Annual Supervisor / Foreman Conference
This week, we held an important team meeting at the Marriott Hotel in Kensington, London. It was the perfect chance for us to get together as one unit and share the complete company journey from start to finish.
We are a growing team and not everyone in the office were completely aware of what the supervisor/foreman do and vice versa. This communication meeting allowed us to showcase the roles of the various teams. Also, the steps involved in securing a job, ordering materials, etc, before anyone arrives on-site and begins work.
We spent the rest of our time together discussing health and safety, RAMS (Risk Assessment Method Statement) and compliance, as well as the company image that we want to portray and how we can continue to uphold the excellent service we provide. A highly productive meeting all round.
Phillip Hilbeck, Founder and Director of Panoramic thanked the team for their continued hard work over the past 18 months. Their combined efforts in helping to grow the company and make it a success.
A number of our site foremen have recently completed comprehensive first aid training. Congratulations to all for passing the course and receiving their certificates.
The Level 3 First Aid at Work course was delivered by Freedom Leisure Training and is accredited by First Aid Awards. The course qualifies the attendees as a First Aider, enabling them to deal with an accident or injury in the workplace and provides them with the knowledge to identify a variety of possible illnesses and injuries, including assessing the need to seek further medical attention.
The syllabus laid out by First Aid Awards covers a wide range of topics including the principles of first aid, legal requirements, CPR (resuscitation), treatment for shock, heart attacks, head injuries, spinal injuries, fractures, burns, soft tissue injuries, heat-related illnesses, poisoning, seizures, asthma, allergic reactions and eye injuries.
The qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety Regulations (First Aid) 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982. The qualification was delivered and assessed in accordance with current Resuscitation Council UK guidelines and is valid for three years.
Phased Landscaping for Beckenham Care Home
We are approaching the completion of a large project that we commenced almost a year ago in Beckenham for Signature Care Homes. There we have been working on behalf of Metnor Construction to landscape a substantial area surrounding the home.
The work has been undertaken in phases, as the ground worker has completed areas of the site and they have become available for us. Over the course of the project, we have spread nearly 1,000m3 of topsoil and laid 1,000m2 of grass and wildflower turf. We have also planted over 70 trees and 8,000 shrubs, with associated planting items and accessories, mulch and compost.
Once the project is complete we will begin our usual 12 months maintenance regime to keep the site looking great throughout the first year and beyond.
Whatever the size of your project, please contact us to discuss your soft landscaping needs.
Some Testimonials from Two of our Key Clients
Testament to our fast growth is how we are keeping current customers and winning new ones. However, it is also nice when our clients comment on what a good job we are doing for them as the following two examples:
‘We would be more than happy for you to promote the work you have completed on this scheme (Bolders Academy), it is something you and your team should be very proud off! Your team have shown a real drive and commitment throughout the project to deliver on time and with a keen eye for detail. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you for future schemes within the business.’
Alex Reynolds – Bowmer & Kirkland
‘I have found Panoramic Landscapes very professional in both operational and commercial matters in dealing with them Joel and his team have carried out their works on time and left clean and tidy areas. Commercially I have found them to be detailed in their quotes and very competitive, not looking for extras, and will be happy to use them on future projects.
Joe Murphy – Kier
To join the Panoramic family of contented customers, please call us on 0203 026 2089 or fill out the contact form on our contact page.
Joining Panoramic as our new Business Development Manager is Dan Trendall. Working for the last 3 years in the landscaping industry, Dan joins us to continue Panoramic’s growth plans. Targeted with creating new relationships with untapped clients coupled with continuing to build on current relationships.
We are very excited to welcome Dan into the Panoramic family. Having worked with Dan in the past we know he will fit in perfectly. The team here at Panoramic are all looking forward to the new clients and projects that will be secured as a result.
Please get in touch if you have a commercial project requiring Soft Landscaping.
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We recently completed and have been maintaining a comprehensive project at a new Community Hub built-in Crowthorne, Berkshire, at which there is a nursery and community centre as well as the co-location of three blue-light services: fire, police and ambulance.
The building around which we have been landscaping includes a community room, providing a flexible, fully accessible meeting space for local people and community groups to use as well as a children’s nursery.
