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Dual Purpose Space

Two gardens that can become one

The Brief

On this occasion, we received a design created by another local design company and were instructed to complete the construction phase of the project.

The client's house is divided into two. One half of the client's property is designated as a holiday apartment for tourists. The intent was to bisect the garden into two spaces, which could be reconnected at times when the apartment was unoccupied.

Work in progress

The existing site was fairly simple, and the only element to remain from the existing garden is a maintenance shed.

Millboard Composite decking was installed for the clients primary side to come out at finished floor height, creating a comfortable decking space. The rear boundaries and existing shed were cladded with cedar battens to give a contemporary look and feel to the garden. The client had chosen the Coppered oak millboard to match the colour of the cedar.

To adjust to the angle of the boundary, a block and render bed was installed to follow the angle and give a raised space for planting to soften the garden. A Floating corner seat with a block and render backrest forms another planter to soften the rear boundary.

The adjoining garden has porcelain paving softened with an atmospheric pebble drainage reel, perfect for outdoor dining. the client has since filled the space with movable outdoor furniture and pots to add planting to the space.

The garden is partitioned by a sliding cedar screen on a rail system attached to the existing maintenance shed. This allows the client to adjust the garden as needed with ease.

The end result

“Dorset Design Build were excellent, they were extremely professional and their workmanship was to a very high standard. Peter Jenkins the Chief Landscaper kept me informed throughout the build as to what was happening, he would message me nearly every day making sure that we were satisfied with the progress. He was also able to suggest a couple of very slight changes to the design which only became apparent as the work progressed.
I would certainly recommend Dorset Design Build”
Mrs R, Poole