Known for their detailed approach to garden design, Dorset Design Build have built an enviable reputation for high-quality, stylish landscaping. With a wide variety of projects in their portfolio, their talented team approaches each garden with a bespoke set of designs, led by their deep-routed belief that every garden should be unique. It’s that same reputation and core belief system that steered one particular homeowner in their direction, commissioning Dorset Design Build to construct a space with dual functionality and easy adaptability.
On this occasion, Dorset Design Build 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, with one half 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.
The theme itself was very bright and contemporary, with different elements and plenty of overhanging shrubbery to create interesting enclosed spaces.
We specialise in creating bespoke solutions for our customers. Every garden is unique, and every customer has a unique set of requirements for their garden — no two are the same, and neither are the solutions.
Peter JEnkins, Director, Dorset Design Build
Work in Progress
The site plan was fairly simple, and the only element to remain from the existing garden was a maintenance shed.
Millboard composite decking was installed for the client’s primary side to come out at floor height, creating a comfortable decking space. The rear boundaries and existing shed were clad with Cedar 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 and soften the space. A floating corner seat with a block and render backrest formed another planter to add interest the rear boundary.
The adjoining garden has porcelain paving combined 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 more plants to the space.
The two spaces were partitioned by a sliding cedar screen on a rail system, attached to the existing maintenance shed, allowing the client to adjust the garden as needed with ease.
The End Result
Both the team and the customers were very pleased with the end result, so much so, that the customers had this to say:
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
Dorset Design Build; At Your Service
Dorset Design Build are the designers and makers of truly inspiring landscaping, the likes of which give homeowners a completely new found love for their gardens. With over 20 years experience, and an exacting eye for detail their team of talented builders bring their matchless designs (or indeed the designs of others) to life, using the finest quality materials and construction-minded technique. So, whether you’re looking for a re-modelled hedgerow or a full renovation, get in-touch and find out what they could do for you.
For more information contact Dorset Design Build on:
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