My West Sussex based clients had a lovely established garden, but unfortunately their route from the house into the garden had become a somewhat precarious journey. The existing softwood decking had become a little unstable, had started to rot in places and was in need of replacement. There was a requirement for a dining area to comfortably accommodate up to 4 people where my clients could entertain and enjoy being closer to the garden. The existing vegetable beds were to remain where they were currently situated, close to the house, in order to easily harvest anything that was needed.
There was a gradual slope leading down from the property into the garden which meant that the proposed height of the patio would exceed 300mm, necessitating the need to apply for planning permission. The proposed design was to be kept to the same footprint as the existing decked area in the hope that planning permission was more likely to be granted in this instance. Fortunately, after submitting the plans to the local Planning department, permission was granted to implement the design.
With the creation of raised borders by the house, the garden was brought closer to the property, grounding it to the garden itself.
The bricks used matched the house making the overall look cohesive. The risers on the steps and header detail on the raised borders also tied in with the lintel detail of the house.
London Stone ‘Florence Beige’ porcelain paving was chosen as the speckled beige colouring and slightly textured surface created a natural feel that blended well with both the house and surroundings. London Stones bespoke service was used to create a 40mm chamfer edge to the step treads.
The clients were so pleased with the implementation of the garden design, that they also requested a planting plan for the raised garden borders.
I’m looking forward to seeing the finished result.