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Millstone Apprentices Take Part In South Of England Show

Posted on 17/06/14, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

 

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Millstone Landscapes Ltd employees Steve Green and Will Jackson recently took part in building a garden display at the South of England show at Ardingly. As part of their level 3 Horticulture Course, funded by the company, they were involved in constructing a Show Garden to represent the College.  The tutor on the day stated “The garden looked fantastic and the teamwork demonstrated on the day was first class”.  Congratulations to them both for their contribution towards a successful event.  We wish all the students the best of luck on gaining their qualifications.

Observer Business Awards 2014

Posted on 09/04/14, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

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Millstone Landscapes Ltd are delighted to have been presented the award for Highly Commended Medium Business of the Year in the Observer Business Awards.  Hosted by local news reporter Fred Dinenage MBE, the evening proved to be a great success and much fun was had by all who attended.  We are very proud to have achieved the award. Its nice to be recognised for our work in the local community. May we add our congratulations to all of the other 2014 Award Winners.

Linden Homes Show Home Completion

Posted on 08/04/14, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

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Photographs show the condition of site on Tuesday

 

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Finished Show Home Garden Display on Friday

Millstone Landscapes have completed another stunning Show Home garden for Linden Homes at Nightingale Park, Fareham.  In just three days we managed to create an Oasis in the middle of a building site.  The photographs show the condition of the gardens on Tuesday compared to the final product on the Friday.  We understand that the Sales Department were delighted with the results.  This is a letter received by us from the Site manager: “Please pass on my thanks and appreciation for the works carried out this week to our Show Houses at Nightingale Park.  The team work, attitude and pride in their work was obvious to see which unfortunately these days is often not there.  Thank you for completing and leaving us with a brilliantly presented piece of work, which I am sure will be enjoyed by many here throughout the duration of Sales”.  From design to construction the Show Home garden is a prime example of what we can offer our clients and the standard of workmanship we can produce.

Locksbridge Park Sales Landscaping Completed

Posted on 25/03/14, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

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We are delighted to have completed our first Show Home Scheme for Barratt David Wilson Southern at Locksbridge Park, Andover. The scheme consisted of many large specimen plants as shown on the photographs.  We are pleased to hear that the Sales team are very happy with our efforts and the final display.

Felpham Relief Road Planting Stage 2 Completion

Posted on 13/03/14, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

photo 10 photo 3 photo 2 photo 11 photo 12 photo 14We have recently completed the second stage of native planting, for BDW Homes, along the new relief road running through Bognor Regis and Felpham, West Sussex.  The planting commenced in November 2013 and has now been completed in March. We planted over 18,000 native tree whips, all protected with a tree shelter and mulch matt.  The next phase is due to commence this November 2014.  The photographs show the extent of the works carried out.

Millstone Sponsor Charity Parachute Jump For St Wilfred’s Hospice

Posted on 13/03/14, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

paraMillstone Landscapes Ltd are delighted to have sponsored Mrs Penny Woodman, a local village resident a sum of £100 towards carrying out a Parachute jump to raise funds for St Wilfred’s Hospice in Chichester.  We wish her all the very best of luck on the day for what we find a very worthy cause.  As a company, we try to help the community as much as possible by sponsoring such events.

Urban Park Stage 3 Scheme Completion

Posted on 12/03/14, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

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Millstone Landscapes Ltd has recently completed the third stage of a five year planting scheme of an urban park area.  The project will eventually see us plant over a hundred thousand tree whips and specimen trees.  This stage of the planting was carried out from Jan 2014 to the end of Feb 2014, planting in excess of twenty thousand tree whips. The conditions that we had to work in were some of the worst we have encountered in our companies history.  The photographs show just how bad the conditions were on site.   Photograph 1 shows us moving mulch across the site to the planting areas.  The wet conditions meant that we had to increase the density of mulch dramatically and work off boards when planting.  Photographs 2,3 & 4 show the conditions during Jan 2014.  The mulch was moved by our 20 tonne excavator which was continually getting bogged down. Photograph 5 shows the soaking wet ground conditions.  The surface was graded over with our excavator before mulching, which helped soak up some of the surface water.  Photograph 6 shows the completed planting zone.  Each whip was protected with a shelter that will remain in place for a five year period until the plants have matured. As you can see, through much hard work and tolerance, we still succeeded in completing the area to within our clients deadline.

