Grow a Friendly Space


The client has an underused and tired space. They would like an attractive view from the newly planned extension. The existing shed is to be removed and the large tree that overhangs the rear boundary trimmed back. The client does not require grass but would like provision for their dog. The space has level changes which need to be addressed in the design.


Directly outside the back door will be a small area of porcelain paving installed flush with the house interior. Behind this will be a planting bed raised to the same height of the paving, in which a corten steel wall with integrated water blade will be positioned to create a stunning focal point from inside the property. The paving will step down to the left and continue across the width of the garden. Two walkways constructed from stylish composite decking will stretch across the garden running parallel with the house, connected by individual porcelain paving slabs to enable easy access down the garden. Large decorative fibreglass planters positioned on the deck walkways will create further focal points.

To the right-hand side of the garden behind the feature wall will be a small dining area with backless storage benches comprising a decorative fibreglass base (in a choice of colours) with hardwood top. The main seating area will be in the back left corner of the garden, positioned to make the most of the sun. This will comprise a porcelain tile patio, large enough to accommodate a set of outdoor rattan furniture, enclosed beneath a contemporary black aluminium pergola with vented louvre roof for added privacy and shade as required.

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