This raised porcelain patio makes a wonderful feature seating area for a sloped garden. Finished with a light pine sleeper retaining edge to compliment the fencing we also installed.
First of all, what is composite decking? It's an alternative to traditional timber decking, usually made from wood fibre, recycled plastic, and a binding agent. It's typically a lot more expensive than timber decking, but there are a lot of benefits to making that investment.
🌿 Lower maintenance. No need to worry about regular staining and painting to keep your deck looking perfect.
🌿 Eco friendly. We use brands which are made with FSC 100% certified timber and recycled plastic.
🌿 Lasts longer. A composite deck should last 2-3 times a timber deck.
🌿 Child friendly. No nasty splinters, warping or splitting of wood which can cause hazards and need fixing up.
🌿 Anti-slip. Timber decks can become very slippy when wet, composite is generally 'anti slip'.
🌿 Stain & fade resistant. Composite is made with a protective layer which fares much better against the elements than wood.
🌿 Choose your colour. With a timber deck you have different colour options too, but these will require further upkeep.
Are you tempted by a composite deck or do you prefer the look of classic timber decking?
Turf wars! Are you team real lawn or artificial? Artificial turf is becoming increasingly popular as companies produce more convincing alternatives to natural lawns. There are pros and cons to both, read on to find out more.
Can you think of any other points to add to the conversation? Either way, we can install both types of lawn so don't hesitate to get in touch if yours needs a makeover.
Reclaimed materials can add a lot of charm, with a sense of character and history. From patio stone to blocks and bricks, these can enhance a garden project, especially in an older property. You may have the materials elsewhere in your garden and want to reuse them as part of your transformation, or reclaimed materials can be sourced to fit your brief. Reusing materials is better for the planet too.
A common misconception is that using reclaimed materials will work out much cheaper. Often, there will be additional work in moving and cleaning them up. Something else to consider is that a percentage of the materials may be unusable, or can end up damaged. For example, if you're uplifting an old patio you should be prepared for some breakages. If you don't have enough of your preferred materials, it can also be a challenge sourcing matching products.
If you'd like to chat about a project that involves using reclaimed materials, do get in touch as we love a challenge. We're currently taking bookings for Autumn.
This was quite a simple garden makeover as the clients wanted everything tidied up and kept neat and low maintenance, they decided they would like to re-use some of the existing materials too. The main patio uses Raveena sandstone, then this is used to tie in the other area used as edging on the step. The round patio was moved to the other section and this along with clearance and general tidying up has transformed the garden. The clients think so too:
"David did an outstanding job on our garden. From start to finish he went out of his way to communicate with us, sending us loads of information and ideas to choose from. He was always so enthusiastic when we were working out what we wanted to do with our garden, and he made great suggestions on what he thought would be best. Before, our garden was a complete eyesore and we had no idea of how to approach it. In our first meeting with David he talked us through loads of ideas that he had for the space. After we had decided on our plans David spent no time at all putting everything in place.
Something a little different for us - crazy paving. Using a natural sandstone, it adds character to these connecting pathways and patios in this garden makeover. It was certainly a new challenge but the end result is well worth it and the clients agree:
"We are absolutely delighted with the crazy paving and seated areas David created for us. I just smile when I look out of the window now!! Cannot recommend him highly enough. Very professional, high standard of work and work ethics. It’s a five star plus from us!!"
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