Water permeable and stable

A cool clean redesign for a 1920’s house front garden. The use of hard surfaces is minimised as there is a gravel stabilising grille just below the surface  holding it all in place. This plastic grille is made from recycled plastic, and the low retaining wall on the left was made with stone from the previous ‘drive’ surface. Rainwater…

 

Garden refurbishment

About half of the deck was removed to make a play area for children (the trampoline is behind me), and a quiet seating spot. The lawn was taken up, extended and returfed, the rock borders remodelled and new planting added. The overgrown shrubs are slowly being reduced or replaced, this is an ongoing project. The small courtyard…

 

driveway – grassed

Off street parking with ground re-inforcing cells infilled with topsoil and seeded to make a drive on lawn. The cells take the direct weight of the car so the lawn isn’t worn down. Yorkstone slabs from the previous path were re-used, and slabs dug up when excavating for the driveway were used to make the…

 

driveway – red porphry

The unseen surface of this driveway is recycled plastic cells which in this instance have been filled with red Porphry chippings. The cell structure, known as ground re-inforcing cells, allow for complete drainage of rainwater through them, so are very environmentally friendly. Originally the garden had a retaining wall of large boulders, these were re-used…

 

recycled path

This path is made using old bricks, oak fence posts, granite setts, all laid on and bound together by coarse sharp sand. The path allows rainwater to filter through it.

 

garden makeover

A complete garden makeover, new fence, decking, two sheds, returfing, and a path made from recycled materials some of which were onsite.

 

garden office

This is my garden office which I built using part of a kit from Tomoku Hus, a Swedish prefab house manufacturer. The walls came as ready to erect units with triple glazed door and windows already  fitted. These wall units are made using wood from sustainable sources, insulated with mineral wool. I designed a roof…

 
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