Harewood Common Project, Andover

Posted on 11/03/14, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

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Millstone Landscapes Ltd have just completed a large community project at a development near Andover for Persimmon Homes South Coast. The works involved the creation of a vast community area for the residents of the development named Harewood Common. The Common, which was originally an agricultural field, backs onto a mature woodland area; Harewood Forest. The field was left neglected for many years prior to our works. We started by clearing the whole area of wild vegetation and then seeding with 25,000 m2 of Wild flower grass seed.  Wild Poppy’s were added  into the seed mix to commemorate this years First World War Centenary.  We planted over 12,000 native whips along the boundary of the Woodland.  Every whip was protected by a tree shelter and mulched at the base to discourage weed growth and to retain moisture presence around the root system. Each planting zone was protected by a boundary of rabbit fencing, installed by ourselves, using tanalised timber rails and rabbit netting.  On one boundary, over 200+ heavy standard trees were planted at 5 meter centres, shown on the above photograph. We commenced the project in early November of last year. Working in very difficult conditions, from the unusually wet Winter, we persisted to work through the elements and managed to achieve our deadline and scheduled target for our client. The photographs show some of the planting carried out. The projects cost was in excess of £250,000 to landscape the whole area. By planting a vast number of native whip species and semi mature trees, we have created an area which will establish and be used and enjoyed by many future generations. The common, now completed, will be maintained by us for a five year period to ensure a successfull and healthy establishment. By successfully carrying out these projects, we continue to prove that our experience and expertise in completing these larger schemes is esssential to ensure our clients targets and deadlines are achieved well within schedule.

Taylor Wimpey Andover Parcel R

Posted on 06/03/14, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

tw_logoMillstone Landscapes Ltd are pleased to announce that we have successfully won the contract to landscape 121 plots for Taylor Wimpey Homes at Andover. As always, we will ensure that the site landscaping is carried out to the highest of standards. We are very grateful of our continued partnership with Taylor Wimpey Homes.  Long may it continue into the future.

Montague park Contract Won

Posted on 28/02/14, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

We are pleased to announce that we have secured a new contract for Barratt Homes Southern Counties to landscape their site Montague Park, in Wokingham.  We hope that this is the start of a great partnership between ourselves and this new region. As always, we will ensure that the works are carried out to the highest of standards.

Urban Park Planting, Andover

Posted on 28/01/14, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

We have just completed the second stage of planting to an Urban Park Project.  Consisting of over 50,000 tree whips.  The overall contract will see us plant in excess of 800,000 whips over two years. Once completed, due Autumn 2014, we will maintain the Park for 5 years under contract from the developers.

Stanwell POS Area Completed

Posted on 08/01/14, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Millstone Landscapes Ltd are proud to have recently created a POS area at Stanwell for A2 Dominion Homes.  We supplied and installed all the bins, benches, smart seats and surrounding landscaping.  Our client was very impressed with the high standard of workmanship.  We hope that the area will be used by many new residents for years to come.

Merry Christmas 2013

Posted on 18/12/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

All here at Millstone Landscapes Ltd would like to wish our clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  We very much look forward to continuing our successful working relationship with you in 2014.

National Tree Planting Scheme And First World War Commemeration Event

Posted on 09/12/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

During the end of November it was the National tree planting scheme. During the two weeks we are pleased to have donated over 100 trees to various societies and villages to commemorate the event.  Next year signifies 100 years since the  First World War, and as a commemoration we plan to fund and organise a village tree planting project.  Local school children will plant 100 Silver birch tree whips around a local war memorial supervised by ourselves.  We will maintain the coppice for 3 years and replace any whips that don’t establish.  The children from the primary school will be undertaking a school project about the War and the event. As an established company, we feel that is very important to help our local community when we can. We hope the event will be a great success.

