The user will enter the garden from the proposed extension and step out onto a sandstone ellipse patio.  A winding  hoggin pathway will curve up the left hand side of the garden, snaking around a large elliptical lawn in the middle section of the space.  The lawn area will feature an eye-catching, large stainless steel ball water feature, installed in the ground to the left  of the hoggin path. This water feature will sit within a bed of creeping thyme, beyond which a sea of decorative aggregate inlaid with individual European Oak decking boards will radiate out towards the pathway to produce an ornamental, ‘sun-beam’ effect.

Flush level planting beds will surround the oval lawn, planted with a variety of stunning cordylines and phormiums to create a dynamic structure this section of the space. Fragrance and colour will be provided with a selection of lavender hedges, creeping thyme and flowering perennials.

Two curved feature walls, rendered and painted a colour of the client’s choice, will stand proud within the beds at either side of the lawn. The feature wall in front if the entrance to the second section will provide an effective and attractive screen between the two sections of the garden, adding a sense of intrigue and privacy to the space. The hoggin pathway will give way to a decking pathway, laid with attractive and durable European Oak smooth planed decking, behind this feature wall that will curve around an oval shaped artificial lawn in the second section of the space.

The second section of garden will benefit from three ellipse patios, each constructed from decking to match the curved path,  constructed at juxtaposed angles to each other to form enticing opportunities for seating in this cloistered area.  To enhance the atmosphere of adventure and discovery in the second section of the garden, planting will be in large-leaved evergreens and plush perennials to create a lush exotic feel. Suitable shade loving planting will provide a layer of ground cover beneath the canopy of the large existing tree, while the planting will be particularly dense around the third decking ellipse in the top left corner of the space to create a secluded, secret ‘den’ feeling to this area.

