Hard Landscaping

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It’s very important to consider how the landscaping design could impact on your construction project and to take your time to find a proven landscape contractor. Our high specification hard landscaping works can be delivered on time and on budget, and will be installed by our craftsmen to exacting standards.

As you would expect our portfolio of Hard Landscaping services is very broad. We work with clients in the private and public sector across Cumbria, and the North of England. We have the expertise to ensure we make the most out of your outdoor space.

“ If you would like to speak to us about hard landscaping solutions? Call us today on 07791648825 or 07730570889.

You can call on us to tackle your most complex landscaping projects. We provide a full range of hard landscaping services throughout Cumbria and the North of England. More of our hard landscaping service are listed below but if you have a special requirements or if you would like to discuss your project with a member of our team then please feel free to contact us and we will do our up-most to help.

  • Driveways
  • Patios
  • Block Paving
  • Slab Paving
  • Footpaths
  • Groundwork
  • Car Parks
  • Site Reclamation
  • Gravel Banding & Injection
  • Sand Banding
  • Verti Draining
  • Decompaction of Soils
  • Excavation for Sand Slitting
  • Sand & Gravel Backfilling
  • Installation of Pipes
  • Sand & Gravel Slit Installation
  • Kerbing
  • Bollards
  • Barriers
  • Fencing
  • Surface Removal
  • Topsoil Stripping
  • Topsoil Importation
  • Drainage installation
  • Sand Importation
  • Amelioration
  • Levelling
  • Concrete Slabbing
  • Cut & Fill
  • Drystone Walling
  • Stone Facing
  • Boundary Restoration


A & R Landscapes Cumbria Ltd has has excellent working relationships with past and existing clients earning us repeat business.

We strive to provide the greatest care and attention to our groundwork services. We have a highly skilled team providing professional groundwork services privately and commercially.

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We pride ourselves in having the relevant knowledge, experience and qualifications.

Dedicated work ethic

We have the dedication and attention to detail to deliver projects on time and on budget.

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Our hard landscaping team is always available to carry out any aspect of hard landscaping.

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A complete groundworks package

All types of groundworks – large or small – including difficult, restricted access areas with challenging working or ground conditions.

Paving Services

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At A & R Landscapes Cumbria, our Aim is to set the highest of standards by providing a professional, high quality and ethical paving service, ensuring total customer satisfaction through, pro-active communication and adhering to strict codes of practice.

We perform paving works for Private Homes, Developers, Builders, Schools and Local Authorities. We have experience in all types of Paving, Block Paving, Concrete Paving and more.

A & R Landscapes are Bradstone Registered Installers. We comply with Bradstone's code of conduct and follow their installation process. Bradstone's inspect our work on a regular basis.
We operate throughout Cumbria providing block paving, patios, driveways, pathways, walls, fencing and clearance work.

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What to expect from A & R Landscapes Cumbria

A professional and friendly service from initial visit through to contract completion.
Full third party, public and employers liability insurance. Pro-active communications of the job progression with customer comments and feedback invited.
A safe and tidy site acknowledging Health & Safety regulations, with work areas left clear and tidy on contract completion.

Block Paving

A & R Landscapes are specialists in the installation of block paving, concrete setts, paving slabs and natural stone for driveways, paths and patios. A new driveway or patio installed by A & R Landscapes Cumbria provides a first impression that will certainly enhance the look of your property long into the future.

Block paving is available in a huge variety of block type and colour giving the freedom of choice when laying patterns and designs. There are many styles to suit both your taste and property, whether you choose classic herringbone in standard blocks, random cobbles using concrete setts or complex patterns with circle or octant features.

Assistance can be given with design layout and technical advice, we have the expertise and experience to get your block paving project completed, whether it's for practical or decorative purposes. We are confident that we can create a beautiful new look for your property.

Paving Services

Paving & Pathway Contractors cumbria We take great pride in our workmanship and all our paving work is carried out to the highest possible standards making sure you are completely satisfied with the project when it's complete. All our work comes with a full guarantee.

We work with sandstone, granite, limestone, slate, concrete, even wood effect paving, natural stone or replica paving, circles, curves and octants. Whatever style of pathway you would like A & R Landscapes can bring your design to life with a professional and quality finish. Our specialist expertise allows us to be able to cater for all your pathway needs. You can be comfortable in the knowledge that your pathway will look as fantastic as the day it was laid, everyday.


A new driveway is a great way to quickly transform the appearance of your home.
A & R Landscapes Cumbria are experts in designing and constructing new driveways using a variety of materials like block or slab paving. Your design can be simple straight lines to complex curves and steps, involving a variety of patterns, colours and materials.

Landscaping Walling & Fencing

A & R Landscapes Cumbria are extremely experienced in walling and brickwork. We construct in many different materials including brick, rock, block or timber. We can source reclaimed materials or offer new materials with a 'time-worn' appearance to create a rustic, weathered look.
We can integrate stepping stones into a lawn or gravelled area, or add a rockery to a flowerbed.
If you would like to retain certain character features in your garden but update others and we are sympathetic to these requirements. You might have a crumbling wall with lots of character, or a rockery that needs a bit of attention. We can work on a renovation rather than replacement basis.

Drainage Services

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A & R Landscapes Cumbria can offer advice on the most appropriate drainage system, offering a design and construction service.

Primary land drainage is adequate if the soil type allows, but most soils are not free draining enough.
Depending on the type of soil in situ, a primary pipe network can carry water to a main outlet and away from the ground. Once a primary drainage system is in place, secondary systems help remove water from the surface toward the primary system.
A & R Landscapes Cumbria’s expertise in trenching, pipe installation, back filling and subsequent further secondary and remedial drainage systems ensures that your new ground will be in good condition at all year round.


Excessive Rainfall

Excessive rainfall frequently results in unwanted water flowing across the ground or pooled in depressions. Introduction of land drainage will provide a method to remove this excess water in a controlled manner.

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Drainage System.

Individual land drainage system design depends on the general soil conditions, the underlying soil, the site location and its application.


A good drainage system, when correctly installed, will last as long as it is maintained well. If this maintenance takes place, it will remain cost effective and efficient for many years.

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We work on all aspects of land drainage including agriculture, gardens, parks, roads, sports pitches and caravan sites. Other services include advice on outfall problems, surface water control, wind farm drainage, flood protection and the calculation of "Green Field" flows and associated buffer storage.
A & R Landscapes Cumbria can also provide the construction of ponds, lakes and other watercourses for amenity, conservation or fishing purposes.

All machines used by A & R Landscapes Cumbria are specifically designed for ground use, running on tracks or low ground pressure tyres to reduce compaction, rutting and surface damage.
We pride ourselves in being able to identify land drainage problems and provide practical end economic solutions.

A & R Landscapes Cumbria team can undertake a site survey including topographical and soil surveys prior to design, in order to fully assess a project’s land drainage problems and needs.
If you would like to speak to us about land drainage solutions? Call us today on .

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