Garden Construction and Design
With it being a terraced property and no rear access all the materials had to come through the house. This involved a number of strategically placed planks to get the wheelbarrow up and down the various steps from front to back and some nimble limbo work going down the stairs from lounge to kitchen to avoid bashing your head on the ceiling. Dust sheets and plastic were put down to protect the carpets and wooden floors along with bubblewrap attached to the lower walls to protect them from scuffing. We also had to contend with an overzealous parking warden who felt it entirely appropriate to put parking tickets on crates of slabs and bags of topsoil – so everything had to be shifted pretty quickly upon its arrival. Once we got into the swing of it, moving the material through the house and piling it up in the garden worked quite easily – we just had to make sure we didn’t order too much at once so we didn’t run out of space!
The build went really well and fairly soon the hard landscaping of paths and patios was completed and the first shoots of a garden were breaking out from the previous scrubby mess. Bags of topsoil and compost soon followed on the now familiar trip through hallway, lounge and kitchen, closely followed by a lorry load of small trees, large shrubs and a selection of perennials. The final element was a lovely green carpet of lawn to complete the job.
All the rubbish was removed from site, before taking up all the protective coverings and leaving the house as it was at the start of the work. I left behind a pair of very happy Clients looking forward to their Saturday morning coffee and croissants on the patio at the far end of the garden and an evening barbecue on the one adjacent to the house, whilst enjoying the last of the evening sunshine.
If you have a terraced house with no other access and are a bit concerned about whether you can have a lovely garden – the answer is yes you can! And you don’t have to help build it – we’ll do the design and build it all for you, so please get in touch.