Instead of painting walls and raised beds, white render gives a permanent colour, some even incorporate fungicide to deter green algae discolouration.
Screens made from timber, metal, even plants provide division of space in a design, or conceal an uneven or ugly boundary wall.
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 […]
Three steel pergola arches can support swing chairs. Polished concrete patio and pond. The screens made of steel mesh will all rust and bleed a reddish colour over the rendered walls. An early draft of the design before the timber was swapped for steel.
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
Contrasting colours of the grey limestone paving and the richly coloured hardwood screen are highlights in this garden.