Landcraft Landscape, Sports and Civil Engineering

Landcraft Projects Limited, South Wales Office: Unit 3, Mill Farm,St Mellons Road, Lisvane Cardiff CF14 0SH Telephone 029 2076 4609 South West Office: Dingley Dell, Rydon Acres,Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6QJ Telephone 01803 782123

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Constructionline Gold - June 2019

Landcraft Projects Ltd has recently achieved Constructionline GOLD membership status. “This is a significant achievement and demonstrates the companies’ commitment to Health and Safety and a determination to maintaining and exceeding the rigorous standards required to attain this accreditation” says Barry Upton, Managing Director at Landcraft Projects Ltd.

Constructionline is the UK’s most connected and progressive provider of procurement and supply chain management services, it enables all parties in the supply chain to optimise performance, minimise risk and realise opportunities.

Tony Evans, Contracts Director at Landcraft Projects Ltd explains “Achieving this accreditation is vital for us as a company as Constructionline membership helps us to demonstrate competency and give confidence and credibility to our clients.

Medicinal Garden Gets Rustic Treatment - May 2019

Having completed the construction of The Cowbridge Physic Garden in 2006, as an Addagrip approved installer we were delighted to be approached by The Cowbridge Physic Garden Trust to advise on an alternative surface for the original stone dust paths which had begun to wear and breakdown leading to an uneven surface and muddy conditions in wet weather.

Landcraft Employees go back to School – November 2014

Having recently completed the soft landscaped works to the first phase of the new Penarth Learning Centre, On a wet and cold November morning we went back to school to help Year 7 and 10 pupils from St Cyres School plant a selection of native hardwood trees that had been donated to them by the woodland trust.

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Monmouth Raft Race in Celebration of our 21st Anniversary – September 2013

To celebrate that we have now been in business for 21 years, we again entered two teams in the annual Monmouth Raft Race organised by the Rotary Club of Monmouth in support of St Davids Hospice Care. The race again took place over a 6.5 mile course on the river Wye. Last year we managed to raise over £1000.00 for charity and our target this year is to raise even more!

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Landcraft Sponsor Malpas United Football Club Under 10s – August 2013

We are pleased to announce that we have sponsored Malpas United Football Club Under 10s. The club is intending to put the sponsorship towards the cost of providing each of the players with a training top for the coming season. The under 10s group have been established for four years and they support 20 players through two 7-a-side teams playing in the Newport and District Junior League.

Landcraft Continue to Support Bargoed RFC – July 2013

We are pleased to continue our support of Bargoed RFC as we have again this year provided sponsorship of one of their home games. This year we are the game sponsor for their final home fixture of 2013 against Tondu RFC which is to be played on 14th December 2013.

We wish the team and club continued success for the coming season.

British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI)

New Vice Chairman for BALI Wales Region – February 2013

Following the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) Wales Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 27/02/13, we are pleased to announce that Barry Upton (who holds the position of Managing Director at Landcraft), has been elected as Vice-Chairman of the BALI Wales Region. After serving as the Vice Chair for two years, Jodie Read has now been elected as Chair of the region.

Monmouth Raft Race in Celebration of our 20th Anniversary – September 2012

We entered two teams in the 47th annual Monmouth Raft Race which took place over a 6.5 mile course on the river Wye in celebration of us having now been in business for 20 years. In doing so we raised over £1000.00 for charity. The race was organised by the Rotary Club of Monmouth in support of St David`s Hospice Care.

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Landcraft on Target – July 2012

Summer had arrived (apparently) which prompted another summer social - Clay pigeon shooting.

Having congregated in the car park of the Taff Valley Activity and Quad Centre and with no tweed in site, we were all bundled into the back of a farm Landrover and taken for a brisk jaunt across VERY agricultural roads to the shooting range to partake in an evening`s clay pigeon shooting

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Landcraft Become an Addagrip Approved Installer – June - 2011

We are very pleased to announce that we have recently become an approved installer of Addagrip resin surface treatments. For further information on Addagrip products please visit

Landcraft Paint the Town Red – June 2011

Our latest summer social took the form of a woodland encounter with gun slingers who shoot from the hip; Paintball was the order of the day. The evening?s events took place just outside Cardiff at a local paintball venue in woodland near Cowbridge. With the chance to settle some old scores and legally shoot the boss, the evening was well attended.

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Landcraft Achieve SMAS Worksafe Contractor Scheme Accreditation – May 2011

We are very pleased to announce that we have recently become accredited under the SMAS Worksafe Contractor Scheme as recognised by SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement). The assessment involved evaluating our Health and Safety documentation, safety records, accident record etc. This accreditation complements our existing CHAS and SAFEcontractor accreditations.

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Landcraft Receives Glowing IiP Review – May 2011

We are very pleased to announce Landcraft Projects Ltd has received another glowing Investors in People (IiP) Review.

The review was undertaken by Estlyn Morris on behalf of Investors in People Wales.

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Committed to CSCS – March 2011

Landcraft Projects Ltd have been awarded the 'Committed to CSCS' platinum certificate in recognition that over 90% of our workforce now hold CSCS cards. This is a significant achievement as we have over 30 site-based employees. We are delighted with the award as it recognises our dedication and hard work in ensuring competency within our workforce and improving health and safety on site.

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Landcraft Achieve SAFEcontractor Accreditation – March 2011

We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded the prestigious SAFEcontractor accreditation. SAFEcontractor accreditation is particularly relevant to our property, facilities management and housing association clients who we typically provide grounds maintenance services for, as through employing only contractors with SAFEcontractor accreditation they can be confident that they are employing companies who operate to the highest standards of health & safety practice.