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Clearance and preparation
Remove existing lawn throughout
Remove block paving (that which remains after the construction of the proposed extension to the house)
Remove existing low wall (lawn/paving boundary)
Remove existing planting (where necessary)
Remove miscellaneous garden waste
Waste disposal (skip hire (multiple))
Labour
PLEASE NOTE: THIS QUOTE AND PROPOSAL OF WORKS AND THE DESIGN TO WHICH IT RELATES IS PRODUCED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT
THE CLIENT WILL BE BUILDING AN EXTENSION TO THE BACK OF THE HOUSE. THIS PROPOSED EXTENSION HAS BEEN SHOWN ON THE DESIGN AS
A BLANK SPACE ADJOINING THE HOUSE. NO PROVISION HAS BEEN MADE IN THIS QUOTE FOR ANY CLEARANCE AND/OR LANDSCAPING WORK
WITHIN THE AREA SET ASIDE FOR THE PROPOSED EXTENSION. IF SUCH WORK SUBSEQUENTLY BECOMES NECESSARY, THIS WILL
Decking
Construct ellipse decking platforms and curved decking pathways, as per design/visual. To comprise:
Construct frames from European Oak 100mm x 50mm joists (approx 200 lineal metres)
Install European Oak support posts (100mm x 100mm) in concrete foundations – posts to be treated where in contact with ground
Lay European Oak smooth deckboards 145mm x 25mm – total approx 90 sq metres*
Galvanised steel joist hangers
Exterior timber structural screws and yellow zinc decking screws to secure frame and boards
Weed suppressing membrane
Disposal of excavated waste
Labour
NOTES:
Board direction as per design
All boards to be laid with expansion joints of not more than 10mm
All screws to be countersunk
*Timber quantity calculations include margin for off-cuts and wastage
Hoggin path
Install curved hoggin pathway approx 28m long x 1m wide as per design/visual. To comprise:
Excavate pathway to depth of approx 150mm
Install ‘rite edge’ aluminium flexible edging system (approx. 52 lineal metres total)
Install MoT type 1 hardcore base at 100mm compacted thickness
Install hoggin (self-binding aggregate) dressing @ 50mm compacted thickness to finished level
Disposal of excavated waste
Labour
Artificial lawn
Install ellipse artificial lawn in second section of garden as per design/visual. To comprise:
Luxury ‘Relax’ artificial turf with two tone 19mm pile – to cover approximately 62 sq metres
Compacted sharp sand base
Treated timber and nails for frame to secure
Labour to lay
* Please note that artificial turf is supplied in 4 metre and 2 metre wide rolls, therefore some jointing will be required with manufacturers recommended
jointing tape and glue. This will be kept as inconspicuous as possible. Please also note that some wastage will be necessary based on the required lawn
dimensions. The quoted cost allows for this wastage.
Natural lawn
Install ellipse lawn to main garden as per design/visual. To comprise:
Prepare ground for turfing
Install Grade A lawn turf to cover approx. 75 sq metres
Labour
Water feature
Install stainless steel water feature as per design/visual. To comprise:
1 x 1000mm diameter stainless steel sphere water feature, including reservior, pump, flow adjuster and tubing
Oak decking boards (145mm x 22mm) for sun-burst effect (including pressure treated timber for frame to support) – approx. 3 sq. metres deck boards
Gravel to infill between decking boards as per design (including weed suppressing membrane)
All electrical installation materials*, to include armoured cabling, weatherproof switch**, etc
Electrical installation by qualified electrician***
Labour to manually install
* All electrical materials to be suitable for exterior use and rated to at least IP65 where appropriate
** Water feature to be controlled on separate switch from lighting circuit. Switch will be located next to that for lighting circuit.
*** A copy of the appropriate NICEIC Domestic Electrical Installation Certificate will be given to the client on completion of the work. This may be combined with
the certificate issued for any lighting installation undertaken during the garden build.
Feature walls
Construct freestanding curved feature walls as per design/visual. To comprise:
~ 1 @ 4500mm long x 2000mm high
~ 1 @ 2500mm long x 2000mm high
Excavate and lay concrete foundations approx. 600mm (w) x 500mm (d) x required lengths
Construct freestanding curved walls from lightweight celcon blocks(225mm x 225mm)
Cut oval-shaped holes in walls as per design/visual
Render walls on all faces (flexible render bead to be used to ensure clean, chip-free lines)
Paint rendered walls with exterior masonary paint (client to choose colour)
Dispose of excavated waste
All materials for above
Labour
Planting
Supply and install plants to all beds as per planting list in design presentation. To comprise:
1 x trachycarpus fortuneii 2m clear stem
Selection of large tropical specimen plants
Assorted herbaceaous shrubs and perennials
Bark chip mulch to cover all beds at depth of 50mm
Chicken manure pellets to enrich soil
Labour to prepare beds and install plants
Sandstone oval patio
Install oval sandstone patio adjoining house as per design/visual. To comprise:
Excavate area to be paved to depth of approx. 180mm
Install MoT type 1 hardcore base @ 100mm compacted thickness
Install ‘Mint Fossil’ Indian sandstone to cover approx 14 sq metres in stretcher pattern as per design*
Disposal of excavated waste
Labour to install
* Paving to be laid on full mortar bed not less than 25mm thick. Mortar joints not to exceed 10mm. Paving to be laid with 1:80 run-off away from house to
planting beds.
Lighting
Various lighting and electrical installation. To comprise:
~ 45 x small (15mm) LED deck lights installed around edge of three decking ellipses (15 per deck – evenly spaced around the circumference)
~ 8 x 240v spike spotlights to illuminate water feature and both feature walls (installed in ground to up-light) – 4 lights installed in front of 4.5m long wall, 2 lights
   installed in front of 2.5m long wall, 2 lights for water feature
~ 2 x ‘Myra’ double headed brushed aluminium 240v post lights (900mm high)
~100 x low voltage spotlights for planting beds
All necessary connectors, lamps (bulbs) and transformers for fittings
All electrical installation materials*, to include RCD, armoured cabling, weatherproof switch, weatherproof boxes**, etc
Electrical installation by qualified electrician***
Labour to manually install fittings
* All electrical materials to be suitable for exterior use and rated to at least IP65 where appropriate
** Lighting to run on two separate circuits,  i.e. lights in the main garden controlled by one switch, lights in the 2nd section (beyond the longer feature wall)
to be controlled by another. The exact location of the switches will be determined on site and may be dependent on the recommendations of the electrician
*** A copy of the appropriate NICEIC Domestic Electrical Installation Certificate will be given to the client on completion of the work
PLEASE NOTE: Wherever possible, all cabling and junction boxes will be hidden. However, due to wiring regulations and the nature of some of
the materials used, in some cases  this will not be possible and some cables, boxes, etc may be visible. These will be made as inconspicuous
and sympathetic with the style and finish of the garden as possible.

 

PLANTING LIST:

Latin Common
Acanthus mollis Bear’s breeches
Agapanthus africans African
Agave americana ‘Variegata’ Variegated agave
Buxus sempervirens Box
Canna indica Canna lily
Canna x generalis Canna lily
Cordyline australis Purpurea Group New Zealand cabbage palm
Cynara cardunculus Cardoon
Eriobotrya japonica Loquat
Fatsia japonica False castor oil plant
Fremontodendron ‘California Glory’ Flannel wall shrub
Gunnera manicata Giant rhubarb
Hedychium coccineum ‘Tara’ Ginger lily
Iris confusa The  confused iris
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ English lavender
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Loddon Pink’ English lavender
Lobelia tupa Devil’s tobacco
Mahonia lomariifolia Mahonia
Melianthus major Honey bush
Musa basjoo Japanese banana