WOODSTOCK ROAD, REDLAND
Indian flagstones with a cobbled border.
HAMPTON ROAD, REDLAND
Garden Path with central flagstones and double cobble border. New retaining wall built using beautiful local stone that had been thrown away in a skip with Indian sandstone coping stones. (move over the image to see close up of the steps)
BEAUFORT ROAD, CLIFTON
The driveway for this muti-occupancy house in Beaufort Road, Clifton has the room to park 5 or more cars. Cobbles, now sourced from India, are used to surface the main access route and the rest is surfaced using South Cerney as dug self-binding path gravel (the kind you find at Heritage Estates). The colours go well with the Bath and rubble stone of the building and the garden walls. Point at the main picture and you should see an enlargement in which you can see the big copper beech tree and a border by the garden wall which has yet to be planted. Bins are to the right.
CAVENDISH ROAD, HENLEAZE
The brick wall was overgrown with ivy and has been partially rebuilt. At the bottom of the garden a stone wall was built with a semi-circular shape and steps leading up to the shady area where there is a big oak tree. Curvy shaped borders to the lawn were established using cobbles forming a mowing edge and gravel laid to form a sitting area between the stone wall and the lawn.
COTTAGE at WICK, nr.BRISTOL
This beautiful cottage is built using the local Lias stone. It's set amid lawns near Wick Court just outside of Bristol. Raised beds were built using using the local stone and Bath stone salvaged from nearby. Wide steps lead up to the lawn. The courtyard area is accessed from the house through French windows and was paved using Indian Sandstone flagstones with the coping stones on the walls and the treads of the steps to match. The project links in with an existing raised terrace with associated planting beds and a recent building extension around which a gravel path and low wall to the lawn were built.
KELLAWAY AVENUE, BRISTOL
Indian flagstones were used here where there once was pea gravel.
WINGFIELD ROAD, KNOWLE
The garden rises up steeply behind this house in Totterdown and a high wall and steep steps made for a "boxed-in" feel. We took down the wall and steps and dug into the bank creating a new flight of steps, a garden bench and raised planters at the same time. We used Indian Sandstone flags for the steps and various terrace levels and, in an innovative way, to form the retaining walls! We used bricks for the risers and the stone bench togeter with a sand and cement render on other surfaces providing an visually interesting juxtaposition of materials. Coupled with great input from the clients who quickly established a herb garden in one of the raised beds, all in all a very successfull project!
WORK IN PROGRESS
Dry Stone Wall
ASHLEY HILL, BRISTOL
Wall and Steps built using local Pennant Stone. Patio finished using Indian Sandstone Flagstones.
FREEMANTLE ROAD, KINGSDOWN
Reclaimed Pennant flagstones from the garden gate to the steps up to the house. Slate steps to house relaid with new topstep. Restoration of Bath Stone stairway to the front door. ( point at images to see more! )
Traditional "Pennant" flagstone paving with a cobble stone border and local random rubblestone wall forming raised bed with seat.
PATIO, TERRACE & PATH, LAWRENCE WESTON
One of those situations where there wasn't enough room between the back of the house and the lawn - not enough room that is for a table and chairs so you can use the garden like an outdoor room.
OLD BRICK WALL, HALLEN
This old brick wall was missing a big section out of the middle and the bricks that had been used to finish the top of the wall were loose. Bricks that fairly well matched the old ones were brought in from Rose Green Reclamation and the missing section of the wall rebuilt. That done the rest of the top of the wall was rebuilt and a soldier course of bricks laid along the top of the whole length of the wall. The wall was then repointed.
GARDEN STEPS, WESTBURY-on-TRYM
AUBREY ROAD, SOUTHVILLE
"Indian Sandstone" random flagstone paving was used for this paved area.
SURREY ROAD, ST ANDREWS
Complete rebuild of party wall in front garden. A low party wall has collapsed and is rebuilt re-using bricks and Bath stone copings. Care is taken to match mortar with existing and to cause minimum damage to plants.
RESTORATION OF LIAS PAVING, WELLS ROAD
The frost and the cold winter had badly damaged this Lias crazy paving forming a Celtic cross pattern. We dug out the damaged mortar, levelled the stones up and repointed using a Holm sand and cement mix.
BEAUFORT ROAD, CLIFTON *
There was a big, old, disused pond, bits of different types of paving and gravel and the levels were all over the place. We've paved a big area, about 40 sq. yds, suitable for table and chairs etc. using Indian flagstones. We levelled things up and laid a new lawn, about 50 sq.yd., using top quality turf. The drystone walls containing raised planting beds have been rebuilt and we moved plants around a bit.
COLLAPSED WALL, LEIGH WOODS
The laurel hedge was cut back revealing a collapsed stone wall. Here you can see the wall has been rebuilt and the coping sles relaid.
EASTER GARDEN, NR. THE DOWNS, BRISTOL *
The Easter Garden is a community garden open to the public. This is a wall between a neighbouring garden and the Easter garden. The raised beds shown here have just been built using stone available on site. They are retaining walls built in stepped bays with posts at 6ft intervals incorporated suitable for trellis panels which will be fitted later. Four tons of soil was imported to fill the space behind the walls and plants can now be planted. (move your mouse pointer over the photograph to see it enlarged). A Holm sand and cement mortar was used brushed back to show the stone to its best advantage.
YORK STONE PAVING *
"DOGS IN VOGUE" GARDEN, HAMPSTEAD *
PATIO EXTENSION, TOTTERDOWN *
FIRST GARDEN OF THE YEAR, NAILSEA SPRING 2010 *
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