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Welcome to Dig It Projects Ltd



Mission Statement

Dig It Projects was set up to provide children with the opportunities to make their own decisions about growing and eating fresh fruit and vegetables, enabling them to make their own choices and educate them in this subject.  We still stand by these core values and strive to make childrens lives better through the healthy eating agenda.
Our aim is to supply an allotment garden into every Primary School in the UK, educating as we go.


The idea of a conventional classroom being indoors within a School or other building has its obvious restraints. 
We developed our LEARNING without WALLS program based loosley around a classroom theme but by creating them outside the obvious restarints are removed and the WALLS literally come down.  We believe that by LEARNING outdoors there are no barriers or WALLS to impact on a childs LEARNING and whilst being outdoors gives them a lot more scope and inspiration to LEARNING. 

USP (Unique Selling Point)

Dig It Projects is the only company to provide a complete bespoke package to schools, community groups and charities.  We deliver a unique service from design and installation to planned maintenance, to suit your every need, budget and space.


We use local people and support local suppliers where possible, we pride ourselves on running an efficient business with customer care as a number one proirity.  Our after sales are second to none, we react to your needs.
Price point is always an issue so we only source local materials (where possible) together with low over heads that can be passed on to our customers.
Health and Safety is a must and with our in house safety procedures and risk assesments we maintain an excellent safety record for all our staff and customers at all times.


Testimonial - Woodlands Primary School"Dig It! have been fantastic...!"
Claire Carr
Woodlands Primary School

Testimonial - St Augistine´s Primary School"I am delighted with the garden, it looks beautiful!"
Helen Lickless
St Augistine´s Primary School

Testimonial - Hartburn Primary School"Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Canopied Areas"
Tom Gittins
Hartburn Primary School

Testimonial - Ormesby School"Allotment garden and workshops."
Ian Smith
Ormesby School

Testimonial - Hartburn Primary School"Earning 4 Learning"
Tom Gittins
Hartburn Primary School

Testimonial - Lambton Primary School -October 2012"As a new Headteacher I had not worked with Digit in the past but knew they had carried out work in my school previous to my appointment.

I invited Richard into school to discuss some plans I had for an enclosed area in the school, which I wished to develop into an outdoor learning space.

Richard arrived at school throughly prepared and listened carefully to the needs of the school and my ideas to develop this area.

He completed several quotes for me as I changed my mind several times to match the budget I had.

The work began during the October half term. The work was scheduled to take all week but it was completed in 4 days. A complete transformation of a desolate, underused area! To say that the team were vigilant, tidy and efficient is an understatment.

Digit covered all of the areas, within the school, to minimise mess and damage. Digit constantly adhered to safety regulations during the week.

Digit are helpful, efficient team who have the vision and patience to match the needs of any school. Their work is exemplary, creating havens of outdoor learning areas, which inspire and enhance learning."
Amanda Defty- Headteacher
Lambton Primary School -October 2012

Testimonial - Head- Sue Simmons."Obtaining Big Lottery Funding for our Play & Learn Zone was made incredibly easy with the help from Dig It Projects who provided a detailed quotation with a drawing layout and reference pictures to assist us with the process.
With their expert advice and knowledge in providing a bespoke package to develop our ‘Outdoor play and Learn Areas’ at our Academy the whole process was made simple from start to finish.
Once the funding had been agreed, Dig It Projects completed the work swiftly and to a high standard with good quality materials. The staff were very diligent about making sure that we had everything in the right place so that the area would be a fantastic resource for years to come.
We would definitely recommend them for similar projects.

Principal: Sue Simmons.
St. Clements C of E Academy.
September 2012.
St Clements School- Birmigham
Head- Sue Simmons.

Testimonial - Staindrop C of E Primary School"Work looks brilliant I´m so pleased we found you - thank you so much, you´ve all worked so hard to complete this project."
Alex Nicholson
Staindrop C of E Primary School

Testimonial - Cleveland Fire Brigade"Grow N Learn Garden at Grangetown Fire Station"
Steve Walton
Cleveland Fire Brigade

Testimonial - Mill Lane Primary"To The DIG IT Projects Team,

The courtyard looks superb, please thank the lads and of course thanks to
you all at Dig-it for all the work this year. I know we pay you but it makes
all the difference when you are so pleasant to work with.