This project was awarded to Panoramic by Beard Construction. Our works consisted of the supply and installation of trees, shrubs, seeding, soil and aggregates. All trees were double staked and we excavated tree pits and installed irrigation.
We placed stepping logs in soft and paved areas as well as works to a swale including drainage aggregates and liners. Also the supply and placement of some very large play boulders.
In addition, we undertook some items that would be classed as hard landscaping as the client needed assistance to get the site completed on time. This also allowed us to learn some new skills, to take into future projects, understanding the logistics involved.
Another successful project for us, which is looking good as it matures and we provide continued maintenance of the site, and we have since secured another order from Beard. Thank you!
For a soft landscaping project to be a success long-term and achieve the environment envisioned, the work does not stop at the end of the installation. A comprehensive and appropriate aftercare programme is needed to ensure that the turf, trees, shrubs and plants, etc, establish themselves and have the best prospect for future growth and maturity. This is why each Panoramic project includes a strongly recommended aftercare plan, usually for twelve months after completion.
Panoramic are proud to have a number of experienced and highly motivated grounds maintenance teams taking care of multiple sites across London and the South East of England. Indeed we are now maintaining over fifty projects we have completed.
It is our aim to ensure client satisfaction by providing consistently excellent service. Not only are all of our operatives experienced in all areas of grounds maintenance, but we also try wherever possible to use the same teams for their respective contracts, so they get to know the circumstances and areas in which they work much better.
A maintenance team that works regular contracts on the same sites, soon get to know their job inside out. Their familiarity with their work environment allows them to be much better equipped to care for and maintain the grass areas and vegetation as well as identify and deal with unforeseen tasks that may arise.
To talk about your next project and our comprehensive aftercare service please contact us.
New turf must be kept moist until it has become fully established. If it does not rain frequently after the turf has been laid and/or during hot, dry or windy conditions you may have to water the new lawn twice or even three times a day.
Also, water immediately at any sign of the turf drying out or shrinking. If gaps appear in between the joins in the turf, then fill them with a mix of soil and seed.
In spring and summer, the new turf will be ready for its first cut in 7-10 days, but make sure it is a gentle and high cut by raising the cutting height! You should just level the top of the grass. Then continue to cut, twice a week in spring or autumn or once a week in summer, never removing more than one-third of the current height. For winter-laid turf, mow only if it is still growing.
Ideally, you should also feed the new lawn using an appropriate nutrient mix. This will also help to reduce the growth of flowering seed heads. When turf is harvested, the majority of the root system is cut off, which is stressful to the grass plants and they produce seed heads as a means of self-preservation. The seed heading will reduce once the turf has established a new root system, which can take 6-8 weeks.
Toadstools may also grow in the new lawn. All soil contains dormant fungal spores, which can lay inactive for years and years. When the soil is disturbed they can spring back to life and grow into toadstools. They will disappear after a couple of mows without doing any permanent damage.
For further information or to commission Panoramic to lay and look after your new lawn please contact us.
Reflecting the wide variety of soft landscaping projects we are now working on, from schools to supermarkets to sports centres, some of our recent wins include:
• Another school secured for Bowmer & Kirkland, who kindly continue to trust us with their soft landscaping.
• Soft landscaping on further hotel projects for Conamar and Acheson Construction
• A second project with Horizon Construction to carry out the landscaping on one of their care home projects.
We are also now working with a very wide variety of contractor clients. Recent additions that we have welcomed include Jarvis, ASHE Group and Kitewood, plus Corley & Woolley are all welcomed into the Panoramic Family.
Photos in the video above are of the works we completed at Freeman’s School for Gilbert-Ash.
We have recently finished an interesting project on a Tesco’s fuel forecourt at Canada Water in the London Docklands, where we have installed green screens. These provide an instant and immediately attractive hedge-like visual barrier around the site.
The project was completed in just two weeks from initial order to completion, working with the international infrastructure provider, Blu-3. The installation also included the planting of 150 large 10L shrubs plus seeding and mulching.
Shout out to Mobilane, the provider of the green screens, who turned around our order within just a few days, helping us to complete the project so quickly.
For instant and immediate green screen hedge for your project, plus any other soft landscaping needs, please contact us.