1st Class Garden Constructions

Julian Loveday and his team undertake all types of garden constructions and have earned a reputation for quality and value. Whether you want a long-lasting fence, a beautiful patio or deck, a greenhouse, shed or pergola, they will be able to help – a visit to their website will give you some ideas. Fully insured. Free quotes. Over 20 years' experience. Highly recommended.

Locations: Wokingham, Winnersh, Emmbrook, Woosehill, Hurst, Twyford, Charvil, Hare Hatch, Waltham St Lawrence, Wargrave, Henley on Thames, Barkham, Arborfield, Eversley, Sindlesham, Finchampstead, Crowthorne, Bracknell, Ascot, Binfield, Winkfield, Warfield, Basingstoke, Old Basing, Tadley, Baughurst, Bramley, Hook, Riseley, Yateley, Newbury, Thatcham, Oakley, Overton, Monk Sherborne, Sherfield-on-Loddon, Chineham

Services include: Garden, Gardeners, Garden Design, Patios, Paving, Decks, Decking, Garden Buildings, Greenhouses, Pergolas, Custom-made garden buildings, Garden Offices, Fencing and Gates

Mobile: 07961 860910

Year entered The Directory 2014

Latest Reviews and Feedback

Julian and team designed and delivered a bespoke workshop extension for me. It was an awkward shape and Julian came up with some practical ideas to make it work. And make it work they did. I now have a solid design and structure that was efficiently put together, taking care to get it right by some of the most amazing people-friendly, thoughtful, helpful and polite. I cannot recommend 1st Class Garden Constructions highly enough. An amazing team and Company.

I recently had some fencing work carried out by Julian's team. The 2 lads on-site worked hard, full days, were very communicative in what they were doing and answered any questions I had. They were prompt, polite and all work was carried out to a high standard, I would definitely use again and recommend.

JW 10 21

Julian and his team replaced a garden fence, dug out two flower beds and erected a greenhouse. They arrived on time and kept me fully informed throughout. The standard of work was exceptional and the quote was very competitive.

RG 10 21

Would highly recommend Julian and his team. Arrived on time, always polite and courteous along with being patient enough to listen to any of my queries as the job progressed. The site was always left clean and tidy at the end of every workday. Any problems that arose were dealt with in a very calm and professional manor, such as not being able to get a skip in the drive! Careful not to disturb wildlife or plants that inhabited the site area and for me the big plus was that the team did not leave my job to visit other clients until my construction and landscaping was complete.

AH 09 21

Professional, courteous service with all works completed to a high standard and within a good time frame. Workers punctual, polite and left work area very tidy when finished. Would recommend.

SP 09 21

Julian was brilliant. On time every day and extremely conscientious in ensuring that my new greenhouse was erected superbly. Tidied up at the end of every day. I cannot praise him highly enough and would strongly recommend him.

DS 05 21

My primary requirements were for a new lawn, new stone patio and a perfectly semi circular low brick retaining wall to complete the renovation of a small urban back garden. Julian impressed from the outset, listening intently to my requests, methodically surveying the work area and responding promptly with his quotation. He, Ian and Jack were a pleasure to have on site, always leaving the garden tidy and remaining cheerful throughout, despite having to work in some pretty dreadful weather conditions! I was delighted with the quality of their workmanship, so much so that I asked them back to lay similar retaining walls in our front garden, which they have just completed. For the first time in 25 years I can now sit and enjoy my garden, without continually finding things that need to be fixed or improved. Thanks guys! Highly recommended.

KB 05 21

Julian and the team have done great work, and were polite, punctual, tidy, and great value. I wanted to replace an ageing fence that affected 4 other properties, plus a shed. Julian was particularly helpful in suggesting solutions for the fence, and volunteered that he would also be able to source/build a replacement shed, which made my life much easier. Julian was very honest managing my expectations given the impact of Covid on global supply chains at present. This is the second time I've worked with Julian; I'm very pleased and would definitely recommend!

