Public sector

  • Ickleford village: new burial ground construction
    Ickleford village: new burial ground construction

    The client: Ickleford Parish Council.
    The brief: To create a burial ground with a new entrance, car park, boundary fence and hedge, trees and shrubs and a network of paths on a greenfield site for Ickleford village.
    Our solution: With multiple teams working on this large-scale project, we tackled many of the elements of the project simultaneously.
    The fencing team...

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  • Radlett: road verge upgrade
    Radlett: road verge upgrade

    The site: Smug Oak Lane leading from Watling Street to Bricket Wood, near Radlett.
    The brief: The construction of a new bridleway along the road verge, part of the Hertfordshire Rights of Way Improvement Plan. The plan provides the context for the future management of, and investment in, the rights of way network and other access activities, to meet the...

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  • Allotment rainwater harvesters
    Allotment rainwater harvesters

    The client: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.
    The brief: To design and construct a self-contained grey water supply with timber structure to harvest rainwater for allotment users.
    Our solution: We designed and constructed shelters in which a collection tanks are positioned, enabling rainwater to be harvested via run off from the roof.
    The shelters are approximately 2 metres in height...

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  • Welham Green: DDA compliant footpath ramp
    Welham Green: DDA compliant footpath ramp

    The site: A public footpath in Welham Green.
    The brief: To make safe an uneven footpath allowing easier access for all users.
    Our solution: To construct a ramp along the slope which had approximately a 2.5m difference in height so that it would skirt along the edge of the slope and be approximately 30m long with the crest removed from...

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  • The Alban Way: cycle path widening
    The Alban Way: cycle path widening

    The site: The Alban Way is a cycle path in Hertfordshire, England that has been constructed along the route of the former Hatfield to St Albans railway line.
    The brief: To carry out vegetation clearance along the entire length of the Alban Way.
    Our solution: We utilised two teams in a limited timescale to widen the path and give it...

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  • Rickmansworth: Public Footpath 029
    Rickmansworth: Public Footpath 029

    The client: Hertfordshire County Council.
    The brief: To improve a public footpath located close to Rickmansworth town centre, through upgrading the path surface and widening the usable area.
    Our solution: We excavated the ground and created a bund with the arisings. The path was made of a crushed concrete sub-base with a concrete dust top dressing. A geotextile membrane was...

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  • Sherrardspark Wood: access improvements
    Sherrardspark Wood: access improvements

    The site: Sherrardspark Wood is in the north west of Welwyn Garden City and is an ancient woodland consisting mainly of sessile oak and hornbeam. The area is a designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Local Nature Reserve (LNR).
    The brief: To create a public footpath crossing the common and to refurbish the existing footbridge.
    Our solution:...

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  • St Albans: Footpath surfacing
    St Albans: Footpath surfacing

    The client: Hertfordshire County Council.
    The brief: This is one of many of the rights of way across the region that Maydencroft works on. This particular path was very muddy and almost impassable; we were commissioned to improve the path so that it could be put back into good use by the local community.
    Our solution: It was agreed to...

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  • Hartham Common, Hertford: Public Footpath 20
    Hartham Common, Hertford: Public Footpath 20

    The site: Hartham Common is located between Hertford town centre and the village of Bengeo.
    The brief: To create a public footpath crossing the common and to refurbish the existing footbridge.
    Our solution: Maydencroft supplied and installed timber kick boards to the bridge, which were made up of pressure treated softwood timbers with a brown pigment. We also supplied and...

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  • Croxley Green: installation of steps
    Croxley Green: installation of steps

    The site: A woodland footpath leading to the Grand Union Canal in Hertfordshire near Croxley Common Moor, a Local Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.
    The brief: To dismantle and dispose of the existing steps and grade the soil to hide the original line, then construct a flight of steps on a new, more gradual line.
    Our solution:...

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  • Chess Valley Walk: walkway
    Chess Valley Walk: walkway

    The site: The Chess Valley Walk is a 10 mile trail through the Chilterns following the River Chess from Chesham to Rickmansworth.
    The brief: To supply and install a 182 metre length of walkway along a wet section of the path to the South of Sarratt Bottom, adjacent to Frogmore Meadow SSSI.
    Our solution: Maydencroft Limited designed and constructed an...

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  • Mardley Heath: access improvements
    Mardley Heath: access improvements

    The site: Mardley Heath is a large woodland covering 37 hectares. Much of the area derived from ancient wood pasture where local people grazed animals, gathered fuel and fed their pigs on acorns.
    The brief: To improve access to the site through a wide variety of different works with grants to fund the project from Welwyn Hatfield Council, Lafarge, The...

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  • Black Park Country Park: reedbed creation
    Black Park Country Park: reedbed creation

    The client: Buckinghamshire County Council.
    The brief: The park has 530 acres of attractive woodland, grassland and heathland with a centre-piece lake. Maydencroft Limited was commissioned to design a 400m2 reedbed at the most north easterly part of the lake. This is to create a transition between the Alder Carr and the open water.
    Our solution: Debris was removed...

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