This Kings Langley Landscaping Project involved a complete demolition of the existing pergola, retaining walls and clay pavers. The client wanted an updated and practical landscape. They wanted a colour palette to match their home and provide them with an entertaining space that was away out of the elements. They also wanted something that was attractive and durable and met their budget.
The site also had flooding issues and required a new concrete floor finish to the area with updated drainage and stormwater connections.
The clients wanted an updated space for their young family and out of the elements. We were met with some unforeseen obstacles that we were able to deal with on site. In light of this, we still gave the client a landscaping project that met their needs.
We began by demolishing the entire hard structural elements. During excavation we were faced with an unforeseen concrete slab beneath the sand paving. In addition, tonnes of building debris and rubble was found behind the retaining walls. The rubble was no major issue, but the slab presented budget and initial design issues. We were able to proceed without further slab demolition and design changes to the slab and drainage.
We replaced the retaining wall with an oatmeal coloured modular retaining wall block system. These walls allow versatility with building retaining walls. We were able to incorporate curved walls along with 90 degree corners. They allow for a quick and easy build whilst providing structural support with a clean modern look.
The exisitng entertaining area had two levels with a short tiled over concrete patio straight off the house onto a lower paved area. We had originally planned on keeping the two levels but through the construction process decided to give the clients a seamless one level entertaining area. That idea practically increased the overall space. We gave them a sandstone coloured concrete slab with a stamped large tile format look. We incorporated the drainage into the design to ensure that any rain would not cause further flooding.
Finally, a brand new and clean look pergola was constructed using steel posts, beams and purlins. The frame was covered in a Lysaght Trimdek roof panel. The colour seamlessly matched the colour palette of the existing home and finished off this clean looking backyard.