An Unusable Slope Transformed into Two Tiered Outdoor Space
CTD Tiles Veined Stone Porcelain Paving
Marshalls Arrento Silver
8.16m3 of earth and hardcore excavated
5.1m3 of Type 1 imported
2.1m3 of concrete footings poured
146 concrete blocks laid
51m2 of porcelain laid
9.2m2 of porcelain cladding installed
7m3 of topsoil imported
35m2 of turf laid
1 irrigation system
14m of drainage installed
2 recess manhole trays installed
The garden of this new-build property suffered from sloping ground which made the space unusable.
Our approach here was to create two tiers. This involved creating a low-retaining wall to form the upper tier in which a new lawn would be laid.
Porcelain was selected for the paving since the main patio saw very little sunlight for most of the year. Porcelain is the ideal solution in this situation due to its resistance to fading and moss – unlike natural stone.
To achieve a cohesive and polished appearance, the retaining walls were clad in porcelain -providing consistency with the patio.
The retaining wall was built to a convenient height that would also allow it to double up as additional seating during garden parties.
A low retaining wall was constructed along the back fence line to prevent soil erosion into the garden.
A separate patio was also constructed on the upper tier to take advantage of the sunlight.
The garden beds were planted and an irrigation system was installed for ease of maintenance.
The final result has produced a stunning new garden that fully utilises the outdoor space.