Millstone Landscapes Charity Clay Shoot 2013

Posted on 04/11/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

A total of 25 guests attended our annual clay shooting day held on Sunday 3rd November. The winners of this years hand crafted Millstone Winners trophy were Taylor Wimpey Homes scoring 74 out of 100.  The trophy was presented on the day by Arthur to Pat Bourne, Taylor Wimpey, as shown. Congratulations to them for some very good shooting. Our Sales Manager, Matt, was Top Gun on the day hitting 42 out of 50 clays. Adrian Higgo came second with 40/50 and Matt Barnes third with 39/50. A raffle was held on the day, and we successfully managed to raise £300 for St Wilfred’s Hospice Charity. Many thanks to all who attended, on what proved to be an enjoyable and worthwhile event. Special mention must go to Louisa and her team for the great food and venue on the day.

NHBC Pride In the Job Award Winners

Posted on 08/10/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Millstone Landscapes Ltd are delighted to announce that we, working with our clients, are multiple award winners on our sites in 2013.  We have managed to win Pride in The Job Awards with Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon Homes, Barratt David Wilson Homes and A2 Dominion on a total of 8 sites. May we extend our congratulations to our clients on there achievement of winning the award.  Long may our continued partnership continue.

Message from Roger Moore, (seen left receiving award) Contracts Manager Andover – ” We are delighted to be part of the continued success of our clients in 2013.  Receiving the award gives us pride in what we have done and have achieved over the last year. We try to supply our clients with the highest of standards on all of our sites”

PYE Homes Contract Won

Posted on 09/08/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Millstone Landscapes Ltd are delighted to have been given the opportunity to work alongside PYE Homes at their new development Ridgemoor View at Southmoor, Oxfordshire.  We are very pleased to be working with them again and we will do our utmost to ensure there continued trust in us results in them having a high quality landscaped site.

I.O.W Show Home, Pans Meadow

Posted on 26/07/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millstone Landscapes Ltd have produced another stunning Show Home garden for Barratt Homes on the Isle of Wight.  The theme was very much based on the islands association with sailing and the coast, using materials to suit.  The scheme was implemented in four days from start to finish.

 

Linden Show Home Garden Horndean

Posted on 08/07/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

 Another example of the stunning Show Home displays we can create here at Millstone Landscapes Ltd.  From design stage to practical completion, we offer the full package for our clients.  This garden was completed in 5 days for Linden Homes Southern at their new site The Old Brewery, in Horndean.  The garden was admired by all throughout construction.

Wedding Bells

Posted on 05/06/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Congratulations to Roger Moore, our Andover Regional Manager, on his marriage to Amy Kemp.  May we wish them both all the happiness for the future.   Enjoy your Honeymoon!!

Charity Walk by Andy Devlin from Millstone Landscapes Ltd

Posted on 28/05/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Many congratulations to Andy Devlin for completing the London 2 Brighton Challenge and raising a significant sum of money for Macmillan Cancer.  He successfully walked 66 miles over 2 days non-stop.  Starting in Richmond Upon Thames, the route headed south into the suburbs of London, then went on through the heart of Surrey and Sussex, over the South Downs towards the finish line in Brighton. The route was 1/3 on roads and 2/3 off road on footpaths and bridleways – 100km and a total of 1,400 metres of ascent! Its a fantastic  achievement for Andy all in the name of a very worthy cause.

Linden Homes, Rosewood Mill, Southampton

Posted on 29/04/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Millstone Landscapes Ltd are delighted to announce that we will be landscaping another new site for Linden Homes at Rosewood Mill, Southampton.  After successfully designing and creating a stunning Show Home Arena garden display for them, we have managed to secure the landscaping contract for the rest of the development.  It will involve us landscaping a total of 58 plots for them over an 8 month period. Quote from our Sales Manager ” We are very pleased to be continuing our partnership with Linden Homes on another prestigious development. We will strive to create another high quality landscaped site for them.”

Linden Homes, St Michael’s Place Landscaping Contract Won

Posted on 12/04/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Millstone Landscapes Ltd have successfully won the landscaping contract at St Michael’s Place, Waterlooville for Linden Homes South.  We are delighted to have the opportunity to again work with Linden Homes at this astute development. Works will start in early May and continue for 18 months.  The project will see us landscape and maintain a total of 82 units.

 

Wellington Park Contract Won

Posted on 27/03/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Millstone Landscapes Ltd are delighted to announce that we have succesfully won the Landscaping contract with Taylor Wimpey Homes for Phase 3A of their new development at Wellington Park, Waterlooville.  A total of 236 units will be landscaped by ourselves starting in April.

