The Project Brief

To transform the tired, traditional garden into a modern space for entertaining now that their children had grown up. To install raised beds and artificial grass to keep the garden maintenance to a minimum. To create a more usable, larger patio area by the new extension, a hidden storage area and a gym with a high-end finish along with a modern seating area with a TV and BBQ area and an area for the fire pit to create a modern garden for entertaining with a stunning appearance.

Planning and Preparation

Progress

The Finished Article

Scope of Works

  • To excavate all existing paving, lawn, planting, fencing and excess waste/debris to create a blank canvas and remove all waste from site.
  • Take down the play area equipment and shed at the back of the garden.
  • Install a concrete base for a Garden gym, 6.5m x 4m, in the back right hand side of the garden.
  • Supply and install Venetian fence panels.
  • Install concrete footings for the patio steps, patio retaining walls and lower contemporary walls.
  • Build all retaining walls and steps on the footings and to render and paint all walls.
  • Supply and install ACO slot drains running in front of the back doors and correct drainage for the patio area.
  • Supply and lay ‘Florence White’ Porcelain paving slabs over the patio area and steps.
  • Lay matching paving as a coping on top of the walling and clad the steps.
  • Supply and install 2 x 1.8m H x 900mm W Cedar gates with fixings.
  • Supply and install a Renson ‘Camargue’ outdoor pergola.
  • Supply and install two circular, 3m x 3m, Millboard decking areas.
  • Supply and install floating hardwood cedar seating in a ‘L’ shape.
  • Import topsoil into all flower beds and supply and plant a variety of plants.
  • Install a new subbase, framework, membrane and then artificial grass to the new grass area.

Project Outcome

The customer was delighted with the results, exceeding their expectations and smashing the project brief. Multiple entertaining spaces were achieved throughout the garden, including a high-end gym space. A hidden storage space sits at the end of the garden, enhancing the look of the garden while not affecting the space. Artificial grass means no more muddy dog prints through the house when the weather is wet! With the subtle lighting, the garden now looks as fantastic at night as it does on a sunny day.

Project duration: 5 months

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