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PORTFOLIO 2009

GARDEN FEATURES I

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GARDEN FEATURES II

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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


 

FRAMPTON COTTRELL

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! )

 

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"PORTFOLIO OF WORK 2010"

KINGSDOWN, PATIO

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.
Indian Sandstone laid on a bed of Mendip stone dust and pointed in with Holm sand and cement all from Nailsea Patio Supplies (1 ton dumpy bag stone dust, one ton of sand, 4 bags of Ordinary Portland Cement).
First the lawn was dug back to increase the patio area, then a small retaining wall using blocks rendered with sand and cement was built with steps leading up to the garden. Plants from Henleaze Garden Shop .
 

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

Steps leading from the back garden to an area recently opened up on the basement level.
Lias paving forming steps leading down to platform and also forming platform. Lias stone is also used to build raised planting beds.
"Imperial" bricks used to build retaining walls and risers for steps.
Indian Sandstone used for treads on lower steps.
Temporary concrete floor set at basement ground floor level.

This beautiful flight of steps has just been created where not long ago was clay and rubble. The fern has survived the transition!


 

AUBREY ROAD, SOUTHVILLE

"Indian Sandstone" random flagstone paving was used for this paved area.
The bricks used for the raised beds were mainly available on site and others came from houses nearby.
 

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.
An outdoor space has been created that fits smoothly into the context, feels spacious and where the details, particularly regarding the paving adjacent to the railings, are finished properly. A big outdoor room ready to move into for the summer!

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 *

   
York Stone garden path and alley at the side of the house. Mouse over the left hand picture and you will see a fish pond with York Stone walls and copings.

"DOGS IN VOGUE" GARDEN, HAMPSTEAD *

   
Using York Stone flagstones and York Stone cobbles found on Ebay and plumb coloured slate chips we reworked the garden for the author of the currently very popular "Dogs in Vogue" book. The beautifully chunky York Stone cobbles even had lovely lichin growing on them - Very in Vogue nowadays!

PATIO EXTENSION, TOTTERDOWN *

   
The garden rises up quite steeply from the back of the house and the retaining wall was too close to the house. The project involved digging out a thick bank of clay in order to extend the patio area away from the back of the house. New retaining walls were built of stone and in 2 tiers so that first there is a raised bed then a wall behind that. The walls were finished with Indian Sandstone coping stones which at the raised bed level can also be used to sit or stand pots on. The steps were finised with the same Indian sandstone as was the newly extended patio area. See how the job got done

FIRST GARDEN OF THE YEAR, NAILSEA SPRING 2010 *

   
The coldest winter in almost 30 years seems to be coming to an end at last! So let's dedicate this little pond to a long hot summer. The shape was dug out of the ground and modelled in situe in sand and cement with pebbles and some big rocks round the edge. The plant is a Marsh Marigold and there are some goldfish in there down at the bottom. The garden has newly installed arches for climbers to grow on and a crazy paving path.

 

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WE CAN BUILD BEAUTIFUL STONE WALLS & STEPS AND LAY FLAGSTONE PATHS, PATIOS AND TERRACES USING LOCALLY SOURCED STONE.
WE CAN ALSO HELP YOU DESIGN AND BUILD AND PLANT ALL SORTS OF THINGS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR GARDEN MORE BEAUTIFUL.

TEL: MIKE BROWN - Bristol(0117) 9294061

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