This project had its benefits as it was effectively a blank canvas. The challenge was that it was a steep slope to the house and although it was extremely large, it was not usable.
The plan was to take the slope out with steps, terraces and pathways to the house. The addition of further access routes to two yet-to-be constructed buildings, and illumination for effective evening use to add a little dramatisation.
Work starts landscaping for the land restraint footings:
It’s challenging to obtain true perspective and scale with pictures. The sleeper installation entailed setting 116 eight foot sleepers on end in 25 tonnes of concrete. One of the elevations would need to be completed in a large crescent.
Slowly getting there with the second terrace being installed:
Foundations set for the summerhouse!
The summerhouse has been erected, armoured cables buried, crescent lawn graded and stonework with Indian sandstone started.
Second large workshop is installed. The crescent lawn has been installed after being graded to a fine tilth and then finished with a screeding bar. Nice and flat!
Lower patio installed and now the project is starting to take shape.
The sweeping pathways are edged with galvanised steel plate and the self binding Breedon Amber Gold is laid onto a thick bed of foundation. The borders are now dressed with a thick layer of bark chippings. The smaller top patio has been installed and we’re done!
The finished product!