Driveways & Paving

Your garden is an extension of your home; so why not come home to a well-constructed and visually stunning driveway, patio and landscaped garden?

For over 20 years Coombe and Sharpe have established themselves as reputable driveway installers, providing top quality workmanship and a professional service to all their customers.

All Coombe & Sharpe driveways, patios and paths are strong and durable, will keep their good looks for years and can be individually tailored to suit your requirements. Using high quality products, we can install attractive natural stone, block paving and paving slabs and concrete landscaping products. Driveways, patios and paths can be transformed from an ugly stretch of concrete to an attractive area of your garden by using block paving or paving stones which become an extension of your home.

We can install driveways which are aesthetically pleasing using paving stones and block paving (including ethically-sourced materials) , stone circles and octants with ‘active shield protection’ to prevent damage from the weather, stains and spills. Choose from a range of traditional heritage block paving stones which will blend with almost any garden or make a more modern statement with contemporary paving in cooler grey shades with bold geometric paving patterns.

As an approved installer of drop kerbs for Cumbria County Council, we can advise on the Highways permit application process and once approval has been granted, we can improve access to existing driveways by dropping the front kerb and re-tarmacking the pavement to make a neat and tidy job. And you can sweep in easily rather than having to bump up the kerb, with the longer term implications for your tyres and wheels too.

Working on a shared boundary? Inform yourself first and avoid dispute with the neighbours and falling foul of party wall legislation. You must tell your neighbours if you want to carry out any building work near or on your shared property boundary, or ‘party wall’, in England and Wales. A party wall stands on the land of two or more owners, may be a garden wall or form part of a building OR stand on one owner’s land but is used as a boundary between two owners’ buildings. There’s good advice and information on the government website.

We will arrange a no-fee, no-obligation site visit and will provide a quotation for the whole job. We will also liaise with the local authorities to see if a permit is required, making installation of your new driveway hassle-free.

Products we use:

We are listed by suppliers Natural Paving as an accredited Landscaping Professional, meaning that you can choose from their huge range of beautiful paving products with confidence.

News! We’re now an approved paving installer for the Tobermore range of products too – a great addition to our repertoire, with new products to offer to enhance your home or business premises. This gives you a wider range of paving stones and finished effects to chose from.

We also fit Pavestone, a lovely range of paving products, also with a wide range to choose from.

For your quality driveway installers in Cumbria, contact us to arrange a site visit and discuss your requirements with Paul or Alan.

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Artificial Turf

Why battle trying to maintain that perfect grass lawn, with the time it takes to mow and weed, the difficulty getting the grass to grow if the conditions aren’t ideal, dealing with the mud in wet weather… when you can have an artificial one?

The days of the scratchy neon-green toothbrush-type artificial grass have gone; today’s artificial turf is stunningly realistic. There are several products in the range depending on your needs and tastes; some are pet-friendly, others are child-friendly, some can look like a natural expanse of grass whilst others can give you the perfect bowling-green lawn. All give you a solution which is durable, always green and resulting in less dirt being walked into your home or business.

A layer of compacted pea gravel is laid onto the prepared ground prior to the artificial turf being laid, which ensures an even surface and provides good drainage. Or if you’re really struggling with boggy conditions, we can combine the turf with one of our advanced drainage solutions.

The artificial turf we install is sourced one of our specialist suppliers, depending on the nature of the project.

We’re pleased to work with Maryport company Artificial Grass Ltd.  Also trading as SIS Pitches supplying artificial grass products for sports arenas and team playing surfaces, their turf range will withstand all your family can throw at it. You don’t need to be installing a footy pitch to benefit from the robustness and natural look of their fantastic products!

We also source a range of artificial turf products from MCA Floorwise, a specialist flooring supplier based in the North West.

For your artificial turf solution in West Cumbria, call Coombe & Sharpe today for a free estimate.

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Panel Fencing

Fencing & Garden Buildings

Coombe and Sharpe Landscaping Ltd are quality fencing installers in Cumbria.

The fencing of your garden and property serves several purposes; to keep your property safe, to look good and to provide you with privacy.

Coombe and Sharpe fencing will finish off your garden aesthetically, making it part of the structure of your property whilst fitting into the overall appearance of your garden.

