Landscape Brief

The project involved the complete removal of an existing single storey extension and gardens at Abbotts Hill. A complete contemporary refurbishment of the house left the gardens looking tired and outdated. The landscape brief was to create modern and contemporary gardens to compliment the house. The initial works involved excavations to start from a blank canvas and install foundations for the new extension and walls.

The project uses a combination of external porcelain tiles and silver granite throughout the paving and steps. A mixture of stone work and glass balustrade combine to create a high quality contemporary finish. The design provides a much more usable level patio space with external seating to increase the available floor space. A level synthetic grass lawn provides a level, safe and maintenance free space for the kids to play! To the front area, the new resin bound gravel provides a hard wearing surface which compliments the brick colour of the houses in Abbotts Hill!

Project Elements

The complex project was taken from design through to completion by Brackley involving the following:

  • Demolition and excavation work within the gardens!
  • Drainage of all soft and hard landscaped areas
  • Laying of porcelain tiles, silver granite paving and solid steps
  • Installing raised planting beds to rear gardens with mixed planting
  • Installing new retaining wall and stone walls
  • Installing bespoke BBQ kitchen island
  • Extensive lighting design including bollards, up-lighters and spike lights
  • Gardens Before

    The site as we began works on the rear gardens!

  • Existing Patio

    The existing tired patio paving to the rear gardens

  • Finished Design

    The completed 3D design model for the front and rear gardens!

  • Under Construction...

    The site as we began with the complete removal of existing gardens and single story extension

  • Excavations

    Turning the site into a blank canvas to begin the re-modelling works!

  • Retaining Walls

    Foundations for the new extension and retaining walls underway!

  • Front Driveway

    The removal of the existing block paving to the front driveway!

  • Finishing Touches

    Applying the finishing touches to the raised planters and outdoor BBQ area!

  • Lighting

    Final installation of spike lights to the raised planting beds!

  • Outdoor Seating

    An outdoor seating bench, raised planters and exterior porcelain tiles!

  • Raised Lawns

    Solid silver granite steps provide access to the raised synthetic lawn area!

  • Secure Access

    Close boarded gate and fence provides a secure and private screen between the front and rear gardens!

  • Front Entrance

    Silver granite setts and resin bound gravel surfacing provide a sharp and clean finish to the driveway!