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Landcraft Joins the Dry Stone Walling Association – January 2011

Dry stone walling is prospering with an upsurge in interest in the environmental value of walls and the growth in prestigious garden, landscape and artistic projects. Dry stone walls are an important feature of the British landscape which should not be taken for granted. We have been undertaking projects involving dry stone walling for a number of years now and many of our staff hold Lantra qualifications in dry stone walling achieved through the Dry Stone Walling Associations Craftsman Certification Scheme. In recognition of the amount of dry stone walling projects that we are now undertaking, we have recently joined the Dry Stone Walling Association as corporate members. The main aims of the Association are to promote a greater understanding and knowledge about the traditional craft of dry stone walling and to encourage the repair and maintenance of dry stone walls throughout the country.

Garden all set to bloom in memory of town hero Ted – November 2010

Flowers will bloom next spring in the shape of a Victoria Cross in this memorial garden which we have built which is dedicated to one of South Wales greatest war heroes.

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Landcraft Make a Splash! – July 2010

The evening began at Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay where we were strongly advised by our ?skipper? to wear the waterproof clothing provided. As we boarded the speed boat and started our journey to the sound of Sponge Bob Square Pants blaring from the onboard speakers, little did we know quite what was in store for us.

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Hafod HA 'Charity Team Challenge' – July 2010

In July 2010 we were asked if we could contribute to a 'Charity Team Challenge' by providing a fully equipped grounds maintenance team to work in conjunction with Hafod and Wales & West Housing Associations to complete a garden makeover at an elderly gentleman's property in the St Mellons area of Cardiff.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010 – May 2010

We are proud to have now built our third Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show garden in partnership with Cardiff City Council which this year celebrates the centenary of Captain Scott?s polar expedition to the Antarctic.

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Chepstow Race Night

Chepstow Race Night – July 2009

We were under starter's orders by five o'clock as the mini bus got us underway from Cardiff for an entertaining evening of curry, pints and punts at Chepstow Race Course.

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Cardiff - Capital for Shopping

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009 - Silver Gilt Award Again! – May 2009

Having helped Cardiff City Council achieve a Silver Gilt medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2007 for the Doctor Who themed garden ?A Garden in Time?, we were again very proud to be invited to help in the creation of their 2009 garden 'Cardiff - Capital for Shopping' a garden celebrating the city?s retail credentials.

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BALI Workshop - How to Produce an Award Winning Project – February 2009

We are very pleased to have been asked by the British Association of Landscape Industries to join them in presenting a workshop on our recent award winning project at Mountain Ash.

The workshop will be open for all who are committed to raising industry standards including fellow BALI members, members of the Landscape Institute and other landscape professionals as well as other landscape contractors who are not currently BALI members.

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BALI National Landscape Principal Award Winner – December 2008

We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded the Principal Award for Land Renewal and Regeneration at the prestigious British Association of Landscape Industries National Landscape Awards 2008 ceremony for our 'Riverside Park' project in Mountain Ash. The ceremony was held in The Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday 5th December. The judges commented that "the contractor, through the careful and skilful use of the materials to hand, has succeeded in regenerating a derelict area that would otherwise have continued to blight this community. The result of their work is a valuable and popular public open space?.

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A Clean Sweep – November 2008

We are pleased to have recently added a Johnston Madvac PS300 compact sweeper to our plant fleet. The pedestrian-friendly sweeper is very efficient at cleaning litter, leaves, moss etc. from paved areas. It features powerful twin brushes and a vacuum collector and a wander hose to allow access to even the most difficult to clean areas. With this addition to our fleet we will be able to offer an enhanced and more efficient service to our grounds maintenance clients. The machine will also be invaluable in helping us to keep our new build sites clean as works progress.

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Racing Ahead – July 2008

A dozen 'would be' Landcraft racing drivers enjoyed an evening go-kart racing.

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A Royal Occasion – June 2008

Following on from the successful completion of the Cowbridge Physic Garden we were honoured to be invited to the official opening by the Duchess of Cornwall and were amongst the first guests to be introduced to the Duchess.

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Landcraft Get It Up! – January 2008

After constructing two large in-situ concrete bridge abutments faced with Pennant Sandstone we recently installed a 31metre span cycle and footbridge over the river Cynon.

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ROLO Approved Health & Safety Awareness Training – October 2007

Eleven members of staff recently attended and successfully completed a Register of Landbased Operatives (ROLO) Approved Health & Safety Awareness Course.

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A Garden in Time

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2007 - Silver Gilt Award – May 2007

Cardiff City Council and ourselves teamed up for the 2007 RHS Chelsea Flower Show to create 'A Garden in Time' a garden reflecting the changes in design between the 1960s and the present day.

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Cowbridge Physic Garden

Cowbridge Physic Garden Phase II – March 2006

Having successfully completed the Phase I of the Cowbridge Physic Garden we are delighted to announce that after negotiations with The Cowbridge Physic Trust and their professional consultants Anthony Jellard Associates we have been awarded Phase II.

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3 Tonne dumper

The Fleet Keeps Growing – February 2006

Having reviewed our recent plant hire costs, we have purchased a 3 tonne swivel skip dumper to compliment our existing plant fleet. Other items of plant already included within our fleet include both high lift and tracked dumpers, mini excavators, a JCB 3CX backhoe loader, tractors, specialist cultivation equipment and both front mounted and mid mounted ride on mowers.

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Triple Axle Plant Trailer

Doubling Up – January 2006

To further increase our ability to provide a quality service at competitive rates we have recently purchased a 5500 mm long triple axle plant trailer to carry our 1.5 tonne excavator and 1 tonne dumper combined.

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