Many Thanks Carol O'Brien

Mill Lane Primary School
Wellington Street
TS18 1QX

Tel: 01642 860055

Carol O´Brien
Mill Lane Primary

Testimonial - Marton Community Centre"Very Good Service wouldn't change anything"
D. Davison
Marton Community Centre

Testimonial - Kirklevington Primary School"On behalf of the Head Teacher and all the children of Kirklevington Primary School a great big Thank You!"
Phil Thackstone
Kirklevington Primary School

Testimonial - Redcar Children´s Centre"Outdoor Play Area at Redcar Children's Centre - 30th March 2011"
Linda Bulmer
Redcar Children´s Centre

Testimonial - Redcar & Cleveland Sure Start"Grangetown Children's Centre Outdoor Learning Environment - 29th March 2011"
Fiona Marshall
Redcar & Cleveland Sure Start

Testimonial - Oxbridge Lane Primary School""The day we launched our Gardening Club was a very memorable experience for us all. It poured down for the whole afternoon. We were all soaking wet, but all 18 children and 5 adults, including Jane from Digit Projects, had a fantastic time and not one moan escaped from anyone´s lips during the whole hour of our first Gardening club. We planted garlic, radish, broccoli, leeks and onions for the spring. What a fabulous first day!"

Head: Jan Crane
Date: 11/11/2010"
Oxbridge Lane Primary School
Oxbridge Lane Primary School

Testimonial - Rye Hills School A Specialist Sports College"Letter 18th October 2010 from Martin Hogarth, Science Technician, Ryehills School in Redcar"
Rye Hills Testimonial - Martin Hogarth
Rye Hills School A Specialist Sports College

Testimonial - Crooksbarn Primary School, Norton"Testimonial from Chris Twiby Head of Crooksbarn Primary, Norton on 5th November 2010."
Crooksbarn Primary - Chris Twiby
Crooksbarn Primary School, Norton

Testimonial - St.Marks of Elm Tree Primary School"Hi Richard,
I visited St. Marks on Monday and was very impressed with the garden you've built and equally pleased that the school are very happy with it.

Kind Regards,

Paul Henry BSc (Hons) GradBEng
Building Surveyor

A division of North East Education Development Services Ltd
- working jointly for the Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle
Carter House
Pelaw Leazes Lane
Tel: 0191 3746028
Fax: 0191 3847529
Paul Henry
St.Marks of Elm Tree Primary School

Testimonial - Ryehills Secondary School"Hi Richard,
Thanks for all you've been doing at Rye Hills, the shed is excellent, really sturdy and the shelf will be great for seedlings etc.The water butts are a good solid job as well, once we get a good downpour and they fill up it will make life much easier.
The crops are coming along really well and hopefully we'll come back to some decent produce to harvest, the turnips, brussels sprouts, cabbages, onions and sweetcorn should all be ready end of August. Thanks for the maintenance as well, hope to see you in the new term.
Martin Hogarth
Ryehills Secondary School

Testimonial - Ingelby Mill Primary School"21st July 2010. Letter of Testimonial from Deputy Head Teacher, Martin Scully - Ingelby Mill Primary School."
Martin Scully - Deputy head.
Ingelby Mill Primary School

Testimonial - George Dunning - Endorsement."Councillor George R Dunning
Leader of the Council

Town Hall
Fabian Road
South Bank
Redcar & Cleveland TS6 9AR

Telephone: (01642) 444510
Mobile: 07825 228005
Home: (01642) 315298
Fax: (01642) 444559

17 June 2010

Dear Richard

Thank you for recently asking me to become involved with the Dig It Schools Drawing Competition. Choosing a winner and runner up was very difficult as there were a lot of high quality entries – well done to Abbey and Marcus, I hope your schools are getting good use from the prizes you won.

I would also like to take the opportunity to congratulate Dig It on the good work they are doing, bringing local schools and communities together and encouraging a healthy lifestyle in a fun environment.

I wish your venture further success in the future, I’m sure as more organisations get involved it can only get bigger and better.

If you would like me to help out with anything in future, I would be pleased to do so.

Yours sincerely

George Dunning - Redcar & Cleveland Council Leader.
George Dunning - Endorsement.

Testimonial - e2e - Safe in Tees Valley"Written Testimonial from e2e (education 2 employment) organisation at the Langridge Centre, Berwick Hills, Middlesbrough."
Jan Wrigley
e2e - Safe in Tees Valley

Testimonial - Myton Park Primary School"Dear Richard,

I would like to thank you on behalf of everyone at Myton Park Primay school for the work you have just completed at our school.

Our 3 raised vegetable beds that were constructed and installed by your team are lovely and we can't wait to put them to good use. Your knowledge and enthusiasm shown around the project was second to none, offering help and advice at every point.

Not only are our classes to benefit, but we are hoping to establish a gardening club involving children and parents/carers working together.

Thank you again for your excellent work.

Yours sincerely
Lynne Stoves
Parent Support Advisor."
Lynne Stoves - Parent Support Advisor
Myton Park Primary School

Testimonial - Dr Ashok Kumar MP"A written Endorsement from Dr Ashok Kumar MP"
Dr Ashok Kumar MP

Testimonial - SID´S ROOTERS - Redcar Community College"Cards etc were given to "DIG IT Projects" after the was work completed - 29th December 2008."
Pupils at Sid´s Place.
SID´S ROOTERS - Redcar Community College

Testimonial - New Marske Primary School"New Marske Primary School

Re: Grange Home and Gardens DIG IT Projects June 2009

Dear Richard,

On behalf of myself and the staff, pupils and parents of New Marske Primary School thank you for the exellent work that you've done in school.

When you first contacted me to say that you had some funding from the Local Authority to develop a garden area in the school I was a little sceptical. An increasing amount of my time is spent trying to procure funding for various enterprises in school. To be approached by someone offering support and funding is rare.

The bespoke compost bins and fence that you constructed and installed in the new garden area are perfect.

We will be starting a gardening club in the Autumn Term. Pupils,staff and parents will be able to use the garden. The garden area will support the work of the school ECO team who are currently working towards achieving Green Flag status.

I was very impressed with how quickly and efficiently you completed the work. I am used to contractors working past deadlines and leaving jobs unfinished to complete work elsewhere.

I have several new projects in mind for the new academic year. I will contact you when i have finalised all of the details. I will recommend you to colleagues and schools in Redcar and cleveland without hesitation.

Once again many thanks for your support.

Yours sincerely

Mr J.Sonnenfeld, Headteacher."
Joe Sonnenfeld - Head Teacher
New Marske Primary School

Testimonial - Badger Hill Primary School"At my first meeting with Richard I was impressed with his knowledge and creative ideas. He had many suggestions that would help us turn our dream of a garden into reality. Richard was extremely professional in his approach from the initial planning stages to the completion of the garden. A range of plans were drawn up. We liked different ideas from each one so Richard adapted the designs to suit our requirements. The final plan and our quote arrived promptly with an offer to help access funding sources if needed. The work was carried out within the timescale set, in some very poor weather conditions and also whilst the children were at school. Richard consulted us throughout to clarify our requirements and was flexible when we asked for minor changes. Our school grounds were left clean and tidy after the work was completed. The children are delighted with their new garden. We can‘t wait for the weather to improve so that we can begin to use the chess board. We also received some waterproof clothing and website access; both will prove really useful.

I can recommend Grange Home and Gardens without hesitation."
Heather Rowe
Badger Hill Primary School

Testimonial - Redcar Station Business Centre"Richard Smith from Grange Homes and Gardens built an Enterprise Garden for LEGI at Redcar Community College during the summer of 08. I found his work to be of the highest standard. His hard work ensured that the project was brought in on time and on budget.
I can commend him very highly"
Craig Jones
Redcar Station Business Centre