Sandstone Terraces, Walls & Steps to Pond - Driveways & Paving
Category: Driveways, Patio, Paving & Walls
Garden Design Project: DWSEBL002
My client John had had a large Pond constructed at the bottom of his garden.
This is a big house set in a large area of countryside at Meriden near Coventry.
He had no idea as to what he wanted; only that he needed access to and from the waters edge.
However, because of my previous work with him, he was happy to allow me to use my own imagination and design and construct the Patio at the waters edge, the steps leading to the second Patio halfway up the hill and a further set of Steps leading to the Driveways and front of the house.
The step risers and Retaining Walls were constructed from sandstones collected from the field, as there were a lot of them that needed to be collected, mainly due to the pond excavation and the type of terrain.
There was a lot of excavating and carting away.
The work was very demanding, as it was all on a steep slope; everything had to be worked out so the steps would rise gradually.
It took about 3 months to complete this work, but there were many other jobs that I did in between.
These included building a Patio at the rear of the house, filling in a disused water storage tank that was leaking into the house, carving out a roadway and using the top soil to construct the Terraces, constructing and rebuilding a new set of steps leading up to the front of the house.
Building the Terraces was done by using the larger Sandstone from the field and over a 100 tonnes of
The Terraces were graded and New turf was laid.
The whole garden area at the top of the new steps was completely dug over, landscaped and over 1,000 square yards of lawn turf was laid.
John and his wife were thoroughly delighted with the finished project and have asked me to come and construct new Driveways in the near future, when I am next available.
John, like all my clients, was given a video of all work undertaken at the end of the project as a memento.
Submitted By: Eric Barker (no relation to the site owner)