Project Description

Before

Before

Our clients recently moved into this townhouse property and acquired a small courtyard garden which contained some raised beds, rotten decking and rubble. They have four young children for which the existing layout was far from suitable so we set about creating a safe and fun area for the kids to enjoy along with providing some storage.

This garden is small, around 5 meters by 5 meters, so it’s important to plan the space well. Some of the items required were a small shed for storage, a swing, slide and lawn. To ensure we make the best use of this space and fit everything in we decided to build our own shed and swing instead of buying in preformed products. A typical swing for example has a footprint of over two squared meters and therefore would not be practical. Building bespoke garden features tends to be more costly and requires some d-i-y skill.

During

During

The shed was constructed off two of the existing walls and included some clever brackets to house bicycles. The swing was constructed with green oak timber which will last many years with little maintenance. When the kids grow up this can easily be dismantled, removed and likely sold for another project therefore retaining some value.

During

During

Artificial grass was the perfect choice for this project, being small and used regularly. This is laid on free draining materials and is virtually maintenance free, occasionally running the hover round to keep clean and tidy! It’s easy to install and feels great to walk on. It is more expensive to install then real grass however it should be seen as a long term investment and products such as this are generally guaranteed for many years. Always purchase the best material you can afford and expect to pay around £20-£30 per meter for good quality product.

Other items included in this project were an outdoor sink to enable the kids to wash dirty hands after planting any pots and a small section of paving to allow the use of a small bbq without the risk of damaging the new turf.

After

Both our clients and their children were very pleased with the outcome here and began using the new garden right away. This garden will last many years and therefore retain its value which is one of our aims when constructing new gardens for our clients.

“Our garden was very small, I wanted to landscape my whole garden so that our children’s will have a safe place to play. We had astro turf and a swing installed. We had also asked Richard to build a shed so that we can hang our bikes. Richard and his team was very polite and hardworking. They achieved all our objectives and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you .”