Our design brief was to have a considered phased approach incorporating all the elements that the clients required. These included a new swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen, a wider entertaining area, as well as a table tennis terrace, fire pit area and a gym & sauna easily accessible from the house.
Environmental drivers were also a factor as our clients wanted to incorporate a wilding area and increase bee-friendly planting. Keeping chickens and implement further naturalistic planting with bluebells extending into their woodland was also important.
Due to the sloping nature of the site, the clients had real concerns that large retaining walls may be necessary to provide the leveled areas they required, resulting in a costly and prohibitive exercise.
These challenges were easily overcome due to the sustainable mindset and experience of our landscape designers who through clever engineering and a planting ethos created the floating terrace, steps, and walkway without the use or need of reinforced concrete foundations, walls, aggregates, or adhesives. This allowed us to maximize the soil reuse on-site to create a more leveled space that would flow naturally to the next.
The client’s love of art allowed our designers to creatively play with the land contours to incorporate wildflower banks and planting areas to connect the wider landscape whilst placing sculptural pieces in key focal locations. Practical access to the tennis viewing deck and the tennis court was retained.
The 3D helped our clients to visualise the final result and facilitated informed decisions before committing to the investment.
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