Instead of painting walls and raised beds, white render gives a permanent colour, some even incorporate fungicide to deter green algae discolouration.
The function of paving in the garden is simply a hard surface on which to move or site furniture. Situating paving in the garden will follow from the intended uses of each space in the garden, and greatly informs the overall design.
This striking urban garden has reclaimed brick as the dominant feature along with architectural planting. The herringbone pattern of the paving zigzag-ed around garden allowing pockets for the planting to creep into the gaps. Timber lattes painted black give an interesting texture to the boundaries, and also disguise an ugly wall with many […]
This pergola bench bed, is the centre piece of this contemporary garden. The raised bed was a single pour concrete shuttered job, with the steel supports for the floating bench set during the pour. The seat is of larch timber, as is the pergola. The paving is Saigon blue limestone with silver granite cobbles as […]
The louvre effect screen here, allows the view/light in but only from a certain angle, ie no eyecatching from the neighbours! Also the wind can pass through. The elevated deck edge allows you to touch the trees. The tensioned stainless steel wire is attractive in itself. The composite deck keeps maintenance at bay. Steel RSJ […]
Indian Sandstone paving, random pattern, edged with concrete block pavers, and a trellis screen
Extension of simple concrete block paving
This project was designed on paper with the clients, and uses perfect arcs for each area in the garden. This use of strong geometric shape keeps the viewer’s eye on the floor of the space and leads them to the specimen plants of Tree fern and Japanese maple.
Contrasting colours of the grey limestone paving and the richly coloured hardwood screen are highlights in this garden.