Landscaping Services: Consultation & Construction

Self Build Heroes are delighted to be able to offer you this exciting new service in collaboration with talented Landscape Garden Designer,  Val Murray.

Your beautiful Self Build Home isn’t complete without the outside being just as stunning. Why not take advantage of the amazing skills and qualifications that Val brings to the Self Build Heroes Team.

Val is a qualified and experienced Garden Designer, Horticultural Therapist, Teacher and Mental Health and Wellbeing Specialist. Having enjoyed a rich and varied professional life, including spending several years in the education sector, his garden design work has been featured in regional and national magazines. He has designed both domestic and commercial landscapes including designing for Hartley Botanic Glasshouses at the Chelsea Flower Show. Val currently passes his skills to others through teaching garden design to adults for the British Academy of Garden Design.

Working in partnership SBH Val provides a wide variety of services from consultation through to detailed site survey, analysis, design and construction. We provide all materials (including plants) and labour and will always endeavour to match our solutions to your needs and budget.


Why Landscaping Matters

Most people don’t give much thought to landscaping, but it’s an important component of any residential or commercial property and its impact should never be underestimated. Here are just a few of the many benefits of professional landscaping services:


  • Landscaping helps with water management – Great landscaping design considers how water is used by the flora, how it is presented (i.e. water features) and how it is drained from the property.
  • Landscaping prevents erosion – One of the most odious effects of human development is erosion which leads to loss of topsoil, flooding and more. Expert landscaping helps prevent erosion.
  • Landscaping is good for mind and soul – A well-designed garden landscape can be invaluable when it comes to helping people unwind and detach for a while from the cares of the world.
  • Landscaping adds value to a property – A property with a well-considered landscape will have a higher market value than one that has been left to its own devices.
  • Landscaping can keep you cool – A well-landscaped property with shade trees will not only be more valuable than an untended space, it will also be several degrees cooler than an open space on hot summer days.
  • Landscaping is nature without the risk – When trees are allowed to grow where they will, roots can undermine a home’s foundations, interfere with underground pipes and create cracks in the septic tank. Landscaping prevents this.

About Self Build Heroes

The team at Self Build Heroes have more than 40 years’ worth of combined experience in all facets of the construction business. But that’s not what makes our staff “heroes”. They earn that august title by virtue of their equally lengthy time serving their nation in the Armed Forces of the UK.

Self Build Heroes then, is not just about helping our clients realise their self-build dreams, it’s about giving something back to those who have given so much for Crown and Country. You can be sure that every member of our team brings the same level of commitment and dedication to your landscaping project as they did to their military service, and we’re proud to be associated with each and every one of them.

Our Landscaping Service is open to all.

You don’t have to be a self build in order to take advantages of this particular service. Our Landscaping service is open to everyone. We would particularly welcome enquiries from clients who are keen to create gardens to enhance mental health and wellbeing and also from schools and colleges.

Pricing is clear and value great

We used Self build Heroes to replace the soffit on our balcony and to repair part of our downpipe and roof tile. Their work is high quality compared to the soffit they replaced, which did not have all the trim and had started to sag because additional noggins had not been added to secure the soffit took. They worked efficiently, were friendly, polite and respectful on site, and cleaned up after themselves. They turned up promptly, when they said they would and did a full day of work. The manner in which they work fills you with confidence that they are going to do an excellent job. I know they are highly trained and always looking to perfect their trade. Prior to starting they took plenty of time to discuss what needed to happen and talk through solutions, as well as advising where we could do the work ourselves if we wanted in order to save some money. Pricing is clear and value great. I highly recommend them and will be using them again to fix more things around our house.

Ellie Phillips

Knowledgeable and honest

Self Build Heroes helped me out with a bespoke renovation project and I can’t recommend them highly enough. From the outset the advice was knowledgeable and honest, explaining clearly all the risks involved, which left me feeling confident to commission the project. Once the project started, Matt and his team were extremely reliable, something that is all too rare in his line of work! My project was finished to a fantastic standard, on time and to budget, so I couldn’t be happier.

Andrew Beasant