by appointment , choose a root from our large stock area and we can suggest
ways to enhance the root with metal work or stone,to create your unique garden feature / indoor feature.Visit www.rootsofnature.co.uk or speak to Gia on 01229 861183
Finally we are delighted to welcome Sam to our team, he is a young and enthusiastic guy and prepared to take on the challenge of working for both Stephen Grindrod ltd and Roots of Nature.

PS I wish i could invent the rain sensitive Solar panel, think i would be very wealthy

Have a great week.

Stephen G

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