Description of work
A sloped garden design was required for a house that had been recently extended and renovated. We had to create a paved area at the top of the garden which would eventually house an office, and the rest of the garden was to be designed to be usable considering the slope.
Sloped garden design
The top area had to be cleared and excavated in order for us to level off the site for the office; we constructed a 200mm wide railway sleeper retaining wall which framed the new area, this was then membraned and had scalpings spread and compressed, before laying the calibrated Indian sandstone.
We then had to work on the rest of the garden, we designed some terracing in the garden to get some level areas, the lawn area had a circular level section added, this was so a trampoline could be added later. We installed a deck area halfway up the garden as this gave fantastic views over Bath.
The lower area of the garden had the basic work done by the builders; we rendered the two large retaining walls, and then laid all the calibrated Indian sandstone on the steps and the pathways. A 1.8 meter high fence was installed to give privacy to the terrace area which was finished in a deck structure. Once complete some plants and mulch were added to the boarders.
The clients were very happy with the sloped garden design. Not only could they use their garden now but because of the layout of the garden with the upstairs level at the back it pretty much dominates the view, so they were pleased to be able to look out on a tidy garden as opposed to an untidy one.
- Client: Englishcombe Lane, Bath
- Date: August 2015
- Categories: Design & build, Landscaping, Walls & Steps