Recent Projects

York Racecourse

 

We have been working for York Racecourse since 2009 generally in racing's closed season. The various and ongoing projects have included refubishment of the prestigious lawns and parade ring and pre parade rings, drainage and irrigation work, path and walk ways, and the race track crossings.

Ruth Carr Racing

 

In 2014 we laid a woodchip walk way to the turnout paddocks for Ruth's horses.

 

Everyday some 20 horses use this walk way for turnout and to the gallops. It  was previously a muddy track in the

Winter months.

 

 

Demolition work 

 

House demolition and site clearance at Lilling.
 

 

 

 Farm Road Construction at Gilling

 

This road was nearly a mile long, and constructed on a steep hill side, dug out and filled with stone.

Drainage ditch Construction

 

Digging a new ditch using laser level.

Shed Base Construction

 

 

 

 

New Tiger Cut Tree Shearer

 

Designed to harvest trees low to the stump up to 300mm in diameter.

Laying Water Pipes and Troughs
and Drainage Repair

 

Our Pipe laying Mole Plough is a quick one process operation to get the water pipe underground with the minimum of distruption to the turf.

 

We can also rectify and repair damage to exisitng drainage systems, usually caused by root infestation.

Gallop for Mr Fitzgerald at Malton

 

The stone was laid using a machine I designed and made specially for the job.

 

Ground Heat Source Pump Preparation
Excavation and installation of Ground Heat Source slinkies

 

Ponds at Slingsby
Shown here before the work was done and 

the finished result.


 

 

 

Beverley Racecourse

 

We have been working for Beverley since 2012. Projects have included a new raiseed Owners and Trainers lawn and installation of  Geogrid in the horsebox park.

Ampleforth College

 

In 2015 we began draining and clearing lakes in the woods in preparation for building engineers to reconstruct a dam.

All Weather Gallop at Mowbray

A new All Weather Gallop has just been constructed for my wife, Ruth Carr here at Mowbray Farm, Stillington.

It is the first in the North to be constructed of Trojan fibre, which is made from chopped up carpet.  
The preparations included intensive drainage,  branch clearance and bridge building. Membrane was put underneath the stone, and a further membrane laid before the all-weather surface was finally added.
The result is a consistent surface to work the horses on - in all weathers, and a 7f gallop which should last with little upkeep for many years.

To see the full project visit Ruth's website http://www.ruthcarrracing.co.uk/ride-of-their-lives