We offer a wide range of fencing services and installation ranging from bespoke timber fence construction using treated timber to pre-manufactured panels fitted to concrete or wooden posts, gravel boards, temporary fencing and gates.
Choose from Ranch style horizontal boards, vertical close boards, palisade or picket fencing with concrete posts cemented into place or wooden posts and panels.

All our timber is used from sustainable forestry sources, and is treated with Tanalith to British Standard.

We also install steel security fencing for industrial and commercial properties.

We are pleased to work with fencing materials and other products from Grange Fencing.

Or for something rather different, we also fit Eco Fencing. Won’t rot, doesn’t split, needs no paint or preserver on installation, the panels are made from 75% recycled materials, come in a range of colours and are very sturdy and robust – perfect for our wet and windy county! You can even sponge it clean. Come and look at the product samples at our yard.

As part of our service, we also supply quality garden buildings from local manufacturer Carters Sheds. They are made by hand to your exact specifications, from extra windows to different door types; simply choose your design from their website, let us know exactly what you need and we will provide you with a quote.
We also have some Carters garden building stock, including some new models for 2017, available to see and buy at our yard but please give us a call before dropping in.

For special projects we will source buildings from the right supplier (whoever that might be), such as the fabulous garden, deck and summerhouse project we undertook for interior designer Amelia Wilson. The superb summerhouse was supplied by Dunster House and erected onsite by Coombe & Sharpe, with the decking custom-built. We were pleased to work on an additional project to extend the deck, provide coordinating horizontal-slat fencing to shelter the area and build  supporting timberwork for an outdoor kitchen and dining area to complement the original summerhouse. Read more about this project here.

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Steps & Retaining walls

As a Marshalls approved installer, we can install a range of garden walling that matches your block paving or flagstones and adds to the overall theme of your garden. Retaining walls need not stick out like a sore thumb, they can be blended into your garden to match block paved driveways and patios, as can walled planting areas.

With our own expert bricklayers, our jobs are completed professionally and with great care. Choose from ethically sourced traditional rustic looking stone walling to the lighter coloured Fairstone bricks and the darker Croft Stone bricks for a quality finish that will enhance the rest of your garden.

Coping and stone caps can finish the look of your walls nicely and can be installed to match the block paving driveways or patios you have chosen.

Working on a shared boundary? Inform yourself first and avoid dispute with the neighbours and falling foul of party wall legislation. You must tell your neighbours if you want to carry out any building work near or on your shared property boundary, or ‘party wall’, in England and Wales. A party wall stands on the land of two or more owners, may be a garden wall or form part of a building OR stand on one owner’s land but is used as a boundary between two owners’ buildings. There’s good advice and information on the government website.

View the full range of Marshall garden walling.  

For a professional garden and retaining wall installation in Cumbria, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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Drainage services

Coombe and Sharpe have had over 25 years of experience in dealing with property maintenance. We can provide the very best in drainage solutions, using our combined expertise in Landscaping and Drainage.

If your garden is very boggy and water sits on your lawn or patio, we can install land drains and soakaways to channel water into the drainage system. Essentially these are ditches filled with gravel to pull the water from one area to another. In some cases we may recommend that you relay the lawn. In this instance we would take off the turf and improve the soil below with lots of organic matter before reseeding or returfing.

A popular alternative these days to living grass is artificial turf, which is available in various finishes depending on your needs and tastes. Find out more about our artificial turf service. 

We can also install eco-grid type drainage systems to very boggy ground. These are perforated rubber mats which link together to form a permeable protective layer. Stone shillies are then put on top to form a better surface to walk on and robust enough to drive on if laid as part of a driveway, which nevertheless allows water to run through and away.

Our drainage services are not just available to domestic customers; we have an established track record of fixing blocked and collapsed drains for commercial clients and insurance companies too.

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Coombe and Sharpe can transform your outside space into a practical and stylish outdoor room, adding many extra square metres to your living space and providing a play area for adults and children alike.

Timber decking is constructed like a false floor so is ideal for sloping sites, uneven ground, worn out patio and high level access. Being a natural product, wood is versatile and, in the hands of experts, much more flexible in terms of what can be achieved than most other materials.

Coombe and Sharpe can design and build decking for you in most shapes, sizes or styles from a single ground level deck to a large multi-level design complete with railings and stairs. Choose from a range of spindle designs to suit your taste from simple but classic square-planed to colonial-style and from a range of handrail and baserail designs.

