Our clients had lovingly extended and renovated their 1930's red clinker brick residence. They were now looking to update their old pool, construct a driveway with enough room to park three cars, and build an outdoor room to accommodate two growing teenage sons.
Planning was sought to change the existing brick shed in the rear garden into a cabana. Once approved the shed was cleared, an outdoor kitchen and bathroom area were installed and the entire front wall was demolished to install bi-fold doors leading directly into the pool area. The pool was then fully retiled and sandstone paving laid throughout the rear garden, turning this area into an oasis of leisure.
The front garden was an entirely different proposition with the house sitting high up on the block, the aim was to use the existing crossover, and extend the driveway two thirds of the way up the slope. All areas around the driveway were retained using dry stone rock walls, which allowed for maximum use of garden and lawn areas, to create a lovely flowing native garden. Steps were then installed, ensuring direct access to the front door.