A recently refurbished house in Tunbridge Wells where the back garden had largely been undesigned. This was partly evident from the bank of lawn starting 800mm from the patio doors and the significant slope! The clients wanted the space made accessible, usable and most importantly, attractive. It was achieved by the addition of terraces and places to enjoy the sun at any time of the day.
The Indian sandstone patio in Raj blend features a lovely mix of natural, earthy tones in green and brown shades, accentuated by the occasional swirl of yellow. It is a rustic and hardwearing stone perfect for creating attractive patio areas and pathways. The carcasses of the steps leading up to the dining terrace and the next level were constructed off-site and were finished in situ.
We designed some distinct levels into the garden which consisted of a patio, an outside dining area, the main lawn, raised planting beds and finally an upper terrace where the shed is situated and from where there are views across the town and valley beyond. This, together with the careful repositioning of some existing plants meant that the area was remodelled to create an exciting new feel to this previously unloved outside space.
After a few finishing touches such as patio lighting and some terracotta planters, the dining area was complete. We even manufactured a bespoke L-shaped bench seat on the back wall (just shown, see gallery for further pictures) for informal conversation and to break the drop from the upper level as an alternative to a planting bed to protect the drop down to the dining terrace.