Chelmer Valley July Update

We announce our upcoming Chelmer Valley SuDS webinar, take a retropeek at our latest pavers’ starring role at this year’s Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, and introduce you to General Manager Antony Pasquini.

Don’t miss our Sustainable Drainage Systems & Driveways Webinar

The importance of SuDS in a towns and cities.

Sustainable Drainage Systems—vital to any driveway. A headache for some, mysterious to others, a joy to those who like a job well done, there’s no getting away from SuDS. Which is why our next webinar on 21st July will be an in-depth examination of installation, pitfalls and technical details.

Join host Mike Jepps, Technical Manager at Chelmer Valley, with thirty-eight years in the industry, for a clear, succinct presentation on everything you need to know, and take the opportunity to put your questions to him live.

Everyone welcome. Sign up for the webinar. It starts 7pm, Wednesday 4th August, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Clay Pavers at Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

Gromo Antica Clay Pavers in Charlie's Courtyard at Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2021, designed by Jane Scott Moncrieff and built by Frogheath Landscaping
Charlie’s Courtyard, designed by Jane Scott Moncrieff and built by Frogheath Landscapes.

It was great to see Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival back this year and even better to see our Gromo Antica Clay Pavers from the Kessel Garden range play such major roles into two of the gardens.

Gromo Antica is one of our latest additions and showed its versatility in appearing in two very different designs.

Charlie’s Courtyard was one of two unjudged gardens in the new Get Started Gardens category. Designed by Jane Scott Moncrieff against the time when her daughter finds a home in London, it was filled with easy-to-grow plants, with our clay pavers playing a huge part in the garden’s comfortable, relaxed feel.

Will Williams' The Viking Friliuftsliv Garden at Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2021, built by Burnham Landscaping, with Chelmer Valley Gromo Antica 
Gromo Antica clay pavers give character to the water in Will Williams’ Silver Gilt award winning Viking Friluftsliv Garden, Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2021

The second garden, The Viking Friluftsliv Garden, designed by Will Williams and built by Burnham Landscaping, couldn’t have been more different. With a Nordic, modern aesthetic, the Show Garden was aimed at showing the opportunities for outdoor living.

Our clay pavers lined the rill and plunge pool, and provided a shelf on which prospective “plungers” could seat themselves in the water. It was a subtle role, but one that gave character to the water and provided interesting texture in contrast to the natural stone paving.

Click through for more images of Will’s Silver Gilt award winning Viking Friluftsliv Garden and Charlie’s Courtyard and to read more about the designs.

Meet the Team – Antony Pasquini

Black and white photo of Chelmer Valley's general manager Antony Pasquini
Chelmer Valley’s General Manager, Antony Pasquini

“The sales staff don’t know what they’re talking about!” It’s a constant complaint, isn’t it? Well, here at Chelmer Valley, we understand how irritating and defeating that is.

Here we begin the first of our introductions – to General Manager Antony Pasquini. You can rest assured that, with a family background in the stone industry and many years’ experience in all aspects of the trade, he knows what’s what and will be able to advise you on all aspects of our clay pavers, and hard landscaping in general.

At Chelmer Valley, we’re proud to present staff who have the knowledge and the customer service ethos to look after you. Click through to read more about Antony Pasquini and future plans for Chelmer Valley.