We are a Devon-based construction company, specialising in outdoor home improvements. We’ve been transforming the outdoor spaces of residential and commercial properties across Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset for over 25 years.
Our core activities are artificial grass installations and resin paving for driveways, paths, patios and many other outdoor spaces.
Because we are a full-service contractor, we also design and install decking, fences, as well as carry out groundwork, general landscaping and construction maintenance contracts.
All our work is completed by our trained and accredited in-house staff, not subcontractors, so you can be confident in the quality of our work and enjoy peace of mind.
We’re family-run, our reputation is built on old-fashioned values like hard work, clear communication and honest pricing.
Whatever the size of your project, we look forward to arranging your free, no obligation quote with our surveyor.
Monday 19th August 2019 by Anthony Abbott
With different textures, designs and materials - add interest to your outdoors. There's never been so much scope for creativity
Get creative with your paving - and give your outdoor space that really individual look.
Traditional paving offers a quick and easy solution to bring pathways, or maybe a patio, to your garden...but why just slap down those slabs without any thought?
With a bit of imagination and creative flair, there are many ways to create paving effects with a real difference.
So here are just a few of our ideas to get the neighbours raving about your paving!
Don’t be a square and go for a traditional paving look with all straight lines. Add some curves and circles to the design. A circular area also makes a great centerpiece to a garden space, maybe for that posh ornamental fountain or a dining area.
Who says one size fits all?
Create a really dynamic look for your paved area by mixing different sizes and shapes of stone, or even different colours. The options are endless and can have really dramatic results if you are feeling particularly bold!
Make a bold move…with a chessboard look!
We are not talking about using just two coloured slabs here either. How dull would that be? It’s got dated 70s patio design written all over it. No, it’s time to get adventurous by not just mixing colours, but materials too. How about combining paving slabs with turf squares? Overlay your existing garden with spaced, square slabs to get the desired effect.
You could even opt for a combination of slabs and artificial grass for that really contemporary look and what’s more, the maintenance will be minimal. No more weeding, mowing or sowing. All your artificial grass and paving slabs will need is a good power wash once in a while.
Don’t forget, there’s no reason why you can’t use your chessboard area for playing chess either. Garden chess pieces of all sizes are available to buy and it will mean great entertainment for adults and children alike on those long hot summer evenings.
Yes, go for broke with that amazing fractured look you get from mosaic patterning. Combine different colours, styles and design to create a stunning effect that’s utterly unique. It will feel like you have transported your garden back to Ancient Rome – giving you a great excuse to invite the neighbours round for a toga party or some gladiatorial combat fun and games for the kids.
Go a bit crazy too, because the crazier the paving, the better it can look
A recycled solution
Who says paving slabs need to be in one piece? One person’s broken slabs are another’s paved oasis. That’s right, you can create a really individual look using bits and pieces of broken slabs. Sound crazy, well it is. In fact, it’s the craziest of crazy paving ideas.
If you think about it, it’s a mosaic, but the pieces are just a bit bigger. Try it. We think you will amazed and delighted with the results and by recycling, you have done your bit for the environment too!
What about the resin option?
Not everyone is keen on the traditional paved look for patios, paths and walkways though.
If you are looking for a completely different finish for your outdoor transformation project, here at Harbron Home Improvements there is another choice – the resin bound surface.
From driveways to pathways, patios to pool surrounds, steps to wheelchair ramps – Harbron is the South West’s leading resin surface specialist.
Types of resin solutions
There are basically two types of resin surface, the resin bound or the resin bonded surface. The difference between the two is that the resin bound surface is porous with a smoother finish and no loose stones, while the resin bonded surface is non-porous with a finished appearance of loose gravel.
A resin patio is a fantastic alternative to paving slabs.
Whatever the design, our resin specialists can create an amazing patio space – adding value, as well as enjoyment, to your home.
If you want to breathe new life into tired paved paths and walkways, then consider the resin option. Resin is versatile and our skilled installation team can install steps and/or ramps that perfectly complement your property, as well as being a practical solution.
There’s a while array of colour choices too – and you can personalise your space with different patterns and motifs You can even add company logos for promotional purposes. Use lighter or stronger colours to create the illusion of space, making your resin drive or patio appear bigger. You can even use colours to divide areas into zones, saving on signage.
Tough and durable, resin is also stain resistant and easy to clean and requires minimal maintenance.
Maintenance is even easier – with Harbron’s aftercare service.
With a 10 year guarantee and product warranty on all our resin solutions, you can see why it is such a premium product and one we completely trust in.
But if you don’t have the time to keep your surface looking its best, then choose one of our comprehensive and competitively priced maintenance packages.
Our highly knowledgeable and experienced resin team offer the full range of cleaning and care solutions – whether it’s a brand new installation by us or an existing surface.
Maintenance Packages cover:
Keep your prized resin surface looking its very best for years to come, with the professional and dedicated support of one of the region’s leading resin installers…Harbron Home Improvements.
Our resin products offer the ultimate in quality and come from one of the UK’s major resin bound suppliers and specialists in resin bonding surfacing.
We only use products that have been carefully sourced and are the premier solution for both successful resin bound and resin bonded installations.
What is most important in any installation is the quality of the resin bound materials used. Our suppliers have spent many hours carrying out research and development to deliver a resin which it says ‘excels in performance, strength and durability’.
Such is their confidence in the performance of this high quality resin solution, they offer a lifetime colour lock guarantee
Thursday 8th August 2019 by Anthony Abbott
Harbron Home Improvements has been accepted into a Government backed scheme with a mark of excellence that represents trust and integrity in the construction industry.
The outdoor transformation specialist, based in Newton Abbot, is now a registered business with TrustMark, that gives consumers added confidence in businesses and tradespeople.
When customers choose a Trustmark registered business, they know it is committed to delivering what the organisation describes as the three cornerstones of quality – technical competence, good customer service and good trading practices.
James Harbron, Managing Director of the Harbron Group, said it was a significant achievement for the business and all the staff.
“We have always been committed to the highest levels of customer service and professionalism - and the addition of TrustMark will give our clients even greater peace of mind,” said James.
“TrustMark champions those businesses that always play by the rules and that is a principle we have been 100 per cent committed to ever since the Harbron name was first established.”
A ‘not for profit’ social enterprise, TrustMark was set up in 2005 as part of a Government initiative, working alongside industry bodies and consumer groups.
The TrustMark scheme focuses on customer protection and ensures every consumer can be comfortable with, and confident of, the traders who are part of a network of approved scheme providers.
All members of TrustMark face a rigorous vetting and approvals procedure, and the scheme also works with Trading Standards to give added protection to both consumers and businesses who may have been affected by rogue traders.
Meanwhile, Harbron is also in the process of applying for Trading Standards Buy With Confidence approval to further bolster its reputation as a business with professional quality, trust and integrity at the heart of its ethos.
The scheme is a partnership of local authority trading standards services to help consumers identify businesses that are committed to trading fairly - and also to help root out the industry rogues.
Harbron will again go through a vetting procedure and, once a part of the scheme, will also be subject to future checks to ensure it always meets its strict requirements.
“Several clients have come to us to put right shoddy work done by disreputable traders and it’s schemes like these that give customers that all important protection from being, quite simply, ripped off,” added James.