Decking installation by experts requires little maintenance and will add a useful and visually stunning asset to your garden.

All our decking is treated with Tanalith E3494 to make it durable and easy to care for.

Of course it may not just be the deck which you need. We undertake larger scale and more complex outdoor projects, including that for interior designer Amelia Wilson. Her original deck and summerhouse project executed by Coombe & Sharpe was added to this year to include an alfresco dining and kitchen area, with landscaping, decking extension, bespoke fencing and additional timberwork in support of the project. Read more about this project here.

For your professional decking installers in Cumbria, contact us to arrange a site visit and discuss your requirements with Paul or Alan.


Property Maintenance

Coombe and Sharpe have developed a workforce which can offer a package of property maintenance activities to Local Authorities and Housing Associations.

Over the last few years, we have provided house and garden clearance services to local Housing Associations including the removal of general waste, upgrading of paths, fences, gates and walls and both hard and soft landscaping.

Our skilled workforce can offer a competitive range of services to the private and commercial sectors which include dealing with waste management and environmental issues as well as general ground works for drainage and drain surveillance and remediation.

The health and safety of our work force, other contractors, tenants and the general public is of paramount importance when completing these activities so that we can ensure we deliver a first class service. We bring our own skips to all of our jobs so that we can ensure a complete clean-up to finish all jobs and all waste is brought back and separated in our own Waste Transfer Station so that it can be recycled where possible and disposed of in a responsible and environmentally-friendly manner.

We carry out all aspects of exterior property maintenance, repair and renovation services including:

  • All aspects of Fencing and Gates
  • Concreting, Block Paving, Driveways, Tarmacadam, Brick Work and Dry Stone Walls
  • Drain Surveillance and Remediation Works
  • Retaining Walls and Steps
  • Tree Work and Hedge Trimming
  • Gutters, Fascias and Soffits Cleaning and Replacement
  • Groundwork
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Pet Control
  • Drain Installation

Lawns & Planting

Planting Schemes

Coombe and Sharpe have over 20 years experience of planting schemes to enhance recently landscaped gardens.

Fences, walls, patio and decking areas are not complete without the finishing touches of a good planting scheme. Whether you are growing flowers or vegetables, we will guide and advise you on which plants to purchase and how to get the maximum yield from your soil.

When it comes to planning flower beds, we are experts in that tricky art of placing the right plants to give you height at the rear of your border and lower-growing interest at the front, plus in selecting the right plants to give you a stunning display through the seasons.

We will tailor the planting according to your tastes, requirements and planting areas, advising you on all aspects from sun or shade loving plants to suit your plot and soil type through to how much water your plants will need.

We can make raised planters using oak panels and other materials for use on patio and decking areas to give height and interest to planting while ensuring the soil is contained so that new patios and block paved areas stay clean and fresh looking.


Not forgetting of course lawned areas. We can supply new lawns in natural grass or improvements to existing lawns, including installing drainage if required. Where lawns require relaying, we improve the underlying soil with organic matter to give the grass a flying start, whether reseeding or returfing.

If you don’t have the time to care for a natural lawn or the growing conditions are difficult, why not consider artificial grass? Modern artificial turf is amazingly realistic, growing in popularity and available in a range of finishes to suit your tastes and lifestyle. Find out more about our artificial turf installation service. 

For your quality landscape gardeners in Cumbria, call us on 01900 870475 to book your appointment.

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Tree Surgery

Tree Surgery

Arboriculture is the cultivation and management of trees, shrubs and vines and other perennial woody plants.

Coombe and Sharpe undertake all aspects of tree and hedge care, both commercial and domestic. As tree surgeons, we offer a vast range of services:

These services include:

  • Tree Inspection
  • Tree Care
  • Felling
  • Crown Reductions
  • Stump Grinding/Remount
  • All Type Of Hedge Trimming
  • Woodchip, Mulch And Logs Supplied

Our tree surgeons are fully qualified and insured through the NPTC chainsaw use and mobile chipper use schemes, and can safely manage the trees in your garden for you.

Coombe and Sharpe will liaise with local authorities to see if there are any tree preservation orders in place and will make the appropriate applications for you in order to gain permission to carry out the work required.

Contact us to arrange a site visit and discuss your requirements with Paul or Alan.

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