A Low-Maintenance Garden With Custom-Built Seating

Location

Ingatestone, Essex

Materials

Softwood Pergola

Closeboard Fencing

Beyond Ink 600x600mm Porcelain Paving

Ardesia Nero 450x900mm Porcelain Paving

Kandla Grey 600x900mm Porcelain Paving

Greyhound 400x1200mm Porcelain Paving

Western Red Cedar Floating Bench

NeoGrass Inverness Artificial Turf

Grey Render

Key Statistics

11m3 of earth and hardcore excavated

7.3m3 of Type 1 imported

110m2 of porcelain paving laid

0.8m3 soakaway installed

10 fence panels installed

195 concrete blocks laid

1 floating bench installed

1 timber pergola installed

2 recessed manhole covers installed

12.8m2 of artificial grass installed

14m of ACO drains installed

Our Ingatestone client approached us looking for a complete garden transformation.

Discoloured, loose concrete slabs and muddy patches covered by temporary artificial grass rendered their space unusable.

The client brief included a new pergola to host the existing Wisteria, replacement fencing, a seating area to capture the evening sun and a strong emphasis on low-maintenance.

The solution involved a combination of porcelain paving in various colours to create zones, while NeoGrass artificial turf offers a lush, low-maintenance alternative to a traditional grass lawn.

The centrepiece of the garden is the custom-built seating that utilises a Western Red Cedar floating bench. Built-in planters were incorporated with space for aromatic herbs to provide an additional sensory experience. The positioning of the seating perfectly captures the evening sun, ideal for relaxing or entertaining.

A timber pergola adds a touch of rustic charm and provides a framework to allow the Wisteria to continue to develop.

The result is a beautiful and low-maintenance outdoor space perfect for relaxation.

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