CB 03 21

Excellent workmanship carried out in erecting my new boundary fence with the no maintenance required Liniar fence panels. The team were very professional, knowledgeable and friendly and treated my well established garden with great respect. The garden is looking very smart and was left in a very clean state. I would certainly use this company again.

MW 08 20

I contacted 1st Class Garden Constructions based on positive reviews in the Little Green Book, and was not disappointed. I needed new decking and a balustrade on a summer house to replace what was there already, which was decaying and falling apart. Julian came out promptly, assessed what I wanted doing and came back with a quotation. He and his colleague then carried out the work to the agreed timescales, to great quality, to the quoted cost and all in a responsible socially-distanced manner (this was mid-June 2020). I would thoroughly recommend - thanks very much!

CB 06 20

Julian Loveday and his team undertook a major rework of my back garden for me, including the replacement of the lawn and existing paved areas with new paving, the construction of curved steps between the paved areas, the construction of retaining walls, and the replacement of the rear fence. It was quite a complex job with a lot of curved edges. I am very happy with the result, which looks really good. Julian takes pride in his work, pays a lot of attention to detail, and was keen to ensure I was happy with the outcome. The whole team were friendly and polite. On the basis of this experience, I would strongly recommend Julian for this type of work.

MG 03 20

After my garden shed had been severely damaged by the impact of a falling oak bough, Julian Loveday and three assistants dismantled it and installed an excellent new shed in its place, all within one day. (Of course I had to wait a while for this: Julian is understandably in considerable demand.) This included removing from the old shed and replacing in the new one a long, wide workbench that it would have been hard for me to manage without help. I regard this as entirely satisfactory and good value for money. The firm is well named!

TH 10 19

Faultless and courteous. Can't praise Julian and his team high enough. Professional job, and will definitely be using them again, if and when the need arises.

RA 10 19

Julian and team completed our garden project, in a thoroughly professional manner, from start to finish. The attention to detail was second to none, always on time and a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend them.

SW 09 19

Julian and his team did a wonderful job in our garden and we are so pleased with the result. The guys were friendly and punctual and did exactly what they said they would. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

JS 09 19

Julian and his team came round to build a brick/glass porch onto the back of our house to replace an old wooden one. The build took two weeks (as per our quote) and was a very calm 'experience' for us (which isn't always the case when work is ongoing). The team were friendly, helpful and very professional throughout the build. The porch looks even better than we thought and Julian clearly takes great pride in what he does as it was finished off meticulously. I had a few tweaks at the end of the build which were sorted the next day and, again, with enthusiasm and a desire to go above and beyond for the customer. This is the second time we have used this business and I would absolutely not hesitate to use it again!

FW 08 19

In April we employed 1st Class Garden Construction to replace our old patio with a new sandstone one, having previously employed them in the construction of a bespoke garden shed a couple of years earlier. We were very impressed with Julian's thoroughness and attention to detail. The old patio's foundation was inadequate, so Julian and his team laid additional limestone scalpings and compacted them to bring it up to an acceptable standard. The paving was carefully laid in a random pattern and neatly pointed. Julian and his team were very polite and helpful. When Julian was quoting for the work he explained how he would carry it out, and where the skip and materials would be stored so we knew what to expect. It was a pleasure to have them work for us, and we would not hesitate to recommend them as we have every confidence in them.

MP 06 19

We are delighted with high quality of work undertaken by Julian & Joe and highly recommend them for the highest standards of work - as well as being friendly and polite at all times.

HW 02 19

We were after a turnkey service for a new Robinsons greenhouse. Julian and colleagues proved to be an excellent choice. They were very professional - did what they said they would do - and more. They care about their work and are prepared to go the extra mile. They plan their own work which means they are not under pressure to rush a job before moving on to the next one. We were very impressed by Julian, Joe and Richard and would thoroughly recommend them. We asked them to quote for a new patio before they finished the greenhouse we were so impressed. They made constructive suggestions to help us get a quality product for this too.