Quote from our Sales manager ” We are delighted to again have the opportunity to work with Taylor Wimpey Homes Southern Counties.  We continue to expand our partnership with them, of which we have established a trustworthy and reliable working relationship.  We will ensure that their continued trust in ourselves will result in us producing another high quality landscaped site for them.”

Millstone Invest In New Fleet

Posted on 05/03/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Millstone Landscapes Ltd are delighted to announce the purchase of three new Citroen Vans from Worthing Motors Ltd.  The vans will be solely used by our management for day to day site visits and meetings.

Quote from our Directors ” We feel the purchase of these new vans shows that we are committed to investing in the continued growth and development of the company.  We see the vans as a valuable asset to ensure that our management are able to efficiently visit our clients when necessary.” The vans will be used with immediate effect.

Taylor Wimpey Contract Won

Posted on 20/02/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Millstone Landscapes Ltd are delighted to announce that we have won the landscaping contract for Taylor Wimpey’s new development, Compass Point, at Southampton.  This will be our first large development for Taylor Wimpey Homes.  A total of 185 units will be built and landscaped by us.  Quote from our Sales manager ” We are very pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to the success of this new development. We hope that our reliable high standards will warrant a continued partnership long into the future with ourselves and Taylor Wimpey Homes”.

Christmas End of Year Party 2012

Posted on 18/01/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

A good time was had by all at the end of year Christmas Party held at the Brewers Fayre in Portsmouth.  The event saw all staff from Chichester and Andover come together to celebrate the end of 2012.  During the evening we also said goodbye to Terry Plows, a long standing employee who decided to retire after many successful years of working for us.  May we take this opportunity to thank him for all his hard work and commitment over the years and we wish him a long and enjoyable retirement.  It proved to be a great evening, bringing us all together as a company. Many thanks to all our staff for their efforts in 2012.  Lets hope for a successful and prosperous 2013.

*Ash Dieback Disease Update*

Posted on 03/12/12, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Ash dieback is a disease found on Fraxinus varieties or its common name Ash tree’s.  The dieback is caused from a fungus called Chalara fraxinea.  The disease causes leaf loss during the growing season and crown dieback.  The disease has been recently identified in several counties with the disease spreading from Europe.  Ash trees of all ages can be affected with the disease, particularly common in young saplings.  We have been very proactive in making site inspections on our projects which have fraxinus species planted.  We have currently found no evidence  of the disease on our sites. 

We have temporarily stopped planting Ash varieties as a precaution and will continue to monitor the spread of the disease.

Millstone Christmas Shoot 2012

Posted on 26/11/12, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Millstone Landscapes Ltd hosted another succesfull corporate shooting day on Sunday 25th November.  We proved very lucky with the weather on as it remained dry in the morning for the shooting.  The prize Trophy, crafted by our in-house carpenter!?!, was won by the 2011 winners Persimmon Homes and was presented on the day by Arthur to Adrian Smith.  Top Gun on the day was our Sales Manager Matt with a score of 43 out of 50 shots. The shooting and the food was greatly enjoyed by all with special thanks to Singleton cafe.  We are delighted to announce that we managed to raise £205.00 for our local charity St Wilfreds Hospice on the day.  May we thank all those who attented to help make the day an enjoyable and worthwhile event.

Millstone Landscapes Ltd are NHBC Award Winners 2012

Posted on 06/11/12, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

 

We are delighted to announce that Millstone Landscapes Ltd has succesfully won 3 NHBC Pride In The Job Awards on Sites which we have landscaped in 2012.  We feel very proud to have contributed towards our clients achievements this year and we will strive to continue to provide a superior quality of service to our clients throughout 2013. 

May we offer our congratulations to all those companies involved in winning the award alongside us.

Quote from our Sales Manager “It is a great achievement for us to be able to associate ourselves with award winning developers.  It shows what our hard work and high quality workmanship can achieve.  Our company will continue to grow in 2013, working alongside new and existing clients, providing an award winning standard of service”.

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EMAIL:
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ADDRESS:
Millstone Landscapes Ltd, Unit 4, Kingley Centre,
Downs Road, West Stoke,
Chichester,West Sussex,
PO18 9HJ

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