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The client brief was to create harmony in the large well used family garden. We are working on this project in stages and this post is about stage one.

Stage one was to recreate the outdoor dining area linking it to the surrounding garden by changing the existing long gravel slope to a series of terraces and steps. This same slope became steep near the house and was threatening to move back against the house causing the damp problem they had experienced previously.

We started by removing the old pergola that was looking like it might fall down at any moment.


This area was also far to small for the extended family to use together and felt to isolated from the rest of the garden.

We paved the entire area using heather sandstone paving creating a much larger seating area but also allowing people to walk under the corner of the pergola over the paving and on to the gravel path beyond.

A retaining sleeper wall now holds back the earth bank and creates steps up to a recycled pamment tile patio, perfect for sipping G&T on in the evening. Another step then leads up to the new dining area.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]