New Barn Conversion - Wiltshire

Components

Design and consultation
Ground work and drainage
Pond clearance
New York stone paving
Boule court
Stone walling
Decking
New Eco-soil
Turfing and planting

Description

This is a three phase project I am working on in Wiltshire.

Phase one was the back garden completed in late summer 2008. It is a family oriented design featuring a Boule court/ play area. The patio and paths are made from random sized pieces of newly quarried York stone. This was a very pale buff colour to begin with but has now mellowed to golden yellow/brown. The paved areas are edged with traffic worn Granite setts reclaimed from the streets of Northern England. The boule court is made with a loose layer of local Cotswold 10mm> aggregate which is much softer than flint gravel. This is spread over 150mm of compacted scalpings.

Phase two is a new parking and entrance area replacing some rough ground in front of the house. To link in with the existing steps by the front entrance we decided to use reclaimed Welsh Pennant which is a beautiful dark blue/grey stone which like York stone is soft to cut but is very hard wearing. This area also comprises of a lawn and an extension to the neighbours drive.

To the side of the property is phase three which is a layered system of decking linking two parts of the garden over a large spring fed pond. The deck is a series of overlapping sections which appear to float above each other. At the pond edge the supporting posts carry a hand rail and stainless steel system of cables to prevent children or adults falling in. All edges and steps are picked out with low voltage up-lights for night time entertaining. This area was completed in early 2010.

 

 

After the builders left

The ground works stage

The retaining wall

 

New York paving

Boule court taking shape

Construction and turfing completed

 

 

Stainless steel wire balustrade and LED uplighters

The last bit to catch the sun

From accross the water

The veg garden