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Speaker: Jason Hinks
Date: Tuesday 25th April 2023
Time: 09:30 - 16:30
Venue: The Kilton Inn, Warrington Road, Mere, Knutsford WA16 0PZ
Drainage is a very popular topic so I’m delighted to announce a one day workshop on all you need to know about drainage with Jason Hinks. Jason has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in the landscape industry so this is the ideal opportunity to expand your design expertise and tackle the all important issue of drainage in your designs.
This one day course will cover:-
Session 1 – What is drainage, why do we need it and how do we do it?
- Identifying problems - poor natural drainage and man made issues
- Mechanics of different drainage systems and how they work
Session 2 –Designing gradients and falls to remove surface water from paved surfaces
- Hydrostatic gradient, patios, terraces, retaining walls
- Grids and gullies and different types of product
Session 3 – Regulations and Laws governing drainage
- Solutions, which one is the right system - case studies
- Environmental responsibilities, sustainability, constraints and limitations
Course tutor profile: Jason has over 30 years experience within the landscape industry working for a number of high profile companies, building small domestic gardens to multi million pound projects as well as building show gardens at RHS Chelsea and Tatton Show. As well as a passion for horticulture, Jason has taught landscape construction and trained and coached students to enter the World skills arena. He also runs his own successful landscape company in the NW.
Special note: Jason is very generously donating his speaker fee to Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Wirral in memory of Tony McCormack ‘Mr Paving Expert’ who sadly died last September.
Target audience: This course is suitable for new and practicing garden designers who wish to broaden their knowledge of drainage
Items to bring: Please bring your preferred choice of note taking.
Catering: Tea and coffee will be provided and lunch may be purchased from the adjacent pub restaurant.
Other information: free parking
The venue is ideally situated within easy access of both M56 Motorway J7 and M6 Motorway J19