This is a new page now included titled 'Additional Services'.
Whilst developing 'Lyon International' as presence on the World Wide Web
and in line with 'Mortimer Woodery' as a platform on Facebook
the goal to develop woodcrafting in all forms has started to grow outwith!
Customers now aware not only of skills and experiences have also became aware, and requested,
that 'Lyon International' can do more besides workshop crafting.
Below are a number of examples of such work.
Step building. hedge cutting, tree lopping and fence painting and fence fixing
have made for a very interesting season indeed.
Feel free to ask for assistance.
NO JOB TOO SMALL!
       
    WEDNESDAY 21st SETEMBER 2022
One day that 'LYON INTERNATIONAL' will remember for a long time!
This customers' request was made from my painting another fence on the same street.
Albeit existing fencework had already been painted Dark Oak, the request was to 'brighten' up the Garden.
'Not a problem', says I.
Still to be finished, it is quite a size after all and further garden work has already been requested.
Further signifance to this day was added from a number of other very interesting 'events',
not with standing the telephone call I received at 4.30 in the afternoon......story for another day but!
   
       
         
         
    This almost recent project was in 3 parts albeit
it was the same fence that was
being worked on.
Strengthen the first bit
and let 3 slats be easily removed.
Put a 'skirt' on the second bit followed by
secure an existing post that is 'wobbly;
before the whole side falls over.
   
         
       
    These surrounding 4 images show the existing fence now being secured in the
far corner against the existing post. Several brackets and 80mm screws took care of that.
Taking off these three slats allowed them to be replaced with 10mm bolts with Butterfly screws,
this allows the customer to remove the slats easily to access behind the fence to keep the undergrowth under control!
   
       
    These two images below show how the request for a new 'skirt' on the existing fence provides a clean edge
to the lawn and also a barrier to stop the undergrowth behind the fence finding its way through.
   
       
         
       
    The final part of the 3 tasks was to support the post shown above left. In time, where the post meets it's
concrete base, its started to fail and the fence is a bit wobbly!
   
       
         
    The fence is now no longer 'wobbly'!
This supporting new 4" square post is well secured to
the existing fence and by attaching the makeshift pad,
has actually ensured that the 2 panels either side of
the existing post are further strengthened.
Finished off with securing the new support with a
standard concrete base.
Another satisfied customer. Job done.
BTW, the image above makes me laugh!
Couldn't stop thinking about HAND CRAFTING,
if only I'd brung my Chop Saw!
   
         
   
 
   
    STEP 1 - The job is to put a step onto an existing
build. The existing first riser was left too high.
STEP 2 - Figure out the best way to attach a solid
new step.
   
       
    STEP 3 - Solid carcass with concrete base. STEP 4 - Add decking board and paint.    
           
    TREE LOPPING
3 'straightforward' steps!
Customer asked for a small tree to be removed
from their back garden.
Give the tree a good cut back then take it down
as close to the bottom as possible.
Tidying up and disposing is always a challenge.
   
           
       
           
    GARDEN CLEARANCE / TREE LOPPING & HEDGE TRIMMING    
       
    A 'busy' wee garden, trees and shrubs. Followed by a good few hours work!    
           
       
    Customer asked for 'low maintenance' garden. Customer got 'low maintenance' garden.    
           
       
           
    FENCE PAINTING
These five pictures show the actual 'canvas' to be
painted but not the whole story!
Picture above, BIG fence + 30 degrees.
Progress was made then remembered the
customer wanted the back fence painted too!
THIS WAS AFTER I HAD DELIVERED
3 FOLDABLE CLOTHES PROPS.
   
           
       
           
    ANOTHER CUSTOMER.... ....ANOTHER FENCE.    
       
    Beautiful Garden, just needed the fence brung back to life after a few years of 'weathering'.    
           
    HEDGE CUTTING, albeit on a slightly larger scale!!!!
It happened that after a few years of leaving the garden to its own natural way the roof and
guttering were starting to show signs with moss and twigs causing chaos.
CUSTOMER was DELIGHTED.
I was TRAUMATISED.
   
       
           
    Another HEDGE CUTTING. Began to think if the hedge isn't tall it'll be a canter....
Then this hedge appeared!
Between the front, back and top (and it goes all the way round the corner)
I must have covered miles that day.
Matters not, CUSTOMER is DELIGHTED, been back twice since!
   
       
           
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