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Hard Landscaping Projects in Winter: Yes or No?  

Yes! In fact, we believe there are some real advantages to carrying out outdoor work at this time of year.  

Embarking on a hard landscaping project in your garden to create a new patio, decking space or similar, can be exciting and daunting.

We encounter lots of questions when it comes to planning, design and practical considerations. But one of the most common is about timing and whether winter work should be avoided.

Here's some of reasons we believe it's a great time to get hard landscaping projects into shape.

  • Disruption to your outside space will occur when you are least likely to be using it.
  • The same can be said for your neighbours who will be spending more time indoors in the winter and will be less affected by any resulting noise or disruption.
  • You are less likely to be inconvenienced by areas that are out of bounds due to open footings or setting concrete or mortar, for example.
  • Birds and wildlife are less likely to be disturbed and most trees and plants are also dormant.
  • Many landscaping jobs can be done in all but the most extreme weather conditions, and although below-zero temperatures can pause proceedings, we can have rain all year round.
  • You don’t have to do all the work at once and may find your project splits into stages allowing the hard landscaping work to be tackled out of season before moving onto planting and turfing in spring / early summer.
  • Completing the work out of season means your new outdoor space will be ready to use when summer arrives.

You can see examples of some of our recent outdoor projects in our residential project gallery. Projects vary from entrance paths and steps, to patios, decking, terraces, boundary walls, and more.  With a fully employed multi-skilled and experienced team, we manage projects from start to finish and partner with specialists we know, trust and recommend when required.

If you are considering an outdoor landscaping project and would like to discuss your ideas, give our team a call to through your thoughts and questions. You can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01323 729025.

January 2022

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We've been really impressed with everyone's professionalism and how well organised everything is. What really stands out is how friendly your team have been to our family and the great communication.


We have used Colbran & Wingrove many times, for small and larger projects, and have always been extremely pleased both with the quality of their work and the service. A very professional company


As a surveyor I can say that the quality of the work was very good and that I would most certainly use Colbran & Wingrove again and happily recommend to others that they be included on any tender list


Having identified the problem and the solution Colbran & Wingrove carried out the necessary repair in an extremely efficient and professional manner, completing the work to my entire satisfaction


Colbran & Wingrove communicated every stage of our project precisely and I’m extremely satisfied with the work they carried out. We had quite a major re-modelling of our kitchen and they expertly and efficiently dealt with everything


Colbran & Wingrove delivered on all counts. Their co-operation was exemplary we had remarkably little hassle! Their team was effective, courteous and very well-humoured and we are extremely pleased with the result


The team of men working on the project were of a high calibre - friendly, professional and easy to deal with. The directors were approachable, informed, friendly, courteous and quick to resolve any issues. As a company we hold them in high regard and would recommend them without hesitation


Exceptional effort to ensure our paint shop modifications were made to extremely tight deadline. Pleasure to work with such professionals

Alfa Laval, Eastbourne

Delighted with the results and service from Colbran & Wingrove. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them

Eastbourne UnLtd

We were extremely pleased overall and the workforce were all very cheerful and helpful

Meads, Eastbourne

We were very impressed by the Colbran & Wingrove team. Martin’s imaginative re-design of the room has resulted in a spectacular orangery


We're delighted with the work Colbran & Wingrove carried out for us. From the initial visit and quote to completion they were professional, efficient and a pleasure to work with. They worked to a high standard causing minimal disruption

Birchwood Ford, Eastbourne

The Boarding house was handed over on time and the girls are thrilled with the space. When you consider what has been achieved in such a short timescale it’s nothing short of amazing.

Head of Operations, Roedean School

Thank you for the impressive way you approached the work, completed it on schedule and to cost. You fully lived up to your reputation for high-class building work.

Arundel Place Residents’ Company

Your team were so hardworking and respectful. Every night we came home to a tidy kitchen no matter what stage they were at. Thank you once again


Work completed perfectly, to a high standard, and with such care. Pleasure to have on-site. Very efficient and very, very tidy.

EAR Sheppard Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers, Eastbourne

Garage door looks fantastic, as if it’s always been there. Thank you for organising another well done job.


From inception to completion, Colbran & Wingrove were professional and communicated thoroughly on progress at all times. First rate quality of work and main work finished on time and to budget. The workmen were courteous and respectful at all times. Certainly recommend them to anyone considering a home extension.

Park Avenue, Eastbourne

All work was completed to the agreed timings and quotation. Both the work and the finish were to the highest standard and we would recommend Colbran & Wingrove to others thinking about undertaking building works


Fantastic service across the board on a large project for us. Russell project managed everything superbly from start to finish and the project came in both on time and within budget. There is no-one else I would rather use.


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