SUBURBIAN HIDEAWAYAWARD WINNER 2018
Limestone was the original material selected to pave the area but after discussions with the client, we recommended Marshalls Symphony vitrified 600x600mm Porcelain paving stones as they are less prone to staining and algae growth, are more durable and have better colour longevity. 200x100mm charcoal black granite cobbles were used in stretches across the garden to add another texture as the client was conscious the floor space should not look one dimensional.The two types of paving were divided by 100m wide margins filled with resin bound marble. This gave a colour contrast whilst still working within the grey scale.
Western Red Cedar was the timber chosen for the cladding. The colour was a big factor in this decision as the cladding was not only included to break up the large areas of white blockwork but to add warmth to the project. All timber was treated with two coats of an acrylic preserver to slow the silvering process of the timber.
To create a practical relaxed dining experience within the garden, a bespoke Western red Cedar bench was constructed using 75 x 75mm beams, which were installed to allow comfortable seating without compromising the space.
Custom built Western Red Cedar cladding panels to add texture to a vast white surface.
Water feature including 600mm waterfall, invisible pipework and custom-built block and render pool to match raised planters.
Bespoke brickwork BBQ using reclaimed heat resistant bricks and contemporary rendered finish.