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Setting sleepers in sloping garden

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by HenryGregory, 14 Mar 2021.

  1. HenryGregory

    HenryGregory

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    Happy Mother's Day everyone.

    Several of my neighbours have been setting sleepers in their sloping back gardens and I would quite like to do the same. I can't do it myself due to back issues, but was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on ways to cut costs.

    The garden slopes down towards my shed:
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    I would like to raise the ground near the shed and put some sleepers from left to right so there is a drop down to the shed.

    I got a trusted company in to do me a quote and they are quoting £1600 for three days of work, three men, sleeper retainer, topsoil and some additional slabs. Seems a fair price for three people but they are suggesting I have the entire lawn re-turfed as part of this job.

    If you see my previous thread, I have spent some time, energy and money on trying to revive my awful garden which had not been cared for well by the building company before I moved in:

    https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/turf-keeps-dying.531235/page-2
    And after a lot of work, it is now looking really good and very healthy.

    Do I have to have it re-turfed? Is that the best way to get a perfectly level finish? Seems such a shame after putting in so much effort with the lawn.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. HERTS P&D

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    Hire someone to do it for you.

    Andy
     
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    If you can afford it then let the company do the work and enjoy the garden this year.

    Andy
     
  5. TWC82

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    Looks like we have similar sloping garden but I was quoted £3k in Scotland for the retaining sleepers and leveling...

    Planning to do it myself.
     
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  7. HenryGregory

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    I do think it would look nice to do it and looks like I did get a good price although sleepers not included. I am just a little gutted about having to have the lawn pulled up and re-turfed after so much work trying to make it healthy.
     
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