London Garden Design DulwichThis London Garden Design client has recently moved from a penthouse in Wapping to a Hufhaus in Dulwich.  This new family home comes with an inherited designed garden which the client would like to adapt.  The large expanse of decking and seating needs to be made more interesting and the client would like to introduce more colour into the space.

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The proposed design works with the existing bone structure of the garden.  The current seating will be painted aubergine and the back rest capped with Travertine.  Outdoor weatherproof cushions will also soften the appearance of this space and give the seats a stylish and welcoming feel.  The existing decking will remain but will be broken up with the addition of cobbles and sempervivum apertures.  Three separate Perspex panels attached to the existing fence in the left-hand boundary will help to mask the unsightly fence as well as provide a backdrop for the client to hang bespoke canvasses.  Bespoke wooden shelving structure sited next to the existing seating helps to create a divide and vertical interest.  This will comprise of Perspex clad or aggregate filled apertures or be left open to the view beyond.  The area directly in front of this space will house the proposed new seating, the area behind will be lefty as lawn.  The right hand border will see the addition of new flowering climbers.  On the opposite side of the garden a small area of lawn will be retained, edge with setts.  Two of the three Amelanchier will be retained to provide room for a willow igloo.  The ground below will be covered in play bark.

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SCOPE OF WORKS

 

Clearance and preparation

     
~ Remove 1 x existing amelanchier (in corner)    
~ Remove existing lawn    
     
Waste disposal (skip hire)    
Labour    
     
Decking cut-outs      
Install various decorative ‘cut-outs’ in the decking as per design. To comprise:  
     
~ Remove individual sections of decking boards as necessary    
~ Adapt frame using pressure treated timber and structural screws to retain aggregate/planting  
~ Install decorative cobble aggregate to selected cut-outs    
~ Install sempervirens to selected cut-outs (including imported soil as necessary)  
     
Waste disposal    
Labour    
     
Existing seating      
Modify/improve existing bench seating as per design. To comprise:    
     
~ Cap top of rendered backrest with Cream Travertine tiles (600mm l x 300mm w) secured with exterior tile adhesive.
~ Paint block walls with Aubergine Weathershield exterior masonary paint  
     
All materials for above    
Labour    
     
Perspex cladding (left hand boundary)      
Install perspex panels to partially clad left hand boundary, as per design. To comprise:  
     
~ 3 x coloured perspex panels (1500mm (w) x 2000mm (h)) (client to choose colour)  
~ 3 x bespoke printed outdoor canvas (client to choose images)    
~ Stainless steel screws to fix    
     
Timber screen      
Construct bespoke Yellow Balau timber structure (2500mm high), as per design. To comprise:  
     
~ Remove existing decking and frame as necessary    
~ Install smooth planed Yellow Balau posts (90mm x 90mm) in concrete foundations (minimum 600mm in ground)
~ Construct screen from Yellow Balau smooth planed hardwood timber (90mm x 90mm) using ‘Timberlok’ screws
~ Install coloured Perspex panels to selected apertures (1 colour total)  
~ Install decorative aggregate to selected filled apertures. Stainless steel mesh to be used to retain aggregate. 
~ Replace existing decking and make good    
     
All materials for above    
Labour    
     
Granite sett edging       
Install granite sett edging to lawn and bed areas around left, rear and right of the space, as per design. To comprise:
     
~ Excavate strip to approximately 130mm     
~ Install 100mm x 100mm granite setts on sharp sand mortar bed (to cover approx 35 linear metres)
~ Waste disposal    
     
Labour     
     
Water Feature (bespoke)      
Construct bespoke sunken rill water feature 2000mm (long) x 1200mm (w) x 350mm (d) as per design. To comprise:
     
~ Remove section of existing decking as necessary    
~ Excavate for sunken pool to a depth of 700mm    
~ Install concrete foundations at approximately 350mm thick    
~ Construct retaining walls all round for sunken pool from dense concrete blocks  
~ Construct ‘stepping stone’ with dense concrete blocks    
~ Cap ‘steppiong stone’ with honed travertine slab (900mm x 600mm x 40mm)  
~ Paint outside face of retaining walls with damp proof coating    
~ Render inside face of retaining walls and stepping stone with waterproof render  
~ Tile all visible faces of pool with glass mosaic tiles. Fully waterproof exterior tile adhesive and grout to be used.
~ Excavate for firepit foundation to depth of 250mm     
~ Construct firepit walls from dense concrete blocks, including drainage weep holes  
~ Render firepit all round with fireproof mortar    
~ Paint firepit with exterior masonary paint    
~ Install pond pump and filter (to be concealed beneath stepping stone)  
~ Make good existing decking, including modifications to frame as necessary  
     
All electrical installation materials, to include armoured cabling, weatherproof switch, etc  
Electrical installation by qualified electrician    
Waste disposal (excavated soil, etc)    
Labour and materials to construct    
     
     
Firepit      
Construct bespoke firepit 1300mm (l) x 1100mm (w) x 500mm (d) as per design. To comprise:  
     
~ Remove section of existing decking as necessary    
~ Excavate for firepit foundation to depth of 250mm     
~ Construct firepit walls from dense concrete blocks, including drainage weep holes  
~ Render firepit all round    
~ Paint firepit with exterior masonary paint    
~ Cap top firepit with Cream Travertine tiles to match capping to existing seating.
~ Install ‘Paris’ bioethanol fire. Finished in black powder coated steel with 2 pieces of reflective tempered glass.
   Will burn for approximately 2.5 to 7 hours per litre of fuel, depending on flame height chosen.
~ Make good existing decking, including modifications to frame as necessary  
     
All materials for above    
Waste disposal (excavated soil, etc)    
Labour    
     
Planting and willow igloo      
Install plants to all beds as per planting list in supplied design presentation. To include:  
     
~ 2 x terracotta planters 600mm high x 600mm dia.    
~ Decorative bark chips to mulch planting beds (at depth of approximately 50mm)  
~ Decorative aggregate to mulch planters    
~ Install living willow igloo to bottom left hand corner of garden as per design  
~ Play bark to mulch around igloo    
~ Labour prepare beds and install plants     
     
Lawn      
Supply and install new turf to lawn areas, as per design. To comprise:  
     
~ Prepare ground and tilth with imported topsoil    
~ Install ‘Medallion’ or similar Grade A quality lawn turf to cover approximately 40 sq metres  
~ Labour    
     
Lighting      
Various lighting and electrical installation. To comprise:    
     
~ LED strip lighting to alcoves of timber screen (approximately 3 linear metres total)  
~ 2 x Hunza stainless steel spike spotlights for planters    
~ 1 x submersible pond light and driver 

 

PLANTING LIST

 

Cordyline ‘Sparkler’  (Cabbage tree ‘Sparkler’)
Lonicera ‘Fire Cracker’  (Honeysuckle ‘Fire Cracker’)
Rosa Warm Welcome  (Rose Warm Welcome)
Sempervivum ‘Commander Hay’  (Houseleek ‘Commander Hay’)
Sempervivum ‘Snowberger’  (Houseleek ‘Snowberger’)
Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’  (Potato tree ‘Glasnevin’)