JA 11 18

We were after a turnkey service for a new Robinsons greenhouse. Julian and colleagues proved to be an excellent choice. They were very professional - did what they said they would do - and more. They care about their work and are prepared to go the extra mile. They plan their own work which means they are not under pressure to rush a job before moving on to the next one. We were very impressed by Julian, Joe and Richard and would thoroughly recommend them. We asked them to quote for a new patio before they finished the greenhouse we were so impressed. They made constructive suggestions to help us get a quality product for this too.

JA 11 18

We could not be more satisfied with every aspect of the work from Julian and team on our project to create an area of the garden to keep grandchildren entertained for hours on end!. From initial design down to quality of workmanship everything was first class. Highly recommended.

JM 10 18

Julian and team provided an outstanding service. He was extremely flexible (fitting the timing of our new garden development around a large house extension we were having built), his expert advice and high quality of work was excellent. I would strongly recommend him.

JB 08 18

We recently employed Julian to install a composite deck (Millboard) to the rear of our property. This was a first for Julian and his team to work with a non-wood based product, however having seen some of his previous work as well as having discussed the project through with Julian we knew he was the man for the job. We now have a wonderful new deck which really sets off the rear of our property and that has exceeded our expectations. The quality of Julian's work is exceptional with a very high attention to detail. We could not recommend Julian and his team more highly. Thank you.

IP 08 18

We were very pleased with our recent decking and shed refurbishment. Julian and his team were extremely professional, tidy and polite and coped well with the limited parking and restricted access. The work was competed to a very high standard and within the timescale given. We would highly recommend them.

DW 08 18

We hired Julian and Joe to put some decking and a pergola into our garden and could not fault them. They were very professional from start to finish and kept everything tidy throughout their four days on site. Our neighbour even noticed this and has since asked for their details. The finish of their work is of a very high standard and we will use them again!

PK 07 18

I asked Julian from 1st Class Garden Constructions for a total quote to pull down my old shed, extend the concrete base, purchase and erect a new shed. He came and had a look gave me a quote, I gave him a deposit and off he went. We agreed a date, slightly delayed by the snow and he and Ollie turned up and did a lovely job. The shed was taken down and the concrete laid on the 1st day and the shed delivered and constructed 2 days later. They were a pleasure to work with, I must say the quality of the shed is excellent, better than expected and the workmanship in levelling and erecting it was excellent. Whilst I can't really say whether they are cheaper or more expensive than others I can say the work was 1st class :) (Pun intended)

AW 03 18

From my first contact with Julian, through quote visits and the fitting of my decking I was impressed from start to finish. The team were hard working, courteous and completed a great piece of work. I would definitely recommend them.

MP 07 17

Just had Julian and his team build a deck and play area at the bottom of the garden. They were a pleasure to have around, polite, courteous and friendly and the workmanship is excellent. 

JI 05 17

This business lived up to its name: Julian and Joe Loveday did a first class job putting up a top quality fence in my back garden. They avoided damage to trees which were growing in awkward positions, left the garden clear of all old materials and prunings, and were helpful and friendly. Materials were delivered on the starting day and old fencing and rubbish was removed before the job was finished. I have already booked them for another job in the front garden.

CS 08 16

Julian and Joe did a fantastic job of removing all decking, shrubbery and multiple old sheds from our garden. They replaced this with a beautiful patio arrangement (recommended by Julian), a new shed and new turf. They were always on time every day, always tidied up after themselves and kept me updated on all progress. I frequently left my house key with them to have access to the kitchen/bathroom and are very trustworthy individuals. I'm already planning my next project and these guys are at the top of my list.

JD 04 16

Thoroughly professional job, very impressed from a work quality and customer service perspective. Would highly recommend and use again.


JM 02 15

We had new fencing and a terrace laid by 1st Class Garden Constructions last summer. We cannot praise them highly enough. Julian and Joe take a real and justified pride and interest in their work and the end result is truly superb.  As a result we have a wonderful terrace that has transformed our garden. Julian and Joe are very helpful and extremely polite craftsmen. No radios were used in the completion of the work!!! We have recommended them to a friend who have now engaged them to construct a patio.

JB 01 15
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