The images below show the various stages of a project's development, from photographs of the original site and works conducted, through to the completed site.
To view explanatory text for each stage, simply hover your mouse over each image.
Existing garden, typical 1960s, with lawn split by a narrow path.
The brief was to divide garden into areas but subtly with planting rather than hard screening.
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This was one of three options put forward. Due to budget constraints the house end of the garden was dealt with first with the main sitting area and change in levels addressed. The decision was taken to move through the garden in a diagonal line, creating different views from the various sitting places. The character of the planting changes according to the aspect of the beds, again giving variety to the views. This sketch option was discussed, approved and then building materials were chosen.
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Once we know your preferred option, we can consider paving and construction details . This plan shows everything the contractor needs to build to our decisions and expectation with no room for misinterpretation. With a less complex option, the contractor could probably have built from the sketchplan with just verbal instructions from myself.
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This shows the paving laid on the lower level and the steps beginning to be built.
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From the main patio, the view looks across to a smaller intimate seating area.
This is in sun in the morning and cool shade in the afternoon.
The view from this seat looks across to the other